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TBR truly hopes that with its wide-ranging eclectic readership no one is asking the question "Harry Potter? In a TBR literary quiz?" The Harry Potter books may be many things to many people but one thing above all is that they, and the author J.K. Rowling, should be applauded for introducing millions to the extraordinary world of the printed word. She has set young minds working, given heart to a flagging industry, and hope and motivation for many a struggling writer. So for our 50th issue, please raise your glasses to J.K Rowling.
The quiz and drawings were done by predominantly pre- and early teen muggles. No wizardscomputer or otherwisewere used. Spells to help win the 30-euros gift certificate from Amazon are freely available on the Wizard Wide Web but a good knowledge of the Potter books and a deft use of Google are the safest way to go we would hate to send the prize to a very puzzled toad!
We have been told that this was the hardest Harry Potter quiz around which explains why we had a huge response but with many enteries only half filled in. There were many who were just a frustrating answer away from a full house, but only Annette Thomas and Sam Joyce cracked them all.
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1. A bezoar is what?
2. What did
Hagrid win in a card game?
3. What do
Hermione's parents do for a living? They're
What was Dippet's first name, and what is his successor's full name?
wizard from which English county did Harry delight by remembering in the Leaky Cauldron?
has holly to do with a half-plucked turkey?
two other schools Harry was supposed to go to?
8. What is
much more macho than a hippogriff?
made whose tongue four feet long?
onions help ward off what?
many wizards does it take to overcome a dragon?
did Harry hide the Half-blood Prince's book?
died on Hallowe'en, 1492?
what way does Harry's first home anticipate his (second) house?
was Snape's mother's claim to fame?
two Animagi have markings like the glasses they wear in human form? Professor McGonagall and Rita Skeeter
17. Who or
what can see through Invisibility Cloaks?
did Luna Lovegood diagnose as suffering from what ailment?
Celestina Warbeck and Stubby Boardman were popular as what?
Alliteratively, what was Martin Miggs?
21. Rather than Umbridge's fireplace, what might Harry have used to communicate with Sirius? The two-way mirror Sirius had given him
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issue 51: January - February 2006
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