Quiz: Undercover in Harry Potter

Top Secret

Until you sit down and think about it, it doesn’t seem like there are that many undercover agents in the Harry Potter series. After all, it’s not a spy novel or anything, right?

Wrong!

There are TONS of examples of people working under deep cover throughout the Harry Potter series. Can you name them all?

1. She might be considered a sleeper agent because she is introduced in book 1 and not revealed as a spy until book 5.

2. He’s assigned to track down Sirius Black, but he seems to be pretty bad at his job.

3. He uses his family’s wealth to insert himself in the Ministry of Magic

4. He is more of a diplomat than a spy when he attempts to win over a whole magical species.

5. This creature changes sides more than once in response to the treatment he receives at the hand of his various masters.

6. This man spent thirteen years undercover with the Weasleys.

7. He may win the award for most elaborate disguise used by a spy in the Harry Potter series — he may also qualify for the insanity plea!

8. She kept her special talent hidden so she could get the best scoop on a scandalous piece of gossip!

Quiz: Covers, Classified Docs, and Counterjinxes

Educational Decree 24

We’re rereading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and exploring the spycraft in the book as we go. Join us by trying out quizzes every other Monday! If you want to start from the beginning, go here.

1. What document is created at the end of the meeting at The Hog’s Head that is considered classified and not to be disclosed to anyone?

2. What name do the students choose for this subversive organization?

3. In order to not look too suspicious, the kids leave the meeting in what manner?

4. Educational Decree No. 24 related to meetings and gatherings of students.  Why was it passed?

5. At first the members of Dumbledore’s Army think they have a spy in their midst, but Hermione knows it’s not true because of what countermeasure she used?

6. When Hedwig returns with a message from Sirius, something has happened to the owl.  What does intelligent analyst Harry conclude?

7. What open-code message did Harry receive from Sirius and what did in mean?

8. Sirius tells Harry that the Hog’s Head was not a secure meeting place for the students.  Where should they have met, and why?

9. What is one of the places considered for the DA to meet that is rejected while talking to Sirius?

10. When he’s trying to talk to Harry Sirius has to leave the fire because his cover is blown.  How do we know this?

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the answers!

 

Answers: The Birth of Dumbledore’s Army

Dumbledore's Army Answers

1. The Daily Prophet provides what propaganda about Delores Umbridge?

That she is “an immediate success” and is providing the Ministry with “on-the-ground feedback of what’s really happening at Hogwarts”

2. What parent is quoted in the Daily Prophet article for corroboration of the value of having Umbridge at Hogwarts?

Lucius Malfoy

3. When examining the professors, which one predicts that Umbridge is in grave danger?

Sybil Trelawney

4. Who comes up with the idea of having Harry covertly teach his classmate Defense Against the Dark Arts?

Hermione

5. Hermione sets up a “secret” meeting to talk about Harry teaching the students at what location?

The Hog’s Head

6. Filch uses a pretext to try to intercept Harry’s owl before he sends his letter to Sirius?  Why?

Someone told him Harry has been ordering Dungbombs

7. Looking around at their meeting place in Hogsmeade the kids notice a person who is hidden behind a veil.  Who is that person?

Mundungus Fletcher

8. In the process of recruiting the students, the students discuss Harry’s past actions.  What do they talk about?

Harry’s prior encounters with Voldemort

9. There is another person who is heavily bandaged that ends up being the person who tells Umbridge about the meeting. Who is this person?

Willy Widdershins

10. Someone asks Harry about his ability to produce a Patronus.  Who is this student, and how did she get this information?

Susan

Quiz: The Birth of Dumbledore’s Army

Dumbledore's Army

Monday trivia is back once again! Do you know everything about Umbridge and Dumbledore’s Army? Then this quiz is for you! Check back tomorrow for the answers.

1. The Daily Prophet provides what propaganda about Delores Umbridge?

2. What parent is quoted in the Daily Prophet article for corroboration of the value of having Umbridge at Hogwarts?

3. When examining the professors, which one predicts that Umbridge is in grave danger?

4. Who comes up with the idea of having Harry covertly teach his classmate Defense Against the Dark Arts?

5. Hermione sets up a “secret” meeting to talk about Harry teaching the students at what location?

6. Filch uses a pretext to try to intercept Harry’s owl before he sends his letter to Sirius?  Why?

7. Looking around at their meeting place in Hogsmeade the kids notice a person who is hidden behind a veil.  Who is that person?

8. In the process of recruiting the students, the students discuss Harry’s past actions.  What do they talk about?

9. There is another person who is heavily bandaged that ends up being the person who tells Umbridge about the meeting. Who is this person?

10. Someone asks Harry about his ability to produce a Patronus.  Who is this student, and how did she get this information?