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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 does Harry do as soon as Snape leaves their interrupted Occlumency lesson?
2. What does Harry try to do when he realizes Sirius has disappeared through the archway?
3. What does Harry see in the Pensieve that disturbs him?
4. What D.A. student shows the greatest improvement in the wake of the Death Eaters' escape?
5. What is Umbridge's first action upon being named the new Headmaster of Hogwarts?
Short Essay Questions
1. What factors lead into Harry deciding he wants to become an Auror?
2. What causes McGonagall to vow that she will see Harry an Auror if it's the last thing she does?
3. Why are the centaurs angry with Hagrid, and what makes them decide not to attack him?
4. Do you think Snape was being truthful or that he was helping Harry when he told Umbridge he had no more truth potion? Give details that support your assertion.
5. What could have prompted Marietta to betray the D.A. and get Harry into trouble?
6. Despite Umbridge's reaction, what is heartening to Harry about how people respond to the newspaper article about his encounter with Voldemort?
7. What light does Firenze's banishment from his people shed on the social structure of the wizarding world?
8. Why is Luna able to comfort Harry about Sirius' death when no one else can?
9. Why are the teachers secretly delighted at the way Fred and George react to Umbridge's new position of Headmaster?
10. Why is Kreacher so happy to report that Sirius may never return from the Department of Mysteries?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Rowling seems to associate Coming of Age with painful experiences. Do you agree that the characters must develop a sense of mortality in order to mature and come of age? Support your assertion with details from the novel.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the conflict between races in the novel, and how the author uses this conflict to illuminate attitudes and challenges in modern society.
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