Harry Potter Trivia Returns to the Library

The Order of the Duck team took first place.
The Order of the Duck team took first place.

Following upon the success of our spring Harry Potter Trivia event, the Samuel C. Williams Library hosted its second Harry Potter Trivia game, replete with all-new questions about the Harry Potter universe, on October 24, 2018. 

To foster a more Hogwarts-like environment, participants were given the option to don a graduation gown. Teams were formed of two to four players: For Faulkes’ Sake; Mandrakes; Granger Danger; Bethly Ballows; Butter Beer Lovers; Alas, Earwax; and the eventual winners, The Order of the Duck. 

The students competed through five rounds of trivia questions, which one student noted were “all good levels of question[s] ranging from easy to difficult.” The rounds were themed: Fantastic Beasts; Magical Objects and Spells; Family/Names; The Dead; and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean, a miscellany that also included questions based on images from the books or movies.

The Order of the Duck (pictured at top) won the game with a score of 51 out of a potential 60 points,and Granger Danger (below) was the runner-up with a score of 49. Both teams won Harry Potter figurines.


For more on the first Harry Potter Trivia, including photos of the event, click here. Stay tuned for another fun trivia event during the spring semester!

Many thanks go to Graduate Student Library Employees Adwaiet Deshpande for his work on the planning committee, and Dhaval Dongre and Hem Shah for their help with the event. Their participation was key to the event’s success.

"Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it."

-- Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2