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A Dog's Purpose Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

W. Bruce Cameron
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

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?



Essay Topics

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?

Repetition of various elements is used in this story.

Part 1) What elements are repeated? Why are they repeated? How does the dog react to this repetition? How is the reader affected by this repetition?

Part 2) Is this repetition effective? Why or why not? What other literary devices are used in this book? Why are they used?

Part 3) What repetitive actions exist in humans lives? What actions do all or most humans have in common? What do these actions reveal about humans?

The main character has an affinity for humans.

Part 1) How is this revealed throughout the book? How do his feelings for humans compare to those of other animals? Why does he have this attachment to humans? How does this attachment affect him?

Part 2) Why might the author choose to have this main character like humans? How does this affect the story and the connection the reader has with the characters in the book?

Part 3) Overall, what are your own feelings regarding people? Do you relate more to the main character in the book or to another character in the book, regarding the security of human relationships with others? Why?

(see the answer keys)

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