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Why are the obstacles in the Underground Chambers in HP1 so easy? [duplicate]

Considering that a wizard trying to get the Philosopher's Stone will probably be a powerful one, why didn't the professors put much more difficult obstacles in the Underground Chambers? Is it because ...
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Why was the Sorcerer's Stone so poorly protected? [duplicate]

I understand that there is a similar question about this, but I would like to phrase this in a different way. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone there is a series of tests that someone ...
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Why is Hogwarts allowed to house such dangerous creatures?

Why does Hogwarts house so many dangerous creatures or artifacts sought by dangerous people (eg. Fluffy, the three-headed dog) when there are young wizards and witches living inside the castle? ...
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What was guarding the Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone before the mirror of Erised?

So, we know that the Mirror of Erised was the ultimate guardian to the Stone in the first Harry Potter book, but we also know that it wasn't there until about the New Year. The Stone was there for ...
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Why did Dumbledore make it less difficult to get to the Sorcerer's Stone?

The Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone was removed from Gringotts to be placed under the most impenetrable of protections at Hogwarts under Dumbledore's custody. But it seems clear Dumbledore took ...
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Has the UK branch of Gringotts bank been ever broken into before?

There are two known break-ins and theft in Gringotts Wizarding Bank. The first one was committed by Quirinus Quirrell, who was attempting to steal the Sorcerer's stone from Vault 713 but the vault ...
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Why was the stone moved from Gringotts?

Is there any info that could explain why the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone was moved from Gringotts to Hogwarts? My guess would be "Dumbledore's intuition" but I don't recall anything that would ...
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Why not hide the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone with a Fidelius Charm?

The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone was guarded first in Gringotts (which had never been robbed until the events of the book) and then later was moved to Hogwarts (where it was pretty well protected). ...
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Did Dumbledore and Snape have a plan, for when Quirrell stole the Philosophers Stone?

In Deathly Hallows we learn that Dumbledore asked Snape to keep an eye on Quirrel. We presume because he thought Quirrel was fishy. Keep an eye on Quirrell, won't you? I assume at some point after ...
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Why hide the Philosopher's stone behind solvable puzzles? [duplicate]

The purpose of placing the Philosopher's stone where it was placed was to hide it from Voldemort. Is there any in-universe reason why it was hidden behind a series of solvable puzzles? It looks like ...