Friday, April 17, 2009

Quidditch Round 3

1. This “Harry Potter” character’s first name comes from Roman mythology. The mythological character’s twin brother is named Romulus. What is the Harry Potter character last name?
b. Lupin

2. Which “Harry Potter” character’s first name is the Latin equivalent of the Greek Goddess Athena?
c. McGonagall

3. In ‘Harry Potter’ World, this wizard has created the Philosopher’s Stone (called the Sorcerer Stone in the US). The historical figure from the 14th and 15th centuries was a scribe and a manuscript-seller who became famous as an alchemist. Who is this individual?
Nicolas Flamel

4. What is the first name of a character whose last name is the name of a Bulgarian leader from early 9th century who doubled the country’s territory?
c. Viktor

5. Which character’s name is the name of goddess in Indian mythology?
b. Patil

6. “Where the Wild Things Are” tells the story of Max, a young boy sent to bed without his supper for his wild antics. Who created this winner of the Caldecott Medal?
a. Maurice Sendak

7. What was NOT one of the unexpected defense mechanisms that Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook encountered in their attempt to rob Gringotts?
b. The Thieves’ Downfall

8. What was Snape aiming at when he cut off George’s ear?
c. Another Death Eater’s wand hand

9. How much older than James was Lily? (Referring to Harry’s parents, not children).
d. 2 months

10. Food is one of the five exceptions to what magical law?
b. Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Undecided...

OK - I must confess. I'm the teeniest bit green-eyed over Ophelia's fabulous vacation at (wait for it) Camp Knitty Ha-Ha. Oh wellllll, I'll get over it. Maybe another year. :-(

Good news on another front. The Ministry has decided to transfer me to their Atlantic-based offices...mid-Atlantic, that is. ;-) I'll still be working for the same department, but beautiful beaches, sunny skies, and surprisingly temperate weather await me. Never fear - I won't be transferring until after the term is completed.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Exciting Travels

Housemates -

Have I got exciting news! I was able to secure lodgings in the muggle city of Atlanta. I even rode one of those devices called an "airplane"! Quite interesting, but, honestly, give me a broom any day! I'll admit, this airplane is cleaner than your average trip through the floo network, but it takes so much more time - and the view isn't nearly as good as the view from a broom. (Of course, the extra time meant that I was able to work on my spoilee's bag - I'm nearly finished!)

At any rate, I'm visiting Atlanta so I can see the exhibit at the High Museum. Although most muggles will only be seeing the Terracotta Warriors, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for any other creatures. ;-) Who knows what managed to sneak in the exhibit without being seen?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring is Here!

Yippee!! We're heading to Daigon's Alley to celebrate!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quidditch 2

1. On which day did the Order of the Phoenix come to get Harry?

c. Saturday

2. During all this chaos with voldemort and the Death Eaters, people still had lives to live and Ron's oldest brother, Bill decided to marry Fleur Delacour? Who were the uninvited guests at Bill and Fleur's wedding?

b. Death Eaters

3. Voldemort had seven Horcruxes hidden in different places. Six of them were hidden at the Gaunt shack, Hogwarts, a cave, inside Harry, inside his snake, Nagini and Tom Riddles Diary. Did Voldemort hide the last Horcrux inside the Malfoy's vault at Gringotts?

b. No

4. Why did the Dumbledore's move to Godric's Hollow?

c. The father went to Azkaban

5. Harry and Hermione read a part of "Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore," written by Rita Skeeter. Then they met Dumbledore's brother Abreforth and he told them the same story, just with a few details changed. Which of the following did Aberforth and Rita Skeeter agree on about Dumbdore's past?

b. That Dumbledore was friends with Grindelwald for a while.

6. When Harry and Hermione visit Godric's Hollow, they visit the graveyard to see Harry's parent's graves. Harry walks by a tombstone that we later learn belong to tone of "The Three Brother'. The brother buried there once owned what?

b. The cloak

7. The Trio finds out that Luna had been kidnapped by the Death Eaters , and that they won't give her back until they got Harry Potter. Why did they kidnap Luna?

a. Her father sided with Harry and Dumbledore

8. After Voldemort killed Snape, he left the room and Harry came out from under the cloak. Snape gave Harry some of his memories all the way from when he was a child to just months before. Harry dived into the Pensieve and which of the following did he not see?

c. Snape and Lily having fun in a potions class.

9. On the search of the Lost Diadem, Harry finally gets to talk to the Gray Lady. Who was the Gray Lady when she was alive?

c. Helena Ravenclaw.

10. Which of these is not one of Harry or Ron's children?

d. Victoria

Friday, March 13, 2009


The cleaning wizards are working around the clock. I keep tripping over enchanted brooms and feather dusters. No - it's not spring cleaning (yet). Mother is coming to visit this weekend! I've nearly finished all of my schoolwork also, although the Professors really hit me with a lot of work this week...especially Charms and History of Magic! Of course, it would help if I could stay awake in History of Magic, but who has any luck with that!

Friday, March 6, 2009

From Snow Day to Beach Day...all in one week!

Well, the title about says it all. The week started off with snow and ended with beautiful, clear, 65 deg weather. Unfortunately, I didn't get to stay home and enjoy any of it. The Ministry continues to be quite busy and my new job is keeping me hopping.

But at least I've found time to start on my spoilee's bag! If I'm lucky, I'll get a good chunk of it done this weekend. I really wish I was a fast knitter like Ophelia. But I guess it just takes a bunch of practice.

I found this neat HP quiz. I didn't do very well though - I only got 15. :-(