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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. Who gave the prophecy that linked Harry forever with Voldemort?
2. What causes Snape to leave Harry's Occlumency lesson after Umbridge is appointed Headmaster?
3. What causes Voldemort to finally materialize in the Ministry lobby?
4. Why does Harry wish for death when Voldemort possesses him?
5. Why is Harry exasperated with Cho after their first date?
Short Essay Questions
1. What light does Firenze's banishment from his people shed on the social structure of the wizarding world?
2. Why is Luna able to comfort Harry about Sirius' death when no one else can?
3. What is the purpose of Umbridge's new decree that prohibits teachers from giving students information beyond their course curriculum?
4. Why do you think the room with the orbs is so hard to get to?
5. Why was it so important for Harry to remain with his horrible family while growing up?
6. Why is Harry so disturbed when he views Snape's memory in the Pensieve?
7. Why is Harry so determined to continue pressing forward, even against his friends' advice?
8. Why do Sirius and Snape have a near-violent argument just before the children return to Hogwarts from the holiday break?
9. What is unusual about Dumbledore's demeanor when fighting Voldemort?
10. Why does Harry have such a difficult time understanding Cho's feelings and reaction during their first date?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Dumbledore tells Harry at the end of the story that he wishes he had told him about the prophecy sooner. What would have changed if Harry had known about the prophecy? Would it have been a positive or negative change for the character's growth?
Essay Topic 3
Despite being aligned with "good", several of the main characters of the novel dabble in morally ambiguous behavior in order to accomplish an end. Discuss the dilemma between what is more important to the heroes and heroines of the story: the journey or the destination.
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