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36 Questions About "Harry Potter" That J.K. Rowling Left Unanswered

What's with the veil?

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We asked members of BuzzFeed Community what questions about the world of Harry Potter need to be answered. Here's what you had to say.

1. Why didn't the British Ministry of Magic call on their foreign counterparts to help fight in the war against Voldemort?

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"What was the point of all those diplomatic relations such as the Bulgarian Minister of Magic attending the '94 Quidditch World Cup?" - Submitted by Gbenga Olajuwon, Facebook

2. If Grawp is what he called himself because he couldn't pronounce his name, then what is Grawp's real name?

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Submitted by Jess Sims, Facebook

3. What does a Ravenclaw student do when they can't answer the riddle but need to get into their dormitory?

Submitted by Astrid Felicia Lim, Facebook
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Submitted by Astrid Felicia Lim, Facebook

4. How did Hagrid's parents ~consummate~ their relationship if one was a giant and one was a human?

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Submitted by Rebecca Mazer, Facebook

5. After the war was over and Draco was safe, did Narcissa leave Lucius?

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Submitted by Katherine Hemminger, Facebook

6. What happened to all of Harry's grandparents? How did they all die? We know James' parents were old, but what happened to Lily's?

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Submitted by Jade McDowell, Facebook

7. Is Scorpius Malfoy a decent guy? Is he on friendly terms with the rest of the Potter-Weasley kids?

Submitted by Mycandy Lov, Facebook

8. We know Voldemort cursed the Defense Against The Dark Arts position. How do you curse a non-tangible thing?

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Submitted by Jemima Skelley

9. Harry's invisibility cloak was a Hallow and a cloak of "true invisibility". How come Moody could see through it?

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Submitted by Cheryl Day, Facebook

10. What other sports and clubs are there other than Quidditch, Gobstones and Chess?

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Submitted by Allison Phillips, Facebook

11. What was the First Wizarding War like, and what were the roles of the different characters in it?

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Submitted by Hexen Niohuru, Facebook

12. Was there retribution after the war? Were there any retaliations or payback for children of Death Eaters or Voldemort's supporters?

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Submitted by Chelsea Plunk, Facebook

13. Is the Ministry of Magic a dictatorship?

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"Dumbledore was offered the job multiple times, Fudge was sacked / forced to resign and then replaced by Scrimgeour and Kingsley was appointed acting Minister. That implies that it's not a democracy, so who chooses the Minister and how?" - Submitted by Phil Matley, Facebook

14. When one transfigures a desk into a pig and then back again, has one magically created a pig with the soul of a desk? Or does one then have a desk with the soul of a pig?

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Submitted by Kate McDonald, Facebook

15. What goes on in the Department of Mysteries? Why the brains in the tank? What's the planet room? What's with the veil?

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Submitted by Wing Huang, Facebook

16. And what happens if a ghost passes through the veil?

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Submitted by camilagutierrez029

17. Was there anyone else pioneering for House Elves' rights like Hermione was?

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Submitted by Jemima Skelley

18. Did the Room of Requirement work after Crabbe's Fiendfyre?

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Submitted by Chana Lerner, Facebook

19. Would the Basilisk be petrified if it saw itself in a mirror?

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Submitted by Floren Camille Osido, Facebook

20. Did Dumbledore ever use a Time-Turner?

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Submitted by Meggie Kane, Facebook

21. When Harry tries on the Invisibility Cloak for the first time, the only thing not covered is his head. What would you see if you sat on the floor beside him looking up at his levitating head?

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"Would you see the inside of his neck?" - Submitted by Ebba Månsdotter, Facebook

22. Were all Wizarding schools as dangerous and plagued by bad things like Hogwarts was during the time of the books?

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Submitted by Jemima Skelley

23. If owls can track people without a location, why didn't Voldemort or other enemies use owls to track people?

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Submitted by alannarosew

24. How does owl magic work?

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Submitted by Jemima Skelley

25. The sorting hat took a lot of time with Seamus. What house was he almost in?

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Submitted by literarilyjess

26. Does anyone else have a clock like Molly's or did she make it? What kind of magic is involved?

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Submitted by fantasyland

27. Was the Shrieking Shack really built and immediately considered haunted, or was it bewitched so people thought it had always been there?

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Submitted by fellfromfiction

28. How did Dumbledore and Fawkes become companions?

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Submitted by NoxThorn15115

29. If boa constrictors don’t have eyelids, how did the one at the zoo wink?

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Submitted by fallonw2

30. What was Dumbeldore’s joke about the troll, the hag and the leprechaun?

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Submitted by Jemima Skelley

31. What happens if someone on a Quidditch team other than a Seeker caught the snitch?

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Submitted by ellaparks123

32. Was Dumbledore truly convinced that Sirius Black was guilty?

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Submitted by malias

33. If Harry looked in the Mirror of Erised now, what would he see? And what would his boggart be?

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Submitted by ailacrow11

34. When you put a memory into the pensieve can you still remember it in your head as well?

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Submitted by mariac4fe0599d2

35. How does Felix Felicis work? Does it change peoples' will in a similar way to the Imperius curse?

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Submitted by Jemima Skelley

36. Which house did Albus Severus actually end up in?

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Submitted by semaaltunsoy38

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