Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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?
The main character has several owners throughout this story.
Part 1) Describe his various owners. How do these owners compare to each other? How do the feelings and actions of these owners affect the main character?
Part 2) How can the reader relate to the dog's various situations, due to his owners? How do those around us influence us?
Part 3) What can be learned from the main character regarding his owners? How can we apply this to our relationships with our parents, bosses, and other superiors?
An important theme later in the book is one of lost dreams and shattered hopes.
Part 1) How is this theme revealed in the book? How is this theme important? What is the purpose of this theme? How does it compare to other themes in this book?
Part 2) What role does this theme play in the various lives the main character lives? How is this theme connected to the dog's purpose and the title of the book?
Part 3) How can the reader relate to this theme? How can the reader learn from the main character's attitude regarding this loss and sadness?
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