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Severus Snape
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:33 am    Post subject: House Points Trivia! (Potions Edition) Reply with quote

The Rules:
I will post a question that requires a very short answer -- probably the name of a book, potion, ingredient, or person; possibly an attribute of one of these things. You will come up with an answer. The first person who answers correctly, within the time limit, will gain their house a number of points determined by the difficulty of the question.

I will not post questions regularly. I will do it purely on a whim.

The first question:
(1 point / 00:00 11.17.2006)
What is the name of the most famous potion that induces the drinker to tell the truth?

(In my timzone, it is presently 23:33 11.15.2006)
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Owen Wilkins
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Thursday 16th November, 17:47 in my time zone) The most famous truth inducing potion is Veritaserum.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One point to Ravenclaw. ...I suspect most of these points are going to wind up in Ravenclaw hands...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(5 points/00:00 11.24.2006)

What are the Greek roots of the word 'hellebore', and why is the plant so named? (1 - 2 sentences)

[11.21.2006 :: 00:36 MST]
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Owen Wilkins
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hellebore comes from the Greek roots elein to injure, and bora food, indicating its poisonous nature. In addition to its poisonous nature, Hellebore is so named because it is believed to have properties which allow the user to summon demons, or, conversely, to ward against magical charms or turn invisible.
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Severus Snape
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five points to Ravenclaw... I have to start posting these at a different time of day.

*raises eyebrow at Owen*
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*hangs head in shame*
mumbles: it's night here...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*giggles*
Some of us Ravenclaws are on the whole day, Professor.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(3 points/00:00 11.29.2006)

What is the most likely last name of the inventor of Wolfsbane Potion?

[11.27.2006 :: 02:16 MST]
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Taliesin Lloyd
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most likely last name of the inventor of the Wolfsbane Potion is Belby.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belby is the most likely name
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three more points to Ravenclaw. *looks vaguely annoyed*
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of this question, I will be changing the rules slightly. You must PM the answers to me, and all correct answers recieved within the time limit will get points. They will be worth less points, of course, but our besotted former Headmaster believes I must give you all a chance to earn back all those house points.

#4

(3 points/00:00 12.01.2006)

Name the ingredient that appears in both the Draught of the Living Death and absinthe.

[11.29.2006 :: 14:08 MST]
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#4

(3 points/00:00 12.04.2006)

What is Sacharissa Tugwood credited with the discovery of?

[12.02.2006 :: 19:48 MST]

Same rules as #4.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#6

(6 points/00:00 12.17.2006)

What is the other common English name for yellow asphodel?

[12.14.2006 :: 16:25 MST]

Same rules as #4, with addendum: You may only attempt to answer once.
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