Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K.Rowling

Since I don't think I will be able to write a decent review on this book: of course, since it is so good, let me attempt to make it lively with a sorting quiz.

Answer the questions, and keep a note of the choice number. Then tally up the points, and be sorted. If you have got a different result elsewhere, for instance, Pottermore, or find your results wrong, don't hesitate to let me know. Now, if you take a look at the points beforehand, remember, you are deceiving yourself.

“Oh,you may not think I'm pretty,
But don't judge on what you see,
I'll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your tops hats sleek and tall,
For I'm the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There's nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can't see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell brave of heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet wise old Ravenclaw,
If you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
To achive their ends.
So put me on! Don't be afraid!
And you won't get in a flap!
You're safe in my hands(though I have none)
For I'm a Thinking Cap!!”

Your friend is in jeopardy of a misdemeanour. What do you do?
1. Defend hi, and fight to reduce his punishment.
2. Be kind, watch his back and cheer him.
3. Offer him a lot of advice, and fill his brain with quotes, elucidate the consequences.
4. Turn your back, and let him deal it alone.

Something that you have been yearning is finally in your hands; your brother's hands, to be precise. He says he will give it to you, but you're sceptical. What do you do?
1. Challenge him to a contest with it as the prize.
2. Patiently wait for him to give it to you.
3. Outwit him, and provide reasons why you should have it.
4. Silently sneak into his room and steal it.

Your boss shows you a file, and tells you to take care of it no matter what. An inadvertent fire began, and your boss and the file are inside the building. Due to the arrangement, you can save only one of them. What will you do?
1. Venture to save both.
2. Rescue your boss.
3. Save the file.
4. Save yourself by getting out of there.

Two of your friends are arguing, and you find yourself as their arbitor. What do you do?
1. Support both of them.
2. Support the one who is right.
3. Listen to both, and make a judgement both will like.
4. Favour whom you like more, or will benefit you.

You already have a pen-knife and a ribbon. A man with a sword walks towards you, and wants to fight. On the table nearby are the following items. Choose:
1. Sword
2. A present
3. A book on defense
4. A gun

Choose any one of these characters:
1. Katniss Everdeen
2. Annie Shirley
3. Jeanine Matthews
4. Millicent Bullstrode

Pick a genre:
1. Dystopia
2. Fantasy
3. Classic
4. Crime/ Mystery thriller

There is a box of toys. Choose any one:
1. Plastic dagger
2. Barbie doll
3. Rubik's cube
4. Vampire teeth

Now here are the points each each answer values.
Choice number 1- 0 points
Choice number 2- 1 point
Choice number 3- 2 points
Choice number 4- 3 points

0-8 points: Gryffindor
Apparently, you are Gryffindor. This implies that you are brave, chivalry and daring. Its emblematic animal is the lion and its colours are scarlet and gold. The founder of the house was Godric Gryffindor. Gryffindor corresponds to the element of Fire. Your Head is Tris Prior. See you again, Dauntless!

9-16 points: Hufflepuff
Personally, I admire your type; I'm more of a pessimist, so cheerful people earn my ardent admiration. You are loyal, and hence, you can be trusted not to betray or deceive. Hufflepuff values hard work and justice. Its emblematic animal is the badger, and Yellow and Black are its colours. Hufflepuff corresponds to the element of earth. Your Head is Annie Shirley. SO long, Felicities!

17-24 points: Ravenclaw
You are quiet and silent. You are wise and intellectual, and acquiring knowledge must be what you year. You spend time in the library, and love books. Its emblematic animal is the eagle, and its colours are blue and bronze. Ravenclaw corresponds to the element of air. Your Head is Sherlock Holmes.

25-32 points: Slytherin
No offense, but you are supposed to be cunning, ambitious and resourceful. Its emblematic animal is the serpent, and its colours are emerald green and silver. Slytherin corresponds roughly to the element of water. Your Head is Artemis Fowl.

After taking it, please provide constructive criticism.

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