• Born 31 July 1965
• Conceived the idea for the Harry
Potter series on a delayed train from
Manchester to London
• Rags to riches life story
• Also authored “The Casual Vacancy”;
and the “Cormoran Strike” series
under the pseudonym Robert
Before we begin, a question for you:
How did you first get your hands on a Harry
the marauders’ map
12 questions related to the HP-verse
For the record:
1. When asked about something, JKR said, "No, I did
not. I could afford pens and paper, yeah." What
popular myth was thus debunked?
2. Which book is JKR’s most sold novel?
3. What is the name of the house elf that lives in
1. That she wrote HP stories on paper napkins
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone
The effects of this spell can mostly be cured by the
song-like incantation Vulnera sanentur. The first usage
eases the blood flow, the second causes the wounds
to knit and the third removes the worst effects. Which
Where in the Harry Potter universe would one find
artefacts like the Hand of Glory, forbidden books, evil
masks, human bones, and a cursed opal necklace?
Borgin and Burke’s, the Dark Arts shop in Knockturn
Located on the outskirts of Ottery St. Catchpole,
Devon, England, this multi-storied building was
probably held up by magic. It served as the
headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix post
Dumbledore's death. What?
It is made using Fluxweed, knotgrass, lacewing flies,
Leeches, Bicorn horn, Boomslang skin and a variable
final ingredient. It takes about a month to make and its
final appearance depends on the characteristics of the
final ingredient. What?
1. Behind a stack of barrels, from which the
appropriate one must be tapped to a particular
2. A logical riddle that must be correctly solved
4. Through a bare stone wall in the dungeons
What are we talking about? X?
Entrances to the common rooms in the Hogwarts castle.
X – Behind a portrait of a plump woman; the entrance to
the Gryffindor common room
In a post addressing queries from the readers, JKR
answered a particular fan question with this- "He was
repatriated to Greece. Dumbledore liked to put
Hagrid's more foolish acquisitions back where they
belong - not the forest." Who is the "He" that's being
Amortentia is considered to be the strongest among
these, according to Horace Slughorn. It has a different
aroma for everyone who smells it. Weasley's
Wizarding Wheezes sells a whole range of these.
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Q U EP A R
List the balls used and player positions in a game of
Muggle Quidditch game in progress
Balls used: Quaffle, Bludgers x2, Golden Snitch
Player positions: Chasers x3, Beaters x2, Seeker
x1, Keeper x1
Name all characters who have taught the DADA class
over the course of Harry’s study in Hogwarts.
1. Quirinus Quirrel
2. Gilderoy Lockhart
3. Remus Lupin
4. Barty Crouch Jr. (disguised as Alastor Moody)
5. Dolores Umbridge
6. Severus Snape
7. Amycus Carrow (taught mostly Dark Arts)
List out all of Lord V’s horcruxes
1. Tom Riddle’s diary
2. Marvolo Gaunt’s ring
3. Salazar Slytherin’s locket
4. Helga Hufflepuff’s cup
5. Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem
7. Harry Potter
Before we end, 3 recommendations
JKR wrote this book for the charitable organization Comic
Relief. Throughout the book are hand-written comments by
Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Harry Potter.
A comic video showing
an alternative ending
Fan-fiction in which Harry
Potter applies rational
thought to an alternative
Any other recommendations for fan fiction or
HP related works?
Any subjects for future SparQue sessions?
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