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 is the Denali clan in mourning?

2. What does Seth do as Leah and Jacob go scout?

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

4. What can Jacob not stop himself from doing?

5. What happens when Edward hands Renesmee to Bella?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?

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

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

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

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

7. Describe the birth of Renesmee and Jacob's imprinting.

8. What are the signs that Bella may be pregnant?

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

10. What does Bella worry about as she greets the wedding guests?

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Breaking Dawn and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Breaking Dawn is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

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