How It Works, Part 1
• Work in teams of up to 5 players. • Each round has 5 questions. • You have four minutes to work on each round of questions. • You do not lose points for wrong answers, except in the final championship round. • No cheating!
How It Works, Part 2
• For the final round, you will wager some or all of your team’s points on your answer. • You will place your bet: – after we tell you the final category – before we read the actual question • If you get the final question wrong, you lose the points that you bet!
How It Works, Part 3
• For example, say your team has 5000 points going into the last round. • You like the category, so you bet 4500 points. • If you are correct, your final point total will be 5000 + 4500 = 9500 points. • If you are incorrect, your final point total will be 5000 - 4500 = 500 points.
How It Works, Part 4
• Members of the winning team each get $15 gift cards to Borders Books and Music. • Every player is entered into the drawing to win a Harry Potter tote bag. • Eat lots of snacks and have fun!
All About Harry 1. What
is Harry Potter’s birthday (month and day)? (100 points) 2. Who was Harry’s date for the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? (100 points) 3. Describe the shape of Harry’s patronus. (100 points) 4. At the end of his fifth year, Harry takes nine O.W.L. exams. How many does he pass? (150 points) 5. Name one of the birthday presents that Harry receives in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. (150 points)
Answers 1. July 31 2.
Parvati Patil 3. The shape of a stag 4. Seven 5. Any of the following: Pocket Sneakoscope, a Broomstick Servicing Kit, The Monster Book of Monsters, a Firebolt
Magical Creatures 1. Which magical
creature narrowly escapes execution in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? (100 points) 2. Name two characters who have taught Care of Magical Creatures. (100 points) 3. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, what does the boggart turn into when it sees Ron Weasley? (100 points) 4. What is the name Percy’s owl in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? (150 points) 5. Name three creatures studied in Care of Magical Creatures (from any book). (150 points)
Answers 1. Buckbeak the Hippogriff
2. Two of the following: Professor Kettleburn, Hagrid, Professor Grubbly-Plank 3. A giant spider 4. Hermes 5. Three of the following: Salamander, Hippogriffs, Flobberworms, Blast-Ended Skrewts, Unicorns, Nifflers, Bowtruckles, Porlocks, Kneazles, Crups, Knarls, Thestrals, Fire Crab
Spells and Magic 1. Hagrid
kept his old school wand after he was expelled from Hogwarts. What does he hide it in? (100 points) 2. What are the three Unforgivable Curses? (100 points) 3. What is the incantation for a Disarming Charm? (150 points) 4. List four characters who are/were animagi. (150 points) 5. What two materials is Harry’s wand made out of? (200 points)
Answers 1. A flowery pink
umbrella 2. Cruciatus Curse, Imperius Curse, Killing Curse 3. Expelliarmus! 4. Acceptable answers include: Falco Aesalon, Sirius Black, Cliodna, Morgan le Fey, Minerva McGonagall, Peter Pettigrew, James Potter, Rita Skeeter 5. Holly and Phoenix Feather
Wizard Families 1. Name the
seven Weasley children. (100 points) 2. What wizard family was Draco’s mother born into? (100 points) 3. What was Voldemort’s mother’s name? (200 points) 4. Who is the younger Delacour sister from Beauxbatons? (200 points) 5. What wizard family lived in a shack in Little Hangleton? (200 points)
The Ministry of Magic 1.
What office of the Ministry of Magic does Mr. Weasley work in at the beginning of the series? (100 points) 2. Name three Aurors, past or present. (150 points) 3. Which Auror is assigned to protect the UK prime minister? (150 points) 4. What group of wizards at the Ministry of Magic are responsible for doing memory modifications? (200 points) 5. Who succeeds Cornelius Fudge as Minister of Magic? (200 points)
Names, Names, Names 1. What
is Voldemort’s real name? Give the complete name – first, middle, and last. (100 points) 2. James Potter and his friends called each other by certain nicknames. What were they? List all four. (150 points) 3. What’s the name of Percy’s Ravenclaw girlfriend in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? (200 points) 4. What was Lily Potter’s maiden name? (200 points) 5. What does Arthur Weasley call Molly Weasely when they’re alone? (300 points)
The Wizarding World 1. What
does the shop Honeydukes sell? (100 points) 2. Name the three units of wizard money. (100 points) 3. What is a Squib? (100 points) 4. Who is the conductor of the Knight Bus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? (150 points) 5. During the course of the series, we learn about several wizard magazines and newspapers. Name two of them. (200 points)
Answers 1. Candy 2. Galleons,
Sickles, and Knuts 3. Someone born to a wizard family who can’t perform magic. 4. Stan Shunpike 5. Two of the following: The Daily Prophet, The Quibbler, Transfiguration Today, Witch Weekly, Which Broomstick
Hogwarts Teachers and Classes 1.
Who is the only ghost teacher at Hogwarts? (100 points) 2. What’s the title of Gilderoy Lockhart’s autobiography? (200 points) 3. Horace Slughorn uses magic to hide when Dumbledore and Harry come to visit. What does he disguise himself as? (200 points) 4. Libatius Borage wrote one of Harry’s schoolbooks. Which class uses Borage’s book? (200 points) 5. Galatea Merrythought was a professor at Hogwarts when Voldemort was a student. What subject did Merrythought teach? (200 points)
Spells and Magic II 1.
What are inferi? (150 points) 2. What magical technique can be learned by focusing on the three Ds: Destination, Determination, and Deliberation? (150 points) 3. What magical item works as an antidote to most poisons when shoved down a victim’s throat? (150 points) 4. What is a horcrux? (150 points) 5. What information does Hermione get out of the book Moste Potente Potions? (200 points)
Answers 1. Corpses that have
been bewitched to do a dark wizard’s bidding 2. Apparation 3. Bezoars 4. An object in which a person has concealed part of their soul. 5. The recipe for Polyjuice Potion
Places 1. What street do
the Dursleys live on? (100 points) 2. What train station and platform does the Hogwarts Express leave from in London? (100 points) 3. Where did Dumbledore’s Army hold their training sessions in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? (100 points) 4. Who is living at Spinners End when he or she is visited by the Black sisters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? (150 points) 5. What village were the Potters hiding in when Voldemort attacked them? (200 points)
Answers 1. Privet Drive 2.
Kings’ Cross Station, Platform Nine and Three Quarters 3. The Room of Requirement at Hogwarts 4. Severus Snape 5. Godric’s Hallow
Quidditch 1. List the three
kinds of balls used in a Quidditch match. (100 points) 2. What is Ron’s favorite Quidditch team? (150 points) 3. Which of Ron’s brothers is so good at Quidditch that he could have played for England? (150 points) 4. What team won the Quidditch World Cup in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire? (200 points) 5. Name three of the thirteen British Quidditch teams. (300 points)
Answers 1. The Golden Snitch,
Quaffles, and Bludgers 2. The Chudley Cannons 3. Charlie Weasley 4. Ireland 5. Three of the following: Appleby Arrows, Ballycastle Bats, Caerphilly Catapults, Chudley Cannons, Falmouth Falcons, Holyhead Harpies, Kenmare Kestrels, Montrose Magpies, Pride of Portree, Puddlemere United, Tutshill Tornados, Wigtown Wanderers, Wimbourne Wasps
Wizard Schools 1. What Hogwarts
house is Luna Lovegood in? (100 points) 2. Name two other wizard schools. (100 points) 3. The motto of Hogwarts is “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.” What does it mean? (150 points) 4. At the end of their seventh year, Hogwarts students sit for a series of exams known as N.E.W.T.s. What does N.E.W.T. stand for? (150 points) 5. Name six of the seven classes that Hogwarts students take during their first year. (200 points)
Answers 1. Ravenclaw 2. Beauxbatons
Academy of Magic, Durmstrang Institute 3. Never tickle a sleeping dragon 4. Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test 5. Six of the following seven: Astronomy, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions, Transfiguration
Hogwarts: A History 1. Name
the four founders of Hogwarts--first and last names, please. (100 points) 2. Which house elf happily worked in the Hogwarts kitchen after being freed from servitude to his family? (100 points) 3. What position does Irma Pince have at Hogwarts? (150 points) 4. Each Hogwarts house has its own ghost. Who is Hufflepuff's ghost? (200 points) 5. Who was the headmaster of Hogwarts before Dumbledore? (200 points)
Death Eaters and Their Associates
1. Who is the Black family house elf? (100 points) 2. Which Death Eater kills Sirius Black at the Department of Mysteries? (100 points) 3. What was Sirius Black’s younger brother’s name? (150 points) 4. Where are Death Eaters branded with the Dark Mark? (150 points) 5. Which Death Eater werewolf bit Lupin when he was a boy? (200 points)
Publishing 1. The first book
of the Harry Potter series is known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States. What is its original British title? (100 points) 2. What company published the Harry Potter books in the United Kingdom? (150 points) 3. Who reads the Harry Potter audio books? (150 points) 4. Two of Harry’s schoolbooks mentioned in the series have been published by Scholastic to raise money for charity. What are their titles? (150 points) 5. What year was the first Harry Potter book published? (200 points)
Answers 1. Harry Potter and
the Philosopher’s Stone 2. Bloomsbury 3. Jim Dale 4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages 5. 1997
Harry’s Classmates 1. What do
Hermione’s parents do for a living? (100 points) 2. What position did Cedric Diggory play for the Hufflepuff Quidditch team? (100 points) 3. Name one of the students who has done commentary for the school Quidditch matches. (150 points) 4. Which Gryffindor student is known for his interest in photography? (200 points) 5. Who gives Harry a box of chocolates filled with love potion—chocolates which are later accidentally eaten by Ron? (200 points)
He Said, She Said Identify
the speaker of each quote (200 points each): 1. “I really don’t think they should let the other sort in, do you? They're just not the same, they’ve never been brought up to know our ways. Some of them have never even heard of Hogwarts until they get the letter, imagine. I think they should keep it in the old wizarding families.” 2. “You can laugh, but people used to believe there were no such things as the Blibbering Humdinger or the Crumple-Horned Snorkack!” 3. “Thank goodness you found me! I’ve been out here for hours. I couldn’t remember the new password to get in to bed.” 4. “Harry, Harry, just the man I was hoping to see! I was hoping to catch you before dinner! What do you say to a spot of supper tonight in my rooms instead?” 5. “I only qualified a year ago. Nearly failed on Stealth and Tracking. I’m dead clumsy, did you hear me break that plate when we arrived downstairs?”
Championship Round • Name all
seven members of the Gryffindor Quidditch team in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Answer! • Keeper and
Captain: Oliver Wood • Beaters: Fred Weasley and George Weasley • Chasers: Alicia Spinnet, Angelina Johnson, Katie Bell • Seeker: Harry Potter
Summer Reading Game • It’s
not too late to sign up! Just go to the information desk at any library location. • If you complete 10 activities--coming to tonight’s event counts as one!--you get: – A free book of your choice! – A coupon for $5 off your fines, or a free zoom rental! – A chance to win a 30 GB iPod or Borders gift cards!
And don’t forget… Celebrate Harry
Potter’s birthday with two wizard bands: Harry and the Potters and Draco and the Malfoys! – Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, at the Downtown Library Parking Lot off William St., – It’s free! It’s for all ages! Be there!