Off the Wall About Diagon & Knockturn Alley

 

“Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Don’t talk to me.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“He must have known I’d want to leave you.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Why are they all staring?” demanded Albus as he and Rose craned around to look at the other students.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“How do you feel, Georgie?” whispered Mrs. Weasley.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“You’ll stay with me?’
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people. … The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good.”
Stephen King Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Why were you lurking under our window?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“He accused me of being Dumbledore’s man through and through.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“An Unbreakable Vow?” said Ron, looking stunned. “Nah, he can’t have…. Are you sure?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“It’s going to be all right, sir,” Harry said over and over again, more worried by Dumbledore’s silence than he had been by his weakened voice. “We’re nearly there … I can Apparate us both back … don’t worry …”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Seventeen, eh!” said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“I’m going to keep going until I succeed — or die. Don’t think I don’t know how this might end. I’ve known it for years.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

“A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley…He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter – the boy who lived!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“Well?” Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. “How was it?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I dreamed I was buying new shoes last night,” said Ron. “What d’ya think that’s gonna mean?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Just because it’s taken
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

“Who’re you going with, then?” said Ron.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Ginny, listen…I can’t be involved with you anymore. We’ve got to stop seeing each other. We can’t be together.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Harry Potter isn’t real? Oh no! Wait, wait, what do you mean by real? Is this video blog real? Am I real if you can see me and hear me, but only through the internet? Are you real if I can read your comment but I don’t know who you are or what your name is or where you’re from or what you look like or how old you are? I know all of those things about Harry Potter. Maybe Harry Potter’s real and you’re not.”
John Green Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“What’s that?” he snarled, staring at the envelope Harry was still clutching in his hand. “If it’s another form for me to sign, you’ve got another -”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    In ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’, Harry spends time every day gazing longingly at his dream broom, the Firebolt. The first day he ever saw it, Harry overheard the owner of Quality Quidditch Supplies telling everyone that which National Quidditch team had just placed an order for seven of them?

    • British International Side
    • Irish International Side
    • Scottish International Side
    • Welsh International Side
  • Question of

    The wizard bank Gringotts is located hundreds of miles below London, deep under the Underground. Due to this, what does Hagrid say you are mostly likely to die of even if you manage to break into one of the vaults?

    • Dragon bite
    • Hypothermia
    • Dehydration
    • Hunger
  • Question of

    Standing guard at the front door of Gringotts is a goblin wearing a uniform of which colors?

    • Scarlet and Gold
    • Navy and Bronze
    • Green and Silver
    • Yellow and Black
  • Question of

    While inside Gringotts in ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’, Harry sees a goblin weighing a pile of jewels that were as big as glowing coals. What type of jewels were they?

    • Emeralds
    • Citrines
    • Sapphires
    • Rubies
  • Question of

    True or False: In ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’, when asked by Harry what the difference is between stalagmites and stalactites, Hagrid’s answer is: ‘A stalactite grows down from the ceiling. A stalagmite grows up from the floor.’

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    When fitting Harry for his Hogwarts robes in ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’, what color robes was Madam Malkin of Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions wearing?

    • Mauve
    • Dusty Rose
    • Cerise
    • Coral
  • Question of

    When buying his wand at Ollivander’s, what wood did Mr. Ollivander say Harry’s mother’s wand had been made of?

    • Mahogany
    • Willow
    • Yew
    • Holly
  • Question of

    True or False: In ‘Chamber of Secrets’, while in Borgin and Burke’s, Lucius Malfoy informs Mr. Burke that he is there, not to buy, but to sell.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    In ‘Chamber of Secrets’, Harry meets back up with the Weasleys, and also Hermione, to do some shopping in Diagon Alley. Where does Mrs. Weasley tell everyone to meet back at?

    • Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop
    • The Leaky Cauldron
    • Flourish and Blotts
    • Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions
  • Question of

    In ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’, Harry meets Cornelius Fudge, Minister of Magic, at the Leaky Cauldron when getting off the Knight Bus. Fudge takes him inside and sits him down to have a ‘chat’ with him about blowing up his aunt Marge. Fudge says that everything has been repaired and that the Dursleys are prepared to take him back next summer on what condition?

    • That he spend the Christmas and Easter holidays anywhere other than at their house
    • That he spend the Christmas and Easter holidays at Hogwarts
    • That he spend the winter and spring holidays at Hogwarts
    • That he spend the winter and spring holidays anywhere other than at their house
  • Question of

    According to ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’, what brick would you have to tap to access the archway into Diagon Alley?

    • Two up from the trash bin and three across
    • Third brick from the right above the trash bin
    • Third brick from the left above the trash bin
    • Three up from the trash bin and two across
  • Question of

    In ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’, Harry spends quite a bit of time sitting under the brightly colored umbrellas at the cafes in Diagon Alley. While there, he overhears a man talking about Lunascopes. What kind of chart would you not have need of if you had a Lunascope?

    • Moon Charts
    • Planet Charts
    • Astronomy Charts
    • Star Charts

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