The sport is named Quidditch because
- The game we know today as Quidditch was first mentioned in a diary kept by Gertie Keddle who lived near Queerditch Marsh.
What did Elliot Smethwyck invent in 1820 that made playing Quidditch a lot more comfortable?
The referee was originally known as what?
How many fouls are acknowledged in the Department of Magical Games and Sports Records?
- 700 fouls are recognized by the Deptarment, but this list is not available for the wizarding public to see. The department feared that if players saw the list, they might try to perform some of the moves.
The Golden Snitch that the Seeker tries to capture is meant to resemble what?
- Capturing a tiny bird called a Golden Snidget was originally part of the sport of Quidditch. However, this bird soon became an endangered species. A brilliant wizard by the name of Bowman Wright created a metal substitute which he bewitched so it would fly around the Quidditch field, resembling the bird.
The Quaffle (the ball used for scoring points) has evolved since Quidditch was first invented. All of these characteristics were true of the ancient Quaffle, but which one is still true today?
- With the invention of Gripping Charms, holes and straps are no longer needed for the Chaser to keep a firm, one-handed grasp on the Quaffle.
When is the only time a player's feet may touch the ground during a Quidditch match?
In the original game of Quidditch, Keepers had to do this in addition to guarding the goalposts.
- In 1620 the Keeper's job became strictly the guarding of the goalposts.
The Wizards' Council found it necessary to enforce rules to hide the existence of Quidditch from Muggles. Which of the following was not a precaution suggested by the Council?
- The Department of Magical Games and Sports was later created to ensure that proper anti-Muggle security was taken into account.
The game of Quidditch was invented in which century?