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. What does Hermione want to ask Xenophilius Lovegood?

2. Why won't Ron be able to find Harry and Hermione once they leave camp?

3. What does Dumbledore believe is the last Horocrux?

4. What is Parseltongue?

5. Why does Bill take the Weasley family away from the Burrow?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione come to be captured by Snatchers?

2. What does Professor McGonagall and the other teachers do as Harry begins his search for the diadem?

3. After jumping off the dragon, what does Harry see with his connection with Voldemort?

4. Sum up the status of Harry, Hermione and Ron nineteen years later.

5. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?

6. What does Harry tell Voldemort about Snape and the Elder Wand?

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

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

9. Describe the encounter with Nagini.

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

Essay Topics

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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