Harry Potter Quiz

As I may not be online for the next few days, I thought it only fair to leave my loyal readers with a special treat before I disappear out of the aether.

Last year, Seven, the Sunday Telegraph Arts Magazine, asked me to write a Harry Potter quiz for them. This was to coincide with the release of the fifth film (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and, more importantly (in my eyes at least), the final book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

My goal when creating this was to make it a Harry Potter quiz that Jo Rowling would love. I hoped that she might spot it, while skimming the Sunday papers, and be wowed by the idea of a Ministry of Magic Oblivator implanting the Harry Potter story into her memory while on that fateful train journey, so she could tell the Muggle world what truly happened. I daydreamed she’d find out who I was from the paper and invite me up to Edinburgh for tea, where I could ask her help in publishing the Johnny Mackintosh stories. But if you think that’s how Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London came to be commissioned, that turned out to be another story entirely…

On Rowling’s website, Potterphiles can take wizarding exams known as W.O.M.B.A.T.S. (Wizards Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test). My idea was to create S.T.E.W.S. (the Sunday Telegraph Examination in Wizarding Studies). All that remains to be said is “wands out”, and off you go…

Take the S.T.E.W.S. (in theory the link will open in a new window – if it’s a little slow to load, I hope you’ll find it was worth waiting for).

The answers? After (and I really do mean AFTER) you have done your very best with the quiz, and positively haven’t taken a sneak peak at any answers or tried to google them rather than use your own fabulous brain power, your reward is the answers. I’m sorry there are no prizes!
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~ by keithmansfield on April 24, 2008.

4 Responses to “Harry Potter Quiz”

  1. Good quiz! Just waiting for the answers now…

  2. Thanks Tricia. Sorry to keep you in suspense – I promise answers will appear in a few days as soon as I’m back at the computer properly!


  4. […] label, and may at least be her number one author fan. It was a great honour to be able to write the Sunday Telegraph’s Harry Potter quiz a couple of years back. Until I read the Potter books I’d only written for adults, but I fell in […]

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