This text from Chapter 9 of the book shows the answer, in my opinion:

""someone's coming," he said suddenly.

Squinting tensely through the darkness, they watched the figure drawing nearer, walking steadily toward them between the graves. Harry couldn't make out a face, but from the way it was walking and holding its arms, he could tell that it was carrying something. Whoever it was, he was short, and wearing a hooded cloak pulled up over his head to obscure his face. And--several paces nearer, the gap between them closing all the time--Harry saw that the thing in the person's arms looked like a baby . . . or was it merely a bundle of robes?

Harry lowered his wand slightly and glanced sideways at Cedric. Cedric shot him a quizzical look. They both turned back to watch the approaching figure.

It stopped beside a towering marble headstone, only six feet from them. For a second, Harry and Cedric and the short figure simply looked at one another.

And then without warning, Harry's scar exploded with pain. It was pain such as he had never felt in all his life; his wand slipped from his fingers as he put his hands over his face; his knees buckled; he was on the ground and he could see nothing at all; his head was about to split open.

From far away, above his head, he heard a high, cold voice say, "Kill the
spare."

A swishing noise and a second voice, which screeched the words to the night; "Avada Kedavra!"

Now, this shows clearly who gave the command. Voldemort had a high cold voice. Wormtail, his servant, was carrying him because Voldemort was still in a very weak condition. Wormtail was the short figure that Harry and Cedric were seeing, carrying Voldemort. Voldemort told Petigrew to "Kill the spare." Wormtail then screeched the command and performed the curse that killed Cedric. Based on the text from the book, it is not implied as to who actually killed Cedric. It is clearly stated.



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Well I think this one is a litle contentious really.

Myself, I'd assumed "killed" meant did the deed, rather than gave the order.

While I see the point, to me Dumbledor was really just trying to make the point about voldemort's return, and yes in truth if voldemort hadn't been there sedric would've died, ---- but in terms of the facts, I'd class it as petigrew, certainly if petigrew were on trial for the murder him having actually done the killing would be the telling fact, not who's orders he worked on or who's wand he used.

I'd actually suggest Alan take petigrew out of the list of possible choices for that question if he wants voldemort to be the right answer, sinse it seems extremely unfair to mark people down for giving an answer which many would considder correct.

Alternately, he could ask "who according to professor dumbledor killed Sedric" which would specifically indicate to those who read the books what he was refering to, though myself I'd just prefer petigrew removed from that question choice.

Beware the grue!

Dark.

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