Breaking Dawn Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Stephenie Meyer
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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 Jacob tell Edward to forgo saying to Esme?

2. What does Jared want when he arrives at the Cullen house?

3. Under what pretext does Jacob go home to Billy's?

4. What distracts Bella on her way home?

5. When does Bella say she is due?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Bella feel by each the evening but what does she do anyway, and how does Edward respond?

4. What do Edward and Jacob agree to when talking outside the house?

5. How does Charlie react to Edward and Bella's desire to marry?

6. What does Bella worry about as she greets the wedding guests?

7. What do they finally figure out that the fetus needs and how does Bella respond?

8. Describe Bella's dream after hearing about the Denali matriarch's execution.

9. How does Jacob attempt to imprint, and why is he unsuccessful?

10. What are the signs that Bella may be pregnant?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Breaking Dawn, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in Breaking Dawn. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Breaking Dawn is one book in a series of novels involving Bella, Edward and Jacob. Discuss the following.

1. What are a couple advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are a couple disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier, more difficult, or about the same to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

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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