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. To what does Edward agree?

2. Why is Bella happy about what her mother tells her?

3. Why does the story about the third wife cause Edward concern?

4. How does Jacob help warm up Bella?

5. What do Edward and Jacob do as Bella goes to sleep?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What surprises Bella about the werewolf pack and why does Jacob change back to human form?

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

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

5. What happens between Jacob and Bella and how does Edward respond?

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

7. What do Alice and Bella keep from Edward, and what is his response when they finally tell him?

8. About what do Edward and Jacob talk?

9. What does Bella realize about several situations going on at the moment and how do Bella and Alice feel about Bella's realization?

10. What changes Jasper's actions as a vampire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in Eclipse. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Meyer chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Meyer chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Meyer's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, cliff hangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Meyer use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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