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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 was Harry's father's best friend when they were young?

2. What does Harry see on a cover of a book in Diagon Alley that he feels he has seen before?

3. Who does Harry read about in the newspaper while riding the bus to London?

4. Why is Harry not as excited about Halloween as the rest of his classmates?

5. Who is in the train compartment with Ron, Harry, and Hermione when they board the Hogwarts Express?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hagrid teach about in his first class in Magical Creatures?

2. What do the dementors look like?

3. What does the term "muggle" mean?

4. What does Harry hear before passing out when the dementors are near him?

5. Who walks into the room just as Lupin and Black finish telling Harry their story at the Shrieking Shack?

6. What appears as Lupin's worst fear?

7. What causes Harry to think that he is weak compared to the other students?

8. What happens when Snape tries to use the Marauder's Map?

9. Who does Harry read about in the Daily Prophet just after leaving the Dursleys' house?

10. Just after leaving the Dursleys' house, what does Harry see in some bushes?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Peter Pettigrew uses many different lies to acheive his horrible goals. What are some of these and how did they poison the characters who heard them?

Essay Topic 2

Peter Pettigrew was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence, however brief, altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Pettigrew had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 3

Who is involved in the attack at the Shrieking Shack and what do they have to gain by doing this? How do the events of this night alter the plot?

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