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. When does Dumbledore's sister die?

2. Who borrows Harry's father's invisibility cloak?

3. How do Ron, Harry, and Hermione get inside the Ministry?

4. For whom is Voldemort looking?

5. Why has the Ministry delayed telling Ron, Harry and Hermione about Dumbledore's will?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Harry repaid from a previous mercy he showed Wormtail?

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

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

4. Describe the encounter with Nagini.

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

6. What are some things Harry packs as he prepares to leave his Uncle's house?

7. What is the agreement Harry and Griphook make?

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

9. Describe how Harry ends up with the Sword of Gryffindor.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is one book in a series of novels involving Harry Potter and many of the other characters.

1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are two disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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