Ravenclaw Tests of Logic

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Puzzle Nineteen - Exam Time

It's that time of the year again - no, not the Christmas holidays, the end-of-term exams! Four Hufflepuff sixth years (Devon, Erinne, Jerome, and Tamara) are going to have a tough week - each of them has an exam every day from Tuesday through Friday of the last week of the term. The students facing the Herbology exam are dreading that one in particular, as word has it that Professor Sprout will be requiring students to extract petals from the Carniverous Chrysanthemum in Greenhouse Four.

Can you determine which students took which exams on which days?

  1. Each day, only two exams were given to the sixth years - two of the four students sat for one of the exams, while the other two sat for the other.

  2. Jerome and Erinne never had an exam in common.

  3. Devon sat for his Divination exam on Tuesday, and his Ancient Runes exam on Friday.

  4. Tamara was asked to write an essay on Muggle modes of transportation for her Muggle Studies exam on Wednesday.

  5. The Astronomy exam was held atop the North Tower either two days before or two days after Erinne had to collect Glumbumble Treacle for her Care of Magical Creatures exam.

  6. Jerome and Tamara had the same exams on Tuesday and Friday.

  7. The Arithmancy and Care of Magical Creatures exams were not held on the same day.

  8. Tamara very nearly fell asleep during her History of Magic exam (but luckily a classmate gave her a good kick under the table).

  9. Devon and Erinne took exactly two of their exams together.
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 below.

DayExamStudent 1Student 2

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