To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father Test | Final 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. When Miller observes the girl breaking up with several boys, what is he doing?

2. Where does Miller find a job when he moves to Oregon?

3. What does Miller say God gives for moral protection?

4. How old is Miller when he read his first book, cover to cover?

5. When happens to teach Miller that men must purposely take responsibility?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 11, what does the author tell us that he believes about college?

2. In Chapter 10, Miller makes a presentation to a fraternity on the topic of sex. What do these men suggest the consequences are for young men who decide to "live a moral high ground"?

3. In Chapter 11, Miller addresses lessons learned about telling the truth and integrity. What does he do that starts this lesson?

4. Miller learns to play chess from a friend. He also tells a story about a man, Salome Thomas-El teaching boys from a ghetto to play chess. He sees a connection between playing chess and life for young men raised without fathers. What is this connection?

5. In Chapter 12, Miller examines work ethic with several stories. What are characteristics of a good work ethic according to Miller?

6. According to Miller, what does saying no to sex have in common with protecting the value of the American dollar?

7. Many people, including the famous Dr. Alfred Kinsey, have researched sex. What have we learned from these sex researchers?

8. In Chapter 10, Why does Miller promote maturity for young men?

9. What event changes Miller's attitude about his ability to be a good student in high school?

10. In Chapter 7, Manhood, Miller attends a Promise Keepers rally and then joins the organization. However, he struggles with this membership. Why did he join and what were his struggles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Most books have many characters. Memoirs, in particular, are often very focused on a person and his/her family. Who were the primary characters in this book? What techniques did the author present these characters to the reader? What do you know about these characters? What do you believe should have been shared with the reader that was not? Do the characters change across the book? If yes, how? What are the strengths of the way in the primary characters were presented? The limitations? How did you respond to these characters as the book developed.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 13, Education, Miller equates reading with passion and learning and success. Give examples from this chapter and discuss this connection. Do you agree? Why or why not?

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