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Eclipse Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Stephenie Meyer
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

One day the lover of the dead vampire appeared in the area seeking revenge. Taha Aki transitioned into werewolf form for the first time in many years to fight the vampire. When it appeared Taha Aki would die, his third wife stabbed herself in the heart to distract the vampire long enough for Taha Aki and the other werewolves to take the advantage. From that time the descendants of Taha Aki have transitioned into werewolves as they entered manhood to protect the tribe from vampires. However, with the gradual disappearance of vampires, fewer and fewer werewolves appeared until there were none. However, the arrival of the Cullen family set off the genetic marker, creating the largest pack of Quileute werewolves since Taha Aki's time. The stories that Bella hears at the Quileute bonfire are important to the plot for several reasons. First, these stories tell the reader how the werewolves came to be in the first place. Second, these stories tell why the werewolves are the enemy of the vampires. Third, these stories reveal the legend of the third wife, a legend that will haunt Bella and will become a motivating factor later in the novel when Bella has to choose between life and the death of those she loves.

1. There are many legends in the real world as well as the fantasy world of Eclipse. What do you think are the basis for legends and do you think there is some truth in all legends? Why or why not? Use examples from Eclipse and your own life to support your answer.

2. Why do you think legends are important to all cultures? Use examples from Eclipse and your own life to support your answer.

3. The third wife sacrifices herself to save her husband and yet it is his name which is remembered. Explain how what this might suggest about gender issues in the tribe and why you think as you do. Use examples from Eclipse and your own life to support your answer.

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.

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.

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