Round Four

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Round Four

Postby Polaris Black » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:43 am

There will be no Round Three eliminations.

ALL ROUND FOUR SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM HOL TIME DECEMBER 16.

Part One: Judge/Host Interview
Contestants will be asked questions by the judges and hosts. Each judge and each host has prepared a series of questions unique to each contestant. Each judge and each host will ask one question per person, and then will judge the answers at the end. Remember to explain your answers, even if the question doesn't clearly ask you to!

Alexander Brighton
Amanda P.X. Sim
Gail Allen
Katelin Ross
Kendra Givens
Ravariel Aiwince
Shadow Gaunt
Shiloh Adlar
Will Lestrange
Zoki Phantom


Part Two: Fashion
Show off your fashion sensibility! You can draw, create a graphic, or use a doll maker site such as Doll Divine, Dollz Mania, eLouai or any other you prefer to create yourself in your evening wear, swimsuit, and an outfit of choice. For your outfit of choice, please explain why you picked the outfit you did.

Part Three: Additional Audience Questions
We received some additional audience member questions so we decided to include them in Round Four!

1. What potion would you most like to swim in and why?
2. You are trapped in a room with a niffler, a crystal ball, and a quick quotes quill. How do you escape?
3. true or false: hot chocolate is the best winter beverage.
4. Which Hogsmeade shop has the best holiday sales?
5. What was the best thing that happened to you today?

Send the Submission to mxhogwarts@gmail.com with "Round Four - HOL Name - HOL Id" in the subject. No attachments will be opened so all submissions need to be uploaded to the appropriate site and sent to us in the form of a link.
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Re: Round Four

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Alexander Brighton

1. What makes you unique compared to all of the other contestants in this competition?
2. What is your second favorite book series?
3. Last round you made a collage about bullying. Can you tell a bit about why you made this? Have you experienced it? How do you think we can stop it? What needs to happen to make people aware of the damage it does?
4. Which is the most important lesson you have learned from the Harry Potter series?
5. What is your favorite award you've won on HOL? Is there a specific award you are striving for right now?
6. Would you rather be able to understand any language or play any instrument you pick up? Why?
7. What specifically have you learned about yourself and HOL Virtual Hogwarts by participating in this competition that you think would help you become a better prefect if promoted?
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Re: Round Four

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Amanda P.X. Sim

1. What have you learned from this competition?
2. What is your favorite personal belonging?
3. What item from the HP universe would you most like to have and why?
4. Which is the importance of studying History of Magic? Or is it not important? Why?
5. Please describe your wand(s) and why it is (they are) suited to you.
6. Since Harry was a Gryffindor, Gryffindor tends to get a lot of attention compared to the other houses. In terms of the books, who do you think is the most over-rated Gryffindor and who is the must under-rated Gryffindor? Why?
7. What specific steps would you take to ensure that plagiarism is totally not an option on HOL Virtual Hogwarts?
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Re: Round Four

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Gail Allen

1. If you could be on the cover of any magazine, which would you choose and why?
2. What attributes do you look for in friends?
3. What would you do if your best friend was in the final round of a competition with another person, who is better overall and you feel more deserves to win. Who would you vote for? Please explain.
4. If you could improve a magical mean of transportation, which one would you choose and how would you improve it?
5. We learned from JKR that Prof. Quirrell used to teach Muggle Studies before taking a year off to get more experience, and only started teaching DADA Harry's first year. Which position do you think suited him better?
6. You seem to have had a pretty quick rise in HOL and Ravenclaw activeness. What do you contribute this to and why?
7. As a multifaceted and sometimes overextended student at HOL Virtual Hogwarts, what are some of the things that fall by the wayside due to time constraints and why those particular things?
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Re: Round Four

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Katelin Ross

1. What is your idea of happiness?
2. If you had to change house which would you choose?
3. Why do you think you can be the next Mx HOL? Please elaborate.
4. If you could invent a magical dish, what would it be and why? Which would its ingredients be?
5. In Short Stories from Hogwarts: of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies we learn Prof. McGonagall lives at Hogwarts. Do you think any of the other professors lives at Hogwarts, or do they live elsewhere?
6. As Albus Dumbledore once said, "it takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends." What is one instance in which you stood up to a friend even though it was difficult? How important do you think it is to do so?
7. As someone who has been on HOL for eleven years, what do you think are the pros and cons of interacting with a totally new version of the HOL Virtual Hogwarts website?
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Re: Round Four

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Kendra Givens

1. Besides Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, which actors do you think would be best to play The Trio?
2. What would you do if your HOL friends decided to be mean to you?
3. How would you improve the accessibility of HOL to members with disabilities?
4. How would you regulate the breed and trade of illegal magical species?
5. As with any series of movies, some actors were replaced for one reason or another (Dumbledore, The Fat Lady, Lavender Brown, Pansy Parkinson, etc). Was there anyone who you wish hadn't been replaced, were glad to have replaced, or wish had been replaced?
6. Ravenclaw is known to have a yearly theme song for the house. What would your HOL theme song be and why?
7. What specifically would you do to make Ravenclaw and HOL Virtual Hogwarts a more welcoming place to the newest and most hesitant students?
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Re: Round Four

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Ravariel Aiwince

1. If you could add one elective subject to Hogwarts mandatory curriculum for younger years, which one would it be and why?
2. What is your favorite part of being a Hufflepuff?
3. Which HP book is your favorite and why?
4. Which is the spell you relate to the most and why?
5. Why do you think none of the trio ever took (or at least it was never mentioned if they did) an Alchemy class?
6. If you could choose to answer any question asked of the other contestants, which question would you pick, why would you pick it, and what would your answer be?
7. If you were in charge of ensuring that our members embrace a more active lifestyle, how would you promote awareness and what features and/or activities would you incorporate into the HOL Virtual Hogwarts website?
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Re: Round Four

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Shadow Gaunt

1. Which countries would you like to visit in your life and why?
2. If you could change one thing here at HOL what would it be?
3. Your body is very flexible. What is a thing you could be more flexible about in everyday life? Please explain.
4. What do you think about Time-Turners? Are they useful, or the dangers they can bring are not worth it?
5. Do you think Hogwarts should take Barty Crouch Jr.'s suggestion of showing the Dark Arts to the students so they can recognize it, or should they take Umbridge/The Ministry's suggestion of book learning only? Please explain your choice.
6. We've seen a lot of your flexibility (very impressive!) during this competition. What is another talent you have and how did you acquire it?
7. As someone who joined HOL Virtual Hogwarts and did not find it particularly engaging initially, what happened that made you the active and immersed student you are today?
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Re: Round Four

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Shiloh Adlar

1. Dobby's death and its mourning had the attention of several pages in the book, while some more featured characters' deaths barely had a paragraph. Do you think Dobby's death was overplayed? Why, why not?
2. What does music mean to you?
3. If you could change a thing about the HP story, what would it be and why?
4. How would you diminish the discrimination due to blood-status (pure blood, half-blood, muggle-born)?
5. We all know Salazar had the Chamber of Secrets. There is a lot of speculation that Helga Hufflepuff created a room that would be available to anyone who needs it (Room of Requirement). What kind of place do you think the other two founders had?
6. Throughout the competition you have mentioned your struggles with confidence. Name five things you like about yourself and why you like them.
7. As someone who is dealing with a really full plate both in and out of HOL Virtual Hogwarts, what advice would you give a student who struggles to get it all done?
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Re: Round Four

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Will Lestrange

1. HOL Quidditch is very Quaffle-centric. How would you change Snitch and Quaffle play so that they would be equal in value and importance?
2. How do you think your life has changed since you have joined HOL?
3. Besides Quidditch and Slytherin, what do you like about the Magical World?
4. What would you do if you were Minister of Magic for a day?
5. What kind of circumstances would have to be in place for you to make an Unbreakable Vow?
6. Slytherin often has fewer participants and active students than the other three houses. As someone who is competing to represent their house, how do you think this can be addressed and why?
7. If you had been one of the founders of HOL Virtual Hogwarts, what do you think your role would have been and how would things be different today?
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Re: Round Four

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Zoki Phantom

1. What prejudice in the wizarding world do you think is most damaging to its society? Explain.
2. Who has been the most influential person in your life?
3. If you could change one thing in your life (past or present) what would it be and why?
4. If love potions are powerful and dangerous, why should they continue to be produced? Or should they be banned forever?
5. In the future, would you like to have multiple wizarding portraits of yourself in various places (great for sending message!) or would you rather just have muggle portraits, or no portraits? Would you want them to be done while you're alive or after you're gone?
6. Being on HOL as long as you have, there are surely somethings you would like to change. If you had to go back in time and change one thing about your time on HOL what would it be and why?
7. How have your experiences as a student and professor at HOL Virtual Hogwarts affected your interpretation of the role of Headmaster?
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