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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. A few evenings later, Maya pulls up to her house. Why does she say she cannot get out of the car?
2. Ethan tries different names on the dog, and the dog finally responds to what name?
3. The next time Maya and Ellie go to work, Ellie finds whom up a tree?
4. When Jakob is gone during the day , a nice woman named _______________ comes to play with Ellie.
5. What do they want to name him?
Essay Topic 1
Foreshadowing is used frequently throughout this book.
Part 1) Describe for instances when foreshadowing occurs. Why does it occur? What is foreshadowed? Why does the author choose to use foreshadowing in these instances?
Part 2) What other literary devices are used by the author? Does the use of literary devices enhance the book? If so, how? If not, why not?
Part 3) How else does the author make the book more engaging? Is there anything else the author could have done to improve this book? If so, what? If not, 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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