A Dog's Purpose Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

W. Bruce Cameron
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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

The main character believes that dogs are superior to other animals.

Part 1) How is this seen in this book? Why might the main character feel this way? How does this affect his relationships with other animals? Does this superiority also apply to humans? Why or why not?

Part 2) Does this superiority reflect a real dog's behavior towards other animals? If so, how? If not, why not? Do you believe that dogs are superior to other animals? If so, why? If not, what animal would you consider to be superior? Why?

Part 3) Do you see humans as superior to all other creatures? Why or why not? How has this attitude of superiority influenced human behavior throughout time? How does it still affect our world today?

Essay Topic 2

The dog has a very important purpose throughout his many lives.

Part 1) What is this purpose? How is this purpose revealed in each life? How does he come to realize his purpose? How does he feel about this purpose? Why does he feel this way?

Part 2) How can humans relate to this purpose? What are purposes that humans can have? How do these compare to this dog's purpose?

Part 3) What do you believe is your purpose in life? How can you fulfill this purpose?

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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