Harry and Ron were surprised, and Ron annoyed, by Hermione's obvious crush on Gilderoy Lockhart , who became that year's Defence Against the Dark Arts professor. She scored full marks on the first quiz in his class , which consisted entirely of questions pertaining to Lockhart's books, including a question regarding his favourite colour (lilac) that most of the class had answered incorrectly. In fact, she went as far as to doodle hearts on her . assignments, not knowing until later that he was, in reality, a self-obsessed fraud.
In the summer following Ron's second year at Hogwarts , the Weasleys won the Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw . Ron and his family used the money to travel to Egypt to visit Ron's eldest brother, Bill . News of their lucky break made the Daily Prophet , and Ron sent that newspaper clipping and a Sneakoscope to Harry for his thirteenth birthday. They met on the last day of the summer, when Ron and his family visited Diagon Alley with Harry and Hermione and took up rooms in the Leaky Cauldron in preparation for catching the Hogwarts Express .