Saturday, January 31, 2009

Potions and Stuff

1. Name the two known Potions professors at Hogwarts during the books. Include which book(s) each of them were professors during.Severus Snape in books 1-5 and  Horace Slughorn in books 6 and 7
2. Name the five pieces of equipment that a student of Potions is expected to have.
Cauldron, knife, mortar and pestle, potion making kit and brass scales....hmm anyone seen my pestel?  Must find it!
3. Give me the name and the person who invented the potion that is used as a remedy for the common cold.It is called the Pepperup Potion.  I am pretty sure it was invented by Glover Hipworth
4. What does the Polyjuice potion do? Name at least four of the ingredients. Tell me at least two of the characters who used this potion in the books and tell me what it did to them.
You will need a part of the person you would like to be..maybe a hair, a bit of knotgrass, bicorn horn, and flies.  After taking this potion this person wi
ll turn into the person the "used" for an hour.  Harry used it in the COS to turn into Goyle and then it was used in GOF to turn Crouch into Mad Eye Moody.

5. What is a bezoar and what is it used for?
I should know this first hand, opps I wasn't supposed to say that!  Anyways it is a stone from a goats tummy that stops a poison for working on you.
6. Tell me what the Amorentia potion is. What would yours smell like?
Ahh the famous love potion...I am a romatic so mine would probly smell like roses and maybe sandalwood:)
7. Name three Potions ingredients that can be found in the Muggle world. What are each of these items used for in each situation? How to Muggles and Wizards use these things differently? 
~Ginger root is used in in the wit sharpening potion (to make you smarter) and in the muggle world they use it for landscaping and cooking
~Leeches are used in the polyjuice potion and in the muggle world they are used for removing blood build up...well they don't do so much anymore.
~Passionflower juice is used in the love potion in the muggle world we use passionflower as a beautiful vine in lanscaping....I have 3 at my house:)  See pic
8. What is your favorite Potion and why?
I ould have to say the Murlap Essence....Specially when I burnt my finger last week!  Man it still hurts!  It did save me a trip to Madame Pomferys:)

9. There are at least two Potions which are mentioned as being illegal to the students at Hogwarts, but they get used in the series. Which two are these and what do they do?
Love potion is illegal to us students can't have people falling in  love with out the choice! 
The polyjuice potion is also illegal since the professores would not know if we were really who we say we are...Giggles!!

10. Name the three ingredients in the Draught of the Living Death. In what year do the Hogwarts students brew this potion?
it is made during the 6th year.  Ingredients: 
asphodel, an infusion of wormwood, valerian root, sopophorous bean 

11. We all know that Remus Lupin is a werewolf. During his time teaching at Hogwarts, Snape makes him the wolfsbane potion to counteract some of these nasty effects. There is one ingredient which Lupin says will render the effects useless. What is this ingredient and why is it important? 
This potion tastes aweful so one would think that adding sugar would help, WRONG it will make taking the potion useless.  Here's hoping he has a stomach made of steel!!

Man that was a difficult assignment!!

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