Answers: Close Your Mind, Harry!

Dpt_of_Mysteries

Did you open your mind enough to remember the answers to yesterday’s quiz? Find out by checking your answers below. Let us know how you did in the comments!

1. As Harry leaves Grimmauld Place to return to Hogwart’s after Christmas break, Sirius gives him a special communication device. What is it?

A two-way mirror

2. What is the mode of transportation back to Hogwarts after Christmas break?

The Knight Bus

3. Who is the driver (who is later arrested by the Ministry on trumped up charges)?

Stan Shunpike

4. Dumbledore realizes through his double agent that Voldemort perceived Harry’s intrusion into his mind when he was possessing the snake. What countermeasure does Dumbledore insist Harry learn to prevent Voldemort from turning Harry into a spy against him?

Occlumency

5. When Harry asks Snape how they know that Voldemort detected Harry, Snape applies the need-to-know rule against Harry, and tells him what?

It is enough that we know

6. Before their special lessons, Snape takes what and puts them away in a secure location?

His memories

7. When Snape is able to see Harry’s memories that he fears, Snape warns Harry about what?

That he is giving his enemy weapons to use against him

8. During Harry’s lesson with Snape he is able to see further along the hallway of his dreams and recognizes where the hallway is located. Which is where?

The Department of Mysteries

9. What is the name of the Weasley twins’ new invention that makes your head disappear?

Headless Hats

10. Why should the Weasley twins be assigned to the CIA Science and Technology directorate?

Because they invent wonderful devices for surveillance, diversions, and much, much more! 

We’ll be investigating another spy from the Harry Potter series this Thursday… Stop back then!

Quiz: Close Your Mind, Harry!

Occlumency Scene

After Christmas, life for Harry Potter and his friends gets significantly more complicated. Voldemort is not only back, he is clearly after something and he is not afraid to hurt people Harry loves to get it. Take this quiz to see how much spy craft you picked up on while you read this part of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Answers will be posted here tomorrow!

1. As Harry leaves Grimmauld Place to return to Hogwart’s after Christmas break, Sirius gives him a special communication device. What is it?

2. What is the mode of transportation back to Hogwarts after Christmas break?

3. Who is the driver (who is later arrested by the Ministry on trumped up charges)?

4. Dumbledore realizes through his double agent that Voldemort perceived Harry’s intrusion into his mind when he was possessing the snake. What countermeasure does Dumbledore insist Harry learn to prevent Voldemort from turning Harry into a spy against him?

5. When Harry asks Snape how they know that Voldemort detected Harry, Snape applies the need-to-know rule against Harry, and tells him what?

6. Before their special lessons, Snape takes what and puts them away in a secure location?

7. When Snape is able to see Harry’s memories that he fears, Snape warns Harry about what?

8. During Harry’s lesson with Snape he is able to see further along the hallway of his dreams and recognizes where the hallway is located. Which is where?

9. What is the name of the Weasley twins’ new invention that makes your head disappear?

10. Why should the Weasley twins be assigned to the CIA Science and Technology directorate?

Spy Terms:

CIA Science and Technology Directorate (proper noun): One of 4 major CIA components, this division develops technologies that provide officers in the field with a significant intelligence advantage. Follow the link to learn more!

Need-to-Know (adj): A security standard in which only those persons who absolutely must know the information have access to it.

         Example: Only the members of the Order of the Phoenix are allowed to know the address of number 12 Grimmauld Place, which is given to each one by the Secret Keeper, Albus Dumbledore.

 

 

Answers: Gathering Intel in the Order of the Phoenix

Top Secret Case File

Want to check your answers to yesterday’s quiz? Of course you do! Keep reading:

1. Why was it necessary for Harry to use a code when writing to Sirius?

Because the mail might be intercepted

2.Harry tells Sirius that someone new at Hogwarts is “nearly as nice as his mum.”  To whom is he referring?

Professor Umbridge

3. When Harry writes that “we are missing our biggest friend” to whom is he referring?

Hagrid

4. The Daily Prophet informs its readers that Order member Sturgis Podmore had been arrested?  What for?

Trying to get through a door at the Ministry of Magic

5. Percy’s letter to Ron telling him not to be friends with Harry includes some inside information about Dumbledore.  What is it?

That he might not remain in charge at Hogwarts

6. letter to Ron also repeats the “party line” about Harry.  What is the party line?

The Ministry of Magic thinks Harry is a bad person and a liar

7. When Harry talks to Sirius in the fire the first time, he tells them that Fudge is paranoid and thinks Dumbledore is doing what?

Setting up his own army

8. For the first part of book 5 Hagrid is in deep cover and incommunicado.  What is he doing?

Trying to secretly recruit the giants

9. In order to maintain more control over the school and create a climate of fear, what position is created for Umbridge?

The High Inquisitor

10. The Ministry issues what type of legal document to change the rules and give Umbridge more power?

Decrees

How’d you do? Let us know in the comments or continue on to the next quiz! 

Monday Trivia: Gathering Intel in Order of the Phoenix

Harry and Sirius

Monday trivia is back! We will be alternating between trivia and code breaking each Monday for most of the summer. Did you like our Mirror of Erised code from last week? These questions pick up where our last ones left off, with Harry trying to gather information about the Order, the Ministry of Magic, and his godfather’s activities. Can you gather all of the intel to answer these questions?

  1. Why was it necessary for Harry to use a code when writing to Sirius?  OP 278, 280
  2. Harry tells Sirius that someone new at Hogwarts is “nearly as nice as his mum.”  To whom is he referring?  OP 280
  3. When Harry writes that “we are missing our biggest friend” to whom is he referring?  OP 280
  4. The Daily Prophet informs its readers that Order member Sturgis Podmore had been arrested.  What for?  OP 287-88
  5. Percy’s letter to Ron telling him not to be friends with Harry includes some inside information about Dumbledore.  What is it?  OP 297-98
  6. Percy’s letter to Ron also repeats the “party line” about Harry.  What is the party line?  OP 297
  7. When Harry talks to Sirius in the fire the first time, he tells them that Fudge is paranoid and thinks Dumbledore is doing what?  OP 303
  8. For the first part of book 5, Hagrid is in deep cover and incommunicado.  What is he doing?  OP 424-25
  9. In order to maintain more control over the school and create a climate of fear, what position is created for Umbridge?  OP 306
  10. The Ministry issues what type of legal document to change the rules and give Umbridge more power?  OP 307

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the answers!

Monday Madness: Harry Potter Trivia

Learn what makes a good spy as you explore the world of Harry Potter from an all-new perspective! Beginning today, we will be hosting a weekly trivia game. Each Monday, we will release 10 trivia questions about the spies in the Harry Potter series with information about where to find the answers.

Every Tuesday, we’ll release the answers to our trivia questions, so be sure to check back in to see if you were right!

For now, we’ll start from the end of the series with 10 questions about where it all began — number 4 Privet Drive.

  1. What is it that makes number four, Privet Drive a safe house for Harry? OP 836
  2. What was the cover story the Dursley told Harry as to how his parents had died?SS 11
  3. What is the name of the school that Harry supposedly attended, used as a cover story by the Dursley’s for their neighbors? OP 11
  4. Name the squib assigned as a sleeper agent to look after Harry when he was at the Dursley’s house over the summer. OP 20
  5. Name two open-source mediums Harry uses in the summer between his fourth and fifth year at Hogwarts to determine if Sirius Black has been captured. OP 2, 8
  6. Who was assigned to watch over Harry at the beginning of book 5 but left his post because of a “very good business opportunity”? OP 23
  7. Name the special communication device that is on Harry at all times. OP 380
  8. What is the name of the security squad that comes to take Harry away from Privet Drive after being attacked by the dementors? OP 42
  9. Before Harry is taken from the Dursley’s in book 5 he is asked a security question to make sure he is the real Harry Potter – what was he asked? OP 45
  10.   In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Tonks used disinformation to get the Dursley’s to leave their home on the evening that Harry is rescued from the home. What did the Dursleys think they were leaving for? OP 48

Do you have any great Harry Potter trivia? Let us know! Answers are in the next blog.