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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 two teachers are being targeted for dismissal by Umbridge?
2. Why does Harry have an advantage when the Death Eaters surround him in the Department of Mysteries?
3. Why is Harry determined to speak with Sirius after spying on Snape's memories?
4. What does Harry try to do when he realizes Sirius has disappeared through the archway?
5. What exam do Ron and Harry both do poorly on?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What factors lead into Harry deciding he wants to become an Auror?
3. Why is Harry so disturbed when he views Snape's memory in the Pensieve?
4. What is the purpose of Umbridge's new decree that prohibits teachers from giving students information beyond their course curriculum?
5. Why does such a large group of students want to accompany Harry to the Ministry of Magic?
6. Why does Harry have such a difficult time understanding Cho's feelings and reaction during their first date?
7. Do you think Sirius has any responsibility for his own fate when he is hit by a spell and disappears through the archway? Explain.
8. What makes the presence of Bellatrix Lestrange so important in Chapter 35?
9. Why do Harry and Hermione decide to wait to tell Ron about Hagrid's brother?
10. What is unusual about Dumbledore's demeanor when fighting Voldemort?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the relationship between the Magical and Mundane within the setting of the novel. What impact does each have on the main characters and their development? How does this influence the outcome of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
The Ministry of Magic clearly plays a large role in the novel, taking over Hogwarts bit by bit with an inside agent. Discuss the role of the Ministry of Magic, as both a foil to Dumbledore and also as a representation of the dangers of censorship and governmental control of education.
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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