Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slytherin House Quiz #3 - HSKS7



1. Harry discovers in Regulus' room that he and Regulus have something uncommon and unexpected in common. What is this, and how did he figure it out?
They were both Seekers. He saw a picture of a Hogwarts Quidditch team with Regulus sitting in the middle of the front row where the Seeker sits.

2.On three ocassions former professors can be presumed to have "visited" the trio while they are in "exhile" - which professors and which ocassions would these be?
Remus Lupin - visited the trio at Grimmauld Place shortly after they went on the run (tried to join them but Harry called him a coward and Lupin left)
Phineas Nigellus Black - visited the trio in the woods where the Quidditch World Cup was held (talked about Gryffindor's sword)
Severus Snape - visited in the Forest of Dean to pass on the Sword of Gryffindor

3. How do Ron and Harry get into the Ministry?
They each drank some polyjuice potion and took on the appearence of ministry employees. Hermione become Mafalda Hopkirk. Rom becomes Reg Cattermole. Harry becomes Runcorn. Then they flushed themselves down a toilet to enter the Ministry.

4. Who is the blond-haired boy, and why is he important?
The blond-haired boy was Gellert Grindelwald - he stole the Elder Wand from Gregorovitch the Bulgarian wandmaker.

5. How is the exception that food cannot be conjured classified?
Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration.
Hermione: "Your mother can’t produce food out of thin air, no one can. Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfigura—"
Ron: "Oh, speak English, can’t you?"
Hermione: "It’s impossible to make good food out of nothing! You can summon it if you know where it is, you can transform it, you can increase the quantity if you’ve already got some..."

6. Where does the trio first run into Dean Thomas?
In the woods where the Quidditch World Cup was held. Dean was on the run with Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, and two Goblins - Griphook and Gornuk.

7. Bathilda Bagshot does not speak in front of Hermione and Ron because....
It was Nagini inhabiting Bathilda's body. Harry would be able to understand the Parseltongue (the language of snakes) but Hermione would not. Ron was not even there as he had already left.

8. Who can Harry be said to have buried in Deathly Hallows?
Dobby the House Elf

9. Which Horcruxes has Harry actually seen in person before the book starts?
Tom Riddle's Diary
Marvolo Gaunt's ring
Salazar Slytherin's locket
Nagini the Snake

10. Who actually destroys each of the Horcruxes?
a. Harry destroyed Tom Riddle's diary in 'Chamber of Secrets' with a basilisk fang.
b. Dumbledore destroyed Gaunt's ring with the Sword of Gryffindor.
c. Hermione destroyed Hufflepuff's cup using a basilisk fang.
d. Ron destroyed the locket using the Sword of Gryffindor.
e. Vincent Crabbe destroyed the diadem, quite accidentally, using Fiendfyre.
f. Neville killed Nagini with the Sword of Gryffindor.
g. Harry Potter was released as a horcrux during Voldemort's second failed attempt at killing him.

Extra credit:

Tom Riddle's grandfather inherited the stone of resurrection. Harry's father inherited the invisibility cloak. What does this imply about Tom Riddle and Harry Potter?
The Resurrection Stone was first owned by Cadmus Peverell and the Invisibility Cloak was first owned by Ignotus Peverell. Since the two items were passed down thru the families for generations, it can be safely implied that Tom Riddle and Harry Potter are distant relatives.

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