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 Bailey react in this situation with Todd?

2. How does Ethan escape the house?

3. Why do Ethan and Hannah not notice Todd's feelings?

4. How does Bailey react when Todd comes over and asks Hannah if she wants to party?

5. The family goes to the country to visit ___________________ on a farm.

Short Essay Questions

1. How has Ethan and Hannah's relationship changed? Why?

2. How does the start of this section compare to the previous one?

3. Why is Toby unadoptable? Do you agree? Why or why not?

4. What might Ethan mean by Doodle Dog?

5. Why does Todd do all the bad things that he does?

6. How do Marshmallow and Coco compare?

7. How does Ethan beat Todd? How might Todd feel about this? Why?

8. How do Bailey and Ethan bond in this section?

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

10. What do you believe has happened to Marshmallow? Support your response with evidence from this section.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Making others happy is a theme in this book.

Part 1) How is this a theme? Why is this a theme? How can the reader relate to this theme? How does this theme affect the main character throughout the story?

Part 2) Is the main character changed for the better because he desires to make others happy? Why or why not? When does his desire to make others happy become detrimental to him? How can humans relate to this?

Part 3) Should people try to make others happy? Why or why not? How does this book support your response?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Cats are symbolic in this story.

Part 1) Describe the cats in this story. Why might they be this way? How do they affect Bailey and other dogs?

Part 2) How are cats symbolic? How does the repetition of encounters with cats reveal this symbolism?

Part 3) What other symbolism exists in this story? How does this affect the story?

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