A South African schoolboy appealed to education authorities after refusing to answer an exam question on Harry Potter because he believes the best-selling children’s books promote witchcraft. Eighteen-year-old John Smit did not answer a comprehension question on a review of one of J.K. Rowling’s books on the boy wizard, worth 30 percent of his English exam.

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Wow… for some reason I don’t think I could take an exam on Harry Potter seriously. Can schools really test you on movie subjects like that? Not that I have anything against Mr. Potter and Quiddich (sp?) questions. I think I could muster a pretty decent grade. How come my college prof. doesn’t use the JKRowling books for his test subjects?

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