Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Harry do to earn another week of detention with Professor Umbridge?
2. Why did Harry's friends neglect to respond to his letters?
3. Why did Percy have a falling out with his parents?
4. What favor does Hermione ask Harry to do for the Hogwarts students?
5. What do the members of the Order realize while exchanging gifts?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explore the question raised by Dobby's explanation of the house elves' behavior: is a person actually free if they choose to remain a slave?
2. Why is it significant that Professor Umbridge takes over during the feast?
3. Why is Umbridge's punishment of Fred, George and Harry particularly cruel to Harry?
4. Why do you think the room with the orbs is so hard to get to?
5. Why is Kreacher so happy to report that Sirius may never return from the Department of Mysteries?
6. Why is Hermione's method for keeping track of the D.A. schedule ironic?
7. Why do you think it is so difficult for Harry to accept the position teaching students Defense Against the Dark Arts?
8. Briefly describe, in order, the four owls regarding use of underage magic that Harry receives in Chapter 2.
9. What is the purpose of Umbridge's new decree that prohibits teachers from giving students information beyond their course curriculum?
10. In Chapter 1, why does Harry have such a difficult time summoning his Patronus Charm?
Discuss the conflict between races in the novel, and how the author uses this conflict to illuminate attitudes and challenges in modern society.
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.
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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