A Dog's Purpose Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

W. Bruce Cameron
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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 are the dogs put?

2. What is Toby's new name?

3. Ethan tells her that scouts from the University of _________________ are coming that night to see him play.

4. How does Bailey react when Todd comes over and asks Hannah if she wants to party?

5. What is the dog's foremost job?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Toby defend Sister? What does this reveal about him?

2. Who is Spike? How does he affect the dog pack?

3. How does Bailey/Toby feel about other animals? Why?

4. What happens to the relationships of these main characters? Why?

5. How might Bailey's sense of smell come in handy in the future?

6. What might Todd's behavior foreshadow?

7. How does the start of this section compare to the previous one?

8. How has Ethan and Hannah's relationship changed? Why?

9. What are Toby's siblings names? How might they have come about these names?

10. How is Todd still a problem? Is this problem lessening? Why or why not?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cats are symbolic in this story.

Part 1) Describe the cats in this story. Why might they be this way? How do they affect Bailey and other dogs?

Part 2) How are cats symbolic? How does the repetition of encounters with cats reveal this symbolism?

Part 3) What other symbolism exists in this story? How does this affect the story?

Essay Topic 2

The main character is joyful to be a dog.

Part 1) Why is the dog joyful? How is this seen through his thoughts and actions?

Part 2) How else does the dog feel in this story? Why does he feel this way? How does this compare to those around him?

Part 3) How can the reader relate to the main character's feelings? How is personification used regarding the dog's emotions?

Essay Topic 3

The main character uses his knowledge from previous lives to guide him in new lives.

Part 1) What knowledge does the dog remember from one life to the next? How does he benefit from this knowledge? What is the purpose of his knowing about each of his lives?

Part 2) How can the reader relate to these multiple lives and the lessons and skills learned in each? How can the reader apply this in his or her one life?

Part 3) What knowledge do you have now that you would want to take with you to another life? How is this knowledge important? How could you benefit from it in another life?

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