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. What character awakens Harry from his dream about the long corridor?

2. What does Mr. Weasley tell the children about his attack?

3. What does Hagrid learn about his mother on his trip?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What does Harry notice about the carriages that take students from the train to Hogwarts proper, and why is it significant?

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

5. What makes the hearing in Chapter 8 so unusual?

6. Why is Mrs. Weasley so determined to keep Harry from learning more information about Voldemort and current events in the magical community?

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

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

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

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

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

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 3

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.

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