Peter Pan Test | Mid-Book 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. Where does Peter Pan say he lives?

2. What is John's reaction to the fact that the boys are building Wendy a house?

3. Which statements describe Captain Hook?

4. Why is Captain Hook being pursued by a crocodile?

5. Why does Captain Hook stop one of the pirates from shooting one of the boys?

Short Essay Questions

1. When it seems that Peter Pan is about to leave, what action does Wendy take? Does it have the desired effect?

2. Describe at least three things that make it evident that this story is a fairy tale.

3. Why do the boys mistake Wendy for a bird? Why does someone insist that they have heard of a "Wendy bird?"

4. What, besides Captain Hook's hand, has the crocodile swallowed? What does this have to do with Captain Hook's greatest fear?

5. Describe at least three things Mrs. Darling does in an effort to keep the children safe.

6. What topics do the Lost Boys debate while awaiting the return of Peter Pan? Which do you feel is the most significant of the topics being discussed?

7. Describe the argument between Mr. Darling and the boys regarding their nightly medicine.

8. What is John's reaction when Peter Pan and the Lost Boys are building a house around Wendy? What prompts this reaction? How does it compare to Peter Pan's attitude?

9. What do Wendy, Michael and John think of the planned trip to Neverland? Do you believe they are prepared for the reality or are they simply seeking the adventure?

10. Describe Tiger Lily and the Indian tribe she leads. Describe their first action in the play.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is Marooner's Rock? What happens to Peter Pan and Wendy there?

Essay Topic 2

Why is there constant fighting among the pirates, Indians and Lost Boys? Could some of the fighting simply be tradition?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the scene in which Peter Pan and Wendy exchange the thimble for the button. What is the significance of Peter Pan's lack of knowledge regarding a kiss?

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