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 Jacob furious?

2. Who/What does Edward bring to the island?

3. Who guards the perimeter of the Cullen home as Jacob talks to Edward?

4. What does Edward say Bella must tell him when they are swimming?

5. What distracts Bella on her way home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bella do after dropping Jacob and Renesmee off at Charlie's house?

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

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

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

5. How does Aro learn the truth about Renesmee?

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

7. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?

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

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

10. What does Edward do to get Bella inside the house and what is a gift from him to her?

Essay 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Breaking Dawn is? Explain your response.

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