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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. A man comes and claps and puts the puppies who__________________ into a box.
2. Maya asks Wally if they are good enough ___________.
3. Ethan puts the dog outside and tells him to go home, but the dog barks so much that he _______________.
4. Maya and Ellie take a long run which delights Ellie. How does Maya feel?
5. When Jakob is gone during the day , a nice woman named _______________ comes to play with Ellie.
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the dog park important?
2. How have the dog and Ethan traded roles at the end of this book?
3. How does the main character feel about cats? Why?
4. What repetition has taken place in each story so far? Why?
5. How does Ellie feel about this new life? Why?
6. How, at this point, are Jakob and Ethan alike?
7. How does the dog save Ethan again in this section?
8. How does Ellie sacrifice herself in this section? Why?
9. How is this life exciting? Is it a better life? Why or why not?
10. What are the parallels between Ethan and Jakob?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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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