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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 find that he'd forgotten Sirius gave to him?
2. What is the response of the general Hogwarts population to Fred and George's leave-taking?
3. What two teachers are being targeted for dismissal by Umbridge?
4. What keeps Hermione and Harry from being attacked by the centaurs?
5. What do Moody, Tonks and Lupin tell the Dursleys before sending Harry home with them?
Short Essay Questions
1. What factors lead into Harry deciding he wants to become an Auror?
2. Why is Harry so disturbed when he views Snape's memory in the Pensieve?
3. Why do Sirius and Snape have a near-violent argument just before the children return to Hogwarts from the holiday break?
4. Why do you think Voldemort is afraid of Dumbledore?
5. What makes the presence of Bellatrix Lestrange so important in Chapter 35?
6. Why is Harry so determined to continue pressing forward, even against his friends' advice?
7. 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?
8. Why are the teachers secretly delighted at the way Fred and George react to Umbridge's new position of Headmaster?
9. What aspect of Umbridge's personality becomes her undoing in the novel?
10. What is so impressive about Hagrid's fight with Umbridge and her goons?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Adults and children exist in an interesting gray area in this novel, where many lines of authority and trust are crossed. Discuss the morphing relationship between adults and children in the novel. How do these changes and relationships lead to development for the main characters?
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
Family is a recurring and tremendously important theme in the novel. Discuss how Family impacts Harry at different points in the novel, and how this helps to further the plot.
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