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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. Where does Hermione lead Umbridge within the Forbidden Forest?
2. What happens between Harry and Cho when they first meet again after the holiday break?
3. How do the children find their way from the room with black doors to the room they need?
4. How does Hermione trick Umbridge into stopping her plans to torture Harry?
5. What does Harry instruct his friends to do when he signals them in the battle with the Death Eaters?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does such a large group of students want to accompany Harry to the Ministry of Magic?
2. What is Harry's reaction to learning Cho Chang has been dating another boy?
3. What is the purpose of Umbridge's new decree that prohibits teachers from giving students information beyond their course curriculum?
4. What factors lead into Harry deciding he wants to become an Auror?
5. Why are the teachers secretly delighted at the way Fred and George react to Umbridge's new position of Headmaster?
6. Why does Harry have such a difficult time understanding Cho's feelings and reaction during their first date?
7. What aspect of Umbridge's personality becomes her undoing in the novel?
8. Why do Sirius and Snape have a near-violent argument just before the children return to Hogwarts from the holiday break?
9. Why is Luna able to comfort Harry about Sirius' death when no one else can?
10. Why does Harry destroy so many items in Dumbledore's office after returning from the Ministry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Rowling seems to associate Coming of Age with painful experiences. Do you agree that the characters must develop a sense of mortality in order to mature and come of age? Support your assertion with details from the novel.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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