Ravenclaw Tests of Logic

Brilliant, said Hermione.  This isn't magic - it's logic.

Puzzle One - Quidditch Match!

Lee Jordan is having a difficult time commentating the Ravenclaw-Slytherin Quidditch match because everything seems to be happening at once. There are four Slytherin players involved in the action right now - Leo, Miriam, Nathaniel, and Osiris. Each of them is playing a different position - one is a Keeper, one is a Chaser, one is a Beater, and one is a Seeker. Right now each of them is taking a different action. One player is ducking a Bludger, another is trying to get the referee's attention, a third is dodging a hex cast by one of the spectators, and the fourth is shouting that the Ravenclaw Seeker is diving for the Snitch. Can you match the name of each player with his or her position and action (ducking Bludger, signalling referee, dodging hex, shouting)?

1. Leo is neither ducking the Bludger nor trying to get the referee's attention.

2. The Keeper is not trying to get the referee's attention.

3. The player ducking the Bludger, and the one shouting about the Ravenclaw Seeker? One is Nathaniel and the other is the Beater (though not necessarily in that order).

4. Osiris is dodging the hex cast by the spectator.

5. The Seeker is not Miriam, and is also not ducking a Bludger.

You may use the following table to help you figure it out. When you've completed the puzzle, you may check your work - a link to the solution is at the bottom of the page.

about Seeker





ducking Bludger

signalling referee

dodging hex

shouting about Seeker

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