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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 see when he daydreams during his History of Magic exam?
2. What do Hermione and Harry tell Ron to get him to stop talking about the Quidditch Cup match?
3. How do the children find their way from the room with black doors to the room they need?
4. What causes Voldemort to finally materialize in the Ministry lobby?
5. Who is the source of the screams that interrupt Harry and Snape's Occlumency lesson?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the purpose of Umbridge's new decree that prohibits teachers from giving students information beyond their course curriculum?
2. Why is Kreacher so happy to report that Sirius may never return from the Department of Mysteries?
3. Why do you think Voldemort is afraid of Dumbledore?
4. What causes McGonagall to vow that she will see Harry an Auror if it's the last thing she does?
5. 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.
6. What is unusual about Dumbledore's demeanor when fighting Voldemort?
7. Why does such a large group of students want to accompany Harry to the Ministry of Magic?
8. What could have prompted Marietta to betray the D.A. and get Harry into trouble?
9. Do you think Sirius has any responsibility for his own fate when he is hit by a spell and disappears through the archway? Explain.
10. What is Harry's reaction to learning Cho Chang has been dating another boy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Women in this novel are often seen in a grim or sinister light. Discuss the women of the novel and in what way their interactions with Harry contribute to his character development.
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
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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