Monday, February 25, 2008

Homework Assignment the Fourth

I think I need to go fix myself a cuppa after this homework. Whew.

1. What colorless and odorless potion forces the drinker to tell the truth?
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 Incantatem or Reverse Spell Effect

5. Name the charm used by Ludo at the World Cup to amplify his voice.
6. For what is the charm Aparecium used?
Makes Invisible Ink visible again

7. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
8. What color should the Strengthening Potion be?
Bright turquoise
9. What plants are used in preparing a confusing potion?
Scurvy-grass, Lovage, Sneezewort
10. What condition is cured by Glumbumble?
Some forms of hysteria
11. What potion makes a werewolf safe so he can keep his mind when he transforms, and what substance makes it useless?
Wolfsbane Potion. Sugar renders it useless.
12. When does Fluxwood, an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion, have to be picked?
Must be picked at full moon.
13. What color should a Shrinking Solution be?
14. What potion is made from asphodel and wormwood?
Felix Felicis
15. For what are Jobberknoll feathers used?
Used in memory potions and truth serums.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Quidditch complete

Just now recovered from this week's Quidditch - a bit disappointed, but it was a great game and chase. I'm quite pleased to be in Ravenclaw with the great students, head girl and prefect who take good care of all of us.

I've finished my Enchanted Sock Kit, and spent time grading assignments from 3rd year Transfiguration students. I'm hoping for a bit of snow - not just other forms of wet precipitation that freezes and is a nuisance.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Quidditch 2 - Complete

This was fast and fun!

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?
b. rubber chicken

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 Poppy Pomfrey

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ravenclaw House Assignment - done !

1. What is Professor McGonnagall's first name? Minerva

2. Who is the librarian of Hogwarts? Madam Irma Pince

3. What is Madam Rosmerta's job? Landlady, Three Broomsticks Pub

4. What is Rita Skeeter's secret? She's an unregistered Animagus

5. Madam Hooch is instructor of what subject? Flying and Quidditch coach

6. Who is Parvati Patil's best friend? Lavender Brown

7. What Quidditch position does Cho Chang play? Seeker (ravenclaw!)

8. What is the name of Fleur Delacour's little sister? Gabrielle

9. Who is professor of Divination? Sybill Trelawney

10. Who wrote "A History of Magic"? Bathilda Bagshot

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hogsmeade visit - report

I spent a most delightful visit to Hogsmeade.

It looks as if all the Hogwarts students were able to make it, and some of the professors as well. I managed to get a bit of shopping done at Dervish and Banges for a Remberall. And some sweets from Honeydukes (it was packed with students when I stopped in), and new dress robes from Gladrags Wizardwear.

Now, if I could only remember what happened at The Three Broomsticks after that last red currant rum... or was it a firewhiskey? And was that Professor Black at the bar? I must check with Mrs Kwikspell, Misses Beanswallow, Starfire (Selina) and Kettleburn (all of Ravenclaw, I must note) who were at the Broomsticks as well.

What would Mr. Brocklehurst think?!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Field trip

I just realized I have a free weekend coming up and am thinking about taking a short trip to Hogsmeade. I do love the red currant rum at The Three Broomsticks. I should think about a companion to share this break with. Hmmmm....

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Quidditch round 1, complete

Whew! That was quite a round of Quidditch - members of my own house searched for the Snitch and alas, 'twas a Gryffindor who found it on a Ravenclaw blog. It was cleverly located, I'd just searched one of the other pages of images on *that very same site* and dismissed it. More the fool, me. :*)