26 April 2007

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- Book Banter with Trivia

Since Word Nerd knows that millions of people have read the Harry Potter books, she decided it wasn't worth doing the regular Book Banter for because the books are so well known.

As Word Nerd rereads the series, she's going to post trivia questions about the book she just finished... either questions relating to the plot, or the books themselves, or things learned about the wizarding world in that book.

Answers are here.


What is special about the Hogwarts school song?
a. Everyone hums it
b. The lyrics change every year
c. Everyone sings it to their own tune
d. Only prefects know it

What is the name of the wizarding world’s newspaper?
a. The Magic Daily
b. The Daily Prophet
c. The Wizard Times
a. The Owl and Guardian

What kind of animal does Harry “free” when he visits the zoo on Dudley’s birthday?
a. Boa Constrictor
b. Tiger
c. Polar Bear
d. Alligator

How many balls are used in the sport of Quidditch?
a. Eight
b. Eleven
c. Two
d. Four

Which of the other Hogwarts ghosts can keep Peeves in line?
a. The Bloody Baron
b. Nearly Headless Nick
c. The Fat Friar
d. Prof. Binns

Who tells the staff about the troll loose in the dungeon?
a. Prof. Quirrell
b. Prof. Snape
c. Prof. McGonagall
d. Prof. Flitwick

If you bought the first Harry Potter book in England, the title of the book would be which of the following?
a. Harry Potter and the Wizard’s Rock
b. Harry Potter and the Elixir of Life
c. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
d. Harry Potter and the Three-Headed Dog

Who is on the Famous Wizards card that Harry gets with his first Chocolate Frog?
a. Merlin
b. Albus Dumbledore
c. Nicholas Flamel
d. Morgana

What does Dumbledore tell Harry he sees when he looks in the Mirror of Erised?
a. A large pile of books
b. New spectacles
c. A broomstick
d. Thick wool socks

What does Hagrid give Harry while Harry’s recovering after his fight with Quirrell?
a. A wizard’s chess set
b. A bucket of Bertie Bott’s Beans
c. A photo album of pictures of his parents
d. An owl

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