Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Teaser Questions: The Answers

The new chapters of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban have been open to explore for the past few days, and many of you will have already discovered the answers to our Teaser Questions by exploring the new Moments on Pottermore.com. For each of the questions, we used a section of a Moment or audio snippet from this latest instalment to tease the upcoming chapters and test your knowledge of the books, eye for detail and guesswork. A huge amount of you took part with over 95,000 visits on the Insider, 35,000 poll votes, 5,000 comments on Facebook , 600 retweets on Twitter and hundreds of #pmteasers hashtags.



For those of you who are still a little stuck, here is the full list from our ten Teaser Questions, along with the location of these details on Pottermore.com. We have included some of your guesses that we particularly enjoyed from Facebook and Twitter, so why not look to see if we mentioned one of yours?

Questions & Answers

Teaser Question 1



Who or what is about to get the axe?

Answer: Nearly Headless Nick, in a re-enactment of his botched beheading

Where does this occur?

Answer: Chapter 8, Moment 1


Interesting Guesses.

"My dictionary tells me that "get the axe" is a synonym for "be fired", so wouldn't it be Hagrid who is about to be fired because of the incident with Malfoy?"

"Book = fence. Movie = pumpkin. Alternate universe = Buckbeak."


Teaser Question 2

Someone’s teeth are chattering, but what do you think they have they eaten to make this happen?

Answer: Ice Mice

Where does this occur?

Answer: Chapter 10, Moment 2


Teaser Question 3

A vicious assault has taken place, but who or what do you think has been attacked?

Answer: The portrait of the Fat Lady

Where does this occur?

Answer: Chapter 8, Moment 2


Interesting Guesses.

"I think it's either Ron's Curtains to his four poster bed, or the Fat Lady's portrait. Who knows, perhaps she has fancy curtains hanging on the top of her portrait to be drawn for privacy."

"The red part definitely looks like a slashed curtain, but the rest has me stumped."



Teaser Question 4


This is a detail from an upcoming Moment on Pottermore.com, but what is it?

Answer: A statue

Where does this occur?

Answer: Chapter 10, Moment 1


Poll Results:



Teaser Question 5

This noise will be heard in the Great Hall in an upcoming Moment on Pottermore.com. Who or what do you think is causing it?

Answer: Bats at the Hallowe’en Feast

Where does this occur?

Answer: Chapter 8, Moment 1


Interesting Guesses

"Cornish Pixies?"

"The French TriWizard Team"


Teaser Question 6



Who are these two figures, and what do you think they are running from in this detail from an upcoming Moment on Pottermore.com?

Answer: Crabbe and Goyle, running away from Harry in his Invisibility Cloak

Where does this occur?

Answer: Chapter 14, Moment 2


Interesting Guesses:

Answer: 

"Ron and Harry running from the Grim"

"Everyone running from the Whomping Willow"


Teaser Question 7 


Listen to this audio clip from an upcoming Moment on Pottermore.com and vote for what you think it might be.

Answer: Flobberworms wriggling

Where does this occur?

Answer: Chapter 10, Moment 1


Poll Results:



Teaser Question 8



What do you think this could be? Where might you find it and why?

Answer: An orange streamer, found in the Great Hall at the Hallowe’en Feast

Where does it occur?

Answer: Chapter 8, Moment 1


Interesting Guesses:

"Waft of pumpkin smell? In the Great Hall for Halloween?"

"Background looks like a dementor with its hand exposed. Color swirl is the beginning of loss of soul to the kiss."

"Maybe this is the golden snitch zipping around the Quidditch field during the match with Gryffindor and Hufflepuff."


Teaser Question 9 

What is Harry holding?

Answer: Fleetwood’s High-Finish Handle Polish

Where does it occur?

Answer: Chapter 11, Moment 1


Interesting Guesses:

"I'd wage for time turner, but I'm absolutely not sure"

"Basilisk Fang?"

Teaser Question 10



There are ten differences between the two pictures below. Can you identify them all?


Answer:




1. The left curtain is purple
2. The water jug is taller
3. The brick separation above jug is missing
4. There's an extra gob stone on drawers
5. The back curtain is lower
6. There's a mushroom on the bed
7. There's a galleon on the bed
8. The third handle down on the chest of drawers is missing
9. The keyhole on the trunk is missing
10. A small strap on the trunk is missing