New Moon 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. Who does Bella see along the side of the road as she drives to Jacob's house?

2. What does Bella notice about Jacob as he hugs her goodbye after he sneaks in to see her through her window?

3. What makes Bella giggle for the first time in months (after Edward has broken up with her)?

4. After the incident in the clearing, who is Bella afraid of?

5. Where does Bella wander to after Edward dumps her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is preventing Jacob from telling Bella his big secret?

2. Why does Charlie threaten Bella with being sent back to live with her mother?

3. In the Preface, what does Bella imply might be lost if she does not reach her goal?

4. How does Bella end up injuring her arm during her birthday party?

5. What exactly is Bella rushing to do in the Preface?

6. What special gift does Alice have?

7. What time period (past, present, or future) does the Preface take place in?

8. Why does Bella buy the motorcycles she finds on the side of the road?

9. What anniversary does Bella think about when she starts to snap out of her funk after Edward leaves her?

10. How does Bella feel when she reaches the clearing during her hike alone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Give 3 reasons why Meyer chooses the settings that she does in _New Moon_ and how they contribute to the text. Make sure to address at least 2 different settings.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the relationship between Jacob and Bella. Make sure to address how it changes over the course of the novel, what it provides for each character, and how it is positive and/or negative for each character. Additionally, make sure to use quotations directly from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

List 3 literary devices that Meyer uses to build tension in _New Moon_. Use at least 3 different instances where she builds tension, and use direct quotes and examples from the text to support your thesis.

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