Goblet of Fire: ‘Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes’ & ‘The Portkey’ (Chapters 5 & 6)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Chapters 5-6

Mark True statements with a “T” and False statements with an “F.”

1. _____ Mr. Weasley is angry with Fred and George because they left Ton Tongue Toffees behind at the Dursleys in the hope that dieting Dudley would dive into them.”I spend half my life campaigning against the mistreatment of Muggles…”

2. _____ Mrs. Weasley sends Ron, Harry, and Hermione upstairs so she can give the twins, founders of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a piece of her mind.

3. _____ Percy Weasley is hard at work on a Flying Carpet report for his boss at the Ministry, Mr. Crouch, but he leaves it to give Harry a proper greeting and play dueling lawn furniture with Bill and Charlie.

4. _____ Ludo Bagman, head of the Department of Magical Games and Sports, is not looking for Bertha Jorkins, a member of his department, who went to Albania and has gone missing for a month.

5. _____ Charlie Weasley thinks Bulgaria will beat Ireland in the Quidditch World Cup Final because of their seeker but Bill says one good player cannot beat seven.

6. _____ Mr. and Mrs. Weasley are allowed to Apparate to the World Cup site but all their children and guests have to get up early to catch a Portkey lift from the top of Stoatshead Hill.

7. _____ Mrs. Weasley catches Fred and George in the act of trying to smuggle their Ton Tongue Toffees to the match; they complain they spent six months developing this product. She wishes they had spent the time studying for O.W.L.s.

8. _____ “The whole Ministry’s been working for months” to stagger the arrivals of spectators and create a place for the World Cup that won’t draw the attention of Muggles.

9. _____ Cedric Diggory boasts to his dad that he beat Harry Potter in a Quidditch match because he’s “the better flier.” Fred and George are furious.

10. _____ The Portkey turns out to be an old boot that the two Diggorys, five Weasleys, Harry, and Hermione touch at the right moment for transport to the Quidditch World Cup site Mr. Weasley says is “miles away” on a “windswept moor.”

Discussion Points: What does the author want us to think of the Weasley children and parents as individuals? As a family? Why does she have this family in a book whose hero is an orphan? What’s to like and dislike about this large group of redheads? And your thoughts post Deathly Hallows?


  1. 1.T 2.F 3.F 4.T 5.F
    6.F 7.T 8.T 9.F 10.T

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