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poster advertising "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"A copy of the new Harry Potter book is at stake in a contest quizzing readers on the magical series.

Potter book a prize for quiz contestant

The Campus Bookstore is getting ready for the next installment of Pottermania, as the eighth entry in the iconic series hits its shelves August 2.

To get in on the excitement, DailyNews is offering its readers a chance to win a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the script of the stage play based on a story by author J.K. Rowling. The questions below all concern details from the books that were omitted from the subsequent films.

The winner will be randomly selected from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. To be eligible, select the most correct answer to each of the following:

  1. What prompts members of Gryffindor to serenade Ron with verses of the song “Weasley is our King”?
    a) He plays a great game of Wizards’ chess.
    b) He backstops his team to the Quidditch Cup.
    c) He is named prefect.
    d) He kisses Hermione at the conclusion of the Battle of Hogwarts.
  2. Who created the Marauders’ Map of Hogwarts and its environs?
    a) caretaker Argus Filch
    b) the founders of the four houses
    c) Harry’s father and his circle of friends
    d) Fred and George Weasley
  3. Hermione Granger founds a group dedicated to the welfare of which magical creatures?
    a) Centaurs
    b) House Elves
    c) Unicorns
    d) Werewolves
  4. After Harry is revealed as a Parselmouth, who marches ahead of him through corridors of Hogwarts, shouting “Make way for the heir of Slytherin”?
    a) Bellatrix Lestrange
    b) Draco Malfoy
    c) Dolores Umbridge
    d) Fred and George Weasley
  5. What is Severus Snape’s mother’s maiden name?
    a) Black
    b) Evans
    c) Prince
    d) Riddle
  6. Who is named girls’ prefect of Gryffindor in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”?
    a) Lavender Brown
    b) Cho Chang
    c) Hermione Granger
    d) Ginny Weasley
  7. What form of insect does reporter/animagus Rita Skeeter take to eavesdrop on conversations?
    a) Beetle
    b) Butterfly
    c) Housefly
    d) Mosquito

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.