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 does Bronwyn dive down and retrieve?

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

3. How does Miss Peregrine react to the news about the murder?

4. What does Emma say peculiar children used to do years ago?

5. What is the first thing Jacob notices when he wakes?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe a couple of the children who Miss Peregrine introduces to Jacob.

3. Who are several more of the children Jacob meets?

4. What is Emma's reaction when she finds Jacob looking over the letters between her and Abe, and who does the confrontation make Jacob leery of Emma's advances?

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

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

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

8. Describe Jacob's second monster kill.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Ransom Riggs.

2. What in Riggs's background may have helped him in writing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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