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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Internet Hunt

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1. Harry and Ron fly in a car to Hogwarts. What color is the car?


Would that color help to hide the car or make it glaringly visible in the sky? Why?


 Think about it. - Name another story where a character uses an unusual device to fly.


2. Hogwarts' Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is a member of the Order of Merlin.
According to legend, who was Merlin?



3. Minerva McGonagall is the strict transfiguration professor who always seems to catch Harry at his worst.
Another famous Minerva was the Roman goddess of what?


Why is that a good first name for McGonagall?


4. Mrs. Mason screams like a banshee when Ron's owl flies through the dinner party.
What is a banshee?



5. G. Lockhart wrote a book entitled Year with a Yeti.
Name two countries where he might have found a Yeti.



6. Ron and Harry are not the only guys to get around with special dust.
Name the dust Peter Pan used to travel from one place to another.
Helpful hint. Use the Find command to scan the text rather than read the whole page.
To do this using Netscape or Internet Explorer, go Edit ... Find. Enter the word "dust" and click Find.
The text will be highlighted. Edit ... Find again will take you to the next occurrence of the word.



 7. Mr. Borgin, the shop keeper, wears pince-nez. What are they?



8. According to legend, what happens when you dig up a mandrake root?
Helpful hint. Click on mandrake in the index.Use the Find command to scan the text.
Enter the words "dig up" and click Find. The text will be highlighted.




9. Go to - Use Lookup to find words in the online dictionary. 

Ron's car crashes into the Whomping Willow.
What does whomping mean?


How is that a good name for the tree?

 "Whomping Willow" is an example of - simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia or antonyms.


10. Percy Wesley is a Prefect at Hogwarts. What does a Prefect do at this real school?



11. According to Greek legend how long could Fawkes exist?


12. Aragog was an enormous spider who captured Harry.
How does a web building spider know there is prey caught in its web?


 Use it: How could you use this webby idea to solve a problem?


13. Here are pictures of the covers of the Harry Potter books sold in many different countries.
Do you notice anything curious?


Why do you think this happen?




14. Math Challenge:

Eton College is a private boarding school in England. How long has Eton been in existence?


Compare this to your school. Which is older? What is the difference?


 "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." ~ Professor Albus Dumbledore


Done already? Good for you!

Do another Harry Potter literature hunt: Stone / Azkaban

Make a literature based hunt based on another story

Make a Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle based on the book | Make a Character Map computer project

Make a Plot Timeline based on the story

Try the Harry Potter Word Search online

If you want to explore more Harry Potter web resources check out this terrific collection by Midge Frazel.

Explore J.K Rowling's website

Scientists Close In On Invisibility Cloak - Really!

Take the Legend Knowledge challenge.

* Make a Book Trailer with Photo Story 3 free software and free tutorial

*Make a set of Character Trading Cards. - Planning sheet

* Make a character trait word cloud

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Updated 1/2009, posted 10/00 by Cindy O'Hora