Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
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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 is the centaur that appears to Harry in Act II, Scene 5?

2. What company does Ron run in the play?

3. Where does the "Transition Scene" in Act I, Scene 4 begin?

4. What does Scorpius offer to Rose when she comes to his compartment in Act I, Scene 3?

5. What section of the Daily Prophet does Ginny edit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting of Act I, Scene1? How is the setting described?

2. Why does Albus tell Scorpius they need to depart the train in Act I, Scene 10?

3. What transitions are seen in Act I, Scene 4? Why does the author include this scene?

4. Who is Rubeus Hagrid and what role did he play in the earlier works in the Harry Potter novels?

5. Why would it be controversial if Albus were chosen for the Slytherin House?

6. Describe Harry's dream in Act I, Scene 8. Where does the dream take place?

7. How is the setting of Act II, Scene 7 described? What year is it in this scene?

8. What do you think is Albus's true objective in using the Time-Turner? Why?

9. Why has Hermione called an emergency meeting in Act I, Scene 12? How does her audience respond to the situation?

10. Why do Harry and his friends decide to go to Forbidden Forest in Act II, Scene 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's use of symbolism and imagery in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. What are some of the significant symbols that appear in the story? What do they represent? How is imagery used in developing character and setting?

Essay Topic 2

In what ways does Harry Potter and the Cursed Child differ from the novels of the Harry Potter series? How is the format different than the novels? In what ways have the main characters changed in the play?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the audience interaction that occurs in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. In what instances are characters or voices placed in the audience? What effects does the have? Why do you think the author chooses to incorporate the audience into the production?

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