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 feel close to crying?

2. What distracts Bella on her way home?

3. What does Edward call Jacob concerning Jacob's heritage?

4. With whom does Edward leave the house?

5. Why does Bella feel self conscious?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?

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

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

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

7. What does Sam refuse to do and how does he misunderstand what Jacob intends to do?

8. Why does Bella cry out and how is she afterward?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Breaking Dawn belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?

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