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. Of what does Harry remind Hermione and Ron?

2. What does the Patronus tell the wedding party?

3. What is of note about Regulus Arcturus Black?

4. What does Voldemort feed Nagini?

5. What will break when Harry turns 17 or when he leaves his uncle's house for good?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Voldemort learn from Gregorovitch?

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

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

4. What happens right after Harry and Hagrid crash?

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

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

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

8. Describe Harry Potter.

9. Upon what do Harry and Hermione disagree?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In the world of academe, fantasy is often considered an inferior form of the novel compared to "classic" literature. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think fantasy might be considered second-rate compared to the classics?

2. Do you think fantasy has the same elements as the classics? Why or why not?

3. What are the purposes do you think for people reading "the classics?" What are the purposed for people reading fantasy? Is one purpose better than another? Explain your response.

4. Would you read fantasy even outside an educational setting? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

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