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 deal does Jacob make with Edward?

2. In what is Charlie disappointed concerning Jacob?

3. What does Edward mistake for Bella saying something?

4. What does Edward tell Jacob about the baby when Jacob returns to the Cullen house?

5. Why doesn't Paul ever leave Jacob's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Sam say the werewolves will not attack the Cullens?

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

3. How does Bella finally seduce Edward for a second time of lovemaking, and why isn't Edward angry in the morning this time?

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

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

6. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?

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

8. Why does Edward mistakenly think Bella has said something to him?

9. How does Bella feel about Jacob being there and how does Jacob feel about it?

10. Describe the strength of the pack leader's orders and why Jacob decides to fight the compulsion.

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Edward summons him outside to talk, assuring Bella he just wants to speak to Jacob, and Bella tells Jacob to behave and come back. Outside, Edward tells Jacob he is not ready for Jacob to kill him yet. Edward asks Jacob to talk to her, even suggesting that Jacob can impregnate her if Bella really wants a baby so badly. Jacob agrees to talk to Bella, and he also agrees to a deal with Edward: he will kill Edward when Bella dies. Jacob tells her she looks hideous and asks why she is doing this to herself. Bella believes this will work out; she has to believe in magic after all she has lived through, and she especially believes in magic for Jacob finding someone.

1. Do you think Bella is in denial about being so hopeful? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

2. Discuss in detail what you think Edward being willing for Jacob to get Bella pregnant suggests about Edward? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

3. Do you think most mothers would be willing to die in order to give their child life? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

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