To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father Test | Final Test - Medium

Don Miller (author)
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To Own a Dragon: Reflections on Growing up Without a Father Test | Final Test - Medium

Don Miller (author)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 162 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Miller say God gives for moral protection?
(a) Forgiveness.
(b) Rules.
(c) Love.
(d) Joy.

2. Which of the following is not a true statement about work according to MacMurray?
(a) Work is a reward from God.
(b) All work is honorable.
(c) Work is a necessity of life.
(d) Work is spiritual.

3. What happens to Miller in the high school class he has to get permission to register for?
(a) He finally understands his life.
(b) He drops out of school.
(c) He fails the class.
(d) He learns that he really liked psychology.

4. What does Miller promote to encourage young men to practice good morals?
(a) Education.
(b) Faith.
(c) Maturity.
(d) Responsibility.

5. What do problems in a person's attitude toward work signal?
(a) That the person does not want to work.
(b) Problems with a person's boss.
(c) Problems in a person's relationship with God.
(d) Problems with a person's family.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Miller, why should young men say no to cheap sex?

3. In Chapter 12 on work ethics, Miller uses a story about children to illustrate his point. What does he learn about children?

4. What fear does Miller have about his participation in mens' Bible study groups?

5. In Chapter 7, why is Miller unsuccessful in his new organization?

Short Essay Questions

1. Chapter 7 is the last chapter in which Miller talks extensively about his mother. How does his thinking about his mother change from the beginning of this book to this chapter?

2. MacMurray is a successful photographer, gets up early, and makes long trips to get good shots that often fail. How does he explain his success to Miller?

3. As an adult, Miller often found himself having difficulty fitting in with the men in his church and life, particularly in his Bible study class. What did he think the problem was?

4. 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?

5. In Chapter 9, Girls, Miller asserts that growing up without a father has left him poorly prepared to be in a relationship. Why is this surprising?

6. Miller assumes that humans have to work because God is punishing the sinful nature of humanity. MacMurray disagrees. How does MacMurray explain humanity's need to work?

7. In Chapter 11, Miller uses an example from a movie about a woman who does not return proper change for a purchase. This story illustrates an unusual way to describe sin. What is this?

8. In Chapter 11, the author focuses on the importance of reading as a significant skill for success in life. What does he say?

9. In Chapter 9, Girls, Miller tells the story of a young woman in a coffee shop. Why does he tell this story?

10. 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?

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