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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
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?
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
The main character feels primal rage towards several characters in this book.
Part 1) For whom does the main character feel this strong rage? How does this rage influence how the dog acts? What are the consequences of the dog's actions? What can be learned from this?
Part 2) How can humans relate to this rage? Should humans react more like this dog to feelings of rage? Why or why not?
Part 3) When have you felt feelings of rage? How did you deal with these feelings? What have you learned from these feelings and the situation that led to this rage?
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