To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Miller asks for what from the reader?
(a) Patience.
(b) Sympathy.
(c) Commitment.
(d) Open mindedness.

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

3. What were MacMurray and Miller going to do when Miller begins to understand the connection between God and fathers?
(a) Camp out.
(b) Photograph a sunset.
(c) Attend a school program.
(d) Attend a Bible-study class.

4. Why does Miller join a church in Boring, Oregon?
(a) He is very spiritual man.
(b) He is lonely.
(c) He is invited to attend.
(d) He is bored with life.

5. According to the author, what percentage of male prisoners grew up without a father?
(a) 95%.
(b) 25%.
(c) 75%.
(d) 85%.

6. What does Miller ask God to do?
(a) Miller asks God to forgive him.
(b) Miller asks God to father him.
(c) Miller asks God to fnd his real father.
(d) Miller asks God to make him rich.

7. What kind of relationship does Miller want with a father?
(a) A generous, loving relationship.
(b) A personal, intimate relationship.
(c) An distant, detached relationship.
(d) Miller does not want a relationship with a father.

8. Who teaches this church class that Miller attends in Boring, Oregon?
(a) Mr. Kilpin.
(b) The minister of the church.
(c) David Gentiles.
(d) John MacMurray.

9. 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 magazine article in People Magazine.
(d) A Bible story.

10. Why is Miller particularly upset with older men?
(a) They do not understand him.
(b) They are not interested in him.
(c) Their apparent show of powers.
(d) Their lives are easy.

11. How do these stories from Miller's childhood help the reader understand Miller, the author?
(a) They explain his writing style.
(b) They offer understanding of his relationship with his mother.
(c) They explain his sad childhood.
(d) They validate Miller's authority on the subject of fatherless childhood.

12. According to Miller, another necessary characteristic of God's love that is required in father-son love is the ability to do what?
(a) Make decisions for humans.
(b) Make people well.
(c) Punish people.
(d) Forgive people.

13. As a child and adolescent, who does Miller resent?
(a) Authority figures.
(b) Friends who had fathers.
(c) Rich people.
(d) Fathers who left their families.

14. How does Miller make up for not having a father to give him information?
(a) He searches the internet.
(b) He reads the encyclopedia.
(c) He seeks other male authorities.
(d) He talks to his mother.

15. Who is the main character of this book?
(a) All children without parents.
(b) The author, Donald Miller.
(c) All boys without fathers.
(d) The book's co-author, John MacMurray.

Short Answer Questions

1. As a child, Miller remembers hearing fairy tales about which animals?

2. Miller describes his mother as being exhausted because of him. He learns the real reason she is exhausted. What is this?

3. What does Miller struggle to give up in this journey?

4. In Chapter 1, Miller discusses several attempts to find a father figure during what part of his life?

5. Who gives Miller the key to his new home?

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