Harry Potter Read Along Week #7 Answers

Posted May 13th, 2013 by in Bookish Events / 8 comments

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It’s important that if you are re-reading this series that you answer the questions based only on the knowledge that we have so far!

1. Aunt Marge insists that there’s something wrong with Harry’s genes so there is no helping him. Do you believe in Nature or Nurture?

Totally a nurture believer. There are some things that can’t be controlled because of genes and some of them are mental and physical illnesses but I think that how something is dealt with and controlled is so much more important in molding the person that we become.

2. Do you think that Arthur Weasley was right in his attempt to warn Harry about Sirius Black?
YES!! I’m sorry but keeping your head buried in the hopes that something will just go away has never done any one any good. (That’s not to say take a big ole stick and go stir crap up!) Particularly in cases such as these where the something is actively happening. Arthur had every right to let Harry know just how serious this situation was.

3. We get our first glimpse of the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher R.J. Lupin. What are your thoughts so far?

So far Professor Lupin seems like the most capable of the three teachers. That’s not really saying much as his competition was in league with Voldemort or a lying charming scumbag. Lupin has a practical working knowledge of the Dark Arts and the students are finally learning the defenses they need.

4. In their first Defenst Against the Dark Arts class the third years must take on a boggart. If you were faced with a boggart what would it turn into?

Again with the hard questions…..I’m such a prissy pansy girl it’s hard to pin down one specific fear. Going with a gut reaction though I’m going with snakes. Big, hissing, slithering, tongue-flickering, sinking their fangs into your legs snakes. I’m not sure that there is a way to make that funny. Oh! Maybe if their fangs were made of rubber but still…..*shivers*

5. Hagrid’s first class went horribly wrong. Would you prefer to study some of the more exotic creatures (like hippogriffs) or stick to something safe like flobberworms?

Remember that prissy pansy girl comment in my previous answer? Yeah, I wasn’t making that up. Totally would feel better starting with flobberworms and working my way up to hippogriffs. I do have to applaud Hagrid on his enthusiasm though. It’s just that large dogs scare me. Horses scare me. To be honest I don’t know that I would have taken Care of Magical Creatures. And I’m just going to take the opportunity to say that I would have punched Malfoy in his face. Right in the face. Malfoy is a spoiled rotten, horrible excuse for a human being and I hate him. That is not from Harry’s skewed point of view either. Malfoy is an asshat. πŸ˜‰



8 Responses to “Harry Potter Read Along Week #7 Answers”

    • Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

      Snakes are about the only thing that I am irrational about. They truly get to me. I really struggle with the concept that your genes determine your entire life. If that were the case than you’d have to accept that there are no choices. So yeah, nurture is what I have to go with. πŸ™‚

  1. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    Aw don’t fear animals! They don’t ‘want’ to hurt anyone! Well…except momma bears, komodo dragons, and frisky male animals. Hmm maybe you could turn the snake into a large goofy sock snake? I’m not sure if you have ever seen those, they have big button eyes and floppy tongues, lol.

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  2. Shannon

    Snakes! Yes, that’s a good one. I went with bats and anything that sucks blood. I don’t read or watch anything that has anything to do with vampires. The concept of blood sucking totally freaks me out (fiction or not).

    Speaking of Malfoy (question 5)….I had a lot of thoughts in that scene in the potions lesson after Malfoy has been injured, mostly about Snape. We “talked” earlier about evidence that Snape is mean and/or bad. I held the position that most of the scenes where Snape seems mean are scenes where we see Harry’s POV and Harry tends to jump to conclusions about Snape. In this potions lesson, though, we see an unfiltered view of Snape where he is (1) clearly favoring Malfoy and (2) downright mean to the Gryffindors, especially Neville. Can you imagine a teacher of yours telling another teacher of yours that you’re a bad student right in front of the whole class? Awful, just awful.

    I wonder if Michelle has any thoughts/defense for Snape in this scene. I’ll post this topic to the Goodreads discussion too.


    • Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

      Really? So no Black Dagger Brotherhood for you? πŸ™

      I think that Snape for the most part isn’t a horrible person but he isn’t perfect either. Of course without giving too much away I think that some of his baser habits are showing themselves. He isn’t very nice in that Potions scene at all. Poor Neville! If that stuff went down in a Muggle school the national news and parents would be all over it like white on rice. πŸ˜‰

      • Shannon

        I don’t know what a Black Dagger Brotherhood is, but if it’s vampire-related, count me out. πŸ™‚

        • Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter

          It’s a vampire romance series! It’s really good but contains a lot of vampires. Vampires are the new(ish) sexy. I wouldn’t read them for the longest time because I couldn’t figure out how you got a vampire to be desirable. JR Ward works it though! πŸ™‚

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