Published on May 8th 2020
Have you finished listening to Noma Dumezweni reading Chapter Two of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone? Well then, you’re ready for this Chapter Challenge! How many house points can you collect? And can you complete your secret quest?

Welcome to your second Chapter Challenge! If you need a reminder of Chapter Two, you can watch Noma Dumezweni reading 'The Vanishing Glass' any time you like here.

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Write down which character you think is the most horrible to Harry in Chapter Two and write a short description of them.

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Draw Harry Potter as he is described in this chapter. Don’t forget to include the scar on his forehead...

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Answer this question and get a clue about the next chapter. What arrives in the post and also makes up the alphabet?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Write about yourself: Dudley Dursley ends up with thirty-nine birthday presents on his birthday! What is the best birthday present you’ve ever received?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Prediction time! This is where you guess what might happen later in the book. Do you think the Dursleys will always make Harry sleep in the cupboard under the stairs?

This mini-challenge is worth 1 house point.

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Time to be a zookeeper: In 'The Vanishing Glass', a boa constrictor escapes from its enclosure. Pretend you’re the zookeeper who looks after the snakes in the reptile house. Imagine what happened after the snake escaped (Did you help catch it? How far did it get?). Write down your thoughts.

This mini-challenge is worth 2 house points.

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Secret quest: Try to get someone in your household to talk to you about motorbikes. When they say the word ‘motorbikes’, interrupt them by saying ‘MOTORBIKES DON’T FLY’ just like Uncle Vernon – to complete the quest.

This mini-challenge is worth 3 house points.

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Quiz time: If this secret quest isn’t for you, you can collect the same number of house points if you answer every question correctly in our Chapter Two Quiz here...

Did you complete this Chapter Challenge? How many house points did you collect of the possible 10? Have you put all your pieces of paper in the hourglass so you don’t lose count? When a reading of Chapter Three becomes available, there’ll be another challenge waiting for you!

And don’t forget to collect all your house points in your house hourglass. Remember, your hourglass can be any container – a bottle, a jar, a box. Every time you earn a house point, cut out a little square or circle of paper or card – colour it in with your house colour – and then put it into your hourglass. When you need to use scissors, make sure you ask an adult to help you. Good luck!

Still need to find out which Hogwarts house you belong in? Here’s a link to register and find the Sorting Ceremony on our website. Or download the Wizarding World app to find out your house whilst wearing the Sorting Hat! You’ll need an adult to help you register.

And for more quizzes, crafting, articles and other fun activites go to the Harry Potter At Home Hub.

Illustration by Mary GrandPré © Scholastic


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