Breaking Dawn Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 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.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Bella is furious when she realizes Jacob imprinted on Renesmee, but Jacob argues that it was involuntary and points out that Bella said they belong in each other's lives. He just wants Renesmee to be safe and happy. Edward and Carlisle are impressed that Bella has not yet gone for Jacob's throat, but when she tells him to stay away from her daughter and he objects the Nessie likes him too, Bella lunges for his throat because he nicknamed her daughter after the Lochness Monster.

1. Discuss the reasons you think Bella is so angry about Jacob and Renesmee imprinting. Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

2. Do you think it was destiny for Jacob to imprint Renesmee? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

3. Discuss in depth, why you think it bothers Bella so much that Jacob calls her daughter Nessie. Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Breaking Dawn is? Explain your response.

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