Eclipse Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where do Bella and Jacob go?

2. Why do werewolves transform?

3. What does the principal have to do?

4. What does Bella's mother talk about that causes Bella discomfort?

5. What causes a rift between Sam and Leah?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jacob say is difficult for some of the pack?

2. What does Bella say she wants to do with Edward and what is his response?

3. What is the story of Taha Aki?

4. What is the main point made in the preface?

5. What does Edward say about Bella becoming a vampire?

6. Where does Bella go after being with Jacob and how does Edward surprise her?

7. Describe the fight with Victoria and the other vampire.

8. What does Jasper demonstrate and what do the werewolves do after Jasper is finished with his demonstrations?

9. Where does Edward want to take Bella and who thinks it is a good idea at first?

10. Why is Bella angry with Jacob?

Essay 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

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 Eclipse help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Eclipse? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident in Eclipse to discuss and compare one character's response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 3

The relationship between Bella and Jacob is one of great importance at this point in the novel. Jacob loves Bella and wants to spend time with her, but Edward is reluctant to allow his love to spend time with a group of werewolves who have vowed to kill him and his kind. To complicate things, it is clear to the reader that Jacob is in love with Bella. Bella, however, does not see Jacob this way and prefers to think of him as her best friend. Bella's own confusion in her feelings for Jacob only adds to the tension between Edward and Jacob because Edward clearly cannot trust that Bella will choose him in the end.

1. Do you think Edward is correct in his fear that werewolves might hurt Bella? Why or why not? Use examples from Eclipse and your own life to support your answer.

2. Is it possible that Edward is more jealous than fearful when it comes to Jacob and Bella? Why or why not might this be true? Use examples from Eclipse and your own life to support your answer.

3. Discuss the problems that might occur in a friendship where one of the friends is in love with the other but that type of love is not returned. Use examples from Eclipse and your own life to support your answer.

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