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"Harry Potter": Books vs. Movies
"This quiz is fairly straightforward: differences between the books and the movies made from them. The first six movies/books by J.K. Rowling are covered."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The innumerable details in the books could not possibly have all made it into the movies. In fact, several characters never appear at all. However, one character in (at least one of) the movies doesn't exist in the books. Which one?
Peeves the Poltergeist
In the books, Peeves the Poltergeist is a fairly important character whose actions often motivate plot twists. In the movies, he never appears, but is mentioned once, in a throwaway line in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone". Which of the following is the movie line?
"Usually Peeves shows some respect for the teachers."
"Probably just Peeves playing jokes."
"Peeves offered me fungus-covered peanuts."
"Peeves is worth two locked doors and a trick staircase if you meet him when you're late for class."
We all know Hermione is a gifted witch and a veritable encyclopedia of information, but the movie-makers credit her with several actions and lines done/said by others in the books. Which of the following IS actually done/said by Hermione in one of the books?
repairs Harry's glasses
says, "Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself."
explains about the Room of Requirement
attempts unsuccessfully to use "Alohomora" to open a door in Sorcerer's Stone
Another thing Hermione gets credited with in the movie "Sorcerer's Stone" is discovering the identity of Nicolas Flamel. Who makes this discovery in the book, and what are the circumstances?
Harry, wakes up just in time to hear Professor Binns lecture about his historical importance
Harry, reads about him on the back of a chocolate frog card
Ron, overhears Fred and George plotting their ultimate gold-making scheme using Flamel's research
Ron, remembers his parents discussing him over dinner one time
In the first movie ("Sorcerer's Stone"), Professor McGonagall is shown asking Professor Quirrell if she might "borrow Wood" (the Gryffindor Quidditch captain). Which professor is she borrowing the student from in the book?
While innumerable details and plot twists are necessarily left out of the movies, several details and events are added. Which of the following movie events actually DID happen in one of the books?
"Goblet of Fire", the Weasley twins sprout beards after using an aging potion to "fool" the age line
"Sorcerer's Stone", glass in reptile house reappears after Dudley falls in
"Chamber of Secrets", Harry falls out of the car while tracking the Hogwarts Express
"Half-Blood Prince", the Burrow burns down
The fourth movie ("Goblet of Fire") glosses over the circumstances of Barty Crouch (the younger) not being in prison. Dumbledore says that Azkaban ought to check the cell to find that they have a prisoner missing, which doesn't make sense after the third movie ("Azkaban") shows the diligence of the "prison guards". How did evil Barty escape prison?
Voldemort sent Wormtail to Imperius the guards into releasing him.
He got on the guards' good side and convinced them to let him out for good behavior.
His mother gave him a cake with a file in it.
His father broke him out by replacing him with his ailing wife.
The maze in the Triwizard Tournament is portrayed very differently in the movie ("Goblet of Fire"). Which of the following is in the movie-version maze but not in the book-version?
fog that seems to turn the world upside-down
a spell that bewitches players
The fifth movie ("Order of the Phoenix") shows Harry spurning Cho because she apparently helps Umbridge find the meeting place for Dumbledore's Army, yet he fails to forgive her when he learns that she was given Veritaserum (truth potion). None of this happens in the book. Why do Harry and Cho break up in the book?
Cho continually compares Harry to Cedric when they're together, and he gets sick of it.
Cho sees the way that Harry looks at Ginny and becomes insanely jealous.
They have a disastrous date showing how little they have in common, and later Cho defends her friend who was the one who ratted out the DA (sans Veritaserum).
Harry comes across Ginny and Dean kissing in the corridor and can't stop thinking about it.
I'll end with a small detail: In the fifth book ("Order of the Phoenix"), who shows Harry a photograph of the original Order, where, and why?
Dumbledore, Hogwarts, to give him information necessary to defeat Voldemort
Sirius, King's Cross Station, as a way of passing the torch to the younger generation
Mad-Eye Moody, Grimmauld Place, in a misguided attempt to cheer him up
Molly, the Burrow, to dissuade him from joining
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