Breaking Dawn Test | Final 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. Who speaks first?

2. What is the overriding sensation Bella is experiencing after receiving vampire blood?

3. What does Edward suggest to allay Bella's panic when Bella is hunting?

4. How does Carlisle explain Bella's looks to Charlie?

5. Who is Irina?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Garrett say to the witnesses the Volturi have brought with them?

2. What is evidence that Renesmee is growing rapidly?

3. What does Edward do to get Bella inside the house and what is a gift from him to her?

4. What plans do the Cullens begin to make?

5. How does Bella begin to work with her shield?

6. What does Bella do after dropping Jacob and Renesmee off at Charlie's house?

7. Why do the people caring for Bella think it best she not see Renesmee right away after waking?

8. Describe the scene when Bella gets to hold Renesmee for the first time.

9. How is Bella feeling and what brings her out of her pain for a brief moment?

10. Why doesn't Bella answer Edward and how does Alice allay his worries?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Breaking Dawn belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?

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

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.

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