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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. Ethan tries different names on the dog, and the dog finally responds to what name?
2. What does Bailey retrieve while remembering how Ethan wanted her to return "the flip" ?
3. The government of _________________ is overwhelmed with more than 4,000 injured, hundreds dead, and people still trapped.
4. When Jakob is gone during the day , a nice woman named _______________ comes to play with Ellie.
5. Wally says that Ellie is the best dog he's ever seen. Then Maya says that she's too _________.
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. What are the parallels between Ethan and Jakob?
4. How does Ellie sacrifice herself in this section? Why?
5. How has Ellie's life changed? How does this compare to the changes in Bailey's life?
6. How is this life exciting? Is it a better life? Why or why not?
7. Why might Ethan have kept the flip?
8. How does the main character feel about cats? Why?
9. How, at this point, are Jakob and Ethan alike?
10. How does the dog save Ethan again in this section?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Cats are symbolic in this story.
Part 1) Describe the cats in this story. Why might they be this way? How do they affect Bailey and other dogs?
Part 2) How are cats symbolic? How does the repetition of encounters with cats reveal this symbolism?
Part 3) What other symbolism exists in this story? How does this affect the story?
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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