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I read this line which comes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs, so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban.

We later learn the back of Prof. Quirrell's turban hides

the face of Lord Voldemort. Which means the Weasley twins' enchanted snowballs pummeled Voldemort in the face several times.

So how were the Weasley twins punished by Hogwarts staff?

I can believe the recipient of that prank would want to inflict his own form of punishment on the twins.

Please provide quotes from the book to support your answer instead of just posting speculative replies.

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Some form of detention, most probably. As of that point in the book, Professor Quirrell is just another teacher in Hogwarts. Assuming that he had to behaves like a normal professor, he would have given them detention or maybe just knocked off a few points from Gryffindor.

  • Can you quote the book to support your answer? – RichS Jun 28 '17 at 14:06
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    The book doesn't explicitly state what happens to the Weasley twins. In the book, the punishment is usually chosen by the professors.(Such as when Harry and Draco get detention in the Forbidden Forest). Given that Fred and George were regular troublemakers, I think the professors would have some detention of sorts to keep them from causing more havoc in Hogwarts. I cannot prove this, however; just speculation on my part. – Ravsimar Sodhi Jun 28 '17 at 15:00
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Prof Quirrell was a very cowardly wizard. So even though the twins had no intention of exposing his secret of keeping Voldemort on the back of his head, Quirrell must not have given them any heavy punishment in order to not fetch any unwanted attention.

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    It's not that the twins had no intention of exposing Quirrell's secret. They had no knowledge of this secret. – RichS Jun 28 '17 at 14:08
  • that's what i was trying to say. they had no knowledge, they were just trying to tease him. – Dheeraj Kumar Jun 29 '17 at 5:59

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