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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 is ordered to carry Harry's body back to Hogwarts?
2. What have Ron and Hermione been doing as Harry is searching for the diadem?
3. Who encourages Harry as he takes out the resurrection stone?
4. Why does Harry cast his Patronis?
5. Who is carried off by giant spiders?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Professor McGonagall and the other teachers do as Harry begins his search for the diadem?
2. Describe Harry's "death."
3. What happens to Severius Snape.
4. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione escape from Gringotts after being discovered?
5. Sum up the status of Harry, Hermione and Ron nineteen years later.
6. How is Harry repaid from a previous mercy he showed Wormtail?
7. Where do Harry and Hermione decide to go and why?
8. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?
9. Describe the encounter with Nagini.
10. What is the agreement Harry and Griphook make?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Harry Potter is in some ways a larger-than-life hero. Despite incredible odds, he usually comes out on top, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and in the other books in the series. Discuss the following:
1. Does having a larger-than-life hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, is a hero who ultimately always "lands on his feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and does not succeed more admirable?
2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.
3. Choose one other character besides Potter who you might call a hero or heroine and explain why you choose that person.
4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.
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