Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Today we J.K. Rowling celebrates her 58th birthday so we will do Harry Potter Trivia on Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show today on ESPN Southwest Florida.  Rowling, of course, famously wrote the entire Harry Potter book series.  And they were all made into fantastic movies which were all box office gold!

Rowling is a true lesson in determination.  She could not find a publisher for her Harry Potter series.  In fact, the reason she quit using her full name, Joanne Kathleen Rowling, was she feared publishers would not take a woman seriously.  So she shortened it to J.K. Rowling.  After catching her big break, children around the world could not get enough of Harry Potter.  Eventually, the books were made into blockbuster movies and Rowling is now a billionaire.

So wave your magic wand and be caller number 9 and play Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida.  We play everyday at 4:45 ish.  Our phone number is 239-337-ESPN.  That’s 239-337-3776.  If you get through you get to play for prizes, win or lose.  If you don’t get through, then amaze your friends and family by playing at work or at home.  Our questions and answers are below.  good luck!

Craig Shemon

ESPN Southwest Florida

  • 1. WHAT HOUSE DOES HARRY POTTER BELONG TO?

    GRYFFINDOR

    A general view inside Gryffindor Boy’s Dormintory on the set of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, at Leavesden Studios on March 30, 2012 in Watford, England (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

    A: GRYFFINDOR

     

     

  • 2. NAME HARRY POTTER'S SCHOOL?

    HOGWARTS

    Warner Bros. Studio Tour London re-opens today, with the return of the annual festive feature Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on December 01, 2020 in Watford, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London)

    A: HOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY

  • 3. WHAT SPORT DOES HARRY PLAY AT HOGWARTS?

    QUIDDITCH

    A player from the London Unspeakables quidditch team plays during the Crumpet Cup quidditch tournament on Clapham Common on February 18, 2017 in London, England. Quidditch is the fictional game played by Hogwarts students in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. In 2005 two college students in Vermont created “Muggle Quidditch” to be played on a field for non-magical participants. The sport took off and is now played by hundreds of teams across the world with a global cup competition every two years. True to the original game two teams of seven players sitting astride “broomsticks”. Each team has to advance the quaffle ball to one of three opposing hoops against bludgers who knock out the players. The game is won when the snitch (a tennis ball in a sock) is caught and whoever has the most points wins. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

    A: QUIDDITCH

  • 4. WHAT POSITION DOES HE PLAY?

    QUIDDITCH

    The snitch runner poses in their uniform during the Crumpet Cup quidditch tournament on Clapham Common on February 18, 2017 in London, England. Quidditch is the fictional game played by Hogwarts students in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. In 2005 two college students in Vermont created “Muggle Quidditch” to be played on a field for non-magical participants. The sport took off and is now played by hundreds of teams across the world with a global cup competition every two years. True to the original game two teams of seven players sitting astride “broomsticks”. Each team has to advance the quaffle ball to one of three opposing hoops against bludgers who knock out the players. The game is won when the snitch (a tennis ball in a sock) is caught and whoever has the most points wins. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

    A: SEEKER

  • 5. HOW DOES HARRY GET A SCAR ON HIS HEAD?

    scar

    British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, points to the place on her forehead where her title character has a scar while reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend attended the 132-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    A: VOLDEMORT TRIED TO KILL HIM WHEN HE WAS A BABY.

  • 6. NAME THE THREE-HEADED DOG THAT GUARDED THE SORCERER'S STONE?

    3 headed dog

    Dog “Jackie” is dressed as a three-headed dog along with handler Nikaela Straus at the 13th annual Dog Halloween Parade in Tompkins Square Park October 26, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    A: FLUFFY

  • 7. WHO KILLS PROFESSOR DUMBLEDORE?

    SEVERUS SNAPE

    Mattel’s Professor Snape’s Potions Class edible activity set is on display in an undated photo. The lab set advertises that kids can pretend to magically brew drinkable potions and concoct edible treats. The Professor Snape’s Potions Class is expected to be one of the best selling toys for the 2001 holiday season. (Photo by Mattel/Getty Images)

    A: SEVERUS SNAPE

  • 8. HOW ARE HOGWARTS STUDENTS PLACED IN THEIR HOUSES?

    sorting hat

    A view of the Sorting Hat in Action Made Here: Wizarding World of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts, during the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Grand Re-Opening at Warner Bros. Studios on June 24, 2021 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood)

    A: THE SORTING HAT DECIDES

  • 9. WHO IS HARRY'S BEST FRIEND?

    RON WEASLEY

    Actor Rupert Grint poses for a photo next to a doll depicting his character Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter movies during the opening of the new “Harry Potter Store” at FAO Schwarz on July 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

    A: RON WEASLEY

  • 10. WHO DID SNAPE SECRETLY LOVE HIS ENTIRE LIFE?

    Lily

    A general view of atmosphere during Harry Potter: The Exhibition Is Now Open In New York City on May 18, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Harry Potter: The Exhibition)

    A: LILY, HARRY’S MOM

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