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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine: Trivia Answers

The exhibit "Harry Potter's World" and the lecture and film series sponsored by the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Rothman Fund, and the Catalyst Fund

Harry Potter Trivia

Answers to our trivia contest questions.

1.       What is the name of Harry’s owl?

         Hedwig

2.       From which train platform do Hogwarts students depart each year?

         9 ¾ at King's Cross Station

3.       Name the 9 members of the Weasley family. 

         Arthur, Molly, Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, Ginny

4.       Which Hogwarts professor is also a werewolf? 

         Remus Lupin

5.       How do you set a house elf free?

         Hand them clothes (if you are their owner)

6.       Name the Quidditch positions. 

         Seeker, Beater (2), Keeper, Chaser (3)

7.       What is the profession of Hermione’s parents?

         Dentists

8.       Name the contestants in the Triwizard Tournament. 

         Victor Krum - Durmstrang, Fleur Delacour - Beauxbatons, Cedric Diggory - Hogwarts, Harry Potter - Hogwarts

9.       Describe the public entrance to the Ministry of Magic.

         A phone-booth outside a deserted-looking department store; dial 62442 (MAGIC) to get in

10.   In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, who said, “I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being – forgive me – rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.”?

         Professor Dumbledore

11.   What magical plant helps Harry succeed in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament?

         Gillyweed

12.   In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, how do Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and Luna get to the Ministry of Magic?

         By riding thestrals

13.   Who was Harry speaking to when he said, “Are you insane?  Of course I want to leave the Dursleys!  Have you got a house? When can I move in?”

         Sirius Black

14.   Name all of the instructors of Defense Against the Dark Arts during Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s time at Hogwarts. 

         Quirinus Quirrell, Gilderoy Lockhart, Remus Lupin, Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody (actually Baremius Crouch, Jr. disguised using polyjuice potion), Dolores   Umbridge, Severus Snape

15.   What form does Hermione’s patronus take?

         Otter

16.   In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, who said, “You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in.”?

         Professor McGonagall

17.   By how many points does Gryffindor win the house tournament in Harry’s first year at Hogwarts?

         10

18.   What do flobberworms eat?

         Cabbage, lettuce

19.   Who was the first student sorted when Harry arrived at Hogwarts and which house was he/she placed in?

         Hannah Abbott, Hufflepuff

20.   List all of horcruxes that needed to be destroyed in order to kill Voldemort. 

         Tom Riddle’s diary, Marvolo Gaunt’s ring, Slytherin’s locket, Hufflepuff’s cup, Ravenclaw’s diadem, Nagini, Harry Potter

21.   What are the names of Tom Riddle’s parents?

         Tom Riddle Sr. and Merope Gaunt

22.   Who teaches Arithmancy?

         Professor Septima Vector

23.   What is Professor Dumbledore’s full name?

         Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

25.   In what year was Harry Potter born?

         1980

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