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James Barrie And Peter Pan
"This quiz is on the life of Sir James Barrie. There are a few questions on his most famous character, Peter Pan."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What do James Barrie and Kenneth Grahame, the author of 'The Wind in the Willows', have in common?
Barrie and Grahame were both knighted
They illustrated their books themselves
Both men were born in Scotland
Both were newspaper men
When was James Barrie born?
Mar. 19, 1867
June 4, 1871
Sept. 11, 1856
May 9, 1860
True or false? Barrie was an only child?
What tragedy had a great influence on Barrie's childhood?
His mother abandoning him
The death of his brother
The death of his grandfather
His abusive, alcoholic father
Which statement best describes Barrie?
He was a small, slightly built man with a thin, high-pitched voice.
He was a handsome, well built ladies' man.
He was very heavy and possessed a loud, jolly laugh.
He was very tall and emaciated in appearance.
Barrie graduated from which university?
What did Barrie do for a living before he became a successful playwright?
Worked as his brother's secretary
Taught literature at St. Andrews
Wrote lead articles for newspapers
Worked in the family's weaving business
What was his wife's occupation before their marriage?
True or false. His marriage to Mary lasted until his death?
What novel first introduced the character Peter Pan?
Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens
Peter And Wendy
Return To Neverland
The Little White Bird
Barrie based the Darling's nursemaid Nana on which of the following?
His old nanny, 'Nana'
His wife, Mary
His mother, Margaret
What was the opening date of the play 'Peter Pan'?
Dec. 1, 1911
Dec. 15, 1902
Dec. 27, 1904
Dec. 24, 1906
Was the character Peter Pan modelled on an actual child or children?
When was the first full-scale musical verison of 'Peter Pan' brought to Broadway?
Just before Barrie's death in 1937, where did he will the proceeds of his copyrights on Peter Pan?
Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children
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