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

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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 is one thing that is revealed in Rita's book?

2. Who does Harry try to waken after the crash?

3. What is Harry reading that disturbs him?

4. Why does Lupin ask Harry a question only Harry would know?

5. According to something Harry finds, who has been talking to Harry's mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ron dress their house ghoul and why?

2. Why is it dangerous for Harry to be leaving his uncle's home this time compared to other times?

3. Why are Harry, Hermione and Ron watching the ministry and how do they finally get into the ministry?

4. What are the articles about that Harry is reading, and why do his reading disturb him?

5. What do Harry and Hermione learn about the Sword of Gryffindor?

6. What spells does Harry use in fighting, and which one gives him away as being the "real" Harry?

7. What is a Horocrux and how is one destroyed? Does this present any problems for the three young people?

8. What arrives during the reception and what is the message?

9. How do Harry and the others release some of the muggle born people at the Ministry?

10. What does Harry learn and find at Delores Umbridge's office?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character-driven or action-driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character-driven versus action-driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not?

5. What type of plot do you think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws and Harry Potter is no exception.

1. Trace and analyze situations when Potter demonstrates his instinct for handling problems that might be beyond the ability of a seventeen-year-old boy. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze Potter's character flaws and explain how they create a more complex and believable character. How do you think Potter's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?

3. After analyzing Potter's strengths and weaknesses, decide if Dumbledore is right in selecting Potter to be the "hero" of the story. Is there anyone else who might have done a better job?

Essay Topic 3

Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, much of the setting is familiar to the reader, though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:

1. Find five terms that are a part of Harry Potter's world that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in Potter's world. Define the words as used in in Harry Potter's world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.

2. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of Harry Potter. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? What word(s)?

4. Were there any words you never really understood from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and which ones are they?

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