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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 comes to Malfoy's rescue after Harry and Mafoly fight in the bathroom?
2. What item does Professor Snape ask Harry to retrieve after he hears what spell he uses on Malfoy?
3. Where does Harry hide his annotated Potions book?
4. Who does the author of the note inside the Horcrux Harry obtained with Dumbledore claim to be?
5. What item does Harry use to save his life after he drinks poisoned mead?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Kreacher and Dobby report back to Harry after Harry sends them out on a mission to observe Draco?
2. What are three spells that Harry casts while trying to escape from the cave with Dumbledore?
3. What reason does Dumbledore give as to why Voldemort's appearance changes so much over the years?
4. How do Harry, Ron, and Hermione learn of Aragog's death?
5. What mission does Lupin go on for Voldemort?
6. What is the only thing that allows Harry to break free from Dumbledore's immobilizing spell when the two of them return from the cave?
7. What does Dumbledore explain really happens when the young Tom Riddle/Voldemort confronts Morfin?
8. Who is the actual Half-Blood Prince?
9. What happens to Malfoy when Harry uses the Sectumsempra spell on him?
10. What factors motivate Kreacher and Dobby's allegiance to Harry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A strong mastery of language is important for any author's success. Rowling often uses Latin as a basis for the spells she creates in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Choose at least 10 spells from the text, explain their Latin roots, and discuss how Rowling's use of Latin for the spell incantations creates a sense of familiarity for her (Romance-language speaking) readers.
Essay Topic 2
Several characters in the novel have very minor roles (such as the Prime Minister) but play an important role in the text. Choose one minor character and discuss what role he or she plays in the text, how the story is different without that character, and three literary devices Rowling uses to establish the importance of this minor character in a brief but effective way.
Essay Topic 3
In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Rowling describes both the Prime Minister (of Muggles) and the Ministry of Magic as relatively inept, incapable governing agencies. What does this say about her own opinion of the government or ruling order? Can an author's criticism of a fictional government (or other entity) be taken as a genuine criticism of an actual government? Why or why not? What in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince supports your position on this topic?
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