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Could You Pass Your Potions O.W.L.?

There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class.

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    Lacewing flies, knotgrass, and shredded Boomslang skin are all ingredients used to make Polyjuice Potion.

    Lacewing flies, knotgrass, and shredded Boomslang skin are all ingredients used to make Polyjuice Potion. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Powdered root of asphodel is a key ingredient in the Draught of Living Death.

    Powdered root of asphodel is a key ingredient in the Draught of Living Death. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    A bezoar is a stone found in the stomach of a goat and can be used as an antidote to most poisons.

    A bezoar is a stone found in the stomach of a goat and can be used as an antidote to most poisons. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Mistletoe berries are a key ingredient in Forgetfulness Potion.

    Mistletoe berries are a key ingredient in Forgetfulness Potion. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Polyjuice Potion can be recognised by its thick consistency and bubbling surface. Its colour and taste changes dependent on the final ingredient.

    Polyjuice Potion can be recognised by its thick consistency and bubbling surface. Its colour and taste changes dependent on the final ingredient. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Felix Felicis – otherwise known as Liquid Luck – is golden in colour.

    Felix Felicis – otherwise known as Liquid Luck – is golden in colour. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Oven cleaning, spot removing, and healing are among the 12 known uses of dragon's blood.

    Oven cleaning, spot removing, and healing are among the 12 known uses of dragon's blood. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Veritaserum is a very powerful truth serum.

    Veritaserum is a very powerful truth serum. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    The Draught of Peace is made with powdered moonstone, syrup of hellebore, and powdered unicorn horn.

    The Draught of Peace is made with powdered moonstone, syrup of hellebore, and powdered unicorn horn. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    The final ingredient to be added to Polyjuice Potion is a bit of the person you're turning into, typically a hair.

    The final ingredient to be added to Polyjuice Potion is a bit of the person you're turning into, typically a hair. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Veritaserum is both entirely clear and completely odourless.

    Veritaserum is both entirely clear and completely odourless. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Daisy roots, shrivelfig, and caterpillars are all ingredients used in the brewing of a Shrinking Solution.

    Daisy roots, shrivelfig, and caterpillars are all ingredients used in the brewing of a Shrinking Solution. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Essence of Dittany is used to quickly heal severe wounds.

    Essence of Dittany is used to quickly heal severe wounds. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    Wit-sharpening potion consists of ground scarab beetles, cut ginger roots, and armadillo bile.

    Wit-sharpening potion consists of ground scarab beetles, cut ginger roots, and armadillo bile. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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    The main ingredient of Wolfsbane Potion is monkshood – otherwise known as wolfsbane.

    The main ingredient of Wolfsbane Potion is monkshood – otherwise known as wolfsbane. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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Could You Pass Your Potions O.W.L.?

T (Troll)

Oh dear. With that kind of score, you might be a Squib. Or maybe you're just a Muggle?

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D (Dreadful)

Uh-oh. You definitely could've done better on this one – but maybe you didn't have time to study?

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P (Poor)

So you definitely could've done better, but look on the bright side: It could be worse – at least you didn't get "Troll".

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A (Acceptable)

Hey, acceptable isn't bad – you won't be doing a N.E.W.T. in Potions, but it's not that important anyway.

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E (Exceeds Expectations)

Potions is an ~exceedingly~ difficult subject, and you ~exceeded~ expectations – with that grade, you might even continue to N.E.W.T. level!

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O (Outstanding)

Congratulations! You must be the real-life Half-Blood Prince, because Potions is a really tricky subject, and you aced it!

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