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

W. Bruce Cameron
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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. What is the name of the toy Ethan creates that is a cross between a frisbee, a boomerang, and a baseball?

2. What does Bailey see Todd doing?

3. How does Bailey feel about this toy?

4. What happens to the main character when he gets into a fight?

5. What does Bailey smell when he returns to the house after exploring one night?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the dog park important?

2. How does Bear feel when Derek sets him free? Why does he feel this way?

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

4. How does Bear's luck turn around in this section?

5. How is Bear's sense of smell important in this section?

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

7. How does Ellie feel about this new life? Why?

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

9. How is Ellie affected by the relationship between Maya and Al?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The main character is a dog that goes through four reincarnations.

Part 1) What is reincarnation? Why might this dog go through reincarnation? How does he change with every reincarnation? What leads to this change?

Part 2) Do you believe that the last life in this story is his final life? Why or why not? How is this last life different from the others? What has he learned from these lives?

Part 3) How is reincarnation a part of many human cultural beliefs? How are these beliefs illustrated through the life of this dog? Why might people believe in reincarnation? Do you believe in reincarnation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The main character believes that dogs are superior to other animals.

Part 1) How is this seen in this book? Why might the main character feel this way? How does this affect his relationships with other animals? Does this superiority also apply to humans? Why or why not?

Part 2) Does this superiority reflect a real dog's behavior towards other animals? If so, how? If not, why not? Do you believe that dogs are superior to other animals? If so, why? If not, what animal would you consider to be superior? Why?

Part 3) Do you see humans as superior to all other creatures? Why or why not? How has this attitude of superiority influenced human behavior throughout time? How does it still affect our world today?

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