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

2. 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. Male and female readers of all ages can benefit from reading this book.
(d) False. Only single mothers should read this book.

3. Why does Miller grow up feeling insecure?
(a) Because he does not like himself.
(b) Because he does not have money.
(c) Because he does not believe that he fits into male society.
(d) Because there are no males around him.

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

5. How does the ability to accept a spiritual connection between God and fathers help Miller?
(a) It allows Miller to find a father.
(b) It helps Miller to feel accepted.
(c) It has not impact on Miller.
(d) It allows Miller to experience a sense of belonging.

6. Who gives Miller the key to his new home?
(a) Elle MacMurray.
(b) Terri MacMurray.
(c) John MacMurray.
(d) Cassie MacMurray.

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

8. What does Miller believe makes one useless in human society?
(a) Miller did not address this.
(b) Resisting authority.
(c) Being too nice to people.
(d) Having an "I don't care" attitude.

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

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

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

12. Where are Miller and John MacMurray when Miller first begins to understand the relationship between God and fathers?
(a) At home.
(b) At work.
(c) On a trip up a mountain.
(d) In church.

13. How long does Miller live in his new home in Boring, Oregon?
(a) A couple of years.
(b) Four months.
(c) Forever. He never leaves.
(d) Four years.

14. Miller found the characteristics of a strong male authority figure in whom?
(a) His boss.
(b) David Gentiles.
(c) John MacMurray, his mentor.
(d) Politicians.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How do these stories from Miller's childhood help the reader understand Miller, the author?

2. As a teenager, one of Miller's most successful and key relationships with a male father figure was with whom?

3. What does Miller do that upsets one of the church members who is spending time with Miller?

4. Miller asks for what from the reader?

5. What does the landlord's son, who attempts to fill in as a father figure on a camping trip, forget?

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