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. How does Ethan escape the house?

2. When do Mom and Ethan take Bailey to the farm?

3. Describe the first meeting of Toby and Ethan?

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

5. Who comes over often?

Short Essay Questions

1. What might Ethan mean by Doodle Dog?

2. What is the reason Bailey does not like the flip? What does this say about him?

3. What does Todd do in this section? Why?

4. Describe Toby's first memories of life. How do these compare to your own?

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

6. How has life changed for this family after Todd's setting fire to their house?

7. How is Toby's death foreshadowed?

8. How has Toby changed physically?

9. How is the end of this life like the last? Why?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

An important theme in this book supports the belief that dog is man's best friend.

Part 1) How is this theme supported in this book? How is this an important theme? Why might this be an important theme?

Part 2) Which do you believe is more accurate, that dog is man's best friend or that man is dog's best friend? Why? Does this book support your belief? If so, how? If not, why not?

Part 3) How have dogs been important to the development of human society? What other animals have also played pivotal roles in the building of our world today?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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