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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Voldemort do to the person he questions?



2. What is a squib?



3. What does the message in the snitch say?



4. What has Hermione done in case of just such an emergency?



5. Who finds Harry?



Short Essay Questions

1. How are Harry's escorts divided and who are they?



2. Describe the encounter with Crabbe, Goyle and Draco and the destruction of the diadem.



3. What does Mundungus tell Harry, Hermione and Ron?



4. What does Harry tell Voldemort about Snape and the Elder Wand?



5. What two things does Harry find when he goes to Grimmauld Place?



6. What advice does Lupin give Harry and what is Harry's response?



7. What happens right after Harry and Hagrid crash?



8. After jumping off the dragon, what does Harry see with his connection with Voldemort?



9. What does Harry learn about Severius Snape when Harry uses the Pensieve?



10. What happens to Severius Snape.



Essay Topics

Harry Potter is in some ways a larger-than-life hero. Despite incredible odds, he usually comes out on top, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and in the other books in the series. Discuss the following:

1. Does having a larger-than-life hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, is a hero who ultimately always "lands on his feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and does not succeed more admirable?

2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.

3. Choose one other character besides Potter who you might call a hero or heroine and explain why you choose that person.

4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, like many, 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 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 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?

There are a number of instances of foreshadowing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. For many of those instances, readers will suspect that they hint at something to come; others, the readers may not be aware until the event which is foreshadowed occurs. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term foreshadow. Why do you think authors foreshadow a future event? What might be a reader's reaction to a sudden tragic or wonderful event if there were no hints whatsoever that it might occur?

2. Find four events that are foreshadowed in previous chapters and pair up the foreshadowing text with the event. Analyze each event to include the following questions. What is foreshadowed? Is the method Rawlings uses to foreshadow effective? Did you guess when a particular text was foreshadowing a future event? Did you guess what the event is?

3. Along with foreshadowing, symbolism usually plays a role in most works of fiction? How extensive is the use of symbolism in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Is there enough symbolism to add depth to the writing? Interest to the writing? Explain your statements with examples.

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