Door Closes On JKRowling.com, WOMBAT Papers ‘Being Marked’

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Jun 18, 2007

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The door has now closed. The “Do Not Disturb” has returned to the door on JKRowling.com, marking the end of her three part W.O.M.B.A.T. (Wizards’ Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude Test) examination. Now that testing has ended, your answers are currently being reviewed and final grades will be revealed soon, as it is noted on Jo’s site:

It will take a few days for the Ministry to mark your test, after which the delivery owl will reveal your result in the form of a printable certificate.

Now begins the wait…





80 Responses to Door Closes On JKRowling.com, WOMBAT Papers ‘Being Marked’

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I’m so happy I managed to do WOMBAT at the weekend.

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Hey, I was just about to email Leaky about this…just went to JKR’s website and found my paper is being marked…hope i get and O or above!!

I wonder if anything special will happen seeing that this is the final W.O.M.B.A.T. Perhaps we will get another little treat. Wands crossed!

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HPANA have a link to a new interview by the BBC of Evanna Lynch http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6742415.stm talking about how she got into the Harry Potter books, and what she will do about book 7.

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Incidentally, judging by past experience the results are likely to come out on Thursday or Friday.

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What WAS interesting about the test and more importantly the question involving the ministers of magic is that we have been given a definitive time line by Jo. She gave us the specific dates of Corneluis Fudge’s reign as minister tying down unequivicably the year in which book five was set

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Definitely getting a Troll this time. I hope there’s a nice DH-related surprise with the results….

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Hey, I was just about to email Leaky about this…just went to JKR’s website and found my paper is being marked…hope i get and O or above!!

I wonder if anything special will happen seeing that this is the final W.O.M.B.A.T. Perhaps we will get another little treat. Wands crossed!

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oh gosh…i must get good marks….i’ve done fairly well…..

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I swaer that this is the worst time for a WOMBAT….I’m going away in a few days and they I won’t be back for a while. Ahhhh!!! They better be graded by the end of this week:/

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now “the elves” will have to go through the “you can’t an identification code” song and dance. The answer is, of course, to check TLC daily. I count myself lucky because I was just about to enter a self-imposed 30 day “I WILL NOT CHECK LEAKY OR THE LEXICON” period so I won’t be tempted to look at potential spoilers. I am sooooo weak….. I will keep an eye out the owl delivering my W.O.M.B.A.T.’s the certificate for which will reside on the wall with my other degrees

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Hey, I was just about to email Leaky about this…just went to JKR’s website and found my paper is being marked…hope i get and O or above!!

Do tell please what is above the Outstanding?

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I checked last night and it was still open and I considered taking it again, but then I remembered how hard some of the questions were and I decided that there was no point.

I hope I get at least an “A”...otherwise I think I’ll have to open a Joke Shop.

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O – Outstanding E – Exceeds Expectations A – Acceptable

P – Poor D – Dreadful T – Troll

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Sorry about the screaming type size. I don’t know how that happened.

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What do you guys think we’ll get with the results? I know we didn’t take three WOMBATS because Jo was bored and felt the need to whip up a complicated, in-depth test on her world. I’m hoping chapter titles. I don’t want any excerpts from the book, but chapter titles would be nice.

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That was a hard one!

I’d thought i always wanted to get above Acceptable cause its so… average. But this time? I just hope i do better than Dreadful… lol

On the bright side, as was already mentioned, we do know now the span of years in which Cornelius’ term occured.

And all were very interesting questions, which incidently, in case we get a form with the correct answers to all 3 W.O.M.B.A.T.s, will possibly unfog much possible plot ramifications in DH, not to mention alot of canon lore to comment :)

I especially liked the last question in which we had to correlate the right cure to the effect we were asked… i trully believe i had all of those right… hope i’m right…

Godd luck to all…

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And I didn’t get to take it! I tried at least once a day on my computer, and I tried on two others as well. Even if I did exatly as it said here on Leaky, I just couldn’t get past the door. Sulk…

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since the door opened (it remembers me “the chamber of secrets”lol), i took the test and come again and again to see if it was still open ( even if i knew that it was)and today the door really closed…and then i saw the clock on which the hand has moved on “papers being marked” (all hat before leaky post it) and now i’m about to go hysterical because i hate waiting!!!!!

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I’m pretty sure the results will come out either Friday or Saturday, and whatever the reward is for the highest marks will definitely be on the Saturday, which is (last I checked) the Summer Solstice.

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Gosh, I’m all nervous. I hope I at least got a passing mark.

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I’m glad I managed to do it in so lottle time but I’m pretty sure I’ll fail because almost everything I guessed. By the way does anybody knows when the results will arrive? And I new here (not on the site just in the comments:-])

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Too much of a good thing!

I checked leaky a few times over the weekend, but there’s been so much news lately I didn’t even see that the door had been opened. Sigh. An embarrassment of witches.

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Ooops…i meant to say i hope i get an “A” or higher….had a brain meltdown and forgot “O” was the highest…..not that i wouldn’t mind getting an “O”!!! Damn…i bet i get Troll now!

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Good thing I went and took the test yesterday. I dont think I did Trollific, but an “A” would be a welcome sight lol

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cool.. I wanna see what I scored this time.. gotta admit.. I’m not so pleased with my answers.. i felt like in a real exam and am in total loss =D

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I probably did fantastically horrible on this—my first and last WOMBAT, and it was super hard! Oh well at least I can now say that I’ve attempted one. A “Troll” for sure. = )

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Very upset that the third Wombat Exam was only available while I was away on vacation. I so wanted to take it. Now my Wombat exeperience will be forever incomplete. :(

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I lost my number… :( I printed it out and it disappeared from my bag.

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Oh shoot. I’m quite certain I have earned a T for Troll on my WOMBAT.

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Imitates Hermione (Bk 6, O.W.L.s) Oh no! I probably failed! There were three questions I wasn’t sure about!

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Darn it, Jo!! I was on vacation, too, and I didn’t bring my previous code with me (I know…what was I thinking??). I had gotten Outstandings on the first two exams, and I REALLY wanted to take this one!! AUGHHH!

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Iwas going to take mine agian because I messed up on it. Oh well. lol

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God, I can’t believe how close we are. It’s so sad that it will all be over in a month. But I’m also extremely happy. It’s so awsome, at the Hastings in my town they are totally decorating the place. At the door they have this big wooden castle that says Hogwarts with a poster for DH on it and then they have big banners for DH all over the store and they have banners for each of the houses throughout the store with streamers of the house’s colors and they have this big fake tree in there, so they put a sign that says “Caution, Whomping Tree, Quiddich players beware.” So every time I go in there I get totally ridiculously excited! I wonder if they would let me help decorate….....

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sigh sadly

Jo is sooo going to get a letter! Darn that stupid fly that wouldn’t turn into a key. I tried everything!!!! I cleared all my cookies and tried every website in a language I could read and still nothing!!!!! sob

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I truly believe we will be getting our results and a little treat from DH (possibly chapter titles) on Thursday June 21. After all, it is the summer solstice and Jo likes her solstices!

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Aw.i am really glad i got to take part in all three! But i am sooo nervous about this one! I know i did just horrible! lol

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Okay, I said this on the last two and I was wrong…and not to sound like Hermione but I absolutely know I failed this one. I had just woken up when I took it and my mind wasn’t clear, and I didn’t have nearly enough time to study and I know I am going to do so terrible that I will be EXPELLED!

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I agree with lanae! Roonwit suggested above that Thurs/Fri would be right (based on precedent)...and since Thursday is the solstice, that might be a good day to be checking the site!

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I’m sad. I did not get a chance to take it this time. ;(

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Ohhhhh….

i was on vacation and came in JUST in time. and i know, i know i got a troll… atleast on the first part. the last half seemed a bit better… but i dont know…

i cant wait to get the results… and maybe something else? hopefully? please?

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I’m with Jenny, I hope there some link between this and DH. I’m looking forward to Trool as well. -B

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I mean “Troll”... see what I mean? -B

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Squeeeeeeee!!!

Oh, now I’m nervous.

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Ahh I’m so very excited! I like to think I at least scrapped an E…maybe even an O. We shall see…

And I do hope that I can get a hole of a computer this Thursday or Friday, because I’ll be away on a family vacatinon….oh jeez..

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I can’t wait to get the results. I agree with everyone else that getting them on Thursday June 21 seems VERY likely. Not only is the solstice but it’s exactly one month before the book release.

To be precise, this year’s summer solstice will occure on June 21 at 6:06pm UTC. Do you think she’ll be that precise about it?

I seem to be one of the few who managed to take all three tests and never lose my ID number. I made an E on the first one and an O on the second, and I felt awful about both of them, so I’m hoping that even though I don’t feel too great about this one, I still did well.

Did I mention that I AM Hermione?

I wonder if she’ll ever give us the answers to the three tests. Could give us some nice shiny new canon to launch some last-minute theories before book 7 comes out.

Also hoping for a few chapter titles to go along with our last test results. Do you think you’ll have to have passed all three tests to get the reward, whatever it is?

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So, has anyone else recently noticed the fact that we have Antipodean Opaleyes – which come from NZ/Australia area, and the test that Jo has been giving us all year is an acronym for an Australian marsupial? Methinks that Ozzie land or NZ is definitely looming as a possible destination for intrepid gang of wizards!

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I hope I did all right; it was quite difficult. I hope that something comes out of it at the end… maybe if you received passing grades you get a special prize? lol I don’t know.

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The king is getting a T, the king will not be suprised, How was the king to know these things? The king has done all she could

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My pc was broken during the weekend. Lost the last WOMBAT cries

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I got to take the WOMBAT today….

I took the test last week, horribly done, no studying. So all wkend I prepared for it, researching Lexicon. I was going to take it last night because I knew she would take it off today. I wanted Grade 3 to go on my student ID record from the 2nd Grade. I left the WOMBAT test up and open, but fell asleep before I took it! :( Saw she took it down today, but I still had the test up on my computer!!:)

So I took it, with all the “right” answers. It was complete; I submitted it. Then the site froze! I don’t know if it took it. haha. With crossed fingers, I hope she accepted it. Otherwise I’ll rejoice with getting a nasty Troll on my first test. We’ll see!

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ugh… I missed it! Went to do it today and was closed… oh well. Did leaky get a copy of the questions?

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I hope if she reveals something about the last book (as a prize maybe or whatever) Leaky warns us, not tells us what it is but warns us that if we don’t want to know any spoilers that JK has revealed one. We’re so close now I don’t want anything revealed or spoiled.

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The only thing I’ll tolerate being spoiled now (cos I want to know anyway) is the AMOUNT of chapters, not the titles or anything but the amount of them (I’m planning how long the book will take, I want to read as slowly as possible but I only have 2 weeks to read it before it may possibly be spoiled, I’m going on holiday and cutting myself off from EVERYONE/EVERYTHING) so it’d be nice to work out how many chapters I can read a day (I wish I could do it a chapter a day but I doubt JK’s written only 14 chapters).

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GOOD THINKING!!! It’s definitely gonna be Thursday, I’m poitive!! Every solstice something happens (including a release date, a book release, etc.).

OMG A MONTH! I DONT WANT IT TO END!!!!!!!!!!!!

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oH my! I am not going to survive the next two days And if Thursday comes I won’t know because I will be at work until late. OH I JUST KNOW I GOT A DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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Finally, I have been anxiously awaiting the door to close. Feels really funny to say that, but I want to know how I did and what might be lurking for us as a surprise after the 3 tests. I agree with all those that think Thursday is the likely day we will be receiving our results…it makes perfect sense…now I just have to try and wait until then. : )

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Even though I’ve read all the books so many times they have perpetual fingerprints and notes ALL over the place, I still struggled with this last test. I can only hope I scraped an A, although maybe I got an E? I hope I didn’t get a Troll or a poor. Ohh well, off to bed and dreams of what goodies we’ll get with our certificates.!

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i am so anxious! hmmm…so if the results are released on thursday, what are the chances of a weekend update from Jo with a nice little surprise behind the door?

The only reason I am not begging for the thirty days to fly by is because it is my summer vacation:)

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Wow, this WOMBAT was a hard one. I did well on the previous two, but I think I am hoping to scrape an A on this one.

What I would really like is for Jo to release the answer key for all these tests. Wouldn’t that be a wealth of information? Especially this one, with all its “true or false” statements about history.

I guess I would take some chapter titles. But, I don’t really want anything more than that spoiled.

Oh, I really hope it is Thursday and something fun comes with it. I have to have some dental work on Thursday and would love a treat for afterwards. LOL

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Actually, I really DON”T want chapter titles—I don’t even look at them when I get the book at midnight. I read them as I come to them. A small, interesting paragraph would be great, though.

After perusing the WOMBAT commentary on the Lexicon, I’m just hoping I passed.

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Darn! I tried to enter the door by catching the fly numerous times but it never changed into the key for me. I tried many of the different suggestions, provided on this forum, to enter. Nothing happened. (Utter frustration). I’m thinking that this was because I must have missed something along the way that prevented me from going further. In any case, I wish the best for EVERYONE that managed to take the test. Beazer55

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I hope you’re right, TarsieS! I would definitely make sure the trio were welcomed to NZ by a contingent of local witches and wizards, myself included of course:-D

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Omigosh Omigosh!! I feel just like Hermione waiting for the O.W.L results! eeee the pressure!! I know I did horribly on the history part, but I think I did fairly well on everything else.

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Anyone who thinks they got higher than a “D”, let me know, so I can usurp your title, please.

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Yay for the solstice!

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Anyone’s who’s taken the test before—does she give the right answers? I’d love to see the reasons for the answers even more than anything about DH. I had a lot of fun taking it, even though I have no idea how I did.

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I dont need anyone to tell me what I got, I am sure it was a “D”... Besides, how can you say that a question is right or wrong when they are asking you “In your opinion..”?

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i’m soooooooo mad I missed it i missed it grrrrr last time my code wouldn’t work so I didnt get to see my score i’m sooooooooo mad!!!!!!111

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I hope the results are delivered Thursday, that way I can get my SAT and OWL scores on the same day!

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Did anyone else miss this WOMBAT? :(((( Darn. And I did the previous two too. D:

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even if it’s on the summer solstice that she’ll give us results/rewards etc….really!!! it’s too far!!! 3 days!!!espacially for someone like me who is not patient…Jo likes tormenting us…

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phew, caught it just in time. I’ve only done 2 and 3 though, I missed paper 1 :(

still, got an Outstanding on grade 2 so I can’t complain too much! ^^

I just hope I can do that well on my last OWL (GCSE)today :|

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When did it OPEN?! I totally missed it, I was busy working and didn’t check Leaky for a couple days… what happened to the dependable ol’ Leaky e-mail for big news?! I can’t go to Jo’s July signing or see her on tour next year, but this I could have done! sigh Only one WOMBAT score for me out of three.

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My commiseration, mrsfelton and spica! and anyone else in our boat. Pity party time! OK, I’m ready to move on. Why does it help so much to know I’m not the only one? :-/

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Dang, I always miss taking these. Do you people check her site everyday or what?!

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the summer solstice is usually on the 21st and it is on the 21st this year so really that isn’t that far away as some of you impatient people may think anyways I find it ironic that she released the book title on the 21st of December, the winter solstice, while in great possibility she could release the last of her clues for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows on June 21st. Since the prophecy went … “And at the solstice will come a new…” (insert clue, chapter, page) “and none will come after”

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the summer solstice is usually on the 21st and it is on the 21st this year so really that isn’t that far away as some of you impatient people may think anyways I find it ironic that she released the book title on the 21st of December, the winter solstice, while in great possibility she could release the last of her clues for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows. Since the prophecy went … “And at the solstice will come a new…” (insert clue, chapter, page) “and none will come after”

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the summer solstice is usually on the 21st and it is on the 21st this year so really that isn’t that far away as some of you impatient people may think anyways I find it ironic that she released the book title on the 21st of December, the winter solstice, while in great possibility she could release the last of her clues for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows on June 21st. Since the prophecy went … “And at the solstice will come a new…” (insert clue, chapter, page) “and none will come after”

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sorry guys didn’t mean to post soooo many times!!! :9

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I’m so sad i didn’t get time to do the WOMBAT! My internet has been down, and then I was on a pilgrim trail, and now it’s all over.. Total sadness..

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