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 happens when Bella wakes from a dream in the middle of the night?

2. What does Edward say Bella must tell him when they are swimming?

3. Who is Claire?

4. Why does Edward throw Jacob some car keys?

5. What does Seth do as Leah and Jacob go scout?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Carlisle say he is unwilling to do and at what point can he not make her a vampire?

4. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?

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

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

7. What does Edward tell Jacob about how hybrid babies are birthed and how does this give Jacob an idea of how they will try to help the baby out?

8. Why does Sam change his mind about attacking the Cullen home, and what is Jacob's response?

9. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?

10. Why does Edward try to distract Bella all day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Edward and Jacob. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Bella and Jacob. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Breaking Dawn help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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