I truly have a newfound respect for Hermione Granger. After partaking in Mugglenet’s Ordinary Wizarding Level exams, I am at a loss at how the Harry Potter community can absorb this information and achieve high marks. While it is fun, this event is not for the casual Harry Potter fan. I would actually encourage studying for these tests.
Like a fifth year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, test takers are able to take the grueling exams based on classes given at J.K. Rowling’s fictional school. The subjects include Charms, Transfiguration, Herbology, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Ancient Runes, Potions, Care of the Magical Creatures, Muggle Studies, Astronomy, Divination, and History of Magic. There are even grades. In order of passing to failing, a student can receive:
E (Exceeds Expectations)
To take the exams, users had to register an email upon entering the O.W.L exam’s great hall. After which, users were given a candidate number to take the tests and return if need be. The exams are timed, so it is highly recommended that users don’t start a test and have a sudden urge to leave the computer. You are given 50 or 25 questions depending on the subject. An “owl”, aka email, will send each exam grade.
These tests are a bit hard for the casual fan; so don’t be surprised if you do not earn an O or E on a subject. So far the best reported score I have heard of was an A, and I know some hardcore HP fanatics. If you wish to study up before the next test, feel free to check out the free Pottermore.com site and the Harry Potter wikia pages.
It’s a good way to procrastinate in this sudden heat wave. Let us know how you liked it.