US Quidditch Cup 10 Trivia

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As a new player, interested spectator, or quidditch history buff, it’s fun to test your knowledge of the sport and learn something new. We’ve put together 30 trivia questions that increase in difficulty as you move down the list. The answers are at the bottom of this page. How many can you get right?

Questions:

  1. Which teams played at the first US World Cup?
  2. Which teams have won a national championship?
  3. Who is the only college team to make its first appearance at a national championship?
  4. Can you name the four community teams who received their first bid to a national championship this year?
  5. Which team(s) have been to the most quidditch cups?
  6. How many times has the national championship been held in the South region?
  7. Which two national championships feature two divisions?
  8. Which region has the fewest teams?
  9. Where was the first U.S. World Cup held?
  10. Who was the last Canadian team to compete at a U.S. national championship?
  11. This season, which team qualified from a region that is not their own?
  12. Which teams have placed second at national championships?
  13. What is Boston’s Major League Quidditch team name?
  14. How long is the overtime seeker floor?
  15. How many Ivy League schools have competed at nationals?
  16. In what calendar year (since its inception in 2007) did the U.S. not have a national championship?
  17. What is the name of the quidditch conference in New York City?
  18. What is the only state in the Mid-Atlantic to never have an official quidditch team?
  19. Who is the Executive Director of US Quidditch?
  20. Which team is the most western-located team in the U.S.?
  21. What current Midwest team has advanced the furthest at a national championship?
  22. Who is the only team to beat Middlebury at a U.S. World Cup?
  23. What is the official quaffle used for US Quidditch Cup?
  24. Who is the only player to make Team USA three times?
  25. What was the first community team founded in the West region?
  26. What community team is based in the largest city in the Midwest region?
  27. What state in the Great Lakes has the most teams?
  28. Which team won the last World Cup?
  29. Who won this year’s European Quidditch Cup?
  30. How many teams were in the semi-finals of Consolation Cup I (last year) and received a bid for US Quidditch Cup 10 this year?

The answers to these trivia questions are below:

1. Which teams played at the first US World Cup?
Middlebury College and Vassar College

2. Which teams have won a national championship?
Three teams: Quidditch Club Boston (2016), University of Texas at Austin (2013-2015), and Middlebury (2007-2011)

3. Who is the only college team to make its first appearance at a national championship?
Anteater Quidditch, from California

4. Can you name the four community teams who received their first bid to a national championship this year?
BosNYan Bearsharks, Richmond Ravens, Carolina Heat Quidditch Club, Lake Erie Elite; this is the first year for all four of these community teams

5. Which team has been to the most quidditch cups?
Boston University Quidditch; the team has attended 9 national championships

6. How many times has the national championship been held in the South region?
Five: World Cup VI, World Cup VII, World Cup 8, Quidditch Cup 9, and Quidditch Cup 10.

7. Which two national championships feature two divisions?
World Cup V and World Cup VI

8. Which region has the fewest teams?
Northwest region; it has six teams

9. Where was the first U.S. World Cup held?
Middlebury, Vermont

10. Who was the last Canadian team to compete at a U.S. national championship?
University of British Columbia Quidditch Thunderbirds

11. This season, which team qualified from a region that is not their own?
Utah State Quidditch Cup; this team is geographically located in the West region, but received a bid from the Northwest Regional Championship

12. Which teams have placed second at national championships?
Vassar College (twice), Emerson College Quidditch, Tufts University Tufflepuffs, University of Florida, University of California Los Angeles, Texas State University – San Marcos, Lone Star Quidditch Cup, Rochester United

13. What is Boston’s Major League Quidditch team name?
Boston Night Riders

14. How long is the overtime seeker floor?
30 seconds

15. How many Ivy League schools have competed at nationals?
Three: Yale University, Harvard University/Harvard University Horntails, and Princeton University

16. In what calendar year (since its inception in 2007) did the U.S. not have a national championship?
2012

17. What is the name of the quidditch conference in New York City?
Big Apple Quidditch Conference

18. What is the only state in the Mid-Atlantic to never have an official quidditch team?
Delaware

19. Who is the Executive Director of US Quidditch?
Sarah Woolsey

20. Which team is the most western-located team in the U.S.?
Honolulu Nightmarchers; located in Hawaii although they’re not USQ official this year

21. What current Midwest team has advanced the furthest at a national championship?
Minnesota Quidditch

22. Who is the only team to beat Middlebury at a U.S. World Cup?
Michigan Quidditch Team

23. What is the official quaffle used for US Quidditch Cup?
Baden

24. Who is the only player to make Team USA three times?
Michael Parada

25. What was the first community team founded in the West region?
Silicon Valley Skrewts

26. What community team is based in the largest city in the Midwest region?
Chicago United Quidditch Club

27. What state in the Great Lakes has the most teams?
Ohio

28. Which team won the last World Cup?
Australia

29. Who won this year’s European Quidditch Cup?
Antwerp A

30. Which four teams were in the semi-finals of Consolation Cup I (last year) and received a bid for US Quidditch Cup 10 this year?
Baylor University, the Long Beach Funky Quaffles, Marquette University Quidditch, and University of Texas at San Antonio

Fun fact: eight teams that attended Consolation Cup I received bids to this year’s US Quidditch Cup 10: Tribe, Macaulay Honors College Marauders, Indiana University Quidditch Club, Marquette University Quidditch, the Silver Phoenix, University of Texas at San Antonio, Baylor University, and the Long Beach Funky Quaffles.

Editor’s Note: The team that beat Middlebury College at a World Cup was Michigan Quidditch Team not Marquette University Quidditch.