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

Ransom Riggs
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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 would happen if the children leave the Home?

2. What does Jacob think Emma's motivation might be concerning him?

3. What is one reason Abe left the loop?

4. What sort of dream does Horace have?

5. What is wrong with Miss Peregrine?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the emotions between Emma and Jacob intensify?

3. Why does Miss Avocet say she is there?

4. What monster can enter loops and who is killed by one, and what does Emma reply when told Abe is killed by a hollowgast?

5. What happens at dinner that causes Jacob sudden panic and how do the children react?

6. Who is murdered in Cairnholm and what does Jacob think happened?

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

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

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

10. Why are the townspeople in Jacob's time period upset when Jacob returns that evening?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Riggs chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Riggs chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Riggs's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Riggs use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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