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. Who is the man that gives Bella vanilla pudding in Chapter 6?

2. When does Gunter say the apartment building that Lucas lives in was built?

3. Who is the male human who has been feeding the cats in the cat colony?

4. Who takes Bella into hiding when the men come with nets in Chapter 1?

5. When does the human say the demo was intended to be done in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What violations does the man from animal control cite when he encounters Bella in Chapter 8?

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

3. Who is the "pack" that Bella encounters in Chapter 12? What does she experience in their company?

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

5. What happens to Bella's family when she is a puppy? Who cares for her after they are gone?

6. What does Lucas do when he sees the demolition crew about to begin work next door in Chapter 2/3?

7. What are Bella's first impressions of the VA hospital and its residents?

8. Where do the boys take Bella in Chapter 12? How does she escape?

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

10. What foreshadowing is exhibited in the exchange between Gunter and Terri in the end of Chapter 7?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of the plight of American veterans in A Dog's Way Home. How does the author develop this theme through character? What symbolism connects to this theme? What statement do you think the author is making regarding the circumstances of veterans?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the characters of Gavin and Taylor in A Dog's Way Home. Where do Gavin and Taylor meet Bella? Why do they take her in? Where do they live? What is their relationship like?

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