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

Don Miller (author)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were MacMurray and Miller going to do when Miller begins to understand the connection between God and fathers?

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

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

4. What does Miller ask God to do?

5. Miller writes about what part of his life in this book?

Short Essay Questions

1. Miller states that his experience in which he did not get to enter a derby car in the race did not affect him. Do you agree? Why or why not?

2. What is the author's intent in writing this book?

3. Miller presents statistics about the percentage of males in prison raised without a father. He suggests there is a connection between these statistics and the orphaned elephants. What is this connection?

4. Miller's mother attempts to find father figures for her son in several places. Describe Miller's mother's efforts. How successful were these efforts?

5. In Chapter 6, Authority, Miller uses a metaphor of airline pilots warning each other about weather conditions. What point is Miller illustrating with this story?

6. How does Miller get to Boring, Oregon?

7. What role does church play in Miller's life and why does he join a church in Boring, Oregon?

8. How does Miller meet John MacMurray and what roles do John MacMurray and his family play in Miller's life?

9. Chapter 5 is considered the "climax" of this book. What does this mean?

10. According to the information in the prologue, who is the intended audience for this book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 2, Our Problem, Miller provides two stories about animals. What are these stories and what do the animals symbolize for Miller? Do you agree with these beliefs in these stories? Are the animals accurate representations of the points Miller is trying to make? Why or Why not? Support your answer with specific evidence from the book. .

Essay Topic 2

Miller's writes personally and passionately about the negative impact on boys' lives that are raised without a father. However, females raised without a father figure also experience significant negative impacts. Compare and contract the impact of the lack of a father figure on females in today's society.

Essay Topic 3

Miller ends the book with a return to a spiritual focus on faith and hope. What does he say he has learned about faith, hope, and a spiritual relationship?

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