Are You a Big Enough Potterhead for This Sorcerer’s Stone Quiz?

By: Lauren Lubas

Are You a Big Enough Potterhead for This Sorcerer’s Stone Quiz?
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About This Quiz

The first installment of the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling took audiences by storm. With the success of the first book, released in 1997, the series took wing and everyone needed to have a piece of it. In 2001, we were given even more of what we love when "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released in theaters. For many of us, this was our first encounter with the magical world that a single author created, and we fell in love. We consumed books, read theories online and asked the author specific questions about her series. 

Not only were the stories in the "Harry Potter" series fantastic, but the character development also changed the way we look at fiction. This quiz takes everything back to the beginning with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (Or "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" in the UK). If you think you're a big enough Potterhead to answer all of these questions, you may be a little surprised at what you forgot about the first book and movie. Whether it's been years since you read the books or watched the films, or you refresh every year, take this quiz to test your Potter knowledge and see if you'll get more than a satisfactory on your final score.

1 Professor McGonagall Which professor can turn into a cat?
Professor Dumbledore
Professor McGonagall
Professor McGonagall is a registered animagus. She turns into a gray and black striped cat that has square markings around its eyes that look very much like her spectacles. This surprises Harry and Ron when they are late to their first class.
Professor Snape
Professor Sprout

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2 Hagrid Who brings baby Harry to the Dursley's house?
Dumbledore
Hagrid
Hagrid might be part giant, but he also has a very kind heart. When he leaves Harry at the Dursley's, he begins crying. Luckily, Hagrid gets to see Harry again, just about 11 short years later.
Professor McGonagall
Ronald Weasley

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3 The Dursleys Do you remember where the Dursleys live?
Little Whinging
Little Whinging is a small town in Surrey where nothing peculiar seems to happen ... and the Dursleys like it that way. A normal life with a normal family is all they want, and Harry Potter messes that up.
Wales
Leviosa
Alohamora

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4 Harry Potter old clothes Why are Harry's clothes so baggy?
He keeps losing weight.
He magically gets smaller.
His clothes aren't baggy.
He has to wear Dudley's old clothes.
We all know that Harry is treated pretty terribly by the Dursleys, so it's no surprise that he has to wear clothes that are several sizes too big, because they are against spending any extra money on him.

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5 Harry Potter at the zoo Where does Harry go with the Dursleys for Dudley's birthday?
The amusement park
The arcade
Hogwarts
The zoo
We all know what happens when they get to the zoo. In the book, Harry wasn't meant to go to the zoo with the family, but his babysitter backed out, and they were forced to take him ... One of Dudley's friends also goes.

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6 Dudley's birthday presents How many presents does Dudley originally get for his birthday?
36
When Dudley learns that he only has 36 presents for his birthday this year, he gets upset, citing the fact that last year he had 37. For this reason, the Dursleys promise to buy him two new presents.
25
14
1

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7 Harry Potter python What kind of snake does Harry talk to while he's at the zoo?
Boa constrictor
King cobra
Burmese python
The Burmese python winks at Harry, and Harry realizes that the snake can communicate with him. Of course, we all know that snakes don't have eyelids, so they can't blink, but it's a nice part of this children's story.
Garter snake

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8 Hogwarts letter When does Harry receive his first Hogwarts letter?
When he is getting the mail for his aunt and uncle
When the Dursleys find out that someone has written to Harry, they try to keep the letters away from him. However, Hogwarts as well as the owls they send are persistent, to the point Vernon Dursley goes a little crazy.
When he is on his way to the zoo
When he is locked under the stairs
When he gets his own room

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9 Dudley new school uniform What school is Dudley Dursley meant to go to?
State School
Oxford
Mirinanion
Smeltings
When Harry asks if he is also going to Smeltings, his aunt and uncle laugh at him. This is just a simple reminder that Harry's life for the last 11 years has been pure torture. Luckily for him, he got his letter.

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10 Hagrid Sorcerers Stone What is Hagrid's job in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"?
Care of Magical Creatures Professor
Keeper of Keys and Grounds
While we later learn that Hagrid was expelled from Hogwarts, when we first meet him, we get a little hint to that when he says that he's not supposed to do magic ... strictly speaking.
Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor
Security at Hogwarts

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11 Harry Potter parents What did the Dursleys tell Harry happened to his parents?
They ran off with each other.
They were arrested.
They drowned.
A car crash killed them.
It really was a scandal and an outrage to tell Harry that his parents died in a different way than they actually did. This is especially heinous, because Harry was meant to feel as though he was different all his life.

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12 Hagrid Dudley tail Hagrid does something to Dudley, what is it?
Yells at him
Gives him a tail
In the books, Hagrid tries to turn Dudley into a pig, but his magical power isn't that great. However, he does succeed in giving Dudley a curly pig tail that the Dursleys have to get surgically removed.
Pushes him
Punches him

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13 Diagon Alley Where does Hagrid take Harry to buy his school supplies?
Nocturne Alley
Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley has all of the shops any young witch or wizard needs for school shopping. They can get wands, books, candy and even pets in this area. When Harry first discovers this place, he realizes that he really is a wizard.
Quirell Alley
Hogsmeade

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14 Gringotts Bank Do you remember the name of the wizard bank?
Ollivander's
Nimbus
Gringotts
Gringotts is the wizarding bank where all witches and wizards keep their money and valuables. It is thought to be impenetrable, but we soon learn that it can be broken into. It's a good thing, too, because Harry needs to do so in a later installment of the series.
Goblin Banking INC.

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15 Platform 9 3_4 Which train platform does Harry have to go to in order to get on the Hogwarts Express?
10 1/2
8/5
9 3/4
It's pretty confusing that Hagrid wouldn't tell Harry that the platform seems a little weird at first. Additionally, shouldn't Harry's ticket or Hogwarts letter come with some form of instructions? We guess he had to meet the Weasleys somehow.
1 1/2

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16 Harry Potter gets his wand What do Harry and Voldemort's wand have in common?
Unicorn hair
Ollivander's hair
Dragon heartstring
Phoenix feathers
One of the most important pieces of information that we get in the first movie and book is the fact that Harry and Voldemort have wands that are related. This information saves Harry's life in a later book.

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17 Hagrid Hedwig Can you remember what Hagrid buys for Harry for his birthday?
A quill
Soup
An owl
Harry decides to name the owl Hedwig. She's a beautiful owl that is very intelligent. Harry needs this owl throughout the first few books, as it is his only means of communication with his friends during the summer holidays.
His wand

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18 Hagrid Voldemort Why doesn't Hagrid write down Voldemort's name for Harry?
It's a curse to write it down.
He can't spell it.
We know that Hagrid missed out on some of his schooling, but we aren't sure why Hagrid has so much trouble spelling. Perhaps it was his upbringing. We learn a little bit about his mother in the fourth book and movie.
He doesn't have paper.
He hates writing

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19 Howarts Express platform How do witches and wizards make it to platform 9 3/4?
They have to walk through a brick wall.
It's pretty cool that wizards don't necessarily have to care about physics. However, any Potterhead will tell you that the platform is always there, there are just enchantments to hide it from the non-magic folks.
They apparate there.
They jump there.
They use floo powder.

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20 Fred and George Weasley What are the names of the Weasley twins we meet in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"?
Hank and Frank
Sam and Cam
Ron and Don
Fred and George
While the Weasley twins like to poke fun at their little brother, they are actually very protective and caring people. They gain a bigger role in the later movies and books as comedic foils.

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21 Harry Potter candy scene Do you know which candy comes with cards of famous witches and wizards?
Every Flavor Beans
Licorice Wands
Chocolate Frogs
Chocolate frogs have a spell put on them that makes them jump. Harry's jumps out the window. However, he still gets his Dumbledore card. We later learn that the wizards on these cards tend to disappear, leaving us confused as to how the talking images work in this series.
Pumpkin pasties

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22 Scabbers Which color does Ron try to turn Scabbers on the train?
Blue
Yellow
Ron tells Harry that his brothers taught him how to turn his pet rat yellow. Hermione shows up, and demands to watch the magic take place. The spell doesn't work, of course, but it's a nice introduction to the know-it-all friend.
Green
Orange

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23 Harry Potter glasses How does Hermione show off when she first meets Harry and Ron?
She fixes Harry's glasses.
She probably doesn't do it just to show off, but Ron takes it that way. It takes a little bit of time for Ron to warm up to Hermione, but after a few movies and books, he realizes that he is way into her.
She turns Scabbers yellow.
She finds a frog.
She flies.

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24 Hogwarts Boats What mode of transportation do first-year students at Hogwarts use?
Horses
Thestrals
Boats
One of the best images in the first movie is seeing the first-year students travel up to the castle in boats. It gives a great visual, and shows the wonder that every student feels, whether they were raised by witches or muggles.
Carriages

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25 Ron Weasley How does Draco Malfoy know that Ron's last name is Weasley?
He has red hair and an old robe.
Ron laughs at Draco's name, so Draco makes fun of him. We learn in later books and movies that Draco's parents are Death Eaters, but in the end they will do anything to make sure their son is safe.
He has dirt on his nose.
He has a rat.
Draco doesn't know Ron's last name.

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26 Sorting Hat How do Hogwarts students know which house they are in?
They pick a name out of a hat.
Their professors tell them.
Professor McGonagall separates them.
The Sorting Hat tells them.
Everyone seems very nervous when this happens, especially Ron. However, Ron's brothers told him that the sorting ceremony is incredibly painful. Luckily, they were just messing with him.

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27 Harry Potter sorting hat Which house does Harry ask the Sorting Hat to place him in?
Not Slytherin
Harry learns the hard way that you can actually tell the Sorting Hat which house you prefer to be in. Of course, if everyone knew this secret, everyone would probably end up in Gryffindor or Ravenclaw, and there probably wouldn't be a Slytherin anymore.
Gryffindor
Hufflepuff
Ravenclaw

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28 Madam Hooch What is the name of the athletic professor at Hogwarts?
Professor Biggles
Madam Hooch
Madam Hooch doesn't have the largest role in the later movies and books, but she does help Harry learn how to ride a broom. It turns out that Harry is a natural rider when it comes to broomsticks.
Professor Flitwick
Professor McGonagall

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29 Nearly Headless Nick What is the name of the ghost of Gryffindor?
Sir Nicholas
Nearly Headless Nick prefers to be called Sir Nicholas. He got his name from a botched execution in which the executioner simply left his head dangling from a piece of skin. Yeah, the HP series has some pretty dark moments.
The Bloody Baron
Peeves
Jimbo

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30 Harry Potter The fat lady Who guards the door of the Gryffindor common room?
The white knight
Dumbledor
Snape
The fat lady
In the books, the fat lady likes to sing and be really loud. However, the movies have spared us glass shattering high notes, and we are luckier for it. To enter their dorms, students have to give the fat lady a password.

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31 Cat in Transfiguration class Which class are Harry and Ron late for?
Potions
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Herbology
Transfiguration
Ron, of course, makes a comment about how old and mean Professor McGonagall is, who has transfigured herself into a cat sitting on her desk. This leads to some points being taken away from the Gryffindor house.

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32 Professor Snape Can you name the professor Harry thinks is after the Sorcerer's Stone?
Professor Quirrell
Professor Granger
Professor Snape
Harry and his friends like to blame Professor Snape for pretty much everything. However, we'd like to think that by the third book, he'd realize that this just isn't true ... but he doesn't. He hates Snape all the way until the end.
Professor Sprout

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33 Seamus explosion What is Seamus trying to do when he makes a cup explode?
Change the glass into an owl
Turn water into rum
Seamus is well known for his ability to turn the simplest spell into something explosive. There are several occasions where he does this. He becomes so good at blowing things up that he is asked to do so when it comes time to defend Hogwarts.
Fill the glass with water
Shrink the glass

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Neville Longbottom What gift does Neville Longbottom get from his grandmother?
A broomstick
A remembrall
When the smoke in a remembrall turns red, you have forgotten something. However, the remembrall doesn't tell you what you've forgotten, making it pretty useless.
A snitch
A book

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35 Hogwarts troll What creature is in Hogwarts on Halloween?
Dragon
House elf
Troll
Professor Quirrell tells everyone that there is a troll in the dungeon on Halloween. Dumbledore sends everyone to their dorms. The Slytherin dorms are in the dungeon. No one put this together.
Quidditch

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36 Quiddich snitch Which ball does Harry have to focus on when he plays Quidditch?
Bludger
Golden Snitch
The first golden snitch that Harry catches lands in his mouth. This comes into play much later in the series, as Dumbledore wills it to him. It takes Harry a while to remember how he caught it, though.
Beater
Bouncer

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37 3 headed dog Why is there a three-headed dog at Hogwarts?
It's protecting the Socerer's Stone.
What better way to keep a small object safe than to get Cerberus to take care of it? Well, Hagrid's three-headed dog was named Fluffy, but same thing. We learn that if you play music for Fluffy, you can get him to go to sleep.
It's Hagrid's friend.
It needs a place to stay.
Dumbledore likes to put students in danger.

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38 Harry Potter chess How does Ron help Harry and Hermione advance on their way to the Sorcerer's Stone?
Playing wizard's chess
While Ron is often portrayed as simple, he is actually very intelligent. The character is great at chess and strategizing. He simply needs a little more confidence to give him a boost.
Guessing potions
Lighting a fire
Finding a gold coin

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39 Professor Quirrell Voldemort What is underneath Professor Quirrell's turban?
Bugs
Hair
Voldemort
While it is explained better in the books, Professor Quirrell ends up letting The Dark Lord become a parasite on his body. He is jumpy and weird, but you would be too if there was another face on the back of your head.
The Sorcerer's Stone

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40 The Sorcerer's Stone Who created the Sorcerer's Stone?
Albus Dumbledore
Severus Snape
Fluffy
Nicolas Flamel
The three main characters spend much of their time trying to figure out who Nicolas Flamel actually is. As a stroke of luck (and literary pacing), Hermione finds out just in time that he is the creator of the Sorcerer's Stone.

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