To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, Belonging.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 1, Miller discusses several attempts to find a father figure during what part of his life?
(a) His birth.
(b) His childhood and youth.
(c) His young adult years only.
(d) His teen age years only.

2. What does Miller read that also helps him to understand importance of a father in a child's fife?
(a) An autobiography by President Eisenhower.
(b) A newspaper story in the New York Times.
(c) A Bible story.
(d) A magazine article in People Magazine.

3. What does the landlord's son, who attempts to fill in as a father figure on a camping trip, forget?
(a) To show up.
(b) The tent.
(c) Miller's first name.
(d) How to light a fire.

4. What group of people does Miller suggest are similar to orphaned elephants?
(a) All prisoners in in the United States.
(b) Male prisoners who grow up without a father.
(c) Children from single-parent families.
(d) Foster children in the child welfare system.

5. The author wants the reader to encourage and relate to what type of men?
(a) Men who grew up or are being raised without fathers.
(b) Men with fathers.
(c) Men who are not yet fathers.
(d) Men who are fathers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are Miller and John MacMurray when Miller first begins to understand the relationship between God and fathers?

2. As a child, Miller remembers enjoying which activity most?

3. What tasks must elephants accomplish when they reach puberty?

4. Where is Miller offered a home when living in Boring, Oregon?

5. Is Miller's concern with the social problem of all boys who grow up without fathers?

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