1. What role does Quidditch play in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?

2. Why does Horace Slughorn insist on surrounding himself with potentially influential young wizards? What does he stand to gain from these relationships?

3. What lies ahead for Hogwarts? Do you think the school should reopen or remain closed?

4. Why does Rufus Scrimgeour call Harry “Dumbledore’s man, through and through”?

5. Why do Ginny, Hermione, and Mrs. Weasley dislike Fleur? How does she prove them wrong?