Order of the Phoenix: The Order of the Phoenix and The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black (Chapters 5&6)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Chapters 5-6

Mark True statements with a “T” and False statements with an “F.” Write your answers to the discussion points in the com boxes below.

1._____ Harry, Hermione, and the Weasley children come to dinner as the Order of the Phoenix meeting in the kitchen breaks up. Tonks, Fred, and George help Molly cook and serve dinner, but the twins get an earful for too much magic…

2._____ Mundungus apologizes to Harry for skipping out on his guard duty. The thief isn’t very popular with Mrs. Weasley because he seems, in her opinion, to “have missed a few crucial lessons” in learning about right and wrong.

3._____ Sirius asks Harry why he hasn’t asked any questions about Voldemort and the room freezes. Molly and Sirius have a row about Dumbledore’s instructions that they not tell Harry “more than he needs to know.” Lupin sides with Padfoot.

4._____ Sirius, Lupin, Tonks, and Mundungus explain to Harry why the Dark Lord hasn’t been killing people openly, what he has been doing, and what the Order has tried to do, despite Ministry interference, to stop him.

5._____ Harry asks Sirius what Voldemort is after “apart from followers.” Sirius looks at Arthur and says “Stuff he can only get by stealth…Like a weapon. Something he didn’t have last time.” Mrs. Weasley shuts down the discussion.

6._____ Harry, Hermione, and the four Weasley children discuss what the weapon could be and if Dumbledore is keeping it at Hogwarts like the Philosopher’s Stone

7._____ Mrs. Weasley leads the children in an attempt to rid the drawing room curtains of doxies. They spray them in the face with Doxycide and throw them in a bucket when they’re immobilized. George and Fred pocket a few for later.

8._____ Harry meets Kreacher, the House of Black house-elf, whose dark mutterings suggest he has “gone round the twist.” Sirius tells him to “go away.”

9._____ Sirius gives Harry a lecture about the Black Family Tree on the drawing room wall. He explains that his brother Regulus was a Death Eater but was murdered when he tried to back out of the Dark Lord’s service.

10._____ They manage to clear the drawing room of items, including “a heavy locket that none of them could open,” in two days. Dumbledore comes to Headquarters the day before Harry’s hearing; he explains what will happen at the Ministry.

Discussion Point: Harry thinks the Order members “were really waging war on the house” rather than cleaning it – and the house was “putting up a very good fight.” What do we learn about Harry, Sirius, the twins, and Kreacher during their battles? What elements of Kreacher’s initial portrayal foreshadow the “miraculous” transformation Kreacher undergoes midway through Deathly Hallows?


  1. 1.T 2.T 3.T 4.F 5.F
    6.F 7.T 8.T 9.T 10.F

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