Wednesday, April 15, 2009
1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Roman equivalent of the Greed Goddess Athena?
3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak
7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
d. The Geminio Curse
8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand
9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months
10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Who gave Harry an enchanted mirror?
Who said, “Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.”
Who said, “Are you planning to follow a career in Magical Law, Miss Granger?”
Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour
What is Ron’s middle name and what was he given in the Will?
Billibus, Dumbledore's Deluminator
What does Hermione want to talk Mr Lovegood about and what is his first name?
His name was Xenophilius; she wanted to talk to him about the symbol in the book she was given, which he wore around his neck to Bill and Fleur's wedding
What is the name origin and what does it mean.
Derived from the word “xenophile,” denoting a person attracted to that which is foreign or alien, and derived from the Greek root forms “xeno,” meaning alien, strange or guest, and “philia,” meaning friendship, fondness, affection.
Friday, April 3, 2009
2. What are the three Deathly Hallows?
3. What are the four items that belong to the founders of the houses at Hogwarts?
Sword of Godric Gryffindor
Cup of Helga Hufflepuff
Locket of Salazar Slytherin
Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw
4. What is the Hogwarts Motto?
Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon
5. What is the Hogwarts school song (Book 1)?
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, hoggy warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.
6. What does O.W.L. stand for?
Ordinary Wizarding Levels
7. What exams do Hogwarts students take at the end of their 7th year?
N.E.W.T.s: Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests
8. What form does Snape's Patronus take?
9. Who takes over teaching divination after Trelawney is sacked by Delores Umbridge (Book 6)?
Firenze the Centaur
10. Who is Elanor Cadogan's boyfriend? What is his brother's name?
Sam and Dean