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Wizard Challenge XIV: The Challenge Lives Again!

Hogwarts Express

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1foggidawn
Sep 1, 2015, 12:47pm Top

New school year at Hogwarts, new Wizard Challenge thread here!

The rules for this Harry Potter trivia game are simple: one person poses a question, and the first person to correctly answer that question gets to ask the next.

Here's the first question:

Which students did Professor Slughorn invite to join him in his train carriage during Harry's sixth year?

2jugglingpaynes
Sep 1, 2015, 5:44pm Top

Psst! Foggi! The Wizard Challenge turned the clock back 4 years. I did not know we had a time turner!

3foggidawn
Sep 1, 2015, 8:37pm Top

Oops! Too late to edit. I'll see if anything can be done about it.

4jugglingpaynes
Edited: Sep 3, 2015, 1:23pm Top

Based on threads I've made, you can't do anything. :oP No big deal!

I would start the guessing but I'm suffering brain drain lately. All I can think of are Hermione and Harry but that might be wrong too and possibly I'm thinking of the other meet-up he had in his apartment.

5varielle
Sep 9, 2015, 2:37pm Top

Harry, Hermione, Blaise Zambini, Cormac McLagen...

6foggidawn
Sep 9, 2015, 7:09pm Top

>5 varielle: That's enough to keep the game rolling, I think! Your turn.

7varielle
Sep 9, 2015, 7:14pm Top

What type of fruit tree was outside the Lovegood's house?

8varielle
Sep 14, 2015, 10:56am Top

*hint* It bore really unusual fruit.

9foggidawn
Sep 14, 2015, 12:18pm Top

Dirigible Plum

10varielle
Sep 14, 2015, 2:05pm Top

Yes!! I wonder if you could make a pie out of it or if it would float away.

11foggidawn
Sep 14, 2015, 4:10pm Top

Harry spent several Christmasses at Hogwarts. During which years did he do so?

12varielle
Sep 21, 2015, 12:52pm Top

1st year, 2nd year, 4th year

13foggidawn
Sep 21, 2015, 3:47pm Top

Correct!

14varielle
Sep 22, 2015, 11:00am Top

Unlike the movie, what was actually the fate of the elder wand?

15foggidawn
Sep 29, 2015, 7:01pm Top

Harry used it to mend his own wand, then put it back in Dumbledore's grave?

16varielle
Sep 29, 2015, 8:31pm Top

Yes! Much better ending I think.

17foggidawn
Sep 30, 2015, 8:19am Top

Oh, I agree.

New question: how did Umbridge decorate her office at Hogwarts?

18varielle
Oct 5, 2015, 3:27pm Top

With pink plates with kitties.

19foggidawn
Oct 5, 2015, 3:58pm Top

Correct! (We need to recruit some more players, varielle !)

20varielle
Oct 6, 2015, 7:02pm Top

After the dementors scrambled Dudley's thinking, he left something outside Harry's door that accidentally got crushed. What was it? and bonus points - why do you think he did it?

21varielle
Oct 23, 2015, 2:01pm Top

Tut, tut. I don't think it was in the movie, but definitely in the book.

22foggidawn
Oct 23, 2015, 2:38pm Top

It was a cup of tea, and I think he was trying to make a friendly gesture.

23varielle
Oct 23, 2015, 5:41pm Top

Correct!

24foggidawn
Oct 23, 2015, 9:38pm Top

What were the names of Ron and Hermione's children?

25EvangelineM
Nov 11, 2015, 11:35pm Top

Rose and Hugo.
If I'm right, just ask another one

26EvangelineM
Nov 11, 2015, 11:35pm Top

Haven't checked in here for a long time. Nice to see all your usernames. :)

27foggidawn
Nov 12, 2015, 9:43am Top

Your turn, Evangeline!

28foggidawn
Nov 26, 2015, 11:30am Top

All right, new question: who did each of the tri-wizard champions take to the Yule Ball?

29varielle
Dec 11, 2015, 9:17pm Top

Harry with One of the Patils
Victor with Hermione
Cedric with Cho
Fleur with Roger Davies

30foggidawn
Dec 11, 2015, 11:01pm Top

>29 varielle: Correct! Your go.

31varielle
Dec 12, 2015, 8:35pm Top

What product were the girls particularly interested in in Fred and George's shop?

32varielle
Jan 13, 2016, 1:38pm Top

Since it's been a month...

Who tried to slip Harry a love potion?

33foggidawn
Jan 14, 2016, 12:48pm Top

Romilda Vane.

34varielle
Jan 15, 2016, 7:55am Top

Yes!

35foggidawn
Jan 15, 2016, 5:11pm Top

What dish did the Beaubaxtons delegation borrow from the Gryffindor table on their first evening at Hogwarts?

36varielle
Feb 29, 2016, 1:44pm Top

Bouillabaise?

37foggidawn
Edited: Feb 29, 2016, 4:12pm Top

38varielle
Feb 29, 2016, 6:00pm Top

What pest plagued the Weasley's garden and how do you get rid of it?

39foggidawn
May 15, 2016, 7:27pm Top

Gnomes! According to Gilderoy Lockheart's Guide to Household Pests, (or to Fred and George, who don't need advice from Lockheart) you catch them, whirl them around over your head until they are dizzy, then throw them!

40varielle
May 15, 2016, 7:32pm Top

Correct! They bite too.

41foggidawn
May 15, 2016, 7:36pm Top

They sure do!

Speaking of household pests, what are some of the things they encountered while cleaning 12 Grimmauld Place?

42foggidawn
Aug 14, 2016, 8:09pm Top

Anyone?

43varielle
Aug 15, 2016, 11:18am Top

A Boggart

44foggidawn
Aug 15, 2016, 12:51pm Top

Correct! There were also doxies, and probably more that I'm not thinking of at the moment. Over to you!

45varielle
Aug 15, 2016, 1:57pm Top

What "alarming" household item was creating a rukus the night Mad Eye was likely captured by Barty Crouch, Jr.?

46varielle
Aug 25, 2016, 1:13pm Top

*hint* It's usually something kept outside.

47foggidawn
Aug 26, 2016, 9:10am Top

Rubbish bins.

48varielle
Aug 26, 2016, 1:38pm Top

Yes!

49foggidawn
Edited: Aug 27, 2016, 12:21pm Top

When Harry arrived at the Ministry for his hearing in Book 5, Mr. Weasley got a memo about certain Muggle items behaving in an unusual way in Bethnal Green. What was it?

50varielle
Aug 27, 2016, 12:02pm Top

A doorknob?

51foggidawn
Edited: Aug 27, 2016, 12:21pm Top

Nope. There were more than one, I think -- I've edited the wording in my original question to reflect that.

52varielle
Sep 2, 2016, 6:50pm Top

Regurgitating toilets?

53foggidawn
Sep 4, 2016, 7:59am Top

Correct!

54varielle
Sep 4, 2016, 8:29am Top

After flying away on Buckbeak, where did Sirius hide out for a while and what did he use to communicate with Harry?

55varielle
Sep 15, 2016, 8:29pm Top

*Hint - It wasn't Grimmauld Place.

56varielle
Oct 9, 2016, 5:43pm Top

*Hint #2 - It was on a different continent.

57varielle
Nov 17, 2016, 11:35am Top

It was Africa people! Let's try a new one.

What happened to the deatheaters when they came for Mrs. Longbottom?

58varielle
Dec 26, 2016, 6:08pm Top

They got their behinds handed to them.

Easy Peeezy!

Who was the only deatheater who could cast a patronus?

59foggidawn
Dec 28, 2016, 1:33am Top

Snape!

60varielle
Dec 28, 2016, 1:54pm Top

Correct!

61foggidawn
Dec 30, 2016, 7:35am Top

What type of magical creature did Gilderoy Lockheart unleash upon a class and then leave Harry, Ron, and Hermione to clean up?

62varielle
Jan 2, 2017, 7:01pm Top

Cornish pixies (freshly caught)

63foggidawn
Jan 2, 2017, 7:16pm Top

Correct!

64varielle
Jan 3, 2017, 12:46pm Top

What was Gilderoy Lockheart's favorite color?

65MasonB.G1
Jan 11, 2017, 1:27pm Top

lilac i think

66varielle
Jan 11, 2017, 4:04pm Top

Yes!

67foggidawn
Feb 20, 2017, 1:15pm Top

Jump-starting the game with an easy one:

Name three things sold by the trolley witch on the Hogwarts Express.

68foggidawn
Mar 16, 2017, 7:15pm Top

Anybody? Come on, you can do it!

69varielle
Mar 17, 2017, 8:13am Top

Droobles, chocolate frogs and licorice wands.

70foggidawn
Mar 18, 2017, 9:41am Top

Yes indeed!

71varielle
Mar 18, 2017, 6:53pm Top

Let's go for more recent magical history, so to speak.
In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, why was the erumpent so agitated when Newt and Jacob were trying to catch her in the park?

72varielle
Oct 28, 2017, 11:05am Top

Since it's been seven months let's try something else.

Who broke Newt Scamander's heart?

73foggidawn
Nov 7, 2017, 1:11pm Top

Leta Lestrange?

74varielle
Nov 10, 2017, 3:19pm Top

Yes!

75foggidawn
Nov 10, 2017, 4:22pm Top

According to Hogwarts, A History, what would Muggles see if they stumbled across Hogwarts?

76foggidawn
Jan 10, 5:07pm Top

Anybody?

77varielle
Jan 10, 5:13pm Top

A mouldering old ruin with a sign over the entrance that says "danger, do not enter, unsafe".

78foggidawn
Jan 10, 5:22pm Top

Correct!

79varielle
Jan 11, 11:21am Top

Who did Newt Scamander's grandson marry?

80BuffaloPhil
Jan 11, 12:46pm Top

Luna Lovegood?

81varielle
Jan 11, 1:24pm Top

Yes!

82BuffaloPhil
Jan 12, 11:14am Top

How many times was Nearly-Headless Nick hit in the neck with a blunt axe?

83foggidawn
Feb 25, 4:43pm Top

45?

84BuffaloPhil
Feb 26, 2:40pm Top

45 is right!

85foggidawn
Feb 26, 2:58pm Top

Oh, dear . . . time to think up a question.

Why wasn't Dumbledore on hand when Harry, Ron, and Hermione went to find him at the climax of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (just before they went through the trapdoor)?

86varielle
May 30, 3:29pm Top

He'd gone to the Ministry?

87foggidawn
May 31, 8:32am Top

Correct!

88varielle
May 31, 8:14pm Top

Where did Sirius keep Buckbeak after they flew off together?

89foggidawn
Sep 18, 2:44pm Top

Hmm . . . well, they went to a tropical island for a bit, and then they stayed in a cave outside of Hogsmeade for a while. Is that an acceptable answer, or were you looking for something else?

90varielle
Sep 19, 5:54pm Top

Close enough. I wasn't specific. He kept him in the attic after they got back to Grimmauld Place. Carry on.

91foggidawn
Sep 19, 7:56pm Top

Name four people who died in the Battle of Hogwarts (in Book 7).

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