issue 50: October - December 2005 

Harry Potter Quiz

Harry by Ben, 7

The Barcelona Review presents the

Harry Potter

TBR truly hopes that with its wide-ranging eclectic readership no one is asking the question "Harry Potter? In a TBR literary quiz?" The Harry Potter books may be many things to many people but one thing above all is that they, and the author J.K. Rowling, should be applauded for introducing millions to the extraordinary world of the printed word. She has set young minds working, given heart to a flagging industry, and hope and motivation for many a struggling writer. So for our 50th issue, please raise your glasses to J.K Rowling.

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Harry by Amariah, 9

The quiz and drawings were done by predominantly pre- and early teen muggles. No wizards—computer or otherwise—were used. Spells to help win the 30-euros gift certificate from Amazon are freely available on the Wizard Wide Web but a good knowledge of the Potter books and a deft use of Google are the safest way to go —we would hate to send the prize to a very puzzled toad!

Deadline: December 31, 2005. In case of a tie, a name will be drawn.


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1. A bezoar is what?


Hagrid (detail) by Rory 12

2. What did Hagrid win in a card game?

3. What do Hermione's parents do for a living?

4. What was Dippet's first name, and what is his successor's full name?

5. Which wizard from which English county did Harry delight by remembering in the Leaky Cauldron?

6. What has holly to do with a half-plucked turkey?

7. Name two other schools Harry was supposed to go to?

8. What is much more macho than a hippogriff?

9. What made whose tongue four feet long?

10. Green onions help ward off what?

Harry fights the snake

Harry fights the snake by Ben, 7

11. How many wizards does it take to overcome a dragon?

12. Where did Harry hide the Half-blood Prince's book?

13. Who died on Hallowe'en, 1492?

14. In what way does Harry's first home anticipate his (second) house?

15. What was Snape's mother's claim to fame?

16. Which two Animagi have markings like the glasses they wear in human form?

Snape or is it Nick Cave?

Snape by Rory, 12

17. Who or what can see through Invisibility Cloaks?

18. Whom did Luna Lovegood diagnose as suffering from what ailment?

19. Celestina Warbeck and Stubby Boardman were popular as what?

20. Alliteratively, what was Martin Miggs?

21. Rather than Umbridge's fireplace, what might Harry have used to communicate with Sirius?

Harry and Sirius attacked by Dementors  - Amariah, 9

Zoe, Rory and Dani Thomson  2005

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issue 50: October - December 2005 


    Donald Hays: Why He Did It
    Beth Ann Bauman:
    Robert Lopez:
Shall We Run for Our Lives
    Paul Mandelbaum:
Adriane and the Court-Appointed Psychiatrist
    Laura Marney:
And the Winner Is

     picks from back issues
    Jesse Shepard:
First Day She’d Never See
    Cheryl Alu:
Whoever You Want Me To Be


    Scottish writer Laura Marney


    Harry Potter
    answers to last issue’s quiz, Marys in Literature

book reviews

    Blinding Light by Paul Theroux

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