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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. How does the family like the new apartment?
2. The main character in this chapter is ____________.
3. What does Chelsea tell the dog?
4. Why do Ethan and Hannah not notice Todd's feelings?
5. One of the main character's favorite things is to learn new tricks like "Sit" or "________________".
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Todd. What might be wrong with him?
2. Who is Spike? How does he affect the dog pack?
3. How does Ethan beat Todd? How might Todd feel about this? Why?
4. How do Bailey and Ethan bond in this section?
5. How do Toby and Ethan react when they see each other? Why?
6. How has Ethan and Hannah's relationship changed? Why?
7. What might Ethan mean by Doodle Dog?
8. How does Toby defend Sister? What does this reveal about him?
9. Why might the family not go to the farm? How does this represent a change in their lives?
10. How is the end of this life like the last? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The main character feels primal rage towards several characters in this book.
Part 1) For whom does the main character feel this strong rage? How does this rage influence how the dog acts? What are the consequences of the dog's actions? What can be learned from this?
Part 2) How can humans relate to this rage? Should humans react more like this dog to feelings of rage? Why or why not?
Part 3) When have you felt feelings of rage? How did you deal with these feelings? What have you learned from these feelings and the situation that led to this rage?
Essay Topic 2
Repetition of various elements is used in this story.
Part 1) What elements are repeated? Why are they repeated? How does the dog react to this repetition? How is the reader affected by this repetition?
Part 2) Is this repetition effective? Why or why not? What other literary devices are used in this book? Why are they used?
Part 3) What repetitive actions exist in humans lives? What actions do all or most humans have in common? What do these actions reveal about humans?
Essay Topic 3
The main character feels empathy for others.
Part 1) How is this revealed throughout the story? How is this a theme? To what themes is this one connected? How is it connected?
Part 2) How can people learn from this ability to sense the emotions of others and feel empathy for them? How can we be more empathetic towards others?
Part 3) Would you consider yourself to be empathetic? Why or why not? How can you be more empathetic to others?
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