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!

Recruitment and Handling: Spy Craft in Harry Potter

Dumbledore's Army

If you’ve ever seen a James Bond film, you know that Bond takes orders from someone. He doesn’t not always follow those orders, but someone gives them nonetheless. The same is true of real spies and spy craft. A spy always has a handler who tells him or her what to do and who sends the information the spy gathers to the right place.

Handlers often recruit new spies as well. Dumbledore, for example, never passes up an opportunity to convince someone to spy for him.

How much do you know about spy recruitment and handling in Harry Potter? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

1. How did Grindelwald nearly recruit Dumbledore? What ultimately made his recruitment efforts fail?

2. Why does Hagrid’s attempt to bribe the giants fail?

3. Why is Dumbledore successful in recruiting Slughorn to teach at Hogwarts in Book 6?

4. What device does Mrs. Weasley have to “handle” her large family when they are out of her sight?

5. How does Voldemort ensure that his followers do what he wants them to?

Here’s an example of Dumbledore’s EXCELLENT recruitment tactics. Check out how he uses some serious psychological analysis to get Slughorn to do what he wants!

Quiz: Padfoot is in Danger!

Voldemort torturing Sirisu

Although Harry has become quite the spy over the course of Order of the Phoenix. However, when he dreams that Sirius is being tortured by Voldemort, caution flies out the window and all he can do is plan a rescue mission. Thankfully, he has a group of friends by his side willing to fight for him! Can you answer the trivia questions below about this high-stakes moment in the fifth Harry Potter book?

1. Who concludes that Umbridge fired Hagrid at night in order to avoid another scene like the one following her dismissal of Professor Trelawney?

2. What does Kreacher tell Harry when asked about Sirius’ whereabouts?

3. What alerts Umbridge that Harry and his friends have infiltrated her office?

4. What does Harry tell Snape in order to communicate that he believes Sirius is in danger?

5. What spell does Umbridge nearly use to get information out of Harry?

6. What does Hermione tell Umbridge to stop her from torturing Harry?

7. What does Hermione do that alerts the centaurs to their presence in the forest?

8. Who saves Harry and Hermione when the centaurs become angry with them?

9. What draws the thestrals to Harry and his friends precisely when they need transportation to London?

10. Why does Harry fail to realize that he’s walking into a trap?

 

Quiz: Harry Must Not Tell Lies

Frazzled Umbridge

Personally, I’ve never been happier to see someone upset.

We hope all of you who attended our book launch this weekend had a blast! For those of you who couldn’t make it, never fear! Our trivia and blog content will continue. Feel free to pose your questions to the authors or buy the book for even more info about the spies in Harry Potter!

In the meantime, try our next quiz! Answers will be posted tomorrow as usual.

1. What time-tested spy method does Hermione use to get the former reporter to interview Harry?

2. Harry” interview, which provides an alternative explanation to what the Ministry is saying, is published in what magazine?

3. What alerts Professor Umbridge that Harry and his friends are up to something?

4. What does Professor’s Umbridge do once she sees the interview of Harry in the magazine?

5. What is the effect of Professor Umbridge’s rule regarding to Harry’s interview?

6. We find out through a vision during Harry’s dream that someone had put an Imperius Curse on Bode in order to steal something out of the Department of Mysteries. Who used the Imperius Curse on Bode?

7. Who had given Voldemort bad advice about how to get the item from the Department of Mysteries, and is tortured by Voldemort?

8. Why then was Bode murdered?

9. When Snape tells Harry, “Yes, Potter, that is my job,” Snape has actually just admitted to what?

10. Dumbledore replaces Trelawney with someone who in a way has defected from his prior people? Who is it?

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!

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!