Spy craft is not all about sneaking around — it’s about forging friendships with the right people and countries for the greater good. In other words, it’s about diplomacy.
Diplomacy (n): The art of using intellect to advance the interests of a nation, create good relations among nations, prevent war, and if possible advance the overall progress of humanity.
In other words, it’s pretty important.
Diplomacy has a big role to play in the Harry Potter series as well. Try this quiz about diplomatic tactics used throughout the series!
1. What event does Dumbledore go to great lengths to host that could be considered a gesture of diplomacy?
2. What two relationships suggest that Dumbledore’s event was successful?
3. How does Hermione establish herself as an excellent diplomat early on?
4. What convinces the centaurs to join the fight against Voldemort?
5. When does Fudge visit the muggle British prime minister?