A Dog's Way Home Test | Mid-Book 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 is Audrey's response when Lucas asks her out in Chapter 3?

2. What is the name of the big dog at the foster home where Bella is taken in Chapter 11?

3. Who at the animal shelter comes to take Bella for her first walk on the grounds in Chapter 9?

4. In what location is the crawlspace where Bella was born?

5. What does Wylie call Bella?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Gunter Beckenbauer, and what is his main objective in the novel?

2. What mental/emotional struggles does Terri face? How did these issues originate?

3. What does the dead squirrel symbolize in the narrative?

4. Why is the narrative style of this novel unique?

5. How is Bella apprehended in Chapter 9?

6. How is Bella broken out of the pound in Chapter 10?

7. Who is Olivia and how does Lucas know her?

8. What is the backstory between Lucas and Terri?

9. Who is Dr. Gann and what threat does he present in the narrative?

10. Who is Audrey and why does she come to the cat colony?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is the main antagonist in A Dog's Way Home? What is this character's main objective in the story? What drives this objective? What actions does he take to achieve his objective?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Bella's relationships with the residents and clients at the VA Hospital. In what ways does Bella help the residents? How do they help Bella? What is Bella's situation like regarding the VA hospital at the end of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss three examples of irony in A Dog's Way Home. Given the unique narrative style of this novel, how is dramatic irony employed? What is situational irony and how does it apply to the novel's ending? What verbal irony appears in the text?

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