Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Charlie first think when Edward and Bella told him they were engaged?
2. In what is Charlie disappointed concerning Jacob?
3. What does the baby do to Bella in trying to get out?
4. Where does Bella insist Edward go?
5. Who/What does Edward bring to the island?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was the Denali clan's matriarch killed?
2. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?
3. How does Charlie react to Edward and Bella's desire to marry?
4. Why does Edward think Aro was glad for an excuse not to fight?
5. Who tries to penetrate Bella's shield and what directions does Bella give?
6. Why does Edward tell Jacob to leave for a while?
7. Why does Bella cry out and how is she afterward?
8. How does Aro interrupt the Cullen's preparations for attack, and who do Caius and Marcus vote?
9. What does Bella do after dropping Jacob and Renesmee off at Charlie's house?
10. Describe Bella's dream after hearing about the Denali matriarch's execution.
Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Stephenie Meyer.
2. What in Meyer's background may have helped him in writing Breaking Dawn? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?
3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Breaking Dawn. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Meyer chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Meyer chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Meyer's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Meyer use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Breaking Dawn help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Breaking Dawn? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Breaking Dawn to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
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