A troll has gone berserk in the Headmaster’s study at Hogwarts. It is about to smash, crush and tear several irreplaceable items and treasures, including a cure for dragon pox, which the Headmaster has nearly perfected; student records going back 1000 years and a mysterious handwritten book full of strange runes, believed to have belonged to Merlin. In which order would you rescue these objects from the troll’s club, if you could? Select order:
Merlin’s Book/Student Records/Dragon Pox Cure
Which would you rather be:
Which of the following do you find most difficult to deal with?
What are you most looking forward to learning at Hogwarts?
Apparition and Disapparition (being able to materialise and dematerialise at will)
Transfiguration (turning one object into another object)
Flying on a broomstick
Hexes and jinxes
All about magical creatures, and how to befriend/care for them
Secrets about the castle
Every area of magic I can
If you could have any power, which would you choose?
The power to read minds
The power of invisibility
The power of superhuman strength
The power to speak to animals
The power to change the past
The power to change your appearance at will
Which of the following would you most like to study?
One of your house mates has cheated in a Hogwarts exam by using a Self-Spelling Quill. Now he has come top of the class in Charms, beating you into second place. Professor Flitwick is suspicious of what happened. He draws you to one side after his lesson and asks you whether or not your classmate used a forbidden quill. What do you do?
Lie and say you don’t know (but hope that somebody else tells Professor Flitwick the truth).
Tell Professor Flitwick that he ought to ask your classmate (and resolve to tell your classmate that if he doesn’t tell the truth, you will).
Tell Professor Flitwick the truth. If your classmate is prepared to win by cheating, he deserves to be found out. Also, as you are both in the same house, any points he loses will be regained by you, for coming first in his place.
You would not wait to be asked to tell Professor Flitwick the truth. If you knew that somebody was using a forbidden quill, you would tell the teacher before the exam started.
You and two friends need to cross a bridge guarded by a river troll who insists on fighting one of you before he will let all of you pass. Do you:
Attempt to confuse the troll into letting all three of you pass without fighting?
Suggest drawing lots to decide which of you will fight?
Suggest that all three of you should fight (without telling the troll)?
Volunteer to fight?
Which road tempts you most?
The wide, sunny, grassy lane
The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley
The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
Which nightmare would frighten you most?
Standing on top of something very high and realising suddenly that there are no hand- or footholds, nor any barrier to stop you falling
An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room in which you are locked
Waking up to find that neither your friends nor your family have any idea who you are.
Being forced to speak in such a silly voice that hardly anyone can understand you, and everyone laughs at you
Late at night, walking alone down the street, you hear a peculiar cry that you believe to have a magical source. Do you:
Proceed with caution, keeping one hand on your concealed wand and an eye out for any disturbance?
Draw your wand and try to discover the source of the noise?
Draw your wand and stand your ground?
Withdraw into the shadows to await developments, while mentally reviewing the most appropriate defensive and offensive spells, should trouble occur?
A Muggle confronts you and says that they are sure you are a witch or wizard. Do you:
Ask what makes them think so?
Agree, and ask whether they’d like a free sample of a jinx?
Agree, and walk away, leaving them to wonder whether you are bluffing?
Tell them that you are worried about their mental health, and offer to call a doctor.
"Your journey is about to start, but safely you must go, And so the Hogwarts Sorting Hat tells all you need to know. These benches are not safe for you if you are still too small. You must be more than goblin-sized, 48 inches tall. Now rid yourself of objects that might poke or scratch or fall. Take jewelry, cell phones, all loose change and stow them, one and all. To keep your treasures safe and sound, Smart Lockers are supplied. Gringotts-made and wizard-proofed, for all you need to hide. And now, a warning; do not ride if flying makes you queasy. If pregnant or else sore in back or neck, then leave, it's easy! You've traveled far, you’re very near, the waiting’s been long, But smoking, drinking, or eating while in line are very wrong. Now thank you all for listening. My safety lesson's done. We hope you live to tell the tale, and most of all, have fun!"