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 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
The main character feels empathy for others.
Part 1) How is this revealed throughout the story? How is this a theme? To what themes is this one connected? How is it connected?
Part 2) How can people learn from this ability to sense the emotions of others and feel empathy for them? How can we be more empathetic towards others?
Part 3) Would you consider yourself to be empathetic? Why or why not? How can you be more empathetic to others?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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