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 does Bella wonder as Edward frantically packs?

2. Under what pretext does Jacob go home to Billy's?

3. Why doesn't Paul ever leave Jacob's house?

4. What does Charlie give Bella as a wedding present?

5. What does Edward say Carlisle will do?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How does Charlie react to Edward and Bella's desire to marry?

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

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

5. What happens when Edward spies Jacob entering the house during the wedding reception?

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

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

10. What sort of emotional turmoil is Jacob enduring?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Breaking Dawn based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Breaking Dawn is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Breaking Dawn a successful novel? What about young teens?

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