Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Test | Final 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. Why does Harry cast his Patronis?

2. What does Harry tell Neville as Harry is walking away from Hogwarts?

3. How long are the people at Hogwarts given to turn over Harry Potter to Voldemort before he starts killing people?

4. What part of Harry does Voldemort destroy?

5. How does Hermione feel towards Ron after they are all reunited?

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. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?

3. Where do Harry and Hermione decide to go and why?

4. What does Alberforth Dumbledore tell Harry, Hermione and Ron about his sister, Ariana?

5. Describe the encounter with Nagini.

6. What happens to Severius Snape.

7. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione escape from Gringotts after being discovered?

8. Why does Ron ask Harry to stop saying Voldemort's name out loud?

9. Who do Harry, Ron and Hermione question about the Elder wand?

10. Describe the encounter with Crabbe, Goyle and Draco and the destruction of the diadem.

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 books that came earlier in the Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore is portrayed as extremely wise, good, powerful and always making the right choices. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, readers begin seeing the "shadow" side to Albus Dumbledore. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze what is known and revealed about Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Does the information about his younger life make him less of a hero or good person? Why or why not? Does he seem more real after the revelations? Why or why not?

2. Who in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows seems to be the most complex character? Why? Does s/he have both a good and shadow side? Explore that character fully, comparing and contrasting him/her different facets to his/her personality.

3. Is Voldemort a rounded or flat character? Explain.

4. Does reading the last book in a series of seven make it difficult to see the characters as rounded since much of who they are is revealed in earlier books? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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