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. Why does Bella say there is no need for Edward to be afraid?

2. What does Jacob learn after he hears Bella cry out?

3. What does Charlie give Bella as a wedding present?

4. What happens when Bella wakes from a dream in the middle of the night?

5. Who does Bella worry about on the guest list?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Bella feel self-conscious as she drives home and what distracts her on her drive?

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

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

7. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?

8. Why does Edward tell Jacob to leave for a while?

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

10. How is it evident that the vampires are appreciative of the werewolves' presence?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Breaking Dawn based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Breaking Dawn is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Breaking Dawn a successful novel? What about young teens?

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

Discuss the following:

1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

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