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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. Wally tells Maya to reward Ellie by ____________.
2. The next day Buddy/Bailey finds his way to town by smell and finds what?
3. What is the dog named?
4. Who is Marilyn?
5. Why does the dog eat the food of an old dog named Leo?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is learned about Jakob? How does this encourage Maya?
2. Compare Maya and Jakob.
3. Describe Bear's owners. How do they compare to owners in previous lives?
4. How does Bear feel when Derek sets him free? Why does he feel this way?
5. Why does Ethan change his mind and choose to adopt the dog?
6. What does Ellie's last rescue reveal about her training?
7. How does Bear's luck turn around in this section?
8. How does Ellie sacrifice herself in this section? Why?
9. How does the main character feel about cats? Why?
10. How have the dog and Ethan traded roles at the end of this book?
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 joyful to be a dog.
Part 1) Why is the dog joyful? How is this seen through his thoughts and actions?
Part 2) How else does the dog feel in this story? Why does he feel this way? How does this compare to those around him?
Part 3) How can the reader relate to the main character's feelings? How is personification used regarding the dog's emotions?
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 679 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)