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 does Voldemort do to the person he questions?
2. What is a squib?
3. What does the message in the snitch say?
4. What has Hermione done in case of just such an emergency?
5. Who finds Harry?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are Harry's escorts divided and who are they?
2. Describe the encounter with Crabbe, Goyle and Draco and the destruction of the diadem.
3. What does Mundungus tell Harry, Hermione and Ron?
4. What does Harry tell Voldemort about Snape and the Elder Wand?
5. What two things does Harry find when he goes to Grimmauld Place?
6. What advice does Lupin give Harry and what is Harry's response?
7. What happens right after Harry and Hagrid crash?
8. After jumping off the dragon, what does Harry see with his connection with Voldemort?
9. What does Harry learn about Severius Snape when Harry uses the Pensieve?
10. What happens to Severius Snape.
Essay Topic 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, like many, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
In some ways, a novel that includes magic is full of "narrative contrivances." Discuss the following:
1. Define and offer examples of the literary device "narrative contrivance."
2. Does the fact that magic can do or undo almost anything change the way one reads a book whose world includes magic? For example, if one of your favorite characters dies in a world of magic, might there always be the expectation that somehow that character is not really dead, that magic will change the fact? How does a setting that includes magic change the reading experience?
3. Since magic can make almost anything happen (or not happen), then would a book such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows not actually need to contain any narrative contrivances? Explain.
4. Why do you think people like to read books about worlds that contain magic? Do you? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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