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 happens to the crowd at the wedding when the news about the Ministry arrives?

2. Who tells Harry about the sword of Gryffindor being taken to Gringotts?

3. What is Lovegood wearing?

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

5. Which one of the Weasley's is getting married?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Harry Potter.

3. Who arrives at Grimmauld Place and what does he tell the Harry, Hermione, and Ron?

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

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

6. Where do Harry and Hagrid go after recovering from the crash and how do they get there?

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

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

9. What does Kreacher relate to the trio about the locket?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation of Harry saving Draco and then Harry is saved by Draco's mother. Find two other instances of irony and analyze them.

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?

3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible devices: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

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

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.

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