issue 51: January - February 2006 

Harry Potter Quiz

Harry by Ben, 7

The Barcelona Review presents the

Harry Potter


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.

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Harry by Amariah, 9

The quiz and drawings were done by predominantly pre- and early teen muggles. No wizards—computer or otherwise—were 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.

If you want to have a go before seeing the answers click HERE

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1. A bezoar is what?
A stone taken from the stomach of a goat


Hagrid (detail) by Rory 12

2. What did Hagrid win in a card game?
The egg of a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon

3. What do Hermione's parents do for a living? They're dentists

4. What was Dippet's first name, and what is his successor's full name?
Armando; Albus Percival Wulfric Dumbledore

5. Which wizard from which English county did Harry delight by remembering in the Leaky Cauldron?
Dedalus Diggle, from Kent

6. What has holly to do with a half-plucked turkey?
Harry's wand contains a feather from the phoenix Fawkes, so described

7. Name two other schools Harry was supposed to go to?
Stonewall High and St Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys

8. What is much more macho than a hippogriff?
A Hungarian Horntail

9. What made whose tongue four feet long?
Ton-Tongue Toffee; Dudley

10. Green onions help ward off what?
Gulping Plimpies

Harry fights the snake

Harry fights the snake by Ben, 7

11. How many wizards does it take to overcome a dragon?
About half a dozen

12. Where did Harry hide the Half-blood Prince's book?
In the cupboard in the Room of Requirement

13. Who died on Hallowe'en, 1492?
Nearly Headless Nick - Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington

14. In what way does Harry's first home anticipate his (second) house?
He lived with his parents in Godricís Hollow; he was [eventually] placed in Gryffindor house, founded by Godric Gryffindor

15. What was Snape's mother's claim to fame?
She was captain of the Hogwarts Gobstones team

16. Which two Animagi have markings like the glasses they wear in human form? Professor McGonagall and Rita Skeeter

Snape or is it Nick Cave?

Snape by Rory, 12

17. Who or what can see through Invisibility Cloaks?
Mad-eye Moody's magical eye

18. Whom did Luna Lovegood diagnose as suffering from what ailment?
Zacharias Smith; Loser's Lurgy

19. Celestina Warbeck and Stubby Boardman were popular as what?

20. Alliteratively, what was Martin Miggs?
A mad Muggle

21. Rather than Umbridge's fireplace, what might Harry have used to communicate with Sirius? The two-way mirror Sirius had given him

© Zoe, Rory and Dani Thomson  2005

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issue 51: January - February 2006


Niall Griffiths: Coming of Age
David Ramos Fernandes:
Nora Pierce:
Guess Who Loves Me Now?
Caroline Kepnes:
Katie Arnsteen:
Long Ride Home

picks from back issues

Pete Duval: Fun With Mammals
Adam Johnson:
Trauma Plate


James Meek


Harold Pinter
answers to last issue’s quiz, Harry Potter

book reviews

The People’s Act of Love by James Meek
The Blind Rider by Juan Goytisolo
Borrowed Light by Joolz Denby
Cold Skin by Albert Sánchez Piñol

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