Quiz: Secret Societies in Deathly Hallows Part II

Battle of Hogwarts

Last week, I was inspired to create a quiz based on the first half of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that I think all of you enjoyed as well. So, this week I’ll finish out the series with another quiz about the many secret societies that collaborate to bring Voldemort down.

1. What is the name of the rogue radio program that conveys information about the resistance?

2. Who hosted the rogue radio program?

3. Who sent Dobby to assist Harry, Ron, and Hermione when they were caught by Snatchers?

4. How did the resistance get in and out of Hogwarts in preparation for the battle?

5. What code was used to alert the resistance that Harry Potter had returned to Hogwarts?

6.  How did Ron know the password to the Chamber of Secrets?

7. What spell does McGonagall use to enlist the help of Hogwarts’ stony guards?

8. Where is the Ravenclaw diadem hidden?

9. Who returns from the dead to help Harry face his own death at Voldemort’s hands?

10.  Which Death Eater family decides not to fight in the final Battle?

The answers to this quiz will be posted tomorrow!

Answers: Dumbledore’s Escape

Dumbledore's Got Style

Do you know the answers to yesterday’s quiz? Time to find out!

1. Who has inside information and warns Harry during a DA meeting that Umbridge is one her way to capture them?

Dobby

2. Harry is ready to admit to Fudge that he had organized the DA when someone gives him a subtle signal to lie. Who gave the signal?

Dumbledore

3. When Harry admits to nothing, Umbridge brings in her own spy or informant. Who?

Marietta

4. When Marietta gets ready to tell Fudge the truth, she doesn’t. Who applied a Memory Charm on Marietta?

Auror Kingsley Shacklebolt

5. Fudge has brought two “enforcers” with him to the meeting. Who are they?

Kingsley Shacklebolt and Dawlish

6. When Marietta lies, what does Professor Umbridge do?

Manhandles her, until Dumbledore intercedes

7. What document does Umbridge produce that “convicts” Harry?

The DA sign-up sheet

8. Who takes the rap for Harry?

Dumbledore

9, Who takes down Dumbledore’s confession?

Percy

10. Who wants to help Dumbledore fight the others against his arrest, but Dumbledore forbids it?

Professor McGonagall

The Spy for A Cause: Kreacher (and other house elves)

Kreacher

The Spy for Cause—Patriotic: Kreacher

A spy who could be deemed patriotic without connection to a particular nation is Kreacher. As a member of and servant to the House of Black, he has absorbed all of their biases and prejudices. Kreacher’s patriotism lies with his understanding of the history and values of the Black family. Importantly, in the last book, Kreacher is able to unlearn these biases and prejudices (as we all are able to do) and actually assists Harry, Hermione, and Ron when they are hiding out at number twelve, Grimmauld Place, and in the final battle.

Kreacher Analysis

Recruitment by: Presumably Voldemort himself

Incentive Used: At first, Voldemort and co. used Kreacher’s obligation to the House of Black and then specifically to R.A.B. (Regulus Black), but later Kreacher behaved according to his perception of what R.A.B. believed or desired. His attitude changed once he discovered that Regulus betrayed Voldemort (with Kreacher’s help), thus Harry was able to recruit Kreacher through friendship and convince him to accept the ideals of Harry and his friends as parallel to Kreacher’s beloved master, Regulus Black.

Handler: Initially Regulus Black; later Harry, after Kreacher was turned

Method of Communication: Face-to-face

Memorable Quotes:

Hermione: “What do wizard wars mean to an elf like Kreacher? He’s loyal to people who are kind to him, and Mrs. Black must have been, and Regulus certainly was, so he served them willingly and parroted their beliefs” (DH 198).

Kreacher: “Fight! Fight! Fight for my Master, defender of house-elves! Fight the Dark Lord, in the name of brave Regulus! Fight!” (DH 734).

Notes: 

The patriotic spy normally owes allegiance to his or her own country. In most countries, when people assume a public office, they take an oath. In the United States the oath includes the obligation to support and defend the Constitution from any enemies, foreign or domestic. In other words, it is possible that we might need to defend our country and Constitution not only from those outside its borders, but also from those within it. Although there are some who argue convincingly that the nation-state is disintegrating or becoming less important, and that we are entering instead a clash of civilizations (discussed at pagesn572-73 in the Appendix), spies are presently and primarily organized by nations and thus are sent out to do a nation’s bidding.

Other House Elves:

Think about Dobby and Winky. Who were there masters? How did they become intelligence assets for Harry, Ron, and Hermione? The answer, as usual, lies with Hermione. She said that Kreacher was “loyal to people who are kind to him.” By being kind to Dobby and Winky, the Trio won the hearts of creatures who were more often ignored. However, they were valuable precisely because they were ignored. Dobby was a wealth of information about the Malfoy family because they never thought to censor themselves around a servant. When he escaped their employ, Dobby was more than willing to share his former master’s secrets!

Answers: Dumbledore’s Army Gathers

Room of Requirement Deathly Hallows

How much do YOU know about the Room of Requirement in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? Check your answers to yesterday’s quiz to find out!

1. Who helps Harry discover a secure meeting place for the DA that will fit their requirements?

     Dobby

2. What does Dobby tell Harry about the Room of Requirement?

It is the perfect place, it is very secure and few people know about it

3. The Room of Requirement has a second name that is used.  What is it?

The Come and Go Room

4. The Room for Requirement is on what floor, and behind what tapestry?

7th floor, Barnabas  the Barmy

5. Harry recalls that Dumbledore had previously mentioned the Room of Requirement when the headmaster needed something.            What did he need?

A bathroom

6. Why does Hermione, in conducting a risk assessment, decide that the Room of Requirement might be a god idea?

Because Dumbledore knows about it

7. What famous map does Harry use to make sure “the coast is clear” before entering the Room of Requirement?

The Marauder’s Map

8. What do the kids find inside the Room of Requirement that the DA will need?

Cushions, books about the Dark Arts, Dark Detectors

9. The Room of Requirement has several instruments used for a counter-surveillance?  What are they?

 Dark Detectors

10. In deciding a name for the group, Cho first suggests what name with the letters DA?

Defense Association

Harry Potter Trivia: Dumbledore’s Army Gathers

Room of Requirement

First- Happy 17th birthday to Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! The magic began in 1997 and continues today with Harry Potter and the Art of Spying and legions of devoted fans. Now, take our quiz and relive Book 5 of J.K. Rowling’s magical series!

We moved our bi-weekly trivia back a week after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime interview with President Obama conducted by Rita Skeeter. Last time, we quizzed you on Harry’s open code with Sirius, and why the Hogs Head Pub was a poor choice for a clandestine meeting. Now, can you answer these questions about Dumbledore’s Army, Hogwarts’ very own subversive organization?

  1. Who helps Harry discover a secure meeting place for the DA that will fit their requirements?  OP 386
  2. What does Dobby tell Harry about the Room of Requirement?  OP 386-87
  3. The Room of Requirement has a second name that is used.  What is it?    OP 386
  4. The Room of Requirement is on what floor, and behind what tapestry?  OP 389
  5. Harry recalls that Dumbledore had previously mentioned the Room of Requirement when the headmaster needed something.  What did he need?  GF 417-18, OP 388
  6. Why does Hermione, in conducting a risk assessment, decide that the Room of Requirement might be a good idea?  OP 388
  7. What famous map does Harry use to make sure “the coast is clear” before entering the Room of Requirement?  OP 389
  8. What do the kids find inside the Room of Requirement that the DA will need?  OP 390-91
  9. The Room of Requirement has several instruments used for a counter-surveillance.  What are they?  OP 391
  10. In deciding a name for the group, Cho first suggests what name with the letters DA?  OP 392

Stop back tomorrow for the answers!