Eclipse Test | Final 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 do Edward and Jacob do as Bella goes to sleep?

2. What does Jacob tell Bella?

3. What does Bella worry about if she were to become a vampire?

4. To what does Bella reluctantly agree for Alice's sake.?

5. Why can't Bella's mother come to Bella's graduation?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Bella cut herself intentionally?

3. What message does Bella get from her mother and how does Bella react?

4. Why is Alice angry with Bella and how does Bella appease her?

5. What makes Bella insecure about the idea of turning into a vampire?

6. What does Jacob do after Bella cuts herself and what does he argue with Bella about?

7. Who does Carlisle ask for help in fighting the newborn army in Seattle and why do they say no?

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

9. Why does Jacob have to warm Bella instead of Edward?

10. About what do Edward and Jacob talk?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Edward and Jacob. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Bella and Jacob. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Eclipse help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and 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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