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I hope you’ve read the Harry Potter series before reading this post. I’ve been told I’ve “ruined” people for pointing out the that magic doesn’t make someone smart (yes, I am a Ravenclaw, did you guess?). These questions came from a recent listening to all seven of the US edition Harry Potter audio books. I’ve read the books numerous times and read Pottermore and many of JK Rowling’s interviews, but haven’t found answers to these questions. Interestingly, but it kind of makes sense, there are fewer unanswered questions in the latter books. Here are mine from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
If you have more unanswered questions, please add them on the comments. There are links to questions for the other books in the series below too.
Who picked up the bill for all Harry’s extras?
The Nimbus 2000? Prof McGonagall ordered it but did she pay for it too? What about when Fudge told Harry to stay at the Leaky Cauldron for two weeks? That’s expensive, and Harry was only 13. Rich and 13, but still 13.
Did Dumbledore make the Christmas crackers?
Did he intentionally give Snape a bird on a hat in his cracker? Dumbledore is the ultimate troll.
How did the twins not see that Peter Pettigrew was living in their brothers’ beds?
Wormtail spent 12 years with the Weasley’s. First with Percy, and then with Ron. Not only did they not notice the name of a dead person in their common room on the Marauders’ Map, but they also didn’t notice some random guy hanging out in their little brother’s bed.
How did Hermione not know how to repel dementors?
This is the girl who looked up the animagi registry. How was it she didn’t research dementors when it was announced they’d be guarding Hogwarts? It explains why she was in Gryffindor.
More Unanswered Questions from the Harry Potter Series
Unanswered Questions from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Unanswered Questions from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Unanswered Questions from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Unanswered Questions from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Unanswered Questions from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Unanswered Questions from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
All unanswered questions in one post