Assignment One
Due Date: September 30th / February 29th

E-mail your work to with HW1 - HOL Name (e.g. HW1 - Maxim Trevelyan) in the subject line.

Attachments will NOT be opened. If you include any images in your assignment, please upload them to a site such as Imgur, Tinypic, Photobucket or other and send me the link.

Include your HOL name and House in the body of your email.

There are more than 60 points worth of options below. You can pick which ones you would like to do to achieve them. You will not be awarded more than 60 points for your work, even if you complete all parts of the assignment.

Interpretation: 20 points

First Fundamental Law of Magic was quoted in the lesson, as written by Adalbert Waffling. With examples from the Harry Potter books, tell me how do you interpret said law. Explain in at least 200 words. There is no right or wrong answer here. Please cite all sources that you use.

Maze: 15 points

Under 17 years, you used magic outside Hogwarts to protect your family. Now you are on the run from the Ministry of Magic officials. Lose them in the maze by making it through!

maze puzzle
maze puzzle

Gamp's Law of Elemental Transfiguration: 20 points

As you have probably noticed in the lesson, I have left out the fifth principal exception of Elemental Transfiguration. In at least 200 words, write your own opinion of what you think fits under the fifth exception. You can use already existing theories or one of your own making. Please cite all sources that you use.

True or False: 10 points

If the statement is false, correct it.

  • Adalbert Waffling coined together Laws of Fundamental Transfiguration.
  • Gamp's Law has fifteen principal exceptions of Transfiguration.
  • With exception of water and certain sauces, food cannot be conjured out of nothing.
  • Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery was put into practice in 1875.
  • Avada Kedavra was classified as Unforgivable in 1771.

Jigsaw: 15 points

You participate in a wizarding duel, but your opponent used an Unforgivable Curse! To duck in time, send me a solved jigsaw puzzle (10 points) and to retaliate, tell me the name of the media from which it comes (5 points). 

Wizengamot: 20 points

Do you think that Wizengamot, as presented in the lesson, works in the wizarding world? Why? Why not? Support your claim with examples from the Harry Potter books in no less than 200 words. Please cite all sources that you use.