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. After learning of the attack on Mr. Weasley, why does Dumbledore send former Headmaster paintings to search for him?

2. What is the correct address for Chapter Four's location?

3. Why do George and Fred keep taking things they find in the Black House?

4. What one piece of good news do the main characters learn after being fiercely disciplined for attacking Malfoy?

5. Why does Hermione begin to question whether it's a good idea to meet in their secret club?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe, in order, the four owls regarding use of underage magic that Harry receives in Chapter 2.

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

3. How does the author use the long, uneventful journey from the Order to the Ministry to illustrate Harry's situation?

4. In Chapter 1, why does Harry have such a difficult time summoning his Patronus Charm?

5. What does it show about the childrens' characters that they decide to visit Gilderoy Lockhart while at the hospital?

6. What action, on the part of the Ministry of Magic, shows how serious they are about undermining Dumbledore's influence?

7. What makes it particularly disturbing that the students' mail in and out of Hogwarts is potentially being monitored?

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

9. What purpose does Educational Decree Number Twenty-four serve, aside from obviously disbanding groups?

10. Why is Hermione's method for keeping track of the D.A. schedule ironic?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Symbolism is significant in the names Rowling chooses for the characters, objects and places in the novel. Choose two symbolic names and demonstrate how they foreshadow the action of the plot.

Essay Topic 2

Most characters in the novel are not perfect because that they have flaws either in their present or in their past. By exposing these flaws, the reader and main characters are exposed to the concept of Redemption. What role do you believe Redemption plays in Harry's growth throughout the novel?

Essay Topic 3

The many students of Hogwarts express themselves in a variety of ways, with the common theme of the eternal struggle between personal choice and external expectations. Explore how family, society or other authority figures place expectations on the students, and the ways in which different characters express their individuality. How successful are they in this expression? Does it have positive or negative results for the character within the story line?

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