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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 has Ron given red hair and pustules?

2. What does Harry remove from Umbridge's door?

3. What shows the location of every person physically present at Hogwarts?

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

5. What is a portkey?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Harry's escorts plan to confuse the Death Eaters when Harry and the escorts leave Privet Drive, and what does Harry think of the plan?

3. What leads to a burn hole in Harry's shirt?

4. Upon what do Harry and Hermione disagree?

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

6. What does Harry learn when he looks into Voldemort's mind?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.

3. Do you think the fact that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows falls within the genre of fantasy changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

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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