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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With what does Neville slice off Voldemort's snake's head?

2. What does Harry see as he is keeping watch at their camp?

3. Why does Harry cast his Patronis?

4. To whom does Harry speak about the whereabouts of the diadem?

5. Why does Xenophilius turn in Harry?

Essay 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, 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 3

Discuss the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation of Harry saving Draco and then Harry is saved by Draco's mother. Find two other instances of irony and analyze them.

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use of and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?

3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible devices: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

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