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. Jakob teaches Ellie to find a person by __________.

2. The puppy's new home reminds her of what place?

3. Ellie is now a boy again and has a mother with a _____________ face.

4. What happens when Ethan is contacted and told the dog was to be adopted?

5. The old man peers at him and asks him what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is learned about Jakob? How does this encourage Maya?

3. What repetition has taken place in each story so far? Why?

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

5. How is the dog park important?

6. Why might Ethan have kept the flip?

7. What repetition continues through this section? Why?

8. What might Jakob's behavior foreshadow?

9. How do both Maya and Jakob compare to Ethan? Which does Ellie like best? Why?

10. How is this life exciting? Is it a better life? Why or why not?

Essay Topics

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

Foreshadowing is used frequently throughout this book.

Part 1) Describe for instances when foreshadowing occurs. Why does it occur? What is foreshadowed? Why does the author choose to use foreshadowing in these instances?

Part 2) What other literary devices are used by the author? Does the use of literary devices enhance the book? If so, how? If not, why not?

Part 3) How else does the author make the book more engaging? Is there anything else the author could have done to improve this book? If so, what? If not, why not?

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