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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The old man peers at him and asks him what?
2. The next day Buddy/Bailey finds his way to town by smell and finds what?
3. Why does the dog hope to find a town?
4. How does the dog feel at the dog park, when he first arrives?
5. The government of _________________ is overwhelmed with more than 4,000 injured, hundreds dead, and people still trapped.
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The main character is joyful to be a dog.
Part 1) Why is the dog joyful? How is this seen through his thoughts and actions?
Part 2) How else does the dog feel in this story? Why does he feel this way? How does this compare to those around him?
Part 3) How can the reader relate to the main character's feelings? How is personification used regarding the dog's emotions?
Essay Topic 3
The main character is a dog that goes through four reincarnations.
Part 1) What is reincarnation? Why might this dog go through reincarnation? How does he change with every reincarnation? What leads to this change?
Part 2) Do you believe that the last life in this story is his final life? Why or why not? How is this last life different from the others? What has he learned from these lives?
Part 3) How is reincarnation a part of many human cultural beliefs? How are these beliefs illustrated through the life of this dog? Why might people believe in reincarnation? Do you believe in reincarnation? Why or why not?
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