Harry Potter Trivia

We're counting down to the opening of the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine at Mount Holyoke College on January 28, 2010 with Harry Potter Trivia!  Each week we'll be posting seven questions from one of the Harry Potter books.  We'll have seven questions per week for seven weeks from all seven books.  Test your knowledge and prepare to enter the world of Harry Potter on January 28, 2010. 

Week of December 7th - 11th 
from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling.

What does Mr. Dursley's company make? Drills
Where does Dudley go to school? Smeltings
What are nonmagical people called? Muggles
Who wrote a History of Magic? Batilda Bagshot
How many players are on a Quidditch team? Seven (Two Beaters, Three Chasers, a Keeper and the Seeker)
Who created the Sorcerer's Stone? Nicholas Flamel
What will cause Devil's Snare to retreat? Fire (light and warmth)

Week of December 14th - 18th  
from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

What wizarding family did Dobby serve? Malfoys
Into what object does Ron crash his dad's flying car? Whomping Willow
Who opens the Chamber of Secrets? Ginny Weasley
Who is Tom Marvolo Riddle? Lord Voldemort
How did Moaning Myrtle die? Eye contact with a basilisk
What is Gilderoy Lockhart's best spell? Obliviate
What plant is used to cure someone who has been petrified? Mandrake

Week of December 21st - 25th 
from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Who teaches Divination? Professor Trelawney
What is a hippogriff? Half horse, half eagle
Who created the Marauder's Map? Messrs. Moony, Prongs, Padfoot, and Wormtail (James Potter, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew)
Who is Harry Potter's godfather? Sirius Black
What did Professor McGonagall give to Hermione the first day back at Hogwarts? Time-Turner
Who is Sir Cadogan? A knight in a painting
What potion did Professor Severus Snape brew for Professor Remus Lupin? Wolfsbane Potion

Week of December 28th - January 1st 
from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Who are the Death Eaters? Lord Voldemort's supporters
How do you get rid of garden gnomes? Pick them up, spin them around until they are too dizzy to find their way back to the gnomeholes
Who is Victor Krum? Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch Team
What are the names of the schools involved in the Triwizard Tournament? Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, and Durmstrang Institute
What do Fred and George Weasley grow after they cross the Age Line? Beards
What plant is used to clear up acne? Bubotuber pus
What does a Pensieve contain? Thoughts
Week of January 4th - January 8th
from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

How do you enter the Room of Requirement? Walk past the room three times while concentrating on what you need
Who is Grawp? Hagrid's half-brother
How are memos delivered in the Ministry of Magic? Flying paper airplanes
When was Neville Longbottom born? At the end of July
What does Hermione knit for the Hogwarts house elves? Hats, socks, and scarves
What is the address of the Order of the Phoenix headquarters? Number Twelve Grimmauld Place
What is Essence of Murtlap used for in the book? Soothing cuts

Week of January 11th - January 15th 
from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

What is a bezoar? A stone from a goat's stomach
Who is Narcissa Malfoy's sister? Bellatrix Lestrange
What does it mean to splinch yourself? Leaving a part of your body behind when apparating or disapparting
What is Felix Felicis? "Liquid Luck" potion
What is the Slug Club? Professor Slughorn's favorite students
Who is Aragog? Giant spider (acromantula)
What is a Horcrux? An object that contains a fragment of a person's soul

Week of January 18th - January 22nd
from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

What are Patronuses? A charm that creates a shield between the witch or wizard and dementors
Who is Kreacher? The Black family's house-elf
What are the Deathly Hallows? The Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone, and the Cloak of Invisibility
How do Harry, Ron, and Hermione escape from Gringotts? On a dragon
What items can be used to destroy Horcruxes? Basilisk fangs, Sword of Gryffindor, and Fiendfyre
Who kills Nagini? Neville Longbottom
What is Potterwatch? A radio program loyal to Harry Potter