Anyone who’s seen the Harry Potter movies and been cast under its spell knows everything there is to know about The Boy Who Lived. In fact, there’s so much iconic imagery throughout the series that certain images are even familiar to casual fans: the lightning bolt on Harry’s forehead, the red and gold colors of Gryffindor House, and the Deathly Hallows symbol. These are just a few of the images that come to mind, but there’s so much more magic sprinkled across all the movies.
Over the span of 10 years—the time in which the Harry Potter films were released—we witnessed the actual actors growing up in front of the cameras. There are few (if any) franchises where we get to see this happen, and it made the movies that much richer. Though the movies weren’t released that long ago—and are still fresh in everyone’s minds—all that there is to know about Harry Potter hasn’t yet permeated the mainstream. That’s why we put a quiz together to test fans of the Harry Potter films and see how well they know their favorite wizard. Be careful—the questions start easy and get harder as you go along. Oh, and don’t forget to take your Felix Felicis potion before you start.
1What platform number belongs to the Hogwarts Express?
Throughout the series—beginning with the first movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone—there’s something peculiar about boarding the Hogwarts Express. The Hogwarts Express is the train that embarks in Britain to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The odd thing about it though—in order to keep it secret from Muggles—is the platform on which you board the train. Harry has a tough time finding it because it’s hidden. What platform number belongs to the Hogwarts Express?
2 Of the following movies listed below, which one of them takes place first according to chronological order?
There are so many Harry Potter movies that it can be hard to remember which one is which sometimes. Unless you’re a die-hard fan, it will be tricky remembering them in order. The first film came out in 2001, while the last one was released in 2011—which means these films came out over a total of 10 years. Of the following movies listed below, which one of them takes place first according to chronological order?
3What is the name of the fourth house of Hogwarts, known for “those of wit and learning?”
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has four houses. Each one was named after the founders of the school. The Sorting Hat chooses which house each new student belongs to—usually dictated by their personality. Gryffindor is for those “brave at heart;” Hufflepuff for those who are “just and loyal;” and Slytherin, “those cunning folks use any means / To achieve their ends.” What is the name of the fourth house of Hogwarts, known for “those of wit and learning?”
4Who was attacked by Nagini while guarding the Prophecy at the Ministry of Magic?
In the fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry is plagued with horrible dreams. In the dream, he sees via the point-of-view of Nagini, Lord Voldemort’s snake, who attacks and bites a major character Harry is close to. This character was attacked while it was his shift to guard the prophecy at the Ministry of Magic. The Prophecy was created by Sybill Trelawney about a boy who would be born that would defeat Voldemort. Who was attacked by Nagini while guarding the Prophecy at the Ministry of Magic?