First Years Guide to Ace Defense Against the Dark Arts: A Study Guide
This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for DADA-101. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!
Lesson Four: Imps & Bowtruckles Study Guide
The Three Categories are beasts, beings, & spirits. A beast is the exact opposite of a being. Beasts don't have an understanding of magical laws & therefore can't contribute to create laws. Grogan Stump, the Minister of Magic, created the meaning of a beast in 1811.
XX: Harmless (We will learn this year)
XXX: Competent wizards should cope (We will learn this year)
XXXX: Dangerous/Specialist training required
XXXXX: Known wizard killer
Imps are XX: Harmless. Imps are pranksters, usually do very little damage to a human, & they have the magical skill to apparate. Casting the Knockback Jinx will stun them, as well as the Verdimillious Charm; the sparks will surprise them. Imps can be pets, but only if you are a trickster such as George Weasley. Bowtruckles are XX: Harmless. They are peaceful creatures & they don't have magical abilities. Bowtruckles love woodlice & fairy eggs, they will live in trees only if the tree can create wand wood, & they are protectors.
The Knockback Jinx
Incantation: Flipendo (fli-PEN-doh)
Wand Movement: A downward diagonal to the right, an upward diagonal to the right, ending with a swish
Concentration/Willpower: Low/Low to moderate
Effect: Emits a blue light to push your rival backwards
⊱ Merpeople & centaurs are beings, but are deemed beasts by their own preference. Sphinxes & Acromantulas could be beings too, but are deemed vicious & are grouped as beasts instead.
⊱ Some have wanted to group Muggles as beasts, but has never been carried out by the Ministry of Magic.
⊱ Imps frequently resemble pixies, but are less terrifying & don't have wings.
⊱ Bowtruckles have two fingers on each hand.