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Harry Potter Discussion Questions

Chapter 1
1. Why are the Dursley's afraid of people finding out about the Potter's.
2. Why do you think Voldemort was unable to kill Harry?
3. Why do you think Professor Dumbledore decided to give Harry to the Dursley's?

Chapter 2
1. Why do you think that the Dursley's don't allow Harry to ask questions?
2. Why do you think that the Dursley's worry about Harry getting strange ideas?
3. Why did Harry feel that he should have known it was all too good to last?

Chapter 3
1. How do you think the author of the letter knows where Harry's room is?
2. Why do you think Harry wants the letter so badly?
3. Who do you think is trying to come in?

Chapter 4
1. Why do you think the Dursley's never told Harry about the letter?
2. Why do think nonmagic people are referred to as Muggles?
3. What do you think happened to Voldemort?

Chapter 5
1. Why do you think that Harry thinks it is necessary to tell himself that the events of Chapter 4 were a dream?
2. What do you think is in the package that was in vault 713?
3. Why do you think that it is the witches and wizards from Slytherin that go bad?

Chapter 6
1. Which would you find worse being shouted at or being ingnored?Explain why.
2. Why do you think the magical people refer to Voldemort as You-Know-Who?
3. If you were Bertie Botts what flavors of jelly beans would you develop?

Chapter 7
1. What house do you think you would be selected for? Explain why?
2. Why do you think that the corridor on the third floor is out of bounds?
3. What do you think Harry's nightmare means?

Chapter 8
1. Why do you think Professor Quirrel's turban smells funny?
2. Why do you think Professor Snape dislikes Harry?
3. Do you think that the item that the thieves were after was the item from vault 713? Explain why or why not.

Chapter 9
1. What do you think Neville was forgetting?
2. How do you think Harry is able to fly so well without ever having a lesson?
3. Do you think that the three-headed dog is protecting the item from vault 713? Explain why or why not.

Chapter 10
1. How is Quidditch like some of the sports you play?
2. Why do you think Snape wasn't down in the dungeons with the rest of the teachers?
3. Why do you think Hermoine lied to the teachers?

Chapter 11
1. Do you think Snape was trying to get the item that the three-headed dog is protecting? Explain why or why not?
2. Do you think that Snape bewitched Harry's broom?
3. Why do think Hagrid wants Harry, Ron, and Hermoine to forget about the item that Fluffy is guarding?

Chapter 12
1. Why do you think Harry feels that this will be his best Christmas ever?
2. Who do you think Nicolas Flamel is?
3. Who do you think gave Harry his father's cloak?

Chapter 13
1. What would you do if you possesed the Sorcerer's Stone
2. Why do think Harry is worried about Snape being the referee?
3. Why do you think Snape was giving a warning to Quirrel?

Chapter 14
1. What do you think is guarding the Sorcerer's Stone besides Fluffy?
2. Do you think that Snape is out to steal the stone? Explain why or why not.
3. What do you think will happen to Harry and Hermoine?

Chapter 15
1. Why do you think Ronan refuses to answer Hagrid's question?
2. Whay are the centaurs are afraid to go against the stars?
3. Do you think that it was Voldemort that Harry saw in the forest?

Chapter 16
1. Who do you think gave Hagrid the dragon's egg?
2. Do you think the burning of Harry's scar is an early warning system?Explain why or why not.
3. If it wasn't Snape or Voldemort in the room with the stone who do you think it is? Explain why.

Chapter 17
1. Why do think Voldemort wants Harry dead?
2. How do you Harry's father saved Snape's life?
3. How do you think Harry will have fun with Dudley in the summer?