Breaking Dawn Test | 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 does Jacob tell Edward to forgo saying to Esme?

2. What does Jared want when he arrives at the Cullen house?

3. Why does Edward try to distract Bella all day with physical activities?

4. About what is Jacob glad?

5. What does Charlie say after laughing about the engagement?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?

4. What does Carlisle say he is unwilling to do and at what point can he not make her a vampire?

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why was the Denali clan's matriarch killed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jacob does all he can to make Bella happy, and Bella feels she does not deserve such a good friend. Sam and the other wolves are waiting outside in case Jacob cannot keep it together, and he tells Bella he is going to try to remember her this way, with a heartbeat. Jacob is embarrassed to ask Bella a question, and he tries to hide his relief when she assures him she is not changing into a vampire until she comes back from her honeymoon. Jacob is glad to learn Bella will not start the transformation tonight, but he erupts when he learns she plans to have a real honeymoon, and the wolves force him to leave. Bella changes after the reception, and she is sad as she tells her parents goodbye, knowing it will be too dangerous to see them after she becomes a vampire. As Edward and Bella drive away, she hears a heartbreaking howl in the distance which fades as they leave Forks.

1. Do you think Bella and Jacob's friendship is one-sided, e.g. does Jacob give more to the friendship than Bella? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

2. Do you think Jacob has a right to be angry about Bella's plans for her honeymoon? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

3. Would you call Jacob's attitude towards Bella an obsession? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Breaking Dawn.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Breaking Dawn. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Breaking Dawn. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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