As part of London Week, the Lawrence University Magical Organization of Students hosted a Harry Potter Trivia Competition on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Hurvis Room in the Warch Campus Center. The trivia focused on the movies, the books and “real life Harry Potter”.
The trivia contest was divided into three sections. In the first section, participating teams wrote down the answers to trivia questions that were asked. Six questions were asked during each of the three rounds.
At the end of each round a team member brought up the paper that their team had written the answers on so that they could be checked for accuracy and tallied towards the overall score of the teams. The winner of this challenge was a team named Interhouse Unity. The prize for this section was 20 house points as well as an extra raffle ticket for London Week raffle.
The second section of trivia was organized in a manner similar to the popular television game show “Jeopardy.” The teams from the first challenge chose different point levels from different categories, which included “Movies” and “Real Life Harry Potter.” The Wronski Feinters team won this challenge.
The third and final portion of the evening mirrored another popular television game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Only three players were chosen to participate due to time constraints. The method of choosing the participants involved all those who wished to participate writing down all of the spells that they could remember on a piece of paper, which was collected after one minute and reviewed.
The participant with the most spells written down was freshman Meg Hyland with 13 spells. She and two others each participated in the one on one challenge. In the end, junior Dakota Williams won the prize of three lottery tickets, 75 house points and a special cup constructed just for this occasion.
LUMOS became involved in London Week when Off-Campus Programs Coordinator Laura Zuege invited the club to run an event. It was thought that the affection that many Lawrentians have for Harry Potter and the associated world and franchise might help add interest for the London Centre and the week as a whole. Originally, the club was going to organize some Harry Potter-world related games but it was decided to do trivia instead.
Currently, LUMOS is busy planning the upcoming Yule Ball, which will take place Friday, Mar. 1 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The ball will feature live music and a three-course dinner. The club is also working on organizing a campus Quidditch team.
London week took place from Feb. 18-22. In addition to the LUMOS trivia contest, other events during the week included a screening of the movie “The Queen,” a London Centre Alumni tea, an informational meeting about studying at the London Centre and an English cuisine dinner.