Saturday, 19 July 2008

Quidditch Quiz

1. d. South of France
2. b. False
3. a. Emmeline Vance
4. b. Marlene McKinnon
5. d. Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil
6. d. Hufflepuff
7. c. Yellow
8. b. Padma Patil
9. d. Spattergroit
10 a. "New Theory of Numberology"

And the scavenger hunt picture links:-
Padma Patil
Hannah Abott
Dumbledore's Army
Cedric Diggory

And for an Extra 5 pts - What movie will Robert Patterson star in this December?
Twilight!!! (and I still haven't read it...)

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

A Spider came travelling

.....bearing a large box from Lily May Clearwater. The spider was truly exhausted as it had been going round and round the block for three days until he found somebody at home! Wonderful exotic goodies from the other side of the world and Lily had put such a lot of hard work into the handmade items - not one but TWO hand-knitted bags!

All my favourite things were in the box - a crime novel, chocolates, yarn, needles, stitch markers and a matching chain to clip onto my disappearing scissors - look at all the goodies she sent. Isn't she great? Well Done Lily May!

Handmade Needle Roll and a large selection of tiny dpns
Yarn from China
TWO knitted bags
Yum Yum
Stitchmarkers, matching clip for scissors, handmade jade bracelet, thread snippers.
Notebook, Pen, Ruler, Row Counters, Note Block and Sticky Notes for marking patterns. There was also some Tea, an Ian Rankin book and a comb in the box too - no wonder Lily's spider was so tired!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Probably too late

but here is another very difficult piece of Ravenclaw homework...
1.What is the literal translation of "Albus Dumbledore"?
White Bumblebee
2. "Occlumency" is not, in reality, a word. However, it seems to be derived from a familiar real word that means "to block". What is that word?
3. Remus Lupin, the werewolf, has a name that is a double reminder of his traits. From what languages are his two names derived?
Italian and Latin
4. Percy Weasley's owl takes its name, quite appropriately, from the Greek messenger god. Who is this god? Hermes
5. Many of the creatures studied in the Care of Magical Creatures class or encountered by Hogwarts students are based on mythological animals while many others were made up. Name a mythological animal which is studied and/or encountered by Hogwarts students.
6. Harry is tried for the "crime" of using magic outside Hogwarts by the Wizengamot. From what culture is the name "Wizengamot" derived?
The Wizengamot gets its name from The Witenagemot or Witena gemot (also called the Witan, more properly the title of its members) was a political institution in Anglo-Saxon England which operated from before the 7th century until the 11th century. The name witenagemot derives from the Old English for "meeting of wise men."
7. The hospital in OotP is called St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Who was the real St. Mungo?
Mungo Bonham
8. Dobby the house-elf gets his name from another kind of creature. In English folklore, what is a dobby? a Brownie (a benevolent goblin or elf)
9. Mundungus Fletcher is a disreputable little wizard with a penchant for trading in stolen goods. What exactly does mundungus mean?
A stinking tobacco
10. Harry's arch-nemesis throughout OotP is Professor Umbridge. Why is her name appropriate for her?
"dolor" = Latin for pain, sadness, grief, resentment.
"umbrage" = offense, from Latin

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Very Very hard Homework

Took me ages.
Across:- 3. Wizengamot 4. Boggart 5. Marietta Edgecombe 8. Sirius Black 10. Arabella Figg 12. Tonks 13. Dumbledore 14. Doxy 15. Order of the Phoenix 16. Shacklebolt 17. Scrivenshafts 19. Kreacher 20. Madam Puddifoot's
Down:- 1. Severus Snape 2. Honeydukes 6. Grimmauld Place 7. Ministry of Magic 9. Mundungus 11. Umbridge 15. Occlumency 18. Hogs Head.

Phew, glad that's over....