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Wild About Harry!

15 Apr, 2002 By: Jessica Wolf


Harry Potter is on his way! In what is shaping up to be one of the biggest video releases of the year, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone streets May 28 and prebooks next week (April 23). Check out the following for answers to the Harry Potter trivia quiz in the reviews section of this week's (April 14) Video Store Magazine.

Where is Harry's bedroom at the Durnsleys' House?

Answer:Harry's mean-spirited relatives make him sleep in the crawl space beneath the staircase. Harry's letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was addressed to him at "the cupboard under the stair."

What kind of pet does Harry have, and who bought it for him?

Answer: Harry's pet is a white snow owl named Hedwig. Hogwart's gentle giant of a groundskeeper Hagrid gave her to Harry as an 11th birthday present on his first visit to Diagon Alley.

What was the flavor of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans that made Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore stop eating them as a treat? What flavor does Ron Weasley insist his brother once tasted?

Answer: Dumbledore was turned off of the Bertie Bott's delicacy after he ate a vomit flavored bean and Ron's older brother claims he once came across a booger-flavored one.

What is new Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor Gilderoy Lockhart's obvious character flaw? Lockhart appears in book two, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Do you know who will play him in this November's theatrical release?Lockhart, as most of the boy students at Hogwarts discover rather quickly, is extremely vain. He uses his own published accounts as curriculum for the Defense Against the Dark Arts class. At one time, Hugh Grant was set to play the narcissistic (and it turns out, unscrupulous,) Lockhart, but scheduling conflicts made him bow out. Instead, onetime Hamlet and Henry V, Kenneth Branagh will fill the role.

What does Polyjuice potion do? And what is the most important ingredient? Polyjuice potion is a complicated concoction that Harry, Ron and Hermoine cook up in the second film in order to take on the appearance of three Slytherin students and figure out (in their Hardy-Boys-and-Nancy-Drew-go-to-witch-school sort of way) who is behind some sinister happenings at Hogwarts. The final and hardest to get ingredient for the potion is a strand of hair from the person you want to take on the appearance of.

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