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

2. What happens when Edward whispers Renesmee to Bella?

3. What does Charlie sit down to do?

4. To what smell does Bella turn?

5. Of what does Edward remind Bella at sunrise?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Aro learn the truth about Renesmee?

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

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

4. How does Bella "punish" Emmett for things he says while Charlie is there?

5. Why do Alice and Edward lead Bella into the woods, covering her eyes?

6. Why does Bella want to go to the Volturi alone and how does Edward feel about that plan?

7. Why can't Bella move or scream and what is her predominant thought?

8. What is the first scent Bella smells on the hunt and how does she react?

9. What does Bella want of J. Jenks?

10. What does Edward tell Bella about Renesmee when they are returning to the house from the hunt?

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

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Breaking Dawn. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Meyer chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Meyer chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Meyer's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Meyer use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Breaking Dawn help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Breaking Dawn? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Breaking Dawn to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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