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

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

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

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

5. What activity does Miller not enjoy until he begins college?
(a) Gym.
(b) Math.
(c) Reading.
(d) Studying.

6. Miller's mother attempts to find father figures for her son by involving him in which community organization?
(a) Little League.
(b) Boy Scouts.
(c) After school program.
(d) Cub Scouts.

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. How does Miller grasp the "God as father" concept, initially?
(a) As the perfect explanation for his life.
(b) In a "baby way."
(c) Without question.
(d) He resists accepting this idea.

9. The message of this book is presented by the author with a strong bias for which he does not do what?
(a) Apologize.
(b) State that he is sorry.
(c) Ask the reader's forgiveness.
(d) Show remorse.

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

11. What does Miller do after completing high school?
(a) Travels the country.
(b) Goes to college.
(c) Miller does not graduate from high school.
(d) Finds a job.

12. What kind of class does Miller attend at church in Oregon?
(a) Bible study.
(b) Confirmation.
(c) New members class.
(d) Sunday school.

13. True of False: only men who grew up without fathers and boys who are being without fathers will benefit from reading this book.
(a) True. Only these type of men and boys will understand this book.
(b) False. Only young adult males preparing to be fathers should read this book.
(c) False. Only single mothers should read this book.
(d) False. Male and female readers of all ages can benefit from reading this book.

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

15. As a child, what type of clubs does Miller think men participated in?
(a) Card clubs.
(b) Clubs that shared secret information about women and cars.
(c) Country clubs.
(d) Clubs that only let certain people in.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Miller remember as one of his first successful-father-figure role models in his life?

2. How does Miller make up for not having a father to give him information?

3. Why is Miller particularly upset with older men?

4. Who is the main character of this book?

5. How does the ability to accept a spiritual connection between God and fathers help Miller?

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