Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Charlie first think when Edward and Bella told him they were engaged?
2. In what is Charlie disappointed concerning Jacob?
3. What does the baby do to Bella in trying to get out?
4. Where does Bella insist Edward go?
5. Who/What does Edward bring to the island?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was the Denali clan's matriarch killed?
2. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?
3. How does Charlie react to Edward and Bella's desire to marry?
4. Why does Edward think Aro was glad for an excuse not to fight?
5. Who tries to penetrate Bella's shield and what directions does Bella give?
6. Why does Edward tell Jacob to leave for a while?
7. Why does Bella cry out and how is she afterward?
8. How does Aro interrupt the Cullen's preparations for attack, and who do Caius and Marcus vote?
9. What does Bella do after dropping Jacob and Renesmee off at Charlie's house?
10. Describe Bella's dream after hearing about the Denali matriarch's execution.
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?
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of love in Breaking Dawn. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with love? Why? What are some symbols of love? Symbols of hate? What characters seem loving?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in Breaking Dawn. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of change in Breaking Dawn. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with change? Why? What are some symbols of change? Which characters seem to change the most?
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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