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

2. Where does Hermione come up with the plan to alert Dumbledore's Army members of their meeting schedule?

3. What do Harry and friends see in the flames while speaking with Sirius that alarms them?

4. What does Harry discover about the pain he feels in his scar on occasion?

5. What does Dumbledore tell Harry when they speak after the hearing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What part of being treated like an adult is difficult for the Weasley children when they are not allowed to rush to their father's bedside?

3. Why do Sirius and Snape have a near-violent argument just before the children return to Hogwarts from the holiday break?

4. What causes McGonagall to vow that she will see Harry an Auror if it's the last thing she does?

5. Why is it significant that Harry is able to repel Snape from his mind only when Snape tries to see the memory of Harry and Cho kissing?

6. Why does such a large group of students want to accompany Harry to the Ministry of Magic?

7. Why are the teachers secretly delighted at the way Fred and George react to Umbridge's new position of Headmaster?

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

9. What success did Hagrid have in accomplishing his mission?

10. Given that he has never met many of the guards that come to rescue him, what does Harry's choice to leave the Dursleys' reveal about his character?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Despite being aligned with "good", several of the main characters of the novel dabble in morally ambiguous behavior in order to accomplish an end. Discuss the dilemma between what is more important to the heroes and heroines of the story: the journey or the destination.

Essay Topic 2

The wizarding world is highly divided by both race and familial ties, with family lineage playing a large role in one's social standing. Choose one main character and discuss thoroughly the impact "blood" has on the character and their values. Be sure to include external and internal factors that contribute to this personal development.

Essay Topic 3

Hagrid is one of the most important figures in the lives of Harry, Ron and Hermione despite being absent for a large chunk of the novel. Discuss in detail how his behavior serves as a model for the children and whether that ends up being a positive or negative influence. Choose specific characteristics and actions that have significant impact on the story.

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