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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 Xenophilius turn in Harry?
2. How does Harry fix his wand?
3. What does Snape agree to do after talking with Dumbledore when Harry's parents have died?
4. What does Harry realize is inside the snitch?
5. About what is the "Tale of the Three Brothers"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Dumbledore tell Harry about Voldemort and Harry's connection?
2. Where do Harry and Hermione decide to go and why?
3. What does Professor McGonagall and the other teachers do as Harry begins his search for the diadem?
4. Who do Harry, Ron and Hermione question about the Elder wand?
5. Describe how Harry ends up with the Sword of Gryffindor.
6. In what room do Harry, Hermione, Ron and other allies gather?
7. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione come to be captured by Snatchers?
8. Describe the encounter with Nagini.
9. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?
10. What does Harry learn about the diadem as others are fighting the Death Eaters at Hogwarts?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as in many fantasy books, magic is an integral part of the story. Discuss the following:
1. Define and analyze the principles and use of magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Who can use it? Are there limitations? Can magic accomplish anything? Are there things that are forbidden to do?
2. How has Voldemort violated the restrictions put on the use of magic? Do you think the restrictions are just or wise?
3. Are all magic users equally strong? Why do you think a wand is required to use the magic?
4. Name and explain four of the spells used in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
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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