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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. The puppy is the last one to be adopted by a man named Derek who offers ___________, a low price for a pedigreed black Labrador.
2. The next day Bear suddenly smells whom?
3. Jakob takes Ellie to the park to _________.
4. What does the puppy wonder?
5. The old man peers at him and asks him what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is this life exciting? Is it a better life? Why or why not?
2. How, at this point, are Jakob and Ethan alike?
3. How is the dog park important?
4. How is Ethan able to see Bailey's true identity?
5. What repetition continues through this section? Why?
6. Compare Maya and Jakob.
7. Why does Ethan change his mind and choose to adopt the dog?
8. Describe the reuniting of Ethan and the dog. What might be the author's reason for this reunion?
9. How is Bear's sense of smell important in this section?
10. Why might Ethan have kept the flip?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The main character has several owners throughout this story.
Part 1) Describe his various owners. How do these owners compare to each other? How do the feelings and actions of these owners affect the main character?
Part 2) How can the reader relate to the dog's various situations, due to his owners? How do those around us influence us?
Part 3) What can be learned from the main character regarding his owners? How can we apply this to our relationships with our parents, bosses, and other superiors?
Essay Topic 3
The main character uses his knowledge from previous lives to guide him in new lives.
Part 1) What knowledge does the dog remember from one life to the next? How does he benefit from this knowledge? What is the purpose of his knowing about each of his lives?
Part 2) How can the reader relate to these multiple lives and the lessons and skills learned in each? How can the reader apply this in his or her one life?
Part 3) What knowledge do you have now that you would want to take with you to another life? How is this knowledge important? How could you benefit from it in another life?
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