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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 the nature of Harry's messenger?

2. What is a thestral?

3. What is Lovegood wearing?

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

5. Why is Remus worried about his unborn child?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Severius Snape.

2. Describe the encounter with Nagini.

3. What do Harry, Ron and Hermione plan and why does this upset Ron's mother ?

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

5. What does Voldemort learn from Gregorovitch?

6. What is the agreement Harry and Griphook make?

7. Describe Harry Potter.

8. Describe the scene at the Burrow once the Patronus has delivered its news.

9. What does Dumbledore leave Ron, Hermione and Harry?

10. What does Harry figure out about the Elder wand and what does he see Voldemort do in relation to the Elder wand?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Harry Potter, the main hero is a male, as in a large percentage of novels. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think novels more often have a male hero than a female one?

2. Do you believe Hermione is as capable than Harry or Ron? Would the novel be as interesting to you if she were the one that was to defeat Voldemort? Why or why not.

3. Do you think females (in the real world) are just as likely and capable as males to be heroes? Why or why not.

4. Would you rather read a book with a male or female hero or do you have a preference. Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of manipulation and power in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with manipulation and power? Why? What are some symbols of manipulation and power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of sacrifice in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Which characters are willing to sacrifice for the greater good? Why? Which characters seem self centered? Why? What does Harry Potter gain by his sacrifice in chapter 34?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. How does the world of Harry Potter seem to view death? Who tries to avoid killing? Who seems to kill for frivolous reasons? Who seems afraid of dying? Not afraid? Who meets death gracefully? In resignation? With joy? With fear?

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