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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What weapon does Jacob use to kill the hollowgast?

2. Who offers Jacob a deal?

3. Who doesn't need something anymore that Miss Peregrine gives Jacob?

4. What would happen if the children leave the Home?

5. How does Bronwyn stop Golan from shooting the birds?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the enduring myths of the human race is that of The Hero's Journey. Jacob leaves his home, embarks on a simultaneous outer and inner journey, and emerges transformed, with a new world view and perspective.

The reason this particular point in Jacob's story is such a good place to comment on its relationship to The Hero's Journey is that his emergence from darkness into light, his "rebirth" is an example of a motif or repeated image that very often, almost inescapably, appears in Hero's Journey narratives.

1. Discuss what you see is the outer journey that Jacob undertakes. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss Jacob's inner journey and how he was changed by it. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Discuss why it might be true that a Hero's Journey always involves moving from darkness into light, in the form especially of self knowledge. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Chapter 1 contains the moment that divides Jacob's life into the Before and After to which he referred in the Prologue - the death of his grandfather, and Jacob's sighting of the face in the woods. Like most such Before and After moments, it marks the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another - in this case, what amounts to the end of Jacob's childhood and the beginning of his maturation into adulthood. It also marks the beginning of his journey into the truth, both of who his grandfather was and who Jacob actually is.

1. Why do you think it was necessary for Abe to die in order for this story to advance? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss how the death of Jacob's grandfather was an impetus for Jacob to begin maturing. Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. Why do you think Jacob becomes almost desperate to learn the truth about his grandfather? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Characters are an important part of what makes Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Jacob. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Emma. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Miss Peregrine. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

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