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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. Why does Nearly Headless Nick tell Harry he's not likely to see Sirius as a ghost?
2. What room are the children forced into when they run from the Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries?
3. What do Fred and George announce when they publicly quit Hogwarts?
4. What does Umbridge demand from Snape in order to interrogate Harry?
5. What causes McGonagall to fight with Umbridge during Harry's career counseling session?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do you think Voldemort is afraid of Dumbledore?
2. Why do Sirius and Snape have a near-violent argument just before the children return to Hogwarts from the holiday break?
3. What is unusual about Dumbledore's demeanor when fighting Voldemort?
4. What reaction does Umbridge have to the O.W.L. examiners?
5. Despite Umbridge's reaction, what is heartening to Harry about how people respond to the newspaper article about his encounter with Voldemort?
6. Why was it so important for Harry to remain with his horrible family while growing up?
7. What factors lead into Harry deciding he wants to become an Auror?
8. Why is Harry so disturbed when he views Snape's memory in the Pensieve?
9. Why do Harry and Hermione decide to wait to tell Ron about Hagrid's brother?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
One of Harry's great strengths has traditionally been his ability and willingness to place faith in others. Discuss the many leaps of faith that Harry takes throughout the novel, and how they change as the story progresses and he matures. What do the changes show about his personal development? Does his continual faith in others display optimism or naivete?
Essay Topic 3
Ron and Hermione argue passionately over the plight of the House Elves at Hogwarts. Whose position do you agree with, and why? What role does slavery play in this novel? Does it affect anyone other than the House Elves?
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