Eclipse Test | Mid-Book 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 is happening where Jacob takes Bella?

2. Why doesn't Bella go to visit Jacob?

3. What is it about Jacob that concerns Edward?

4. What sometimes happens when a werewolf looks at a woman just as he is transitioning into a werewolf?

5. Whose quick thinking saves the werewolves from having a problem?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bella decide not to visit Jacob?

2. What irritates Jacob when he is over at Bella's house?

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

4. Who do Edward and Bella find in the meadow and what are the two told?

5. Where do Bella and Jacob go and what do they discuss?

6. What college has Bella just been accepted to and what does Bella see the purpose of college is?

7. What does Jasper say about the first few years of being a vampire?

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

9. Why does Bella stop to cry and how does Edward help her?

10. Why do Jacob and Edward almost come to blows?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes Eclipse interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Jacob. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Bella. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Edward. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the book 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 Eclipse? 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

There are a number of interesting questions raised by Eclipse. 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 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.

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