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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 bites Harry?
2. How do Harry and Hermione escape Bathilda's home?
3. What does Ollivander say is real?
4. Who delays Ron from returning to Harry and Hermione?
5. What does Griphook demand for his help to break into Gringotts?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Ron ask Harry to stop saying Voldemort's name out loud?
2. Describe Harry's "death."
3. Where do Harry and Hermione decide to go and why?
4. Who do Harry, Ron and Hermione question about the Elder wand?
5. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione come to be captured by Snatchers?
6. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione escape from Gringotts after being discovered?
7. What does Harry figure out about the Elder wand and what does he see Voldemort do in relation to the Elder wand?
8. What does Harry learn about Severius Snape when Harry uses the Pensieve?
9. What does Harry learn about the diadem as others are fighting the Death Eaters at Hogwarts?
10. After jumping off the dragon, what does Harry see with his connection with Voldemort?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws and Harry Potter is no exception.
1. Trace and analyze situations when Potter demonstrates his instinct for handling problems that might be beyond the ability of a seventeen-year-old boy. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Potter's character flaws and explain how they create a more complex and believable character. How do you think Potter's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?
3. After analyzing Potter's strengths and weaknesses, decide if Dumbledore is right in selecting Potter to be the "hero" of the story. Is there anyone else who might have done a better job?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of manipulation and power in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with manipulation and power? Why? What are some symbols of manipulation and power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of sacrifice in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Which characters are willing to sacrifice for the greater good? Why? Which characters seem self centered? Why? What does Harry Potter gain by his sacrifice in chapter 34?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. How does the world of Harry Potter seem to view death? Who tries to avoid killing? Who seems to kill for frivolous reasons? Who seems afraid of dying? Not afraid? Who meets death gracefully? In resignation? With joy? With fear?
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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