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 does Bella receive from Jacob?

2. Where is Edward when Bella goes to work?

3. What does Bella prepare herself for in the Preface?

4. For what does Edward want to use the airline tickets Bella has?

5. About what does Edward confront Bella?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the story of Taha Aki?

2. Why does Bella decide not to visit Jacob?

3. How does Jacob respond when Bella tells him about the intruder?

4. What does Bella learn concerning Edward's motive for taking her out of town that weekend?

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

6. What does Jacob tell Bella about imprinting?

7. What does Old Quil say about the first vampires?

8. What does Edward encourage Bella to do and why does he encourage her to do so?

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

10. Where does Bella go after talking with Jacob and who shadows her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in Eclipse? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in Eclipse including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from Eclipse and your own life to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Eclipse belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?

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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