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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 notice about Bella when he wakes again?
2. What deal does Jacob make with Edward?
3. What does Charlie say after laughing about the engagement?
4. What does Jared want when he arrives at the Cullen house?
5. When does Bella say she is due?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Bella worry about as she greets the wedding guests?
2. What does Carlisle say he is unwilling to do and at what point can he not make her a vampire?
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 Jacob become incensed and leave?
5. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?
6. Why was the Denali clan's matriarch killed?
7. How does Jacob attempt to imprint, and why is he unsuccessful?
8. What does Sam refuse to do and how does he misunderstand what Jacob intends to do?
9. What happens when Edward spies Jacob entering the house during the wedding reception?
10. Why does Sam change his mind about attacking the Cullen home, and what is Jacob's response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are a number of interesting questions raised by Breaking Dawn. Questions that Meyer most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Meyer's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Meyer' probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of Meyer and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.
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
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?
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