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. Where is Edward when Bella goes to work?

2. Who follows Bella to Angela's house?

3. What surprises Bella in the middle of the night?

4. Why does Edward's family rule out their first thoughts?

5. About what does Bella feel guilty?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the discussion that happens in the Cullen household when Edward takes Bella there after he has inspected her house.

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

3. About what does Edward confront Bella and what is her response?

4. What is the story of Taha Aki?

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

6. What does Jacob tell Bella about imprinting?

7. What do Charlie and Bella do that evening and what is the outcome?

8. Why is Bella angry with Jacob?

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

10. What does Bella discover when she returns home from the Cullens the next morning and what does Edward think?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Eclipse and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Eclipse is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

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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