Let’s be honest – most of us would give up everything in return for a chance to inhabit the magical world of Harry Potter. After all, who hasn’t fantasized about receiving a Hogwarts acceptance letter, about attending the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry and about becoming the most successful Auror of our generation?
Of course, by now most of us have come to the sad conclusion that the Harry Potter world does exist. Or else we are Muggles, which is pretty much the same thing. Still, that does not mean that we can’t go on dreaming about what our alternate life in the wizarding world would look like. After all, the wizarding world is so much more exciting than our boring everyday reality.
Perhaps this is why we can't help but re-read our Harry Potter books on a regular basis and re-watch the eight Harry Potter movies at least once a year. Those who are truly obsessed with the series might also read Harry Potter fanfiction (and perhaps even write it too) and subscribe to monthly Harry Potter subscription boxes. Others might even make it their life's mission to visit every Wizarding World of Harry Potter out there. And of course, let's not forget Harry Potter quizzes. They are the easiest way to not only see just how big of a Harry Potter fan we are but also to learn more about ourselves and our potential lives in the wizarding world!
What is Argus Filch’s profession?
Remember Argus Filch? He used to wander around Hogwarts with his cat Mrs. Norris, in the hopes of catching students breaking the school rules. No one really liked him. He was the person that all students tried to avoid at all times, but especially when they were sneaking around at night time. His cat was just as bad as him and would appear seemingly out of nowhere. Any student who ran into Mrs. Norris knew to run in the opposite direction immediately for it was only a matter of time before Filch would show up.
What would love potion smell like?
Love potions are powerful and dangerous brews that cause the drinker to become obsessed with the person who gave the potion to them. The most powerful love potion in the world is without doubt Amortentia. It can be distinguished from other love potions thanks to its mother-of-pearl sheen and from its steam which rises in spirals. Amortentia smells different to each person, depending on what the person in question is most attracted to. What would love potion smell like to you?
True or False - Ron Weasley was a member of Slug Club?
Professor Slughorn was a Potions Professor who once taught the young Lord Voldemort. He had retired by the time that Harry Potter was attending Hogwarts but Professor Dumbledore managed to rehire him once more. Professor Slughorn was a good professor but he did more than just teach. As fans will without a doubt have no difficulty in recalling, he also cultivated students who he thought had either serious potential or connections. These students were invited to special, luxurious parties held by Professor Slughorn where he would weed them out even further.
Choose a Honeydukes treat.
Every weekend Hogwarts students visit the village of Hogsmeade (but only if they have written permission from their parents or guardians). Hogsmeade is not just any old village however. It is actually the only all-wizarding village in England (as well as in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). The main street of the village is lined with cozy pubs and specialty shops such as Zonko’s Joke Shop, Dervish and Banges, Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop and of course, the famous candy shop, Honeydukes.
Voldemort’s real name was...?
He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named wasn’t always known as Lord Voldemort and he wasn’t always dreaded. Indeed, once upon a time he was a normal human being and a fairly average wizard. He had a rather difficult childhood – he was born as a result of a love potion – which is perhaps why he turned out so badly. He was always a mean child. In Hogwarts his activities resulted not only in Rubeus Hagrid’s expulsion but also in the passing away of another student (he opened Salazar Slytherin’s Chamber of Secrets and he used the monster within to attack Muggle-born student). Then after graduating he went full blown crazy and split his soul into seven pieces. But what was his name?
Be in Slytherin and have a Gryffindor best friend or be in Gryffindor and have a Slytherin best friend?
The very first thing that every first year student has to do is don the all-knowing sorting hat. The sorting hat places each and every student into one of the four Hogwarts houses – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff. Those who are brave and reckless are usually placed in Gryffindor. Those who are sneaky and ambitious find themselves in Slytherin. Bookworms and know-it-alls end up in Ravenclaw. And those who are kind and patient get to join other Hufflepuffs. The two most popular houses are of course Gryffindor and Slytherin. Gryffindors tend to dislike Slytherins and vice versa. But what if you and your best friend ended up as members of the two competing houses?
Name this ghost.
In one of the questions above we asked you to try and recall Lord Voldemort’s real name. We also mentioned that as a student at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort was responsible for taking the life of a fellow Muggle-born student. The Ravenclaw student who passed away ended up becoming a ghost at Hogwarts. She could almost always be found in the second floor girls’ bathroom which she haunted (after all, it was in this bathroom that her life was taken by Salazar Slytherin’s Basilisk). What was she known as?
Choose a name for an owl.
Every witch and wizard needs a pet hence why Hogwarts students are allowed to bring one with them to school. According to the letter that young witches and wizards receive, they can bring an owl, a rat or a toad with them. Cats are not mentioned but we know that Hermione purchased one in her third year of Hogwarts hence why we assume that they also fall in the category of pets that one can potentially bring to the magical school. Still, owls are without a doubt the most useful pets out there. They require little attention and they deliver your letters and packages. What would you name yours?
Who came up with the idea for D.A.?
In Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts (in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, decides to appoint a Ministry of Magic bureaucrat, Dolores Umbridge, as Professor for Defence Against the Dark Arts. Umbridge is a pathetic teacher who likes to focus solely on theory, claiming that the wizarding world is a safe and cushy place, even though Harry insists that Lord Voldemort is back. Eventually Harry, Hermione and Ron form D.A. (Dumbledore’s Army), a secret organization whose sole purpose is to teach students how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts.
Choose a professor.
Every Hogwarts student has a favorite professor. For example, most Slytherin students loved Professor Snape. He might have been cold and mean but he was always looking out for them and deducting points from Gryffindors. The Gryffindor student Lavender Brown on the other hand could not imagine a better professor than Professor Trelawney, the eccentric Divinations teacher. Then there was Harry. His favorite professor was without doubt Professor Lupin, who taught Defense Against the Dark Arts in Harry’s third year at Hogwarts. Which teacher would be your favorite?
Which of the below spells is NOT an Unforgivable Curse?
It was in Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts that he – and his fellow students – learned about Unforgivable Curses. Unforgivable Curses are three of the most powerful curses out there. They are also the most sinister curses that one can use and as such they have been made illegal by the Ministry of Magic centuries ago. Anyone who uses an Unforgivable Curse is bound to end up in Azkaban. Lord Voldemort’s followers are especially fond of these curses and use them whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Choose one: the Invisibility Cloak or the Marauders Map?
We’re not going to lie - this question is rather a tough one. Both the Invisibility Cloak and the Marauders Map are the two magical items that most of us wouldn’t mind having which means that choosing just one is a difficult task. The Invisibility Cloak is pretty self-explanatory – it’s a special garment that makes the wearer invisible to those around him. The Marauder’s Map is slightly less straightforward but nonetheless incredibly useful. It’s a magical document that shows one not only all of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (its corridors, classrooms, grounds and secret passageways) but also every single person within it.
Who was the captain of Gryffindor Quidditch team in Harry’s first year at Hogwarts?
Quidditch is a popular wizarding sport that is played on broomsticks. Obviously, not every witch and wizard is good at Quidditch just like not every Muggle is good at football. Nonetheless, even those witches and wizards who have no interest in participating in a Quidditch game themselves are more than happy to watch Quidditch matches, especially when world famous Quidditch teams are involved. For example, Hermione had no interest in playing Quidditch but was more than happy to attend the Quidditch World Cup. Harry on the other hand loved Quidditch and became a member of Gryffindor’s Quidditch team when he was still in his first year. Who was the team’s captain at the time?
Choose a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes product.
Fred and George Weasley were natural born pranksters so we weren’t really surprised when they dropped out of school and opened up their own joke shop with the money that Harry gave them. Their joke shop, which they named Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, was located in Diagon Alley and was a real success. Countless practical joke items could be found there, including love potions, pygmy puffs (a miniature Puffskein – a beast covered in soft fur), extendable ears (great for eavesdropping) and instant darkness powder (an item you’d want to have on hand when you need to get away from someone).
Who was never a member of the Order of the Phoenix?
The Order of the Phoenix was a secret organization that was founded by none other than Albus Dumbledore. The purpose of this society was to oppose Lord Voldemort and his ruthless followers. The organization was first constructed before Harry was born and was disbanded after Lord Voldemort vanished. However, the organization was re-assembled after Harry came face to face with Lord Voldemort at the end of his fourth year at Hogwarts. But who knows which of the above four characters was never a member of the secret society?
Choose a wand core.
Every Hogwarts acceptance letter is accompanied by a list of essential items that need to be purchased before a student makes his or her way down to Hogwarts. These essential items include things such as uniforms, books, cauldrons, and of course, wands. It is at Hogwarts that students are taught how to cast spells and charms, and of course, one can’t practice without a wand. While some students come equipped with their siblings’ wands, most students stop by Ollivander’s where they are matched with their ideal wand.
What did Dolores Umbridge make Harry write in detention?
As mentioned previously, Dolores Umbridge was the bureaucrat that was appointed by Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, as the professor for Defense Against the Dark Arts. Umbridge had no business being a teacher, and especially a teacher for such an important subject as Defense Against the Dark Arts. She focused solely on theory and taught her students things that they already knew. She was furious when Harry kept insisting that they should be taught serious protective spells and charms seeing how Lord Voldemort was at large.
Pick the most interesting class.
You’ve picked your favorite Hogwarts professor, now it’s time to pick your favorite subject. Potions, which is taught by Professor Snape (and later by Professor Slughorn) is all about brewing magical elixirs. Defense Against the Dark Arts (which has been taught by numerous professors) is all about getting acquainted with dark creatures and dark curses and learning how to defend oneself against them. Herbology, which is taught by Professor Sprout, is the study of magical plants. And finally, Care for Magical Creatures, which is taught by Professor Hagrid, is all about looking after magical creatures.
Who is this?
This one is easy. The magical creature that can be seen in the image above is obviously an elf. He was initially in the employ of the Malfoy family but went out of his way to warn Harry that he was in danger (even though elves are supposed to obey their masters, hence why this particular elf kept hitting itself every time he spoke to Harry). Luckily, Harry freed him at the end of his second year at Hogwarts and while at the start this elf was unemployed eventually he found a job at Hogwarts.
Butterbeer or Firewhisky?
Imagine this: It is winter and you are wandering around Hogsmeade with a group of friends. You’re thinking of stopping by the Shrieking Shack but suddenly it starts snowing. As such, you decide to get a bite to eat at The Three Broomsticks instead, the most popular inn in the village. The inn is warm and crowded but nonetheless very welcoming. You order fish and chips, but what will you have with it? Will you go for butterbeer, a delicious drink that reminds one of shortbread and butterscotch, or will you go for firewhiskey (just make sure you’re not caught by one of your professors!)?
Which of the below was NOT a Marauder?
Fred and George might have been annoying – they drove Professor McGonagall crazy – but we doubt that they were more exasperating than the Marauders. The Marauders were a group of four Hogwarts students who loved nothing more than to pull pranks and cause mischief. Indeed, it was the Marauders who invented the Marauders Map, a special document that showed one not only the entirety of Hogwarts but also everything that was happening in the most famous wizarding school in the world.
Lord Voldemort or Dolores Umbridge as a parent?
Here we have another “would you rather” question. So, who would you rather have as your parent – Lord Voldemort or Dolores Umbridge? Obviously, you’d want neither as your custodian but in the unlikely scenario that you’d have to choose, which one would you go for? Lord Voldemort is obviously a psychopath but at least he’d never be around (if he wasn't hiding or giving a pep talk to his followers he'd probably be out fighting Harry Potter). Dolores Umbridge on the other hand would always be watching you but at least she’s not the world’s most wanted criminal.
What do Hermione’s parents do for a living?
Hermione Granger is Harry’s best friend. The two have a lot in common so it comes as no surprise that they get on extremely well. For example, they both know what it is like to live among Muggles. Harry spent years living with his Muggle aunt and uncle whereas Hermione comes from a Muggle family. Indeed, Hermione’s parents were taken aback when it became apparent that their daughter was a witch. They could never have foreseen it. After all, they were both Muggles and they both had normal Muggle jobs. Who can recall what it was that they did for a living?
Choose a Diagon Alley store.
If you were in London and you wanted to do some magical shopping you would of course head over to Diagon Alley. Diagon Alley is a popular wizarding alley and shopping area that is located behind a pub called the Leaky Cauldron. The alley is pretty much the center of wizarding London and is completely hidden from the prying eyes of Muggles. It is lined with a number of pubs, restaurants and specialty shops, including Quality Quidditch Supplies, Madam Malkin’s, Eeylops Owl Emporium and Flourish and Blotts.
How was Sirius Black related to Harry?
When Harry first heard of Sirius Black back in his third year at Hogwarts he was certain that he was a dangerous criminal. After all, it was said that Sirius betrayed Harry’s parents to Lord Voldemort and as such everyone was sure that Sirius was the reason why Harry was an orphan. Sirius did not get very far after the incident that left Harry with his famous scar – he was caught immediately and was sent to Azkaban. Nonetheless, he eventually escaped and told Harry the truth.
Pick a Quidditch position.
You might not stun everyone with your flying abilities like Harry did in his first year at Hogwarts, but that does not mean that you can’t join your house’s Quidditch team. If you were to become a member of your house’s Quidditch team, which position would you play in? As you might very well known, every team is made up of seven people, three of which are Chasers, two of which are Beaters, one of which is a Keeper and one of which is a Seeker.
How could one open the Monster Book of Monsters?
When Rubeus Hagrid was promoted from gatekeeper to Professor of Care for Magical Creatures, he instructed his students to purchase an unusual book titled The Monster Book of Monsters. The book was to be used as a textbook but unfortunately it was very vicious and caused quite a few students minor wounds. Indeed, most students had no idea as to how one could even open the book for every time they tried to do it the book would attempt to bite off their fingers.
Is it better to be Metamorphmagus or an Animagus?
Which would you rather be – a metamorphmagus or an animagus? A metamorphmagus is a witch or a wizard who has the rare ability to change his or her appearance at will (including gender and age). It is not a skill that can be learned – you are either born with it or not. An animagus on the other hand is a skilled witch or wizard who can turn into an animal at will. Everyone can learn how to become an animagus, although it is by no means easy. The Ministry of Magic keeps record of all those who can change their physical form. Nonetheless, there are plenty of unregistered animagus out there.
What was the very first challenge in the Triwizard Tournament?
The Triwizard Tournament was a magical competition that was held between three wizarding schools of Europe – Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (which is where the competition took place), Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and Durmstrang Institute. Every school was represented by one champion (two champions represented Hogwarts, but that was unusual) who competed in three tasks that were specially designed so as to test courage, magical ability and intelligence. Who can recall which one of the above four tasks was the very first challenge of the famous Triwizard Tournament?
Choose a boggart.
It was Professor Lupin who introduced Harry and his classmates to a magical creature known as a Boggart in Harry’s third year at Hogwarts. A Boggart is a shape-shifting creature (or rather, a shape-shifting non-being) that takes on the shape of the thing that the viewer is scared of the most. For example, Neville Longbottom’s Boggart turned into Snape, Ron Weasley’s boggart turned into a massive spider and Harry’s boggart turned into a Dementor. What shape would the Boggart take if you stood in front of it?
Which Weasley brother is the oldest?
Red hair... Hand me down robes... Why, you must be a Weasley! Fans of the famous series will without doubt recall that it was none other than Draco Malfoy who uttered the above famous quote. Of course, while he disliked the Weasleys and everything that they stood for, most of us loved the family of courageous redheads. And how could we not? The Weasley family – which consisted of Molly and Arthur Weasley and their seven kids - was without a doubt the kindest family in the whole series. But who knows which one of the above four Weasley brothers was the oldest?
Best spot to hang out in?
There is no better place to get lost in than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The castle itself consists of countless corridors, classrooms, secret passageways, towers, staircases, and dungeons. Then there is also the Forbidden Forest and the lake. All in all, there are plenty of spots that one can hang out in. For example, bookworms might like to spend their time in the library whereas those who have a secret agenda might be interested to know that there is a special room called the Room of Requirement, which changes according to each person’s individual needs. Hagrid’s hut is also a nice place to visit, especially if you are looking to unload your troubles or snack on rock cake. Finally, the Astronomy Tower might suit those are currently in love and in search for a romantic hideaway.
What animal could Rita Skeeter turn into?
Rita Skeeter was a famous witch journalist who was known for her sensationalist – and very often ridiculous – articles. She worked for the Daily Prophet but also penned down a few books on the side. For example, she wrote a biography on both Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore. Most of her stories were pure nonsense and contained very little – if any – truth. Skeeter was actually an unregistered animagus and she often turned into her animal form in the hopes of eavesdropping and acquiring information for her articles.
Choose a wizarding profession.
You’re about to graduate Hogwarts. Congratulations! Is there anything more exciting that becoming a proper witch or wizard? Probably not. You will finally be able to apparate wherever you want and you will finally be able to use magic outside of Hogwarts without getting into trouble. Of course, becoming a legal adult also means that you must now support yourself. Determining which wizarding profession is ideal for you is certainly not easy but there are plenty of exciting options to choose from.
How is the disarming spell spelled?
The disarming charm might just be the most useful charm that you will ever learn. As is probably quite obvious, this charm is used to disarm your opponent. In fact, this spell forces your opponent to drop whatever it is that he or she is holding in his or her hands at that moment. This charm is often used in duels. When a very powerful disarming charm is used it might result in the opponent flying backwards. In some cases the opponent might even lose his or her consciousness.