A Dog's Purpose Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

W. Bruce Cameron
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The story is seen through the eyes of a dog.

Part 1) How is his view "dog-like?" What human behaviors and actions does he view differently from how a human would view them? How might this affect the reader?

Part 2) What can be learned about humans through the eyes of this main character? What is revealed through this innocent animal?

Part 3) How can you begin to view the world with new eyes? How might this affect you and the way you see the world and those around you? Would this affect you in a positive or negative way? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Todd is an antagonist in the story.

Part 1) Describe Todd. How does he develop over the course of the story? What assumptions are made about what has led him to act the way he does? Is there anything that could have been done to change him? If so, what? If not, why not?

Part 2) How does Todd's attitude and behavior affect those around him? What is his purpose in the story? What other characters throughout the book are similar to Todd? How are they similar?

Part 3) How do antagonists in your own life influence and affect you? How do you deal with them? What can be learned from your experiences with them?

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