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 writes specifically to appeal to what type of humor?
(a) Everyone's sense of humor.
(b) A male sense of humor.
(c) A female sense of humor.
(d) The author does not write with a sense of humor.

2. What does Miller do that upsets one of the church members who is spending time with Miller?
(a) Has a mishap with the remote-controlled airplane.
(b) Uses rude language during youth group meetings.
(c) Goes to sleep during church.
(d) Makes rude noises during youth group meetings.

3. This prologue is does which of the following?
(a) Acknowledges all the contributors to the book.
(b) Presents a summary of the book.
(c) Gives a concise history of the author's life.
(d) Piques the readers interest in the topic.

4. What does Miller's search to understand himself as a child without a father lead to?
(a) It does not lead to anything.
(b) A new life.
(c) An emotional journey.
(d) A spiritual journey.

5. What does John MacMurray do for a living?
(a) Artist and educator.
(b) Pastor and youth minister.
(c) Owns his own business.
(d) Teacher and photographer.

6. In Chapter 6, Miller's writing style changes. How does it change?
(a) He tells more stories about other people.
(b) His writing style does not change.
(c) He shares more personal information about himself.
(d) He reveals his secret desires.

7. What metaphor does Miller use to describe the role of elders in transferring information to the next generation?
(a) Emergency personnel responding to a community crisis.
(b) He does not use a metaphor.
(c) Teachers in high school.
(d) Airline pilots radioing weather conditions to the next pilot.

8. 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 make him rich.
(d) Miller asks God to fnd his real father.

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

10. MIller learns many lessons from watching the MacMurray family? Which of the following is a lesson that Miller does not learn?
(a) Children are as important as adults.
(b) Families work together.
(c) Families need a lot of time apart from each other.
(d) Fathers prefer to spend time with children instead of in front of the TV.

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

12. What audience does Miller address in Chapter 6?
(a) Primarily men who grew up without fathers.
(b) Only women who are raising boys as a single mother.
(c) All persons who grew up without a father.
(d) This chapter does not address anyone in particular.

13. Where does this church class meet?
(a) At a community center.
(b) In the church building.
(c) At a local restuarant.
(d) At home of the teacher.

14. What does Miller state that the dragon reminds him of?
(a) Freedom.
(b) A giant protector.
(c) Power.
(d) A real father figure.

15. What does Miller describe God's love for humans as?
(a) Good parents.
(b) A perfect father.
(c) Imperfect parents.
(d) A imperfect father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Miller do after completing high school?

2. Initially, how does Miller react to the spiritual discussion of a relationship between God and fathers?

3. As a child, which animal does Miller most want to own?

4. Miller asks for what from the reader?

5. What is another place where Miller and his mother attempt to find father figures for him?

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