Breaking Dawn Test | 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. Why does Jacob sit next to Bella?

2. About what did Sam issue the Alpha edict at Bella's wedding?

3. What does Jacob want to do with the Cullens now?

4. What does Jacob fight as Sam moves the pack into formation?

5. What does Edward tell Bella about the baby?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why was the Denali clan's matriarch killed?

5. How does Bella feel about Jacob being there and how does Jacob feel about it?

6. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Edward summons him outside to talk, assuring Bella he just wants to speak to Jacob, and Bella tells Jacob to behave and come back. Outside, Edward tells Jacob he is not ready for Jacob to kill him yet. Edward asks Jacob to talk to her, even suggesting that Jacob can impregnate her if Bella really wants a baby so badly. Jacob agrees to talk to Bella, and he also agrees to a deal with Edward: he will kill Edward when Bella dies. Jacob tells her she looks hideous and asks why she is doing this to herself. Bella believes this will work out; she has to believe in magic after all she has lived through, and she especially believes in magic for Jacob finding someone.

1. Do you think Bella is in denial about being so hopeful? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

2. Discuss in detail what you think Edward being willing for Jacob to get Bella pregnant suggests about Edward? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

3. Do you think most mothers would be willing to die in order to give their child life? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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