First W.O.M.B.A.T.

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W.O.M.B.A.T. stands for "Wizards' Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test." The first W.O.M.B.A.T. was posted on Rowling's website on March 31, 2006. (see also: second W.O.M.B.A.T. and third W.O.M.B.A.T.).

Much of the test requires ingenuity and creativity on the part of the test-taker, as many of the questions are not answered explicitly in canon. In this way, the W.O.M.B.A.T. tests for the test-taker's ability to formulate informed and caluculated decisions, rather his or her ability to memorise the content of the Harry Potter series.

Grade 1 Test

Part One: Magical Law

36 out of a possible 100 total points

Which Ministry of Magic department(s) and/or committee(s) would you contact to resolve each of the following dilemmas? (Questions 1-5)

  • 1. Your neighbour is concealing a stash of flying carpets, some of which he is allowing to fly loose around his back garden.
  • 2. Your friend C possesses a Muggle Penny Farthing (old bicycle) that has been enchanted to skim an inch above the ground, achieving speeds of over 100mph. C did not personally enchant the Penny Farthing, never rides it and merely wishes to keep it ‘for sentimental reasons’ as it was her grandmother’s.
  • 3. Your sixteen year old nephew, D, has hexed his seventeen-year-old sister, E. E has retaliated with a Stunning Spell that missed D and hit a Muggle motorist, who smashed into a lamppost.
  • a. Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes
  • b. Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes and Obliviator Squad
  • c. Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, Obliviator Squad and Improper Use of Magic Office
  • d. Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes, Obliviator Squad, Improper Use of Magic Office and Wizengamot
  • 4. Your Friends wizard A and wizard B are in dispute over which of them owns a field in which Mooncalfs dance periodically. A accuses B of using nightly a Summoning Charm to collect the precious Mooncalf dung which is rightfully A's.
  • a. Improper use of Magic Office
  • b. Wizengamot
  • c. Pest Advisory Board
  • d. Improper Use of Magic Office and Wizengamot
  • e. Improper Use of Magic Office and Pest Advisory Board
  • f. Wizengamot and Pest Advisory Board
  • 5. Witch F fed love potion to a Muggle man, who has married her. When you went around with a wedding gift you discovered that she is using him as an occasional table.
  • a. Auror office
  • b. Misuse of Magic Office
  • c. Obliviators
  • d. Wizengamot
  • e. All of the above
  • f. None of the above
  • 6. Which of the following should be most SEVERELY punished by the Wizengamot?
  • 7. Which of the following should receive the LIGHTEST punishment from the Wizengamot?
  • a. Horns created accidentally on a culprit's mother, caused by broken wand
  • b. Jelly-Legs Jinx performed on threatening Muggle
  • c. Breeding fanged Puffskeins
  • d. Underage witch performs Cleaning Charms in privacy of own home
  • 8. Which of the following does NOT require a Ministry of Magic license?
  • 9. Which of the following wizarding laws, in your view, stands in most urgent need of change?
  • a. The detection of underage magic in all-magic households (currently impossible)
  • b. The ban on goblin possession of wands (ought to be lifted)
  • c. The re-classification of centaurs and merpeople (ought to take their views into account)
  • d. The guidelines on house-elf welfare (need to be enforced)
  • e. Definitions of ‘Muggle-baiting’ (needs to be made less stringent)

Part Two: Magical Transport

28 out of 100 possible total points

  • 10. Which mode of transportation would you advise for a young mother traveling with one-year-old twins with a low boredom threshold, her grandmother, who suffers from severe motion sickness, and her husband, who has never mastered the three ‘D’s?
  • a. Thestrals
  • b. Abraxan horse-drawn giant carriage
  • c. Hippogriff
  • d. Flying Muggle vehicle (eg, car, motorcycle)
  • e. Underwater ship

Which mode(s) of transportation could you use to reach/enter each of the following wizarding institutions?(Questions 12 - 16)

  • a. Brooms
  • b. Brooms/Floo Powder
  • c. Brooms/Knight Bus
  • d. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus
  • e. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus/Apparition
  • a. Brooms
  • b. Brooms/Floo Powder
  • c. Brooms/Knight Bus
  • d. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus
  • e. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus/Apparition
  • a. Brooms
  • b. Brooms/Floo Powder
  • c. Brooms/Knight Bus
  • d. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus
  • e. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus/Apparition
  • a. Brooms
  • b. Brooms/Floo Powder
  • c. Brooms/Knight Bus
  • d. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus
  • e. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus/Apparition
  • a. Brooms
  • b. Brooms/Floo Powder
  • c. Brooms/Knight Bus
  • d. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus
  • e. Brooms/Floo powder/Knight Bus/Apparition

Part Three: Everyday Magic

20 out of a possible 100 total points

  • 17. Which of the following would, in your opinion, provide the best security for a convention of broomstick salesmen in a large, Firebolt-shaped marquee?
  • 18. Which of the following should not be used in cooking?
  • 19. Which of the following would most effectively clean up a spillage of wart cap powder?
  • 20. A Doxy bite can be healed most quickly and safely using
  • 21. Which of the following commonly held wizarding beliefs is actually true?
  • a. If an inanimate object appears to think for itself, Dark Magic has been involved in its creation
  • b. The use of magic in front of a Muggle is prohibited unless the witch or wizard is under threat of personal injury
  • c. Releasing a Portkey before it has arrived will result in death or serious injury
  • d. Finite Incantatem should be used as a precaution when a Muggle rings the doorbell.
  • e. Bad luck can be prevented by turning three times on the spot and deliberately Splinching one's thumbs.

Part Four: The Natural World

16 out of a possible 100 total points

  • 22. Which of the following small creatures would you CHOOSE to accompany you on a perilous journey?
  • 23. Which of the Following is NOT listed as a pest by the Pest Advisory Board?
  • 24. A dog acting in a suspiciously un-canine manner is most likely to be
  • 25. Which of the following plants has NO curative, restorative or protective properties?

Grade 1 Results

Grading Scale

The six possible score classifications follow the pattern set by the O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s:

  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Expectations
  • Acceptable
  • Poor
  • Dreadful
  • Troll

Score Reports

There are six possible messages that denote the test taker's score. These score report certificates can be printed out. Passing grades are delivered in an image of a frame, and failing grades are delivered in an image of a small envelope.

  • If the test-taker has received an 'Outstanding,' the certificate reads:

This is to certify that you have passed W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 1 and have been awarded the classification of

Outstanding

CONGRATULATIONS! Your exemplary powers of deduction and a formidable knowledge of the inner workings of the magical world reveal you to be a witch or wizard of genuine skill and learning. This first examination has barely tested you. We look forward to challenging you to a further and more difficult examination in due course.

  • If the test-taker has received an 'Exceeds Expectations,' the certificate reads:

This is to certify that you have passed W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 1 and have been awarded the classification of

Exceeds Expectations

Well done – a most creditable performance! We are impressed by the breadth of your magical knowledge and your level of insight into the wizarding world. We hope that you will attempt our next, and more difficult, examination in due course.

  • If the test-taker has received an 'Acceptable,' the certificate reads:

This is to certify that you have passed W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 1 and have been awarded the classification of

Acceptable

We are pleased to tell you that you have passed your Grade 1 W.O.M.B.A.T. Your knowledge of the workings of the wizarding world demonstrates real magical potential. We hope that you will continue to study further and attempt W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 2 in due course.

  • If the test-taker has received a 'Poor,; the certificate reads:

This is to certify that you have failed W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 1 and have been awarded the classification of

Poor

Alas – we regret to inform you that you have narrowly failed your Grade 1 W.O.M.B.A.T. This may have been due to factors outside your control (eg: poltergeist intervention, examination nerves or a malfunctioning quill.) Please do not disconsolate. Another examination will present itself in due course, should you wish to try again.

  • If the test-taker has received a 'Dreadful,' the certificate reads:

This is to certify that you have failed WOMBAT Grade 1 and have been awarded the classification of

Dreadful

We are sorry to inform you that you have failed your Grade 1 W.O.M.B.A.T. A little further study of the textbooks (Harry Potters 1- 6) is recommended. Should you wish to try again, a grade 2 W.O.M.B.A.T. will present itself in due course.

  • If the test-taker has received a 'Troll,' the certificate reads:

This is to certify that you have failed W.O.M.B.A.T. Grade 1 and have been awarded the classification of

Troll

You would appear either to have abandoned the test due to factors outside your control (eg, earthquake, poltergeist attack), or else you are a troll, in which case you are to be congratulated on being able to use a computer and have achieved the grade of O.F.T. (Outstanding for Trolls).

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