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 dies when Harry, Ron and Hermione and others escape?

2. What does Voldemort force on Neville?

3. Who did Dumbledore mean to have the Elder Wand?

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

5. Who was the last owner of the Elder wand?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?

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

7. Briefly related the "Tale of the Three Brothers."

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

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

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. 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

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.

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