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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. What does Ollivander say is real?
2. Who did Dumbledore mean to have the Elder Wand?
3. What does Harry realize is inside the snitch?
4. What does Snape have Harry take as Snape is dying?
5. How long are the people at Hogwarts given to turn over Harry Potter to Voldemort before he starts killing people?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Ron ask Harry to stop saying Voldemort's name out loud?
2. Briefly related the "Tale of the Three Brothers."
3. What does Harry learn about Severius Snape when Harry uses the Pensieve?
4. What does Harry tell Voldemort about Snape and the Elder Wand?
5. How does Ron find Harry and Hermione?
6. What happens to Severius Snape.
7. Describe how Harry ends up with the Sword of Gryffindor.
8. Where do Harry and Hermione decide to go and why?
9. After jumping off the dragon, what does Harry see with his connection with Voldemort?
10. Describe Harry's "death."
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as in many fantasy books, magic is an integral part of the story. Discuss the following:
1. Define and analyze the principles and use of magic in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Who can use it? Are there limitations? Can magic accomplish anything? Are there things that are forbidden to do?
2. How has Voldemort violated the restrictions put on the use of magic? Do you think the restrictions are just or wise?
3. Are all magic users equally strong? Why do you think a wand is required to use the magic?
4. Name and explain four of the spells used in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, much of the setting is familiar to the reader, though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:
1. Find five terms that are a part of Harry Potter's world that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in Potter's world. Define the words as used in in Harry Potter's world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.
2. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of Harry Potter. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? What word(s)?
4. Were there any words you never really understood from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and which ones are they?
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