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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. From whom does Aro ask to hear the story of Renesmee?
2. Of what does Seth remind Charlie later in the day?
3. How does Carmen learn about Renesmee's history?
4. What does Bella ask before even attempting to quench her thirst?
5. What happens as Bella's heartbeat speeds up?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when the Denalis arrive?
2. Describe the scene when Bella gets to hold Renesmee for the first time.
3. What does Edward do to get Bella inside the house and what is a gift from him to her?
4. How is Bella feeling and what brings her out of her pain for a brief moment?
5. Why do the people caring for Bella think it best she not see Renesmee right away after waking?
6. What does Bella want of J. Jenks?
7. What does Edward say he wants of the Denali clan, and what is their response?
8. What does Edward tell Bella about Renesmee when they are returning to the house from the hunt?
9. What is the next scent Bella smells on the hunt and what does she do?
10. What do the Cullens decide to do in order to try to slow Renesmee's growth, but what does Bella have to do first?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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.
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