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Okay, welcome to the Previous Lessons page for Harry Potter Trivia. This page will include main ideas of each lesson, and will be up during O.W.L.s (just since I'm such a great professor..haha)! The questions on O.W.L.s will mainly be from the main ideas on this page. However, there may be a few that aren't on this page so beware!!
Unit 3--Death Eaters

Lesson 10--Unit 3 Quiz
  • We took a quiz over Unit 3 in this lesson. It consisted of 10 questions (2 from each lesson, plus 2 questions about the unit in general) and one extra credit question.
Lesson 9--Deaths, Injuries, and Disappearances
  • Death Eaters have killed many, many people. Edgar Bones and family, Marlene McKinnon and family, Dean Thomas' dad, and old Order member Benji Fenwick were all murdered by various Death Eaters. It took 5 Death Eaters to kill Gideon and Fabian Prewett; Wormtail killed Bertha Jorkins and Cedric Diggory. Broderick Bode was injured by them and killed by Macnair while recovering. Emmaline Vance, Amelia Susan Bones, and at least 12 Muggles were all killed at the beginning of the Second Wizarding War. Igor Karkaroff and Gibbon were both killed by Death Eaters as well. Snape killed Dumbledore and he may be a Death Eater (that is unknown). Regulus Black and Hannah Abbott's mother are also suspected to have been killed by Death Eaters.
  • Death Eaters have also been known to permanently injure quite a few people. Frank and Alice Longbottom were both tortured into insanity by Bellatrix Lestrange and friends. Remus Lupin and Bill Weasley were both bit by Fenrir Greyback at one point in their lives. Katie Bell was also placed under the Imperius Curse and was temporarily injured by a Dark Magic necklace.
  • Caradorc Dearborn, Mr. Ollivander, Florian Fortescue, and Octavius Pepper all disappeared and, for the most part, left behind no traces of destruction or murder. This makes us assume that they were taken away by the Death Eaters.

Lesson 8--List of Death Eaters, Part 2 (L-Z)

  • The Lestranges are one of the main Death Eater families. All 3 of them, along with Barty Crouch, Jr., were responsible for the torture of the Longbottoms and sentenced to life in Azkaban; they all escaped in the mass breakout of 1996. Bellatrix "Bella" Black-Lestrange killed Sirius and believes she is Voldemort's favorite (even though she isn't). Her husband Rodolphus Lestrange was in the Dept. of Mysteries Battle and was in Snape's gang of Slytherins back at Hogwarts. Rodolphus' brother, Rabastan Lestrange also participated in the Dept. of Mysteries Battle.
  • Lucius Malfoy is brother-in-law to Bellatrix through his wife Narcissa Black-Malfoy. Lucius returned to the Riddle House reunion, but was sent to Azkaban when Voldemort became furious with him for failing to obtain the prophecy. Draco, his son, now attends Hogwarts and is believed, but not confirmed, to have replaced Lucius as a Death Eater, since Voldemort ordered him to sneak Death Eaters into the school and kill Dumbledore.
  • Augustus Rookwood was a spy in the Ministry who had people helping him that were unaware that they were helping Voldemort. He was ratted out by Karkaroff, sent to Azkaban, and escaped in the mass breakout. He then participated in the Dept. of Mysteries Battle.
  • Severus Snape is a very confusing character, as no one knows where his true loyalties lie. He was a Death Eater before coming and teaching Potions (and DADA for one year) at Hogwarts. He killed Dumbledore at the end of the 6th book when Draco failed to (because of the Unbreakable Vow). Did Dumbledore ask Severus to kill him, or did Severus kill him for Voldemort? We'll just have to wait and find out...
  • Other current/former/dead Death Eaters on this list include Walden Macnair, Mulciber, Nott, Peter "Wormtail" Pettigrew, older Rosier, Evan Rosier, Travers, Wilkes, and Yaxley.

Lesson 7--List of Death Eaters, Part 1 (A-K)

  • Just a note for this whole unit: I use Voldemort when referring to He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, as I believe that fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.
  • There are 2 generations of Avery. The first one attended Hogwarts with Tom Riddle and was one of the first Death Eaters. It was probably his son who attended with Snape who was punished through the Cruciatius Curse twice (at the Riddle House reunion for betrayal and the Department of Mysteries for false information). He also fought in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.
  • Barty Crouch, Jr. was one of the people who tortured the Longbottoms and was sent to Azkaban by his father (who hated his son). With the help of his parents, however, he escaped Azkaban and helped bring Voldemort back by rigging the Triwizard Cup and acting as Moody. He was given "the Kiss" shortly after being revealed.
  • Antonin Dolohov was one of the original Death Eaters who killed Gideon and Fabian Prewett and tortured many people. He escaped from Azkaban in the mass breakout of 1996 and was in the Battle of the Dept. of Mysteries.
  • Igor Karkaroff was captured by "Mad-Eye" Moody after 6 months of hiding and was sent to Azkaban. He then sold out the names of other Death Eaters (including Rookwood) to free himself and became headmaster of Durmstrang. At the end of the Triwizard Tournament, he fled for his life to escape the return of Voldemort. However, his dead body was found in a northern shack with the Dark Mark over it in 1996.
  • Other Death Eaters include Alecto, Amyscus, "Big-blond"/"Brutal-faced Death Eater", Crabbe, Goyle, Fenrir Greyback, and Jugson. Gibbon was also a Death Eater but died from a Killing Curse that missed Lupin in the Dept. of Mysteries. Ludo Bagman was also suspected of being a Death Eater but wasn't, and Regulus Black was killed shortly after fleeing the Death Eaters.

Lesson 6--Introduction and Basic History

  • Death Eaters are Voldemort's followers. When he needs them, Voldemort will summon them through the Dark Mark on their left forearms (he touches a Death Eater's Dark Mark, which tells the others to come). Some Death Eaters have children at Hogwarts (such as Lucius Malfoy).
  • The Dark Mark is how Voldemort communicates with his inner circle of Death Eaters. The spell 'Morsmordre' (only known to Death Eaters) is used to send a giant Dark Mark up into the sky when they kill somebody. The Dark Mark consists of a skull with a snake coming out of its mouth. Barty Crouch, Jr. sent the Dark Mark up into the sky at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.
  • Voldemort formed his group sometime between 1946 and 1956, originally naming them the Knights of Walpurgis. They were named after an old play about Walpurgis Night, when witches meet in the Harz Mountains.

Unit 2--Mid-term Break

Lesson 5--Extra Credit Essay
  • This week was break since I went on vacation. However, I did give you a chance to earn points for your house by doing an extra credit essay. The rubric was: 50 points for mechanics, 50 points for length, and 100 points for content, making it worth up to 200 points. You could also earn bonus points for various reasons. Although it was not a real 'lesson', there may be a few questions about it on O.W.L.s so make sure you read this (like how many points you could earn and what the topic was).
  • The topic of the essay was "Predict what will occur in Book 7 of the Harry Potter series. You may talk about anything, as long as you explain your answers."
Unit 1--Oddities and Coincidences

Lesson 4--Unit 1 Quiz
  • We took a quiz over Unit 1 in this lesson. It included 10 questions (3 from each lesson and one from the unit in general) and one extra credit question.
Lesson 3--Flowers, Watches, and Other Coincidences
  • Many names in Harry Potter are based on flower names. Some, but not all, examples of this idea include Arabella Figg, Lavender Brown, Petunia Dursley, and "Poppy" Pomfrey.
  • Watches are mentioned a lot in the series as well. The most detailed watch is Dumbledore's--12 hands, no numbers, and planets moving around the outside edge. Ron, Hermione, and Uncle Vernon are also mentioned to wear watches a lot.
  • Some other coincidences that we did not go into detail over include hog/pig/boar references, long fingers, and Harry taking finals only every other year of his career at Hogwarts. My favorite one is that Arabella Figg and Argus Filch have the same initials, are both cat-lovers, and are both Squibs.
  • As before, I do not believe these have much to do with the series' plot, but they are fun to study anyway.
Lesson 2--Socks, Noses, and the Color Purple
  • Socks are referred to many times in the Harry Potter series. Examples include Harry getting socks for his birthday, Mrs. Weasley fussing over the state of peoples' socks, the Fat Lady hiding in Argyllshire (famous for socks) when Sirius is on the loose, and Hagrid is putting his socks on when he argues with Hermione in the Goblet of Fire.
  • Noses are paid close attention to in the Harry Potter series. Dumbledore's nose is especially talked about as long and crooked, while Harry's nose is rarely talked about.
  • Purple is also mentioned a lot in Harry Potter. Examples of purple objects include Quirrell's turban, Cornelius Fudge's boots and hat, and the Knight Bus.
  • Once again, I do not believe these are major to the storyline of the series. However, you are entitled to your opinion and may think whatever you want to.
Lesson 1--References to the Numbers 7 and 12
  • The number 7 is used many times in the Harry Potter series. Some examples include 7 books in the series and years of study, important places being located on the 7th floor, 7 Quidditch players to a team, and 7 children in the Weasley family.
  • The number 12 is also used a lot in the series. Some examples are Dumbledore's watch having 12 hands, Bill and Percy getting 12 O.W.L.s, 12 Durmstrang students arriving for the Triwizard tournament, and Cedric's wand being 12 inches long.
  • I believe that these references are mere coincidences and have little importance to the story. However you are entitled to your opinion and I could definitely be wrong.

**You have two weeks to complete your tests so they will be due on Thursday, August 24. O.W.L.s will be posted on Friday, August 25.**