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 Jared want when he arrives at the Cullen house?

2. What does Jacob want to do with the Cullens now?

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

4. Why won't Quil date other girls?

5. Where does Jacob go after telling Sam to lead the pack in the right direction?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens when Edward spies Jacob entering the house during the wedding reception?

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

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

6. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?

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

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

9. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?

10. Why does Edward try to distract Bella all day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in Breaking Dawn? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in Breaking Dawn including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Breaking Dawn and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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