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 Voldemort send at Harry?

2. Why does Harry cast his Patronis?

3. Where does Harry think there will be another Horocrux?

4. Upon whom do all the professors gang up?

5. Why does Xenophilius turn in Harry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Severius Snape.

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

3. How is Harry repaid from a previous mercy he showed Wormtail?

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

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

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

7. What does Harry learn about Severius Snape when Harry uses the Pensieve?

8. What is the agreement Harry and Griphook make?

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

10. In what room do Harry, Hermione, Ron and other allies gather?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

Discuss the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation of Harry saving Draco and then Harry is saved by Draco's mother. Find two other instances of irony and analyze them.

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?

3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible devices: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

Essay Topic 3

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws and Harry Potter is no exception.

1. Trace and analyze situations when Potter demonstrates his instinct for handling problems that might be beyond the ability of a seventeen-year-old boy. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze Potter's character flaws and explain how they create a more complex and believable character. How do you think Potter's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?

3. After analyzing Potter's strengths and weaknesses, decide if Dumbledore is right in selecting Potter to be the "hero" of the story. Is there anyone else who might have done a better job?

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