Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ravenclaw Quiz #4

1. What colorless and odorless potion forces the drinker to tell the truth?
Veritis serum
2. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves half of you behind, you have been what?
3. Who wrote the Standard Books of Spells Grades 1 and 2?
Miranda Goshawk
4. What is it called when brother wands meet
Priori incantatum
5. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.
6. For what is the charm Aparecium used?
It allows the caster to read invisible ink, and possibly can be used to have other invisible things reveal itself
7. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
Fidelius charm
8. What color should the Strengthening Potion be?
9. What plants are used in preparing a confusing potion?
Sneezewart, scurvy-grass, loveage
10. What condition is cured by Glumbumble?
11. What poton makes a werewolf safe so he can keep his mind when he transforms, and what substance makes it useless?
Wolfsbane potion. Sugar makes it useless
12. When does Fluxwood, an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion, have to be picked?
At the full moon
13. What color should a Shrinking Solution be?
14. What potion is made from asphodel and wormwood?
Draught of living death
15. For what are Jobberknoll feathers used?
Truth serums and memory potions

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quidditch ~ Round Two

1. With whom does Ginny go to the Yule Ball?
a. Neville

2. When Harry arrives at the Burrow and Mrs. Weasley makes them all dinner the night before they leave for the Quidditch World Cup, what does her wand turn into?
a. rubber mouse
3. Since some of the sixth-year girls didn't have any quills on them, what did they think Krum might sign their hats in?
c. lipstick

4. How old does the Quick Quotes Quill say that Rita Skeeter is?
a. 43

5. What color cloak is wormtail wearing in the Riddle house?
b. Black

6. What color is "Mad Eye" Moody's magical eye?
d. Blue

7. What color are the robes that Rita Skeeter was wearing when Harry meets her at the Weighing of the Wands ceremony?
b. Magenta
8. What does Sirius Black tell Harry, Ron and Hermione to call him when speaking around anyone else?
b. Snuffles

9. Which team beat Wales, disqualifying them from competing for the Quidditch World Cup?
c. Uganda

10. What does Madame Maxime say is the only thing her steeds will drink?
c. single-malt whiskey

Picture Hunt

Goblet of Fire

Madam Maxime

Dragon from first challenge

Viktor Krum

Madam Pomfrey


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ravenclaw Quiz #3

1. What is Professor McGonnagall's first name? Minerva
2. Who is the librarian of Hogwarts? Madame Pince
3. What is Madam Rosmerta's job? Owner of the 3 broomsticks
4. What is Rita Skeeter's secret? She is an unregistered animagus
5. Madam Hooch is instructor of what subject? Flying
6. Who is Parvati Patil's best friend? Lavender Brown
7. What Quidditch position does Cho Chang play? Seeker
8. What is the name of Fleur Delacour's little sister?Gabriell
9. Who is professor of Divination? Sybil Trelawney
10. Who wrote "A History of Magic"? Bathida Bagshot

I hope we are not being marked off for spelling :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

A weekend adventure

This weekend is the first Hogsmeade weekend of the term. Since I am a commuting student studying for an advanced degree, and my son Grompton has never been to Hogsmeade we decided to make a weekend of it. Rudolphus had to work late on Friday so he will be joining us later today. Grompton and I took a portkey last night and got our room in the three broomsticks. After a light dinner we head over to Madam Puddifoots for some tea and dessert. She is already decorated for Valentines day. Grompton had a lot of fun watching the cupids flying around. After a very enjoyable hour at Madam Puddifoots we took a leisurly stroll back to the three broomsticks. To my knowledge there is not an all magical villiage back in the USA so this is indeed a rare treat for Grompton. Having read to him the Harry Potter history books, he was very interested to see all of the places mentioned in them. I had a hard time explaining to him why we were NOT going into the Hogshead, especially at night. When we passed Honeydukes (which was closed for the evening) he stood there for about 10 minutes with his little nose pressed to the glass. I could see him trying to figure out what treats he would buy the next day. We finally made our way back to the inn, and after a few words with Madam Rosemerta we were off to bed. I am hoping to meet up with some of the other Ravenclaws tomorrow for a butterbeer. Rudolphus will meet us later in the afternoon. I will need all the help I can get when we take Grompton to Zonkos. I don't think the statement "don't touch that" will somehow be enough. Emma

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hey! Where did January go?

Another week seems to be whizzing by me! Unfortunately that also mean the weekends are going so fast too. This Saturday was the first time I played Quidditch rather than watched it. I had a lot of fun, but I don’t think being seeker is really the position for me. I didn’t seem to be looking in any of the right places. The snitch I must say was very cleverly hidden though.
Gryffendor found the Snitch and won the match. They are also in first place. This hit some of the Ravenclaws very hard. It is always disappointing, when you have tried your hardest and worked really hard, and it is just “bad luck” that you didn’t wind up wining. My son Grompton wanted to help me find the snitch but he and Rodolphus went out for haircuts and when they returned he was anxious to help me. He was very disappointed to know the game had ended so early. I was disappointed we lost, but glad it was over so quickly. I was able to use my time wisely and get the stitch markers done for my spoilee. They came out much better than I had imagined. The are on the big side, and hopefully she will not mind that. Personally I love to have a little “bling” hanging off my works in progress. I am also almost finished knitting the bag. I will felt it and have to decide on the design for the needle felting. I have an idea of what I want to do, but I will have to play with it until I get it just right.
Saturday evening I was writing a letter to our prefect for my owl to deliver when Grompton came over to ask what I was doing. When I told him I was writing to our prefect to try and cheer her up after the difficult day she was having, he asked why she was sad. I told him some of the Ravenclaws were upset about having lost the match. Yesterday when I picked him up from Hogwarts pre-school, he said he had made up a joke for me to tell the other Ravenclaws to help them cheer up. It was so very sweet of him. I couldn’t believe he was still thinking about it after all that time. The joke is below, it is not as good as the riddles our head girl sends us, but the sentiment is worth more than all the gold in Gringots.

Knock Knock?
Who’s there?
Scary Ghost.
Scary Ghost who?
Boo! Aww come on Raven claws cheer up!