Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 do the children run into while visiting their former professor at the hospital mental ward?

2. Why doesn't Harry end up sitting with Ron and Hermione on the train?

3. What makes Aunt Petunia decide Harry must be allowed to stay?

4. What name do the children choose for the new club teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts?

5. In Hagrid's first lesson, what kind of creature does he show the children in the Forbidden Forest?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think it is so difficult for Harry to accept the position teaching students Defense Against the Dark Arts?

2. How does Hermione explain Cho's see-sawing emotions to Harry, and why is her perception unusual?

3. Why does Harry suspect Minister Fudge may be under a dark charm?

4. Describe the different approaches Ron and Hermione want to take in regards to attempting to free house elves.

5. Why is it ironic that Harry was willing to endanger the Dursleys by going home for the holidays?

6. What does Sirius' family home reveal about his background that shocks Harry?

7. Why is Umbridge's punishment of Fred, George and Harry particularly cruel to Harry?

8. What internal debate in Chapter 18 illustrates Hermione's growing wisdom and maturity?

9. What upsets Ron so much about the letter he receives from his older brother?

10. Why did Dumbledore send Hagrid to attempt negotiations with the giants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The romance between Harry and Cho plagues him throughout the novel as he attempts to navigate through her complex emotional state. What would have needed to be different for their romance to work? Would it have made a difference to the outcome of the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Dumbledore is one of the most mysterious and powerful characters within the setting of the novel. Discuss the archetype represented by Dumbledore, and how this symbolic figure impacts the protagonists and their growth.

Essay Topic 3

Adults and children exist in an interesting gray area in this novel, where many lines of authority and trust are crossed. Discuss the morphing relationship between adults and children in the novel. How do these changes and relationships lead to development for the main characters?

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