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Harry Potter night 2019

Harry Potter Quiz ANSWERS!

11 February 2019

If you took part in our magical quiz last week, here are the answers you have been waiting for! Make a note of your points as you go through and let us know how you get on by tweeting us your score with the handle #HPQuiz.
 

Round 1: HOGWARTS FACTS AND HISTORY

 

Question 1 for 10 points:

The school year at Hogwarts begins on which day?

Answer: 1st September

Question 2 for 20 points:

Which of these professors has not been a headmaster or headmistress at Hogwarts?

a. Dolores Umbridge

b. Filius Flitwick

c. Severus Snape

Answer: b. Filius Flitwick

Question 3 for 50 points:

Which four wizards and witches founded Hogwarts?

Answer: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin

Question 4 for 100 points:

Hogwarts is hidden from Muggles. What do Muggles see when they look at the school?

Answer: An old ruin with a sign over the entrance saying DANGER, DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE

Question 5 for 150 points:

Which accolade did Harry Potter’s parents, James and Lily, hold in their time at Hogwarts?

Answer: Head Boy and Head Girl

 

Round 2: SECRET ROOMS, TUNNELS AND PASSWORDS

 

Question 1 for 10 points:

What is the name of the room in Hogwarts that you can only find when you have real need of it?

Answer: The Room of Requirement

Question 2 for 20 points:

The Marauder’s Map shows how many secret passageways out of Hogwarts?

Answer: Seven

Question 3 for 50 points:

Name one of the passwords given to access the Gryffindor common room.

Bonus 5 points for each additional answer.

Answer: Abstinence, balderdash, banana, fritters, baubles, Caput Draconis, dilligrout, fairy lights, flibbertigibbet, Fortuna Major, Mimbulus mimbletonia, oddsbodikins, pig snout, Quid agis?, scurvy cur, tapeworm, wattlebird

Question 4 for 100 points:

The secret passage that leads from Hogwarts to Honeydukes is accessed through which statue found on the third floor corridor?

Answer: The statue of a humpbacked, one-eyed witch

Bonus 10 points if you know the word you need to say when you tap the statue.

Answer: Dissendium

Question 5 for 150 points:

The portrait of which person hides a passageway between the Hog’s Head pub in Hogsmeade and the Room of Requirement?

Answer: Ariana Dumbledore

 

Round 3: GHOSTS

 

Question 1 for 10 points:

What is the name of the poltergeist who haunts Hogwarts?

Answer: Peeves

Bonus 10 points if you can name the only ghost who the poltergeist is scared of.

Answer: The Bloody Baron

Question 2 for 20 points:

In Harry’s second year he was invited to attend what celebration of Nearly Headless Nick’s?

Answer: His five hundredth Deathday Party

Question 3 for 50 points:

What house was Moaning Myrtle sorted into?

Answer: Ravenclaw

Bonus 20 points if you can give Moaning Myrtle’s real name.

Answer: Myrtle Elizabeth Warren

Question 4 for 100 points:

Which ghost was the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw?

Answer: Helena Ravenclaw (aka The Grey Lady)

Question 5 for 150 points:

Why was Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (Nearly Headless Nick) sentenced to death?

Answer: Lady Grieve had asked him to magically straighten her teeth but instead she grew a tusk

 

Round 4: HOGWARTS MISCELLANY

 

Question 1 for 10 points:

Hogwarts students take their O.W.L.s in their fifth year, when they are fifteen years old. What do the letters O, W and L stand for?

Answer: Ordinary Wizarding Levels

Question 2 for 20 points:

Rubeus Hagrid was expelled while raising a large creature called an Acromantula. What is an Acromantula?

Answer: A monstrous spider capable of human speech (a magical or giant spider is also acceptable)

Question 3 for 50 points:

Professor Albus Dumbledore has a scar above his left knee in the shape of what?

Answer: The London Underground

Question 4 for 100 points:

How many staircases are there in Hogwarts castle?

Answer: A hundred and forty-two

For a bonus 50 points: There is a staircase in Hogwarts with a trick step halfway up, which Neville always forgets to jump. What year was Harry in when he got stuck on the step?

Answer: His fourth year

Question 5 for 150 points:

When Sirius Black was arrested in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban he was locked in what room?

Answer: Professor Flitwick’s office