Could You Pass Harry Potter School?


By: Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There's something very special about the magical world that J. K. Rowling created, and it's more than just the characters. One of the best things we got to experience was Hogwarts and all the information that was shared while Harry went on his adventures with Ron and Hermione. And we're going to quiz you on that today. We want to see if you'd pass even a year at Harry Potter's school. Sure, the meals are amazing, what with magical platters laden with all manner of goodies, but the curriculum demands serious study!

So we're going to test your knowledge of quite a few of the subjects, which include, but are not limited to, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, Care of Magical Creatures, History of Magic, Charms and even Divination. We'll ask you some pretty basic stuff and even things that N.E.W.T.-level students would know. You'll need to know your spells, potions ingredients, magical plants and more to pass this test, but if you can, we'll be really impressed.

So, come answer these questions that you'd find on a Hogwarts exam. Take this quiz so we'd know whether you'd pass Harry Potter school or not. 

What does the Confundus Charm do?

The Confundus Charm is meant to confuse the person it is used on. Hermione used it on Cormac McLaggen so that he would miss the final shot while trying out for the Gryffindor Keeper position. Ron won the spot because of this.


What's the other name for Felix Felicis?

Felix Felicis, also known as Liquid Luck, is a potion that brings luck to its drinker for a short period of time- although the time frame varies depending on how much the drinker consumes. It was used by Harry in the Half-Blood Prince to get the memory of Slughorn telling Tom Riddle about horcruxes.


Which of these is not one of the exceptions to Transfiguration?

There are five principal exceptions to Gamp's Law, aka, Transfiguration. What this means is that there are five things in the Wizarding World that cannot be used in this type of magic. Because we know that animals can be transfigured, they are the are not one of the exceptions.


How is a Basilisk made?

Basilisks, as you've seen in the Chamber of Secrets, are abnormally large serpents that are created by dark wizards. To make one, you must hatch a chicken egg beneath a toad. This evil practice was banned during the medieval era.


What does the spell "Avis" do?

The Avis charm is an advanced, N.E.W.T.-level spell that conjures birds. It's no surprise that Hermione knew it, but we were surprised that she used the spell on Ron after he was seen kissing Lavender Brown.


Which of these is not a common use of dragon blood?

Dragon blood is known in the Wizarding World for its 12 uses, most or all of which were discovered by Dumbledore. Another wizard with the name Ivor Dillonsby said he had already discovered more than half of them and that Dumbledore had "borrowed" his notes.


Who wrote "A History of Magic?"

"A History of Magic" was written by Bathilda Bagshot in 1947. The tome has since become a textbook for the History of Magic course taught at Hogwarts.


How old are unicorns when their horns start to grow?

When unicorns are born, their coat is pure gold, a color they remain until they get to two years of age. At two, they turn silver and at four years old, their horns start growing in.


Which wand movement should be used for Wingardium Leviosa?

Professor Flitwick has emphasized, again and again, how important the wand movement for this spell is. Seamus Finnigan, who did it incorrectly, had his feather blow up in his face. so the swish and flick is the place to go with this one.


What is the magical term for the love potion?

The Amortentia potion is the most powerful love potion in the wizarding world. While it does not bring genuine feelings of love, it does cause intense obsession and feelings of infatuation.


What is the difference between aconite, monkshood and wolfsbane?

Wolfsbane is used in a potion that relieves the symptoms of lycanthropy. They cannot be cured, but wolfsbane does help. This plant also goes by the name aconite and monkshood.


What kind of spell is Aqua Eructo?

The Aqua Eructo charm is one that causes water to spout from the tip of the user's wand. The spout can be as light as a sprinkle to a powerful stream of water.


Which of these ailments does bubotuber pus help?

Bubotuber pus is a liquid found in the swellings of the bubotuber plant. This pus is known to get rid of acne, despite its strong smell of fuel.


The Tale of the Three Brothers was based on which of the following wizarding families?

The Peverells are an ancient wizarding family who the Potters eventually descended from. The brothers Cadmus, Ignotus and Antioch are the three brothers who are talked about in the tale of the Deathly Hallows.


Which creature's tears have healing abilities?

Phoenixes are magical bird-like creatures with insane magical abilities. For one, they can regenerate after they burst into flames. They're immune to a Basilisk's gaze and can apparate with humans in a burst of flames. They're also able to heal with their tears.


Which of the following charms should you use if you want to slow down a moving object?

Arresto Momentum is the charm used to slow an object down. Dumbledore used it to slow Harry's body down after he fell from his broom when the Dementors attacked him during a Quidditch match.


Who can see a Thestral?

Thestrals are bony, winged, horse-like creatures who are harmless, despite their look. They can only be seen by people who have witnessed a death.


Where are bezoars found?

A bezoar is a stone that is found in a goat's stomach. This stone acts as an antidote to almost all magical poisons, with one exception being a Basilisk's venom.


Which of these is not a use of Dittany?

Dittany is one of many magical plants documented in the One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi book. It's primarily used in potion-making as a powerful healing agent.


Which of these spells reveals the last spell used by a wizard or witch's wand?

Also called the Reverse Spell, Priori Incantatem is used to make a wand reveal the last spell that it cast. Amos Diggory used it to determine whether Harry used his to conjure the Dark Mark.


What must be done in order to conjure a proper Patronus, besides saying the incantation, of course?

One of the conditions of conjuring a Patronus is that the witch or wizard trying to do it must think happy thoughts. Because Dementors feed off sadness, it is necessary to combat that with happiness.


What is the nickname for Veritaserum?

Veritaserum is a truth potion- a strong one. It was first used to confirm that Mad-Eye was not who he said he was in the Goblet of Fire and then again by Umbridge in the Order of the Phoenix.


What does the spell Relashio do?

Relashio, the revulsion jinx, is a spell that forces someone or something to release a hold. It was used by Hermione during her, Harry's and Ron's escape from Gringotts bank when they stole Helga Hufflepuff's cup from Bellatrix's vault.


Which of these is not true about the Mandrake plant?

There are so many things that make the mandrake plant unique, including their screams and their being able to cure people who have been petrified. But mandrakes are not known to cure rashes.


What does the Pepperup Potion do?

The Pepperup Potion is a concoction invented by Glover Hipworth that is supposed to cure the cold. Ginny Weasley was bullied into taking this potion by her older brother in the Chamber of Secrets.


Which spell is used to lift a human (or animal) body?

Levicorpus is the incantation of the spell that lifts a body. It causes a person to be thrust into the air by their ankle. The counter-jinx for this particular spell is Liberacorpus.


Which of these should Gillyweed be used for?

Gillyweed is a Mediterranean plant that causes the consumer to grow gills and webs on their fingers and toes. This plant, as you may have seen in the second task of the Triwizard Tournament, allowed Harry to breathe in the Black Lake for an hour.


Which of these is not an ingredient in a Polyjuice Potion?

The Polyjuice potion is incredibly complicated, as Hermione said. Its ingredients include fluxweed picked on a full moon, knotgrass, leeches, crushed lacewing flies, boomslang skin, powdered bicorn horn and the hair of the person you want to turn into.


Which famous alchemist discovered the philosopher's/sorcerer's stone?

Nicolas Flamel, a close friend of Dumbledore's, although many centuries his senior, is a reputed alchemist who witches and wizards believe to be the one to have discovered the sorcerer's stone.


Which of these spells summons an item to the witch or wizard who uses it?

Accio is a summoning charm that can be used from quite a distance. It causes an item to fly or levitate toward the wand-user. You'll probably remember Harry using it to get his broom during the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.


What's the difference between a werewolf and an animagus?

An animagus is a witch or wizard who can choose to turn into an animal whenever they want. Being a werewolf is a type of illness where those bitten or born with it do not have a choice to turn during the full moon.


In what year did Albus Dumbledore defeat the evil wizard Grindelwald?

Dumbledore and Grindelwald had a deep and dark history involving the death of Ariana Dumbledore, before the two faced off in 1945. It was said to be "the greatest duel ever fought between wizards."


What does the Grim signify in Divination?

In Divination, the Grim is a sign of death. This figure is said to take the form of a giant, black dog and is one of the most well-known omens in the Wizarding World. Ron's uncle, Bilius, reportedly saw one and died less than 24 hours later.


Which of the following in not an Unforgivable Curse?

There are three Unforgivable Curses, and they are Imperio, Crucio and the Killing Curse, Avada Kedavra. Densaugoeo is a hex that causes the receiver's teeth to elongate grotesquely.


Which spell should be used to defeat a boggart?

The boggart-banishing spell is Riddikulus. Although it doesn't always vanquish a boggart, it does make them seem less threatening. Take for example when Professor Lupin gave his Boggart lesson in year three; Neville's boggart (Professor Snape) went from fearsome to funny, wearing Neville's grandmother's clothing.


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