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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 doesn't Bella think Edward feels cold when he squeezes her hand?
2. What does Renesmee wear when she visits Charlie on Christmas?
3. Why can't Bella move or scream?
4. What is the overriding sensation Bella is experiencing after receiving vampire blood?
5. What does Bella ask before even attempting to quench her thirst?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the guests staying at the Cullen home feel the need to declare?
2. What does Bella want to learn from Edward and why is he furious?
3. What does Edward tell Bella about Renesmee when they are returning to the house from the hunt?
4. Why does Carlisle step forward immediately to talk?
5. How is Bella feeling and what brings her out of her pain for a brief moment?
6. What does Edward say he wants of the Denali clan, and what is their response?
7. Who arrives with the Volturi and what is Irina's reaction when she sees her sisters?
8. How does Bella "punish" Emmett for things he says while Charlie is there?
9. Describe the scene when Bella gets to hold Renesmee for the first time.
10. Why doesn't Bella answer Edward and how does Alice allay his worries?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Breaking Dawn is one book in a series of novels involving Bella, Edward and Jacob. Discuss the following.
1. What are a couple advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.
2. What are a couple disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.
3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.
4. Do you think it is easier, more difficult, or about the same to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.
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