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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. How does Hermione feel towards Ron after they are all reunited?
2. Who comes to Hogwarts to help fight?
3. Where are Ron, Hermione and Harry taken?
4. Who is carried off by giant spiders?
5. What does Harry remember about a statue in Hogwarts?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Harry repaid from a previous mercy he showed Wormtail?
2. What does Professor McGonagall and the other teachers do as Harry begins his search for the diadem?
3. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione come to be captured by Snatchers?
4. What does Alberforth Dumbledore tell Harry, Hermione and Ron about his sister, Ariana?
5. Describe how Harry ends up with the Sword of Gryffindor.
6. What does Harry learn about the diadem as others are fighting the Death Eaters at Hogwarts?
7. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione escape from Gringotts after being discovered?
8. What does Harry learn about Severius Snape when Harry uses the Pensieve?
9. Where do Harry and Hermione decide to go and why?
10. Describe the encounter with Crabbe, Goyle and Draco and the destruction of the diadem.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Harry Potter is in some ways a larger-than-life hero. Despite incredible odds, he usually comes out on top, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and in the other books in the series. Discuss the following:
1. Does having a larger-than-life hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, is a hero who ultimately always "lands on his feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and does not succeed more admirable?
2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.
3. Choose one other character besides Potter who you might call a hero or heroine and explain why you choose that person.
4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast Harry Potter's world to that of "real" life. What are the advantages to each world? The disadvantages?
2. In which world would you rather live in if you possess no magical abilities? Explain your response.
3. In which world would you rather live in if you possess magical abilities and Voldemort is the ruler of the world where you could practice magic? Explain your response.
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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