Breaking Dawn Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Stephenie Meyer
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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 Jacob tell Edward to forgo saying to Esme?

2. Why is the Denali clan in mourning?

3. Why does Bella feel close to crying?

4. Why is Charlie sulking?

5. What does Jared want when he arrives at the Cullen house?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Jacob attempt to imprint, and why is he unsuccessful?

3. Why does Jacob become incensed and leave?

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

5. What does Bella worry about as she greets the wedding guests?

6. What do Edward and Jacob agree to when talking outside the house?

7. What do they finally figure out that the fetus needs and how does Bella respond?

8. What are the signs that Bella may be pregnant?

9. How does Bella finally seduce Edward for a second time of lovemaking, and why isn't Edward angry in the morning this time?

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

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

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Breaking Dawn.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Breaking Dawn. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Breaking Dawn. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 3

Jacob does all he can to make Bella happy, and Bella feels she does not deserve such a good friend. Sam and the other wolves are waiting outside in case Jacob cannot keep it together, and he tells Bella he is going to try to remember her this way, with a heartbeat. Jacob is embarrassed to ask Bella a question, and he tries to hide his relief when she assures him she is not changing into a vampire until she comes back from her honeymoon. Jacob is glad to learn Bella will not start the transformation tonight, but he erupts when he learns she plans to have a real honeymoon, and the wolves force him to leave. Bella changes after the reception, and she is sad as she tells her parents goodbye, knowing it will be too dangerous to see them after she becomes a vampire. As Edward and Bella drive away, she hears a heartbreaking howl in the distance which fades as they leave Forks.

1. Do you think Bella and Jacob's friendship is one-sided, e.g. does Jacob give more to the friendship than Bella? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

2. Do you think Jacob has a right to be angry about Bella's plans for her honeymoon? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

3. Would you call Jacob's attitude towards Bella an obsession? Why or why not? Use examples from your own life and Breaking Dawn to support your reasoning.

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