Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ravenclaw Quiz

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?
Preoccupo in latin means to block. (Occupo is to grasp.)

3. Remus Lupin, the werewolf, has a name that is a double reminder of his traits. From what languages are his two names derived?
Lupin is French. I think Remus is Latin.

4. Percy Weasley's owl takes its name, quite appropriately, from the Greek messenger god. Who is this god?

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?
From Anglo-Saxon England (the Witan, also known as the Witenagemot)

7. The hospital in OotP is called St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Who was the real St. Mungo?
Saint Kentigern, the late 6th century apostle of the Brythonic Kingdom of Strathclyde in modern Scotland, and patron saint and founder of the city of Glasgow.

8. Dobby the house-elf gets his name from another kind of creature. In English folklore, what is a dobby?

9. Mundungus Fletcher is a disreputable little wizard with a penchant for trading in stolen goods. What exactly does mundungus mean?
Dust of unmanufactured tobacco leaves. (In the Navy, it is any useless or unwanted material.)

10. Harry's arch-nemesis throughout OotP is Professor Umbridge. Why is her name appropriate for her?
Umbrage means "shade or shawdow; a feeling of pique or resentment at some often fancied slight or insult."

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