Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slytherin House Quiz #3 - HSKS7

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 Seekers. He saw a picture of a Hogwarts Quidditch team with Regulus sitting in the middle of the front row where the Seeker sits.

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?
Remus Lupin - visited the trio at Grimmauld Place shortly after they went on the run (tried to join them but Harry called him a coward and Lupin left)
Phineas Nigellus Black - visited the trio in the woods where the Quidditch World Cup was held (talked about Gryffindor's sword)
Severus Snape - visited in the Forest of Dean to pass on the Sword of Gryffindor

3. How do Ron and Harry get into the Ministry?
They each drank some polyjuice potion and took on the appearence of ministry employees. Hermione become Mafalda Hopkirk. Rom becomes Reg Cattermole. Harry becomes Runcorn. Then they flushed themselves down a toilet to enter the Ministry.

4. Who is the blond-haired boy, and why is he important?
The blond-haired boy was Gellert Grindelwald - he stole the Elder Wand from Gregorovitch the Bulgarian wandmaker.

5. How is the exception that food cannot be conjured classified?
Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration.
Hermione: "Your mother can’t produce food out of thin air, no one can. Food is the first of the five Principal Exceptions to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfigura—"
Ron: "Oh, speak English, can’t you?"
Hermione: "It’s impossible to make good food out of nothing! You can summon it if you know where it is, you can transform it, you can increase the quantity if you’ve already got some..."

6. Where does the trio first run into Dean Thomas?
In the woods where the Quidditch World Cup was held. Dean was on the run with Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, and two Goblins - Griphook and Gornuk.

7. Bathilda Bagshot does not speak in front of Hermione and Ron because....
It was Nagini inhabiting Bathilda's body. Harry would be able to understand the Parseltongue (the language of snakes) but Hermione would not. Ron was not even there as he had already left.

8. Who can Harry be said to have buried in Deathly Hallows?
Dobby the House Elf

9. Which Horcruxes has Harry actually seen in person before the book starts?
Tom Riddle's Diary
Marvolo Gaunt's ring
Salazar Slytherin's locket
Nagini the Snake

10. Who actually destroys each of the Horcruxes?
a. Harry destroyed Tom Riddle's diary in 'Chamber of Secrets' with a basilisk fang.
b. Dumbledore destroyed Gaunt's ring with the Sword of Gryffindor.
c. Hermione destroyed Hufflepuff's cup using a basilisk fang.
d. Ron destroyed the locket using the Sword of Gryffindor.
e. Vincent Crabbe destroyed the diadem, quite accidentally, using Fiendfyre.
f. Neville killed Nagini with the Sword of Gryffindor.
g. Harry Potter was released as a horcrux during Voldemort's second failed attempt at killing him.

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?
The Resurrection Stone was first owned by Cadmus Peverell and the Invisibility Cloak was first owned by Ignotus Peverell. Since the two items were passed down thru the families for generations, it can be safely implied that Tom Riddle and Harry Potter are distant relatives.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Which Sports Car Are You?

I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!

You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

HSKS VII Quidditch Round I

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. Kingsley Shaclebolt
b. Minerva McGonalgall
c. Arthur Weasley
d. Rufus Scimgeour

5. During the wedding celebration for Bill and Fleur, Kingsley 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

Picture Scavenger Hunt
The pictures must be posted on your blog or at least linked to from your blog. Make sure that the links work or you will not get credit.

Mad-Eye Moody

Nymphadora Tonks

George Weasley

The Dursley's House


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Slytherin Quiz #2

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

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

3. Which housemate has the hots for David Boreanez?
Cassandra Puddlemere

4. Which housemate used to be the top badger who made a habit of eating snakes?
S. Quinn

5. Which housemate shows off her awards from HSKS6 on her blog?
Madam Ferula Finnigan

6. Which housemate makes kicka* * cookies IRL?
Esmerelda Beanswallow

7. Which housemate is a third year Slytherclaw, whatever the hell that means?
Callisto Verity

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

9. Which housemate is a knitting addict? (Ok, all of us, but one in particular.)
Lily of Flitwick

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?
HRH Queen Frysia the Fierce

14. Which housemate has never-ending PMS?
Olivia Moody-Gaunt

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

16. Which housemate “adores” European chocolates?
Clara Clovenhoof

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

18. Which housemate was fortunate enough to lose her HP husband?
Lavender Diggory-Dolohov

19. Which housemate likes some Nascar dude?
MEEEEEE!!!!!!! ::squees with delight:: Just check out that snazzy muggle race car. I wonder if I can get a flying mechanism installed.

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

Monday, February 2, 2009

Flying Homework - HLBOE Swap

This homework is coming in under the wire. Honestly, I am not too thrilled with how some of the duplicate stitch came out. Maybe I may make another one in Slytherin colors. For this one I used the colors of my favorite Quidditch team - Puddlemere United.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sytherin Quiz 1

1. What are your three most favorite colors?
black, red, purple

2. What are you three least favorite colors?
yellow, orange, lime green

3. Your favorite candy is: Lemonheads.


4. Draco, Lucius, or Snape?
Snape - How could I resist the most excellent Potions Master?

5. Do you knit, crochet, or both?
Both - because I am multi-talented.

6. What type of kit did you ask for?
If I remember correctly then I asked for a fingerless mitts/gloves kit.

7. Acrylic—has its uses, should all be burned, best yarn to work with (choose one)?
All yarn has a purpose.

8. Who is the Slytherin Head Girl this term?
S. Quinn

9. Name four “extras” you would love to receive in your kit.
Anything from the Etsy Favorites list in the right sidebar.

10. What are your three most favorite scents?
Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint

11. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
sweet snacks

12. Which Slytherin is the Keeper of the Crucio List?
Cassandra Puddlemere

13. Do you really need more stitch markers?
Not really, especially since I can make my own.

14. Dpns, circular, or straight?
It depends on what I am knitting. I use all three types.

15. What yarn makes you squee?
Lorna's Laces

16. Favorite HP Movie?
The Goblet of Fire

17. Favorite HP character?
Oliver Wood - because he is a keeper.


18. Who was your first choice for DADA professor?


19. What is the Slytherin Common Room called?
The Snake Pit

20. What makes you worthy of being in Slytherin House?
Because I bloody well said so. :P