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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 Draco swear to do when he meets Harry back at Hogwarts after the battle at the Ministry?
2. What is shocking about Harry's fight with Lestrange?
3. Who is the source of the screams that interrupt Harry and Snape's Occlumency lesson?
4. Why does Harry protest his friends accompanying him to the Ministry of Magic?
5. Why is McGonagall taken to the infirmary?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Harry have such a difficult time understanding Cho's feelings and reaction during their first date?
2. 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?
3. What is the purpose of Umbridge's new decree that prohibits teachers from giving students information beyond their course curriculum?
4. What is unusual about Dumbledore's demeanor when fighting Voldemort?
5. What aspect of Umbridge's personality becomes her undoing in the novel?
6. Why do Sirius and Snape have a near-violent argument just before the children return to Hogwarts from the holiday break?
7. What factors lead into Harry deciding he wants to become an Auror?
8. Why does Harry destroy so many items in Dumbledore's office after returning from the Ministry?
9. What is so impressive about Hagrid's fight with Umbridge and her goons?
10. What could have prompted Marietta to betray the D.A. and get Harry into trouble?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Symbolism is significant in the names Rowling chooses for the characters, objects and places in the novel. Choose two symbolic names and demonstrate how they foreshadow the action of the plot.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the conflict between races in the novel, and how the author uses this conflict to illuminate attitudes and challenges in modern society.
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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