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. About what does Bill warn Harry?

2. What does McGonagall say she will do while Harry searches Hogwarts?

3. Upon whom do all the professors gang up?

4. What does Harry tell Neville as Harry is walking away from Hogwarts?

5. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione get off the dragon's back?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the encounter with Crabbe, Goyle and Draco and the destruction of the diadem.

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

4. What is the agreement Harry and Griphook make?

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

6. Describe Harry's "death."

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

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

9. Describe how Harry ends up with the Sword of Gryffindor.

10. What does Dumbledore tell Harry about Voldemort and Harry's connection?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the books that came earlier in the Harry Potter series, Albus Dumbledore is portrayed as extremely wise, good, powerful and always making the right choices. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, readers begin seeing the "shadow" side to Albus Dumbledore. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze what is known and revealed about Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Does the information about his younger life make him less of a hero or good person? Why or why not? Does he seem more real after the revelations? Why or why not?

2. Who in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows seems to be the most complex character? Why? Does s/he have both a good and shadow side? Explore that character fully, comparing and contrasting him/her different facets to his/her personality.

3. Is Voldemort a rounded or flat character? Explain.

4. Does reading the last book in a series of seven make it difficult to see the characters as rounded since much of who they are is revealed in earlier books? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

There are a number of instances of foreshadowing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. For many of those instances, readers will suspect that they hint at something to come; others, the readers may not be aware until the event which is foreshadowed occurs. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term foreshadow. Why do you think authors foreshadow a future event? What might be a reader's reaction to a sudden tragic or wonderful event if there were no hints whatsoever that it might occur?

2. Find four events that are foreshadowed in previous chapters and pair up the foreshadowing text with the event. Analyze each event to include the following questions. What is foreshadowed? Is the method Rawlings uses to foreshadow effective? Did you guess when a particular text was foreshadowing a future event? Did you guess what the event is?

3. Along with foreshadowing, symbolism usually plays a role in most works of fiction? How extensive is the use of symbolism in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? Is there enough symbolism to add depth to the writing? Interest to the writing? Explain your statements with examples.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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