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. Who do Edward and Bella call?

2. What does Charlie say after laughing about the engagement?

3. Who is Claire?

4. What is Jacob worried Sam's pack is doing?

5. Where does Bella insist Edward go?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Bella feeling and what brings her out of her pain for a brief moment?

2. Why do Alice and Edward lead Bella into the woods, covering her eyes?

3. What happens when the Denalis arrive?

4. Where do Edward and Bella go for their honeymoon and why does Edward refuse to make love to Bella after the first time?

5. Describe Bella's dream after hearing about the Denali matriarch's execution.

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

7. Why does Bella want to go to the Volturi alone and how does Edward feel about that plan?

8. What does Bella do with the documents she gets from J. Jenks?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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