A Dog's Way Home Test | Final 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 food does Bella steal from the grocery store in Chapter 22?

2. What mix of dog do the hikers assess Bella to be in Chapter 16?

3. What does Bella find to eat when she crawls into a garage in Chapter 22?

4. Where is Taylor going on a trip when he and Gavin prepare to take the dogs back to their owner in Chapter 18?

5. What does the homeless man do while Bella is eating his treats in the end of Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is done to help the man after the avalanche in Chapter 16?

2. How does the presence of snow change the circumstances for Bella and Big Kitten in Chapter 15?

3. Who is Mike and what conflicts does he present in the narrative?

4. What happens when the coyotes attack in Chapter 14?

5. How does Bella almost die in Chapter 21?

6. What does Sylvia tell Gavin when he returns for the dogs in Chapter 21? Why is this a cause for tension in the reader?

7. How does Axel die? How does Bella respond?

8. Why does Dutch run away in Chapter 18?

9. Who is Chloe and what are Bella's impressions of her?

10. How is the setting of Kurch's home described?

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 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 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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