Breaking Dawn Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Stephenie Meyer
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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 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.

Essay Topics

Characters are an important part of what makes Breaking Dawn interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Jacob. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Bella. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Edward. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Bella is furious when she realizes Jacob imprinted on Renesmee, but Jacob argues that it was involuntary and points out that Bella said they belong in each other's lives. He just wants Renesmee to be safe and happy. Edward and Carlisle are impressed that Bella has not yet gone for Jacob's throat, but when she tells him to stay away from her daughter and he objects the Nessie likes him too, Bella lunges for his throat because he nicknamed her daughter after the Lochness Monster.

1. Discuss the reasons you think Bella is so angry about Jacob and Renesmee imprinting. Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

2. Do you think it was destiny for Jacob to imprint Renesmee? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

3. Discuss in depth, why you think it bothers Bella so much that Jacob calls her daughter Nessie. Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Breaking Dawn is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

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