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Friday, August 17, 2007

harry potter and the slightly spoilery quiz answers





### don't say you weren't warned ###

As promised, here are the answers to the happy hour Harry Potter trivia quiz that I won recently. Some of the answers refer to book 7 information, but no plot points are revealed.

What is a Squib? (1)
Someone born of magic parents but who cannot perform magic.

What is a muggle? (1)
A non-magical person.

What is splinching? (1)
When someone tries to apparate but fails to recombine at the desired location.

Name the four houses of Hogwarts. (4)
Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin

Name four of the Hogwarts House Ghosts and the houses they belong to. (8)
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (Nearly Headless Nick (Gryffindor)), The Bloody Baron (Slytherin), The Fat Friar (Hufflepuff), Helena Ravenclaw (The Grey Lady, Ravenclaw)

Name the seven defence against the dark arts teachers in the seven books. (7)
Professor Quiriness Quirell, Gilderoy Lockhart, Remus Lupin, Barty Crouch Jr ( not Mad-eye Moody or Alastair Moody), Dolores Umbridge, Severus Snape, Amycos Carrow.

What is the name of the killing curse? (1)
Avada Kedavra

Name of the curse that allows you to take control of another person? (1)
Imperius Curse

What was the brand of the first broomstick that Harry got? (1)
Nimbus 2000 (Well, this is the answer that was given by the quiz judges, but actually we don't know the brand of his first broom, which Sirius gave him for his first birthday.)

Name all seven Weasley’s children. (7)
Ginevra (Ginny), Ronald (Ron), Fred, George, Percy, Charles (Charlie), William (Bill),

(Excluding the last book) Name the teachers who are the heads of the four houses. Bonus Points: Name their House and the class they teach (12)
Professor McGonagall (Gryffindor, Transfiguration), Professor Flitwick (Ravenclaw, Charms), Professor Snape (Slytherin, Potions), Professor Sprout (Hufflepuff, Herbology)

Name the level of wizardry achievement reached in the fifth and seventh years (Bonus Points for non-abbreviated form) (4)
O.W.L–Ordinary Wizarding Level, N.E.W.T–Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test

Who where the four “Marauders”, what where their nicknames and what animals could they turn into? (12)
Peter Pettigrew, Wormtail, rat – Sirius Black, padfoot, dog – James Potter, Prongs, stag – Remus Lupin, Moony, werewolf

What do you call a wizard or witch that is capable of turning into an animal? (1)
An animagus

What was the name of Hagrid’s giant pet spider? (1)

What is Lord Voldermort’s real name? (1)
Tom Marvolo Riddle

What is the name of the goblin bank in Harry Potter? (1)

What are the first names of the three Dursley’s Harry lived with? (3)
Vernon, Petunia, Dudley

What was the name of Harry’s mum? (1)
Lily (Evans)

20. Name four characters that where the head of Hogwarts for a period during the seven Harry Potter books. (4)
Albus Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, Dolores Umbridge, Severus Snape

(Total 72 points)