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. Why does Bella feel close to crying?

2. What does Bella worry about as she greets her wedding guests?

3. What happens when Edward hands Renesmee to Bella?

4. About what did Sam issue the Alpha edict at Bella's wedding?

5. Why does Jacob sit next to Bella?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bella feel by each the evening but what does she do anyway, and how does Edward respond?

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

3. Describe the birth of Renesmee and Jacob's imprinting.

4. Why does Bella feel self-conscious as she drives home and what distracts her on her drive?

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

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

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

8. How does Bella feel about Jacob being there and how does Jacob feel about it?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of interesting questions raised by Breaking Dawn. Questions that Meyer most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Meyer's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Meyer' probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of Meyer and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in Breaking Dawn? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in Breaking Dawn including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Breaking Dawn and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Stephenie Meyer.

2. What in Meyer's background may have helped him in writing Breaking Dawn? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?

3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.

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