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. Who tells Voldemort that he no longer has what Voldemort is looking for?

2. Where does Dumbledore's family move after his father goes to Azkaban?

3. What does Remus want to do?

4. Who takes the locket from Mundungus?

5. Why are most of the guests disapperating?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is Viktor Krum and why does he get upset when he sees Xenophilius Lovegood?

4. What happens right after Harry and Hagrid crash?

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

6. What happens to Harry, Hermione and Ron as they sit in an empty diner in the muggle world?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In the books that came earlier in the Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore is portrayed as extremely wise, good, powerful and always making the right choices. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, readers begin seeing the "shadow" side to Albus Dumbledore. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze what is known and revealed about Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Does the information about his younger life make him less of a hero or good person? Why or why not? Does he seem more real after the revelations? Why or why not?

2. Who in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows seems to be the most complex character? Why? Does s/he have both a good and shadow side? Explore that character fully, comparing and contrasting him/her different facets to his/her personality.

3. Is Voldemort a rounded or flat character? Explain.

4. Does reading the last book in a series of seven make it difficult to see the characters as rounded since much of who they are is revealed in earlier books? Explain your response.

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