Breaking Dawn Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Edward tell Bella when they are dancing a second dance?

2. Why won't Quil date other girls?

3. Who is Claire?

4. Why does Leah arrive at the Cullen home?

5. What did Charlie first think when Edward and Bella told him they were engaged?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do Edward and Bella go for their honeymoon and why does Edward refuse to make love to Bella after the first time?

2. What is the next scent Bella smells on the hunt and what does she do?

3. Why does Bella cry out and how is she afterward?

4. What plans do the Cullens begin to make?

5. Why does Edward think Aro was glad for an excuse not to fight?

6. How does Aro learn the truth about Renesmee?

7. What does Carlisle say he is unwilling to do and at what point can he not make her a vampire?

8. What is evidence that Renesmee is growing rapidly?

9. Why does Bella feel self-conscious as she drives home and what distracts her on her drive?

10. Why does Sam change his mind about attacking the Cullen home, and what is Jacob's response?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Edward and Jacob. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Bella and Jacob. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Breaking Dawn help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Breaking Dawn and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Breaking Dawn is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Breaking Dawn is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

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