Thursday, February 26, 2009

House Quiz #3

1. Harry discovers in Regulus' room that he and Regulus have something uncommon and unexpected in common. What is this, and how did he figure it out?
They were both on a mission to destroy Voldemort's Horcuxes. Harry and Hermioen realized while in Regulus' room that Regulus Arturus Black may be the mysterious R.A.B. who signed his name in the false locket that Harry and Dumbledore recovered from the cave. The summon Kreacher who tells the tale of how Regulus had a change of heart regarding Voldemort and how Regulus made Kreacher take him back to the cave where Regulus drank the potion, stole the locket, and replaced it with the false one. He then ordered Kreacher to return home and destroy the locket.

2.On three ocassions former professors can be presumed to have "visited" the trio while they are in "exhile" - which professors and which ocassions would these be?
#1 Remis Lupin at #12 Grimmauld place
#2. Phineas Nigellus Black in the forest via the portrait Hermione placed in her bottomless pit bag
#3. Dolores Umbridge at the Ministry of Magic while the trio were undercover

3. How do Ron and Harry get into the Ministry?
They each drank polyjuice potion and took on the appearence of ministry employees. Hermione become Mafalda Hopkirk, Rom becomes Reg Cattermole, and Harry becomes Runcorn

4. Who is the blond-haired boy, and why is he important? The blonde-haired boy is actually Grindelwald, the last known master of the death stick

5. How is the exception that food cannot be conjured classified?It is one of the Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law Of Elememntal transfiguration. Food may be multiplied once a real food object is actually in hand, but cannot be created from nothing.

6. Where does the trio first run into Dean Thomas? In the woods. Dean is on the run with Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell and the goblins Griphook and Gornuk

7. Bathilda Bagshot does not speak in front of Hermione because....
Bathilda is actually Nagini in a Bagshot skin and when she speaks its in parsel tongue. Harry would hear it as English but Hermione would hear the hissing

8. Who can Harry be said to have buried in Deathly Hallows? Crabbe

9. Which Horcruxes has Harry actually seen in person before the book starts?
Riddles Diary, himself, Nagini, and the resurrection stone/ring

10. Who actually destroys each of the Horcruxes?
Resurrection stone/ring was destroyed by Albus Dumbledore
Tom riddle's Diary was Destroyed by Harry Potter
Helga Hufflepuff's cup was destroyed by Hermione Granger
Salazar Slytherin's locket was destroyed by Ron Weasley
Ravenclaw's Diadem was destroyed by Crabbe
Harry Potter was destroyed by Lord Voldemort
Nagini was destroyed by Neville Longbottom

Extra credit:Tom Riddle's grandfather inherited the stone of resurrection. Harry's father inherited the invisibility cloak. What does this imply about Tom Riddle and Harry Potter?

They are related through the Peverell brothers. Voldemort is a descendent of Cadmus Peverell and Harry is a descendent of Ignotus Peverell. Distant cousins somewhere down the ole ancestral line

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quidditch Round 1

MAD EYE Moody Nymphadora Tonks
No. 4 Privet Drive

George Weasley
1. What momentous event was the reason that the members of the Order of the Phoenix felt it necessary to move Harry out of the Dursley’s house?
a. The start of the new school year
b. The Dursleys kicking him out
c. Voldemort’s escape from Azkaban
d. Harry’s upcoming birthday

2. Who revealed the actual date of Harry’s transfer to Voldemort, despite the misinformation the Order had been spreading around that the move would occur on the eve of his actual birthday?
a. Mundungus
b. Snape
c. Yaxley
d. Shacklebolt

3. With the use of Polyjuice Potion (and to confuse any possible attack by Death Eaters), six member of the Order were disguised as Harry and escorted out of Privet Drive, along with the real Harry. Which member of the order did not survive that night?
a. Mad-Eye Moody
b. Nymp0hadora Tonks
c. Hagrid
d. George Weasley

4. Who informed Harry, Ron and Hermione of the bequests left to them in Dumbledore’s will?
a. Kingley Shaclebolt
b. Minerva McGonalgall
c. Arthur Weasley
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingley Shacklebolt sent a Patronus to tell the guests that the Ministry had fallen, Scrimgeour (the Minister) was dead and the wedding celebration was about to be attacked by Death Eaters. What form did the Patronus take?
a. A lynx
b. An otter
c. A doe
d. A stag

6. Escaping from the wedding to London, our three friends found themselves confronted by a pair of Death Eaters, disguised as workmen. This close brush impressed on them the need to find someplace to hide. Where did they decide to go?
a. The Leaky Cauldron
b. Sirius Black’s house
c. The Dursley’s house
d. Ron’s Auntie Muriel’s house

7. Kreacher’s animosity towards Harry, Ron and especially Hermione (a Mudblood) was well documented in book five, “The Order of the Phoenix.” His initial interaction with them showed that his attitude had not changed. How did they win him over?
a. By giving him clothes and his freedom
b. They didn’t win him over!
c. By giving him something to eat
d. By giving him Regulus Black’s old locket

8. Who did they eventually find was in possession of the locket/Horcrux?
a. Severus Snape
b. Lucius Malfoy
c. Lord Voldemort
d. Dolores Umbridge

9. What did Harry find embedded in the door of Umbrdige’s office?
a. Moody’s magical eye
b. Nymphadora’s purple hair
c. Hedwig’s head
d. George Weasley’s ear

10. After retrieving the Horcrux, they tried to return to their safe place but they were pursued (actually Yaxley tagged along when they disapparated). This meant that the Death Eaters knew their hiding place and they had to go somewhere else. Where did Hermione take them?
a. To Godric’s Hollow
b. To the Forbidden Forest
c. Back to the Burrow
d. To the site of the Quidditch World Cup

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Borrowed from Emma

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible I went to catholic schools all my life i must have read all if not most of it by now
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell 
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare Well not the complete works
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier (great book!)
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger
19. The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen I read all things Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (don't know why this separate from 33) I agree with Emma
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini So sad
38. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell
42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood scary!
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert Love it too
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon Love Love LOVE this book!
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas  another one of my faves
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones’ Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett Love this also 
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome (My favourite books as a child)
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens 
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker .
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery 
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks 
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams 
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Another Stinkin Quiz!

Can you tell our Fearless leader Quinn was a former 'puffball. The chick is making me work too hard!

1. Which housemate has an 11 ½ inch holly wand with a Dragon Heartstring core? Bathilda Boomslang

2. Which housemate creates rockin’ sock patterns? The enigmatic Emma Wigworthy

3. Which housemate has the hots for David Boreanez? Uh, who doesn't? but I guess that would be me, cuz he is YUM EEEE

4. Which housemate used to be the top badger who made a habit of eating snakes? Quinn, however she has quickly learned the error of her ways. One night with Crucio in her bed changed that real quick!

5. Which housemate shows off her awards from HSKS6 on her blog? Madam Ferula Finnigan
6. Which housemate makes kickass cookies IRL? Esme Beanswallow. They are really really fricken good too! ( i feel no need for censorship so i added the ass in ;P)

7. Which housemate is a third year Slytherclaw, whatever the hell that means? Callisto Verity, i think it means she's confused, she was practicing the confundus charm in the mirror and zapped herself. I am working on the cure.

8. Which housemate wants Plymouth to make her feet happy? Belladona Boomslang

9. Which housemate is a knitting addict? L to the F!!

10. Which housemate loves to sing?Diana Lockhart

11. Which housemate has issues with muggle devices? Ginny Crookshanks

12. Which housemate likes Darth HelloKitty? Cecily Fortescue

13. Which housemate has a member of the family with his own fan club? Queen Frysia, she has Prince Corey ::sighs:: I'm not only the President but also a client.

14. Which housemate has never-ending PMS? Olivia Gaunt, I am struggling not to comment on this one.

15. Which housemate originally comes from South New Joisey? Penelope Caerphilly

16. Which housemate “adores” European chocolates? Clara Clovenhoof. Sadly enough I am a fan of dairy milk myself

17. Which housemate has a roommate who seriously put a crimp in her communication abilities? Rowena Weasley

18. Which housemate was UNfortunate enough to lose her HP husband? Lavender Diggory-Dolohov. We will find Sirius

Which housemate likes some Nascar dude? ? Andromeda Finch-Fletchley

20. Which housemate needs a new time-turner? O Crookshanks

Sunday, February 1, 2009

SSSSSlither SSSSSLither Lil' Snakies

First Slytherin House Quiz

What are your three most favorite colors?
Purple, Green, and Blue

What are you three least favorite colors?

Yellow, Orange, and Pink

Your favorite candy is _Red Swedish Fish or Dark Chocolate_.

Draco, Lucius, or Snape?
Luciussssss and Sssssnape

Do you knit, crochet, or both?
Both, but I knit better than I crochet

What type of kit did you ask for?
Mittens, I really need a pair its been quite cold

Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)?
lol, i suppose if you have children it has its uses, but I dont like to work with it

Who is the Slytherin Head Girl this term?
Quinn, I suppose, even though she needs to be de-puffed

Name four “extras” you would love to receive in your kit.
mmmmm, i have no freaking idea. I'll re-visit this one

What are your three most favorite scents? 
Coffee, Bath & Body Works Lavender Vanilla, and lilacs

Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
I like sweet and salty together. Like reeses pieces mixed with popcorn, no I'm not weird, you should try it!

Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List?


Do you really need more stitch markers?
Not really

Dpns, circular, or straight?
DPNs but not sock sized

What yarn makes you squee?

Favorite HP Movie? 
the next one

Favorite HP character?
Hermione, Snape and Luna

Who was your first choice for DADA professor?
dude, I say David Boreanez, Gerard Butler or Colin Firth

What is the Slytherin Common Room called?
The Snake Pit

What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House?
I can't believe you're asking me that question, lol