A Dog's Purpose Test | Final Test - Hard

W. Bruce Cameron
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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. What does Jakob tell Maya she should do?

2. One day Jakob takes Ellie to the woods where they meet a man named ______________ who pets her and then runs away. Jakob teaches Ellie to find this man.

3. Why does the dog lift his head with a jolt of surprise, as he drinks water at the river?

4. How does the puppy feel when Victor sets him loose?

5. What is Maya's neighbor Al always doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ellie feel about this new life? Why?

2. What are the parallels between Ethan and Jakob?

3. How has Ellie's life changed? How does this compare to the changes in Bailey's life?

4. How is the dog park important?

5. What repetition continues through this section? Why?

6. How does Ellie sacrifice herself in this section? Why?

7. How is Ellie affected by the relationship between Maya and Al?

8. How has the main character changed and stayed the same?

9. What might Jakob's behavior foreshadow?

10. Why does Ethan change his mind and choose to adopt the dog?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The dog's sense of smell is very important in this book.

Part 1) In what ways is sense of smell important? How does it affect the story? How does it prepare the reader for what is to come?

Part 2) What other dog abilities are shown in this book? Why are these abilities shown? What can humans learn from the abilities of dogs?

Part 3) What abilities do humans have? How do we benefit from these abilities? How do others benefit from our abilities? What connections can be made between what the dog is capable of and what human are capable of doing?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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