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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Todd is an antagonist in the story.

Part 1) Describe Todd. How does he develop over the course of the story? What assumptions are made about what has led him to act the way he does? Is there anything that could have been done to change him? If so, what? If not, why not?

Part 2) How does Todd's attitude and behavior affect those around him? What is his purpose in the story? What other characters throughout the book are similar to Todd? How are they similar?

Part 3) How do antagonists in your own life influence and affect you? How do you deal with them? What can be learned from your experiences with them?

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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