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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After dinner Maya takes Ellie for a walk on a leash. Maya trots with Ellie at her side until ___________.
2. Jakob takes Ellie to the park to _________.
3. What silly names does the nice woman call Ellie?
4. The next day Buddy/Bailey finds his way to town by smell and finds what?
5. During the next days, Ellie and Maya found two children who had wandered away and a dead man. Maya is _____________ about the dead man than Jakob had been about such things.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Making others happy is a theme in this book.
Part 1) How is this a theme? Why is this a theme? How can the reader relate to this theme? How does this theme affect the main character throughout the story?
Part 2) Is the main character changed for the better because he desires to make others happy? Why or why not? When does his desire to make others happy become detrimental to him? How can humans relate to this?
Part 3) Should people try to make others happy? Why or why not? How does this book support your response?
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