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. Who delays Ron from returning to Harry and Hermione?

2. For what is Harry searching in the vault?

3. How do Harry and Hermione escape Bathilda's home?

4. About what is the "Tale of the Three Brothers"?

5. What does Harry decide they need to find?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the agreement Harry and Griphook make?

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

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

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

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

6. Describe the encounter with Nagini.

7. What does Harry learn about the diadem as others are fighting the Death Eaters at Hogwarts?

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

9. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there are other sentient beings besides humans, though they seem to have a lesser status than humans. Discuss the following:

1. List and describe all the sentient and non-human beings.

2. Why do you think most of the the non-human and sentient beings are accorded lesser status? Is it fair? Are they inferior to human beings?

3. Are there any characters who seem to accord the non-human and sentient beings equal status with their own? Who? If not, why not?

4. Why do you think Rowlings creates a world where non-humans are of lesser status?

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