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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 does Bella need to do alone?
3. What does Carlisle assure Edward about concerning Bella?
4. What does Carmen notice about Renesmee?
5. From whom does Aro ask to hear the story of Renesmee?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why can't Bella move or scream and what is her predominant thought?
2. What does Bella do with the documents she gets from J. Jenks?
3. What do the guests staying at the Cullen home feel the need to declare?
4. What is the first scent Bella smells on the hunt and how does she react?
5. How does Aro learn the truth about Renesmee?
6. Why do the people caring for Bella think it best she not see Renesmee right away after waking?
7. What does Bella want of J. Jenks?
8. What does Edward tell Bella about Renesmee when they are returning to the house from the hunt?
9. Why do Alice and Edward lead Bella into the woods, covering her eyes?
10. Why does Bella want to go to the Volturi alone and how does Edward feel about that plan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?
2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?
3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?
4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
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
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss Breaking Dawn based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Breaking Dawn is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider Breaking Dawn a successful novel? What about young teens?
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