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Mugglenet vs. The Leaky Cauldron Trivia Contest
Lumos, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 30, 2006

1. Name a female Hogwarts Headmaster.
>McGonagall, Umbridge, Derwent.

2. How many secret passages are there out of Hogwarts, including those that are now blocked?

3. Why does Harry make his first visit to Dumbledore's office?
>McGonagall takes him there after Justin & Nick are petrified.

4. Despite Madam Pince's protectiveness, we have seen one Hogwarts library book desecrated.  Who did it?
>Hermione (when she ripped out the page about the basilisk).
>Alternative answer: When Dumbledore wrote in
Quidditch Through The Ages.

5. After falling through Fluffy's trap door, Hermione says they "must be miles below the school."  What floor did they fall from?

 Magical creatures
1.In Greek mythology, Hercules 2nd labor was to kill the nine-headed  Hydra, but each time he cut off one of its heads, two would grow in its place.  How did he stop this from happening?  
>He charred the stump with a flaming torch (with help from Iolaus).

2. What magical creature is usually mistaken for a hedgehog by muggles?  

3. Invisibility cloaks are woven from the hair of this ape-like creature native to the Far East.  Name it.  

4. Harry injured his finger during a Magical Creatures class.  What was the magical creature that did it?  

5. Of all the dragon species in the world, how many are native to the Americas? 
>One, the Peruvian Vipertooth .

6. What real-world phenomenon can be explained by the existence of the Mooncalf? 
>Crop Circles

Potions and plants
1. What does Neville's Mimbulus mimbletonia spray?  

2. What did the Weasley twins use it to sort the boils problem caused by their Fever Fudge, thanks to Lee Jordan, (whom Harry recommended it to, after Hermione offered it to him for his bleeding hand)?  
>Murtlap Essence.

3. What does Hermione say Amortentia smells like to her?
>Freshly-mown grass, new parchment and ... .

4. What visible effect results from taking Pepperup Potion?
>Steam comes out ears (think of Ginny, who looked as though her head was on fire).

5. Snape can give you a potion to make you do almost anything he wants -- what concoction does he say he'll offer Harry if he wants to hear nonsense?
>Babbling Beverage (Wouldn't that be a great drink to offer at the bar?)

6. For what purpose does Hermione make a Sleeping Draught?
>To knock out Crabbe and Goyle for polyjuicing.

Jo's website
1. In the Links bookcase, what is the title on the book used to decipher the Rune tiles in the Rubbish bin?    
> Ancient Runes Made Easy. 

2. What portkey would you click to enter the Rubbish Bin section?
>The pencil-sharpener.

3. To get a chart called Revision of the plan of 'Order of the Phoenix' you need to draw something on a blank paper.  What shape do you draw?   
>A lightning bolt.

4. Dialing P-E-E-V-E-S into the cell phone will gain you what for your scrapbook?   
>Jo's sketch of Peeves the poltergeist.

5. On the radio program "Toots, Shoots & Roots" Toots gives advice to a witch about reviving her dead Flitterbloom.  What is the host's first name?   

Death Eaters
1. What name did JKR originally use for the Death Eaters?
>Knights of Walpurgis.

2. At what two times have we seen Tom Riddle supported by his friends, before they officially became known as Death Eaters?
>when he asks Slughorn about Horcruxes, and when he applies for the DADA job.

3. What Death Eater injured Hermione and knocked her out in the Dept. of Mysteries?
>Antonin Dolohov.

4. Between Voldemort's downfall and return, he went how many years without seeing his Death Eaters?
>13 (thirteen).

5. Who were the only two Death Eaters who, on the night of Voldemort's return, were expected to join him in the graveyard and did not?
>Karkaroff and Snape.   

6. What was the spell we saw the Death Eaters use (or try to use) most often in the Battle of the Dept. of Mysteries? 
>2 answers accepted: Stupefy or Accio, 4 times each (Accio to retrieve the prophecy).

1. In English, what is inscribed on the entrance to the Mines of Moria in Lord of the Rings?
>Speak friend and enter.       

2. Mrs. Figg lives on which street?  
>Wisteria Walk.

3. After picking up his gold from Gringotts, what was the first shop Harry visited on his first trip to Diagon Alley?
>Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions.

4. Name the shop in Hogsmeade where Hermione buys a pheasant-feather quill.  
>Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop.

5. On Harry's eleventh birthday, Hagrid buys him a hamburger in a restaurant with plastic seats.  Where is this restaurant located?
>Paddington Station.

6. What's the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite?
>"Stalagmite's got an m in it.  And don't ask me right now, I think I'm going to be sick." (Hagrid).
>Alternate answer: stalagmites come up from the floor and stalactites hang from the ceiling.

1. What wood was used to make Lily's wand?

2. The shortest wand we've seen thus far belonged to Umbridge, and we know Hagrid's was the longest before it was snapped.  Who owns the longest wand still intact, of those we know?
>Ron (14").

3. At the core of Harry's wand is a single tail feather from Fawkes; at the core of Ron's is a unicorn tail hair.  What are the other two substances we know can be used to make the core of a wand?
>Dragon heartstring and veela hair.

4. What happened when Harry's wand chose him in Ollivander's shop?
>He felt warmth in his hand and waved it, shooting red and gold sparks.

5. Who had a mahogany wand?

6. Name another wandmaker besides Ollivander.

1. How many players are allowed in the scoring area at one time?  
>2 (only the Keeper and one Chaser).

2. A foul which happens when any player other than the Seeker touches the Golden Snitch is called what?    

3. During a match in 1884 a Snitch escaped after eluding capture by the Seekers for six months of play.  Name the moor on which it is said to still be living wild?  
>Bodmin Moor.

4. Cobbing is a foul involving excessive use of which body part?  

5. What professional Quidditch Team did Oliver Wood join after leaving Hogwarts?
>Puddlemere United.

6. Who wrote The Beaters Bible?  
>Brutus Scrimgeour.

1. We've seen several Permanent Sticking Charms in action, mostly in 12 Grimmauld Place.  What's the only use of this charm we've seen outside of that building?
>The portrait in the Prime Minister's office, HBP1.
2. Name three of the spells written in the margins of the Half Blood Prince's Potions book.
>Levicorpus, Sectumsempra, Muffliato, Liberacorpus, tongue-gluing (which Harry uses on Peeves), toenail-growing (which he uses on Crabbe).

3.What is the incantation that Cinderella's fairy godmother uses to transform the pumpkin into her coach, according to Disney?
>"Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo."

4. What wizard/witch do we know to have used a Stealth Sensoring Spell, to detect intruders?
>Umbridge, after Nifflers invaded her office.

5. What does the incantation "Peskipiksi Pesternomi" do?
>Nothing! Lockhart tried it to freeze the pixies.

6. What spell does Sirius use to get the knocked-out Snape out of the Shrieking Shack?

Famous Wizards
1. What is Morfin Gaunt's relationship to Lord Voldemort?  

2. According to Wicked, what was the good witch of Oz's original name before she changed it to Glinda?

3. What killed Abraxas Malfoy? 
>Dragon pox.

4. What family's coat of arms is on Salazar Slytherin's ring?  

5. Name the only non-Gryffindor student to fight in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.  
>Luna Lovegood.

6. Name three wizards with alliterative names.  
>Severus Snape, Peter Pettigrew, Willie Widdershins, etc.

7. What is Umbridge's middle name?  

8. How many times does the name Sirius appear on the Black Family Tree, not counting erasures?  

9. What specifically is the status of Order of the Phoenix member Caradoc Dearborn?
>Missing and presumed dead.

10. Who invented Floo Powder?  
>Ignatia Wildsmith.

1. Name a canon reference to Monty Python.   
"Nudge, nudge, wink, wink" (from 1999 NPC interview)
Cockroach clusters ("Crunchy frog" sketch)
Chocolate frogs ("Crunchy frog" sketch)

Just for fun, here is a link to the "Crunchy Frog" sketch!