Harry Potter Read Along Week #19 Answers

Posted August 5th, 2013 by in Bookish Events / 1 comment

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It’s important that if you are re-reading this series that you answer the questions based only on the knowledge that we have so far!

1. Do you think Harry is right in that he doesn’t want to tell anyone what’s happening in detention with Delores Umbridge? Would you have told a professor?

You know I really don’t have a clue what I would do in Harry’s situation. I think that deep down we can all agree that nothing will be done about Umbridge regardless of the atrocities she’s putting on her students. At this point the ministry would just say that she can dole out punishments how she sees fit. I can say that if I were Harry and it were happening to another student, I’d definitely be seeing a professor!

2. What do you think of Percy’s letter to Ron?

The smarmy arrogance that comes from Percy’s letter makes me physically ill. The thing is that I haven’t ever been remotely close to the situation that Percy finds himself in. It would have never crossed my mind at the age of seventeen to go so against what my parents told me. I can’t even begin to imagine what is going through Percy’s head. I just wonder if he’ll wait until it’s too late to face the truth.

3. What do you think of Sirius’s attitude regarding the Hogsmeade visit?

I have to say that I am pretty disappointed in Sirius. He’s supposed to be there for Harry not gallivanting around trying to provoke serious danger. The things that he and James got up to in school (while not always harmless) certainly didn’t involve Voldemort and his band of henchmen. I just don’t think that Sirius is thinking straight.

4. The Ministry of Magic is meddeling even further into Hogwarts (i.e. the High Inquisitor). What do you think of this? Do you think our schools are set up this way?

I’m honestly trying to understand how it even happened. I mean truly I don’t know. How are wizarding schools run? Who makes these decisions? I can’t imagine that the Ministry soley has that responsibility. If the Wizengemot did, then I’m losing faith in the wizarding community. It suggests that they are believing everything they’re being spoon fed. 🙁 I also can’t tell you how much Umbridge makes me angry. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so strongly against a character ever. Not even Snape (who we have seen very little of in this book!)

5. Would you have joined Dumbledore’s Army? What do you think of the club?

Ya know, we’re such a band of rule followers, I’m going to enjoy reading these answers! To be honest, I think I would. I’m a rule follower but I’m not an idiot. Before now, there have always been good reasons as to why I wouldn’t have broken the rules. With someone as foul and evil as Umbridge making the rules though, I think I’d do everything I could to break them.

6. How do you think Umbridge is getting her information?

I wish I knew! (This is a reread for me but I seriously can’t remember!) Clearly the dung bombs threat was just a way to get Filch to snatch Harry’s letter and then there was Hedwig and her injury. The thing is Sirius didn’t use anything that would have given them away. Not what they were doing, not where, not when, not one thing. But that also indicates that Umbridge knew Sirius’s hand writing. Have I mentioned how much I despise this woman?



One Response to “Harry Potter Read Along Week #19 Answers”

  1. Shannon

    I’m disappointed in Sirius too. He’s being immature and reckless.

    I think that the awfulness of Umbridge would drive our entire troop of rule-followers to join the DA. I completely forgot that it would be breaking rules to join DA until I read your answers!

    I posted mine on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1438218-order-of-the-phoenix-3. I’m on chapter 22 now, so I should be able to complete week #20’s questions soon (probably first thing tomorrow). Hope to be all caught up by Monday. We’ll see!

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