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. Why is Todd so evil?

2. What does Ethan tell Bailey after Flare runs off?

3. The main character in this chapter is ____________.

4. What is one of the main themes in this section?

5. He compares the man who feeds him to _____________ in his last lifetime.

Short Essay Questions

1. How do both Maya and Jakob compare to Ethan? Which does Ellie like best? Why?

2. Describe Todd. What might be wrong with him?

3. How has Toby changed physically?

4. Why might Ethan have kept the flip?

5. How is the dog park important?

6. Who is Spike? How does he affect the dog pack?

7. What might Todd's behavior foreshadow?

8. What does Toby's mother try to teach her puppies? Should she do this? Why or why not?

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

10. What happens to the relationships of these main characters? Why?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The main character is spayed/neutered and euthanized in each story.

Part 1) Why is the dog spayed or neutered? How does this seem to affect him? Why is he affected in this way? Why at the end of each life, is the dog euthanized?

Part 2) Do you see these two actions as humane? Why or why not? Should this have been done to the main character? Why or why not? Do you think he minded these things being done to him? Why or why not?

Part 3) Do you believe animals should be sterilized and/or euthanized? Why or why not? Are these also acceptable things to do to to humans? Why or why not?

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

A mother's love is a universal theme in this book.

Part 1) How is this a universal theme? How is this theme revealed in this book? How is repetition used in conjunction with this theme? What purpose does this serve?

Part 2) What is another universal theme found in this book? How are universal themes important in this book? How do these universal themes affect the reader?

Part 3) How are these themes tied to the main character's purpose in this book? How are they also tied to the purpose of the book as a whole?

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