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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. Toward the end of the day a woman comes with a big, ____________ dog.
2. The dog, reverting to his identity as Bailey, tries to jump into Ethan's lap. What does he love about Ethan?
3. Ellie meets Maya's ___________ cats.
4. Jakob tells Maya he is taking disability and getting his __________ degree at UCLA.
5. Why can neither Jakob nor Maya love Ellie as Ethan had?
Short Essay Questions
1. What repetition has taken place in each story so far? Why?
2. How is Ethan able to see Bailey's true identity?
3. How does Bear feel when Derek sets him free? Why does he feel this way?
4. What is learned about Jakob? How does this encourage Maya?
5. How is the dog park important?
6. How have the dog and Ethan traded roles at the end of this book?
7. How do both Maya and Jakob compare to Ethan? Which does Ellie like best? Why?
8. Compare Maya and Jakob.
9. How, at this point, are Jakob and Ethan alike?
10. How has the main character changed and stayed the same?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The main character is a dog that goes through four reincarnations.
Part 1) What is reincarnation? Why might this dog go through reincarnation? How does he change with every reincarnation? What leads to this change?
Part 2) Do you believe that the last life in this story is his final life? Why or why not? How is this last life different from the others? What has he learned from these lives?
Part 3) How is reincarnation a part of many human cultural beliefs? How are these beliefs illustrated through the life of this dog? Why might people believe in reincarnation? Do you believe in reincarnation? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
An important theme in this book supports the belief that dog is man's best friend.
Part 1) How is this theme supported in this book? How is this an important theme? Why might this be an important theme?
Part 2) Which do you believe is more accurate, that dog is man's best friend or that man is dog's best friend? Why? Does this book support your belief? If so, how? If not, why not?
Part 3) How have dogs been important to the development of human society? What other animals have also played pivotal roles in the building of our world today?
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