DECEMBER QUIZZO: Harry Holidays

Pottercularly perfect trivia for the most magical time of the year.  

Since when did Harry Potter become a Christmas classic? You keep seeing it on TV at Christmastime, but I have no idea why. Still, someone’s watching it, so this month’s ten-pack is for you Potterheads.

For answers, click over to page 23 of The Local’s December edition — or pick up your own copy for free at area shops, cafes, libraries, etc. Or pop by our office at 245 W. Chelten Avenue, open weekdays 10am to 2pm (and there’s always a full box of papers out front). Thank you for supporting free, independent press!

Now let’s see how keen your sense of spell is….

  1. Including the last one which was split into 2 movies, how many books are in the main series?
  2. The most important position on the pitch despite doing relatively little, what position does Harry play in Quidditch?
  3. Before he was given Cousin Dudley’s old room, where did Harry sleep in the Dursley house?
  4. Always picturing the character humming to himself, who did JK Rowling name after an Old English word for bumblebee?
  5.  At King’s Cross Station in London, from which hidden platform do students board the Hogwarts Express?
  6. Which United Kingdom country is Hogwarts located in?
    a. Northern Ireland
    b. Wales
    c. Scotland
    d. England
  7. In addition to owls like Harry’s Hedwig, which other animals can students bring as pets?
  8. A highly derogatory term, what is a Muggle-born or half-blood wizard often called?
  9. An old red telephone booth in London, the visitor’s entrance to the Ministry of Magic requires what five-digit code to get in?
  10. Which of these is not one of the Three Unforgiveable Curses?
    a. Avada Kedavra
    b. Crucio
    c. Alohomora (opens locks)
    d. Imperio

Find the answers in the back of this month’s Local newspaper — just flip to Missed Connections and there’s a little box in the lower right-hand corner. Click over to the answers here!

While you’re at it, we’d sure love it if you’d read the rest of the paper too and let us know what you think in the comments below. Some great articles this month, including an alternative gift guide to surprise and delight even the most hard-to-impress friends and family. Feel free to throw down any suggestions for future Quizzo themes and special events, as well.

TRIVIA FANS: As the area’s most popular QUIZZO host, Sean entertains regular crowds of newbies and die-hard regulars — with teams competing for various prizes (including bar tabs in some cases!).

Come out for an evening of laughs and surprises.

Fun Fact: Sean can customize a QUIZZO for your business, your family, your friends — great for parties but just as fun remotely for team-building, fund-raising, ice-breaking…. Learn more about Sean’s personalized trivia games on his website seanpmaguire.com. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

About Sean Maguire 14 Articles
Stand-up comedian, aspiring flannel model, and man about town Sean Maguire works his quizzo magic at Murphy's Irish Saloon, Wissahickon Brewing, and other local venues. When he is not embarrassing himself onstage or in front of a microphone, Sean can be found debating which flannel shirt to wear for the day or agonizing over why the Phillies stink so much.

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