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The Second Challenge: Jennifer Price

Posted on Tuesday, 18th of June, 2013 @ 5:44pm by Seventh Year Prefect (G) Jennifer Collins
Edited on on Thursday, 20th of June, 2013 @ 5:29pm

Mission: September 1 A new Beginning


The morning of the second challenge, each of the nine champions was given a note to meet in one of the classrooms in the castle. Jennifer raised an eyebrow, unsure what sort of challenge would be held in the castle. She glanced over at Reg's note and saw that he was goign to a different classroom. So, this would be a solo challe3nge? That made her nervous. She wasn't good at fighting or chasing dragons. She relied on Reg and Barny for those things. She was the the puzzle-solver.

When she arrived at the classroom there was a parchment instructing her to sit down and take the test. She had three hours.

Jennifer relaxed and began to smile. A test she could do.

The first question read:

1. Which of these potions is made when you add powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?
a. The Wolfsbane Potion
b. Amortentia
c. The Draught of Living Death
d. Felix Felicis

"That's easy." She marked C and added: It is quite ironic that something as lovely as a flower would cause such a sleep. And yet history is full of tales of such events. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frand Baum had a field of poppies that put people to sleep. And here we have a lily, a symbol of purity, causing a death-like sleep.

2. Three of these names refer to the same herb. Pick the one that does not.
a. Dittany
b. Monkshood
c. Wolfsbane
d. Aconite

Jen marked A as she knew the other three were related.

3. Fluxweed is an ingredient used in making Polyjuice Potion. When does this have to be picked?
a. When Mars is in the 'Fourth House'
b. At the full moon
c. When it is raining
d. During a solar ellipse

The answer is B. You pick Fluxweed when the moon is full.
Jennifer didn't need to think long before she answered:
And just a little Muggle trivia, in the musical Hair the lyrics to Aquarius are: "When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets and love will fill the stars.

4. Guess the potion from the choices below.
Colorless and odorless, this potion forces the drinker to tell the truth.
a. Felix Felicis
b. Veritaserum
c. The Polyjuice Potion
d. An Enlargement Elixir

B. Veritaserum.

5. The Unforgivable Curses: use any one of these on another human being, and you will receive a one way ticket to Azkaban. What curses do they include?
a. Crucify, Avadra Cadavre, Imperio
b. Imperius, Cursio, Deadify
c. Crucio, Avada Kedavra, Imperio
d. Accio, Incendio, Relashio

C. Crucio, Avada Kedavra, Imperio. Every student should know how to counter these spells as well as know what they are.

6. This spell is very useful in repelling dementors. Can you name it?
a. Expecto Patronum
b. Defendo Demento
c. Inspecto Patronage
d. Repellum

The answer is A: Expecto Patronum. Do you want us to use this spell and show that we can create a Patronus?
Thanks to Reg she had become quite adept at this, although she wasn't sure she wanted everyone to know how closely her Patronus resembled Reg's.

7. Which spell keeps Muggles from finding you?
a. Pusho Muggletum
b. Repello Muggletum
c. Reverso Muggletum
d. Forcio Muggletum

B. Repello Muggletum. But as I'm a muggle and live with muggle parents, I don't tend to use this spell.

8. Which of these is the counter-curse for Stupefy? It revives people after being knocked out.
a. Revivo
b. Rennervate
c. Relashio
d. Unstupefy

B. Rennervate.
There are two good counters to the Stupify spell. One is Protego. The other is Expelliarmus.

9. Not only do you have to say this spell correctly, but you have to do it while laughing. Plus, you are standing right in front of your greatest fear. Sounds easy enough, right? Which spell is this?
a. Riddikulus
b. Rictusempra
c. Rediculus
d. Stupefy

A. Riddikulus. It is used to ward off Boggarts who will appear as your worst fear. Laughter is the best way to ward them off, thus the spell.

10. If Apparation goes wrong and leaves half of you behind, what has happened to you?
a. Squibbed
b. Splinched
c. Misapparated
d. Split

B. Splinched.
Just the thought made Jennifer shudder. She would be turning 17 this semester and learning how to apparate. The idea of messing up and dying – or worse – terrified her.

11. What charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper?
a. Fidelius Charm
b. Pesternomi Charm
c. Patronus Charm
d. Secretus Charm

A. The Fidelius Charm.

12. What charm will show invisible ink? ("Chamber of Secrets")
a. Revealium
b. Aparecium
c. Apparancet
d. Sonorus

B. Aparecium.

Jennifer wrote her last answer and looked around, waiting for something else. With three hours to take the test, she expected far more than these twelve questions.

As she had plenty of time, she went back and added ingredients for all the spells, just in case they gave out extra credit.

Then, with time still remaining she stood, stretched and asked, "Is there anything more?"

There was no answer. Instead, the door opened.

"I guess That's a no," she said. "Thank you very much for this challenge. I enjoyed it quite a bit."

She was lucky that it was all book learning. With a smile she headed to the Great Hall to wait for Reg and Barny.


Sixth Year Jennifer Collins


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