Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jacob's dilemma?

2. Where does Jacob discover a box of letters and photos that pertain to Emma and Abe's relationship?

3. Who offers Jacob a deal?

4. What does Emma say is Jacob's talent?

5. About what does Jacob warn his father?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jacob end up finding some letters from Abe to Jacob?

2. What news do Hugh and Fiona have for Jacob and Emma when the two return to the beach?

3. Why do Jacob and Emma run desperately down the steps of the lighthouse and what do they see when they get outside?

4. What would happen if the children leave the loop in their own time period?

5. Why does Miss Avocet say she is there?

6. Why is Jacob's father almost drunk when Jacob returns to The Priest's Hole of his era?

7. Why can't Jacob's father or Miss Peregrine help Jacob solve his dilemma?

8. Describe the children's quest to reach the lighthouse island.

9. What is wrong with Victor and what does his sister want Enoch to do about it?

10. What do the children do when Jacob arrives back at the home the next day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Who has died a physical death? Were their deaths necessary to the story? Who has died a metaphorical death? In what way was the metaphorical death occurring?

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