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. 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

Essay Topic 1

Breaking Dawn is one book in a series of novels involving Bella, Edward and Jacob. Discuss the following.

1. What are a couple advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are a couple disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier, more difficult, or about the same to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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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