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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. Who bites Harry?
2. What does McGonagall say she will do while Harry searches Hogwarts?
3. Where has Xenophilius been sent?
4. What does Dumbledore believe is the last Horocrux?
5. What did Snape call Harry's mother for which she never forgives him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Harry figure out about the Elder wand and what does he see Voldemort do in relation to the Elder wand?
2. What does Harry learn about the diadem as others are fighting the Death Eaters at Hogwarts?
3. What happens to Severius Snape.
4. Who do Harry, Ron and Hermione question about the Elder wand?
5. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?
6. After jumping off the dragon, what does Harry see with his connection with Voldemort?
7. Why does Ron ask Harry to stop saying Voldemort's name out loud?
8. Describe the encounter with Nagini.
9. Where do Harry and Hermione decide to go and why?
10. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione escape from Gringotts after being discovered?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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