Not Even Hardcore Harry Potter Fans Can Get 50% On This Quiz

There’s probably not a single person in the world who hasn’t watched (or at the very least heard of) the Harry Potter film series. After all, it has to be one of the most magical film franchises out there.

It was based on a novel series that was written by the talented writer J. K. Rowling. According to Bloomsbury, she first came up with the idea for her novel series all the way back in 1990 while on a delayed train from Manchester to London. Over the next couple of years she began to plan out the seven books. It wasn’t easy to get them published. As strange as it may sound to us today, she received many rejections but she did not give up and finally, her first book was published. Who could have predicted the response that it got? Rowling probably could not imagine people’s immense enthusiasm – and obsession – in her wildest dreams.

Before long the novel series was turned into a successful film series, much to the delight of countless fans in all four corners of the globe. Today many of us dream of what our alternate life would look like in the Harry Potter world. We haven’t received our Hogwarts letter but that does not stop us from re-reading the phenomenal novel series, re-watching all eight movies and generally immersing ourselves in all things Harry Potter. We might not be able to cast spells or attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but most of us can ace almost all Harry Potter trivia questions out there. Still, we think that this quiz will stump even the biggest fans!

Question 1

Which of the below was NOT a Horcrux?

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named (also known as Lord Voldemort) achieved immortality by splitting his soul into seven pieces. He then encased the seven pieces of his soul into various different objects, known as horcruxes, which Harry set out to find in his seventh – and final – year at Hogwarts (at the expense of his education). In the end he managed to track them all down and ultimately, defeat Lord Voldemort. Apart from Lord Voldemort, very few wizards and witches have ever dared to create a horcrux (let alone several horcruxes), no matter how much they might have craved immortality. After all, the creation of a horcrux requires one to take someone else’s life.

Question 2

Name the three-headed dog that guarded the Sorcerer’s Stone.

At the start of Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledore made it quite clear that the third-floor corridor was out-of-bounds until otherwise stated. Harry did not know it then, but it was on the third-floor corridor that the Sorcerer's stone was hidden. In case students – and curious professors – were to disregard his warning, Professor Dumbledore got a giant three-headed dog to guard the magical stone. It was while hiding from Filch that Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville came face to face with the hair-raising dog. Later they learned that the dog actually belonged to Hagrid and that it had a name. Who can remember the name that Hagrid had given it?

Question 3

Who is this?

Remember this guy? He was a Bulgarian wizard and a student at Durmstrang Institute. He was still at school when he rose to international fame – he was the Seeker for the Bulgarian National Quidditch team. He was also one of the champions that competed in the ill-fated Triwizard Tournament. He did quite well in it although it is worth mentioning that he was nowhere near as good as Harry (although to be fair, Harry should not have been competing in the Tournament anyways). Everyone was smitten by him at Hogwarts, including Ron although his admiration eventually turned to jealousy.

Question 4

Which Hogwarts house is located near the kitchens?

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is divided into four distinct houses – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. The houses are so named after the four men and women that founded the school, Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff. As most people are probably well aware, Gryffindor is the house of the brave and the reckless whereas Slytherin is the house of the sly and the ambitious. Ravenclaw is the house of those who are intelligent and creative and Hufflepuff is the house of those who are loyal and patient. Each house has its common room in a different location. Which house is located near the kitchens?

Question 5

What was Neville Longbottom's Boggart?

When Harry was in his third year at Hogwarts he and his fellow students were introduced to a Boggart, a shape shifting non-being that takes on the physical form of the thing that the viewer is scared of most in the world. All students were prompted to face their Boggart and taught how to defeat it. Unfortunately, we never got to see Harry defeat his Boggart for the class's professor, feeling uncomfortable at the thought of Harry's Boggart turning into You-Know-Who, cut his class short. Still, we did get to see other students’ Boggarts (and later even Harry's Boggart). What was Neville's Boggart?

Question 6

What are the colors of Ravenclaw?

Ravenclaw is one of Hogwarts’ four houses. It was founded by Rowena Ravenclaw who wanted to handpick students that were intelligent, witty, creative and hardworking. Students who find themselves in Ravenclaw are usually very academically motivated although they might not be the best when it comes to social situations. The Ravenclaw common room is located in one of the castle’s towers but getting inside is no easy feat. Indeed, in order to enter the common room students must solve a riddle which changes all the time. The head of the house is the Charms professor Filius Flitwick who was once a Ravenclaw student himself. The house is represented by an eagle but who can remember the house’s colors?

Question 7

Who was Harry’s Yule Ball date?

Yule Ball was held during Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts. As the name makes it quite clear, it was a special ball that was held on Christmas Day when the ill-fated Triwizard Tournament was taking place. Not everyone was allowed to attend it. Only those who were in their fourth year or above were invited to it, although younger students could come provided that they were invited by an older student. Of course, all three (or in this unusual case, four) champions of the Triwizard Tournament were expected not only to attend the ball but also to bring a date for a centuries old tradition required them to open the dance. Who was Harry’s date?

Question 8

And who was Ron’s Yule Ball date?

In the question above we asked you to name the girl that Harry brought to the Yule Ball. If you are a true fan of all things Harry Potter then you obviously found the question ridiculously easy (and as such, aced it). But do you also know the name of the girl that Ron took to the ball? You might recall that for a long time he was infatuated with Fleur Delacour, a student from Beauxbatons Academy who was chosen as one of Triwizard Tournament's champions. She was gorgeous (she was part Veela) and out of Ron’s league but that did not deter him from asking her to be his date to the famous ball.

Question 9

How did Sirius Black escape from Azkaban?

Harry was pretty much clueless about the wizarding world and its quirks for much of the series. That makes sense. After all, he grew up with his aunt and his uncle who were both Muggles. As such, he had no idea who Lord Voldemort was or that he defeated him when he was a mere baby. And he also had no idea who Sirius Black was. Indeed, Harry was in his third year at Hogwarts when he first heard of the mysterious man whom everybody despised. Initially he believed the stories that he was told and thought that Sirius was a dangerous criminal who betrayed his parents to Lord Voldemort. Later however he found out that Sirius was innocent.

Question 10

Who can see Thestrals?

Thestrals are magical creatures that are often associated with bad luck purely because they look rather unusual. As some might be well able to recall, Thestrals are winged horses that have a skeletal body, a reptilian face and leathery bat-like wings. They are incredibly rare and for one reason or another is considered to be rather dangerous by the Ministry of Magic. As such, only experienced witches and wizards should handle them or indeed even go near them. Another factor that adds to these animals' uniqueness is the fact that they are only visible to some people. So, who can see Thestrals?

Question 11

Which Weasley brother married the Beauxbatons student Fleur Delacour?

Earlier on in this quiz we mentioned Fleur Delacour, a French witch and a student of Beuxbatons Academy. She was chosen to be her school’s champion in the Triwizard Championship during Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts. She didn’t win the championship – she didn’t even come close in fact – but as we now know, that was for the better. The summer after the championship Fleur ended up taking a part-time job at Gringotts which is where she met her future husband. He was a Weasley, and a very handsome one at that. Who knows his name? Was it George, Charlie, Bill or Percy?

Question 12

What is Luna Lovegood’s Patronus?

The Patronus Charm is one of the most powerful defensive charms out there. It can protect one from countless dark creatures and spells, including Dementors. Unfortunately, it is not an easy charm. It takes plenty of dedication and ambition to get it right. In fact, some wizards and witches spend their whole lives without being able to cast a Patronus Charm. But how does the Patronus Charm work? Well, if cast successfully, the charm will evoke a force of positive energy known as a Patronus. There are two types of Patronuses out there – a corporeal Patronus and an incorporeal Patronus. A corporeal Patronus takes on a specific shape whereas an incorporeal Patronus does not take on any shape (and in consequence is somewhat less effective). What shape did Luna Lovegood's Patronus take?

Question 13

What animal could Professor McGonagall turn into?

Some witches and wizards are animagi. This basically means that they can turn into animals at will. Since it is a learned skill pretty much everyone can become an animagus although it does take plenty of patience, dedication and ambition to complete the arduous process. Indeed, the process in somewhat unpredictable and can even go wrong (for example, one might find himself stuck in the shape of a half-human and half-animal) which is why very few witches and wizards bother to master this skill. Professor McGonagall has taken the time to complete the process, which makes sense seeing how she teaches the subject of Transfiguration. But what animal can Professor McGonagall turn into?

Question 14

What did Hermione Granger turn into after she drank a Polyjuice Potion in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?

When Harry was in his second year at Hogwarts there were rumors that the chamber of secrets had been opened and that a huge basilisk was about to start attacking Muggleborn students. Convinced that his enemy Draco Malfoy was behind it Harry decided to question him. Of course, Draco would never reveal any secrets to Harry hence why Hermione took it upon herself to brew a batch of Polyjuice Potion. She brewed the potion perfectly and before long Harry and Ron had transformed to Draco’s two best friends, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle. Hermione was supposed to turn into Millicent Bulstrode but unfortunately, her transformation was less successful than the transformation of her two friends.

Question 15

What is the name of the only wizarding village in Great Britain?

The only wizarding village in the whole of Great Britain is located near Hogwarts hence why Hogwarts students often visit it during weekends. Of course, as you are probably well aware, it is only from third year onward that students are allowed to make the trek and they need to have their parents’ or their guardians’ legal permission to do so, otherwise they are left behind at the castle. The High Street of the village is dotted with cozy pubs and specialty shops such as Zonko’s Joke Shop, Dervish and Banges, Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop and Madam Puddifoot's. If you wander farther away on the other hand you are bound to come across the mysterious Shrieking Shack.

Question 16

And what is the name of a popular candy shop in this village?

We asked you to recall the name of the only wizarding village in Great Britain in the question above. Now we ask you to try and remember the name of the popular candy shop that is located in this village. This candy shop is located on High Street and is very popular with Hogwarts’ students. It sells countless delicious, magical treats including Acid Pops, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, Cauldron Cakes, Chocolate Frogs, Chocolate Wands, Cockroach Clusters, Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum, Fizzing Whizzbees, Jelly Slugs, Licorice Wands, Pumpkin Pasties, Sugar Quills, Exploding Bonbons, Fudge Flies, Peppermint Toad and Ice Mice (Harry Potter Wiki).

Question 17

What is Harry’s Patronus?

As mentioned previously, the Patronus Charm is one of the most powerful and the most famous defensive charms known to mankind. There is no better way to defend oneself against a Dementor for example than by conjuring a spirit guardian. However, it is no easy feat to learn how to successfully cast a Patronus Charm. Indeed, most witches and wizards are incapable of doing so. It is an extremely difficult spell and one that can only be mastered by those who know that hard work and dedication always pays off in the end. Harry first learned how to cast the Patronus Charm with the help of one of this professors. Who can remember the physical shape of Harry’s Patronus?

Question 18

What did Lavender Brown call Ron?

Remember Lavender Brown? She was a Gryffindor student whose favourite subject was Divination. We paid little attention to her until Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts which is when Lavender developed a crush on Ron. She took every opportunity to flirt with him, compliment him and wish him luck in Quidditch games. Eventually the two started going out, much to Hermione’s jealousy. Lavender and Ron could often be seen kissing in public which both Harry and Hermione found distasteful. She was always by his side, especially when Ron was poisoned and was resting in the Hospital Wing. However, by that time he was fed up with her and spent most of his time trying to avoid her.

Question 19

Who gave Harry the Marauders Map?

The Marauders Map was a magical document that showed one not only the grounds of Hogwarts (including all the classrooms, the secret passageways, the dungeons and the Forbidden Forest) but also everyone within them. The map could also identify each person within the grounds and could not be fooled by animagi, ghosts, Polyjuice Potions or invisibility cloaks. The Marauders Map was created by Harry’s father James Potter, and three of his best friends, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black and Peter Pettigrew. To view the map one had to swear that he or she was up to no good otherwise one would simply see a blank piece of parchment. The map proved incredibly useful to Harry on numerous occasions, but who was it that gave it to him?

Question 20

Who is this?

Who thinks that they know the name of this particular character? She rarely ever made an appearance in the series but those who consider themselves true Harry Potter fans should have no trouble identifying her. She came from one of the oldest wizarding families and while it is unclear whether she was an active follower of Lord Voldemort it is known that she believed in the superiority of those who were pure witches and wizards. Still, family was the most important thing to her which is why she didn’t think it a big deal to lie to Lord Voldemort. As most can probably recall, after she found out that her son, Draco, was alive, she told You-Know-Who that Harry had passed away, thus saving Harry’s life.

Question 21

What was the name of Harry’s pet owl?

Every Hogwarts student is allowed to bring a pet with them to school. Some students opt to bring their pet rats (think of Ron Weasley and his pet rat Scabbers) whereas others bring along their pet toads (think of Neville Longbottom and his toad Trevor). Most students however arrive to school accompanied by a pet owl. After all, owls have to be the most useful pets out there. They are easy to take care of, require little attention and deliver your letters and packages. It makes perfect sense that Harry also decided to purchase a pet owl. But what did he name his beloved pet?

Question 22

What is a squib?

The wizarding world is full of obscure and confusing terms so it comes as no surprise that Harry rarely ever knew what was going on. After all, he grew up with his Muggle aunt and uncle and as such, the strange terms that were often used by his friends and other witches and wizards went right over his head. For example, he had no idea what the term “squib” meant. Of course, his friends were kind enough to explain the term’s meaning to him which is how we learned what the term meant too. Who can recall the term's meaning?

Question 23

How old are students when they first attend Hogwarts?

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is an English wizarding school that is located in the Scottish Highlands. It is without a doubt one of the most popular and notable wizarding schools out there, although other wizarding schools such as Beuxbatons Academy of Magic (that is located in France), Durmstrang Institute (that is located in Scandinavia) and Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (that is located in the U.S.) are also quite famous. As such, most young witches and wizards can’t wait to get their acceptance letter from Hogwarts. But how old are most students when they receive this letter?

Question 24

At what age can wizards and witches use magic outside of Hogwarts?

We mentioned earlier that most young witches and wizards can’t wait to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After all, it is at Hogwarts that witches and wizards get to learn how to use their magical powers. They learn how to brew potions in Potions class, how to defend themselves against the dark forces in Defense Against the Dark Arts class, how to alter the appearance of objects (and even how to alter the appearance of themselves) in Transfiguration class and of course, how to cast spells in Charms class. However, just because students know how to cast spells and charms doesn’t mean that they can actually do so, at least not outside Hogwarts. So, at what age can wizards and witches use magic outside of Hogwarts?

Question 25

Who knows the name of this character?

Think you know the name of this character? Then go ahead and select the correct option from the four answers available above! As always, if you are a true fan of the Harry Potter series, you should have no trouble acing this particular question. This character was a Gryffindor student and was one year ahead of Harry Potter. We were first introduced to him in Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts. At the time, Harry was captain of Gryffindor Quidditch team and this character was trying to make the team. He probably would have made it if Hermione had not cast a spell on him, which caused him to lose out to Ron.

Question 26

What was Professor Trelawney’s first name?

If you watched all eight Harry Potter films then you can probably remember the above character – Professor Trelawney – without much difficulty. After all, she looked rather mad, what with her crazy outfits, frizzy hair and glasses that magnified her eyes, but her appearance suited the subject that she taught (which was Divination) perfectly. Professor Trelawney was a Seer, which means that she could predict the future. In fact, it was none other than Professor Trelawney who had predicted that Harry was going to defeat Lord Voldemort. But what was Professor Trelawney’s first name? Choose one option from the four available above!

Question 27

What was the name of Filch’s cat?

Argus Filch was the cranky caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was a mean-spirited man who loved nothing more than punishing students. As such, he would sneak around Hogwarts in the hopes of catching young witches and wizards breaking the rules. Fred and George Weasley had been caught by him numerous times and had spent countless detentions under Filch’s supervision. But how did Filch always catch them? Well, his cat would often help him. If you can recall (and if you are a true Harry Potter fan then you obviously can), Filch’s cat was just as mean and vile as her owner. Whenever Filch’s cat appeared, students knew to leg it for it meant that Filch would be joining them at any moment.

Question 28

Who was never a Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher?

Defense Against the Dark Arts is a class taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In this class young witches and wizards are taught how to defend themselves against the dark arts, dark creatures and other dark charms. It was Harry’s favourite class so it comes as no surprise that it was also the class that he did the best in. Since Defense Against the Dark Arts is taught as a core subject at Hogwarts, it means that every student has to take it. It is a rather important subject and one that is taught from first year onward.

Question 29

Name the strongest love potion in the world.

You don’t need to be a Harry Potter fan to know what a love potion is. A love potion is a magical brew that makes the drinker infatuated with the person who gave the potion to them. Most love potions are not only incredibly powerful but also dangerous. It is worth noting that love potions are incapable of recreating real love. It is not possible to imitate or manufacture love and as such, the person under the effect of the brew will only be obsessed and “in love” with the person who gave it to them only while the potion is in their system.

Question 30

What did the Mirror of Erised show?

Harry was in his first year of Hogwarts when he first discovered the Mirror of Erised. He spent many hours sitting in front of it for the image that he saw in it was incredibly attractive to him. He was so impressed with the mirror that he later showed it to Ron, hoping to understand what the reflection that he saw meant. Ron however saw a completely different image in the mirror which confused Harry to no end. However, Professor Dumbledore eventually put him out of his misery by explaining the Mirror of Erised – and all its secrets – to Harry.

Question 31

What did Fred and George Weasley call their joke shop?

When Harry was in his fourth year at Hogwarts he ended up involuntarily participating in the famous Triwizard Tournament, even though he was much too young to compete in it. As most people will probably have no difficulty in recalling, he ended up winning the championship and thus was awarded a large sum of money. Of course, the Triwizard Tournament ended badly, what with the passing away of Cedric Diggory and the re-appearance of Lord Voldemort, which is why Harry did not want to keep the prize. He gave it away to the Weasley twins who used it to open up their own joke shop. What was the joke shop called?

Question 32

Who impersonated Mad Eye Moody?

In the question above we mentioned that in his fourth year at Hogwarts Harry was selected as one of the champions for the Triwizard Tournament. Everyone was taken aback when his name was selected by the Goblet of Fire, not least Harry himself. After all, he did not put his name into the goblet, nor could he have for he was much too young to participate. Still, rules are rules and Harry had no choice but to prepare for the tasks ahead of him. Of course, later we learned that Harry was purposely selected as one of the champions – Lord Voldemort’s follower, disguised as Mad Eye Moody, ensured that the Goblet chose The Boy Who Lived as one of the participants.

Question 33

Which of the below is a spell used to defeat a Boggart?

As we have already mentioned earlier on in this quiz, it was in Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts that he and his fellow classmates learned how to defeat a Boggart. As you might be well able to recall, a Boggart is a shape-shifting non-being that takes on the physical shape of the thing that the person standing in front of him is afraid of the most. For example, Ron was most afraid of spiders and as such when he stood in front a Boggart it changed into a massive spider. Which one of the above four spells did he use to defeat it?

Question 34

Where did D.A. lessons take place?

When Harry was in his fifth year at Hogwarts the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appointed one of the Ministry’s bureaucrats, Dolores Umbridge, as the Professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts. Professor Umbridge was a pretty poor teacher in that she stuck primarily to theory and refused to teach her students actual useful spells. This prompted Harry, Hermione and Ron to form a secret society known as Dumbledore’s Army, or D. A. for short. The organization’s – and Harry’s – main objective was to teach fellow students defensive spells and charms. But who can recall where it was that D. A. lessons took place?

Question 35

What street did the Dursleys live on?

Let’s end this quiz with an easy question. As most people can probably recall, Harry was raised by his Muggle aunt Petunia and her husband Vernon. For a long time Harry didn’t even know that he was a wizard for even though the lives of his parents were taken by one of the most powerful and wicked wizards out there, his aunt and uncle had told him that they passed away in a car accident. In fact, Harry’s aunt Petunia and her husband Vernon were scared stiff at the thought of Harry finding out that he is a wizard and even more so at the thought of their neighbors finding out that they were not as normal as they seemed. But what was the name of the street that the “perfectly normal” Dursleys lived on?

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