Famous Fictional Witches Quiz


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About This Quiz

Fictional witches come in many forms, from surprisingly sweet to delightfully wicked. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the most famous witches in TV, film and books!

You know Samantha for her nose-twitching ways on "Bewitched," but can you remember her mother's name?

Samantha's mother, Endora, often used her witchy ways to interfere in her daughter's marriage to mortal Darrin.


What is Ursula the sea witch after in "The Little Mermaid"?

Ursula covets Ariel's voice and offers her a pair of legs in exchange for her enchanting singing abilities in the 1989 Disney film.


What is the name of the Wicked Witch of the West?

In Gregory Maguire's "Wicked," readers learn that the Wicked Witch of the West has a more traditional name — Elphaba.


What is the name of the so-called "Good Witch" in "The Wizard of Oz"?

Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, greets Dorothy when she arrives in Oz in the 1939 film.


Which is NOT one of the three witches in "Hocus Pocus"?

Sarah, Mary and Winnie Sanderson are the three witches who are resurrected in the 1993 film "Hocus Pocus."


Who plays Winnie Sanderson in "Hocus Pocus"?

Bette Midler stars as Winnie, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy playing her evil sisters.


Who stars as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies?

Emma Watson plays the precocious young witch in all eight films in the series.


What does Minerva McGonagall teach in Harry's first year at Hogwarts?

Professor McGonagall teaches Transfiguration, where students learn to transform people and objects into a whole new form.


Which Shakespeare play features a legendary trio of witches?

The three witches in "Macbeth" are perhaps best known for their incantation of "double, double toil and trouble."


What is the name of the sorceress in "The Odyssey"?

In "The Odyssey," Homer describes Circe as the sorceress daughter of Helios.


What year was the film "The Witches" released?

Anjelica Huston starred as the Grand High Witch in the terrifying 1990 film.


Where do the Witches of Eastwick live?

The 1984 John Updike novel tells the tale of witches living in Eastwick, Rhode Island.


Who played Alexandra Medford in the 1987 film version of "The Witches of Eastwick"?

Cher starred as Alex, with Sarandon and Pfeiffer as Jane and Sukie.


Who was "The Worst Witch" in the classic 1986 film?

Mildred went from the worst witch to the school hero in the movie, which was based on a series of books by Jill Murphy.


Who was the witch in "Looney Tunes"?

Witch Hazel was featured in just six episodes of the series, but she is still fondly remembered by fans.


Who is the new girl in school who joins the coven in "The Craft"?

When Sarah — played by Robin Tunney — comes to town, she quickly falls in with fellow witches Bonnie, Nancy and Rochelle in the 1996 film.


What is the name of Kat Graham's character on "The Vampire Diaries"?

Kat Graham plays the witch Bonnie Bennett on the TV series "The Vampire Diaries."


What is the name of the young witch who stars in "Halloweentown"?

Kimberly J. Brown plays Marnie Piper, a young girl who discovers she is a witch in the 1998 Disney film.


What is the name of Marnie's grandmother, who is a powerful witch in her own right?

Aggie Cromwell encourages her granddaughter's magical studies, despite the protests of Marnie's mother.


True or false: Sabrina Spellman got her start in Archie Comics.

The famous teenage witch was a character in the Archie world, first appearing in a 1962 edition of "Archie's Mad House."


What are the names of Sabrina's two aunts in the TV series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"?

Sixteen-year-old Sabrina learns that she is a witch after moving in with her Aunts Hilda and Zelda just before her 16th birthday.


Who is NOT one of the three witches on "Charmed"?

The TV series "Charmed," which ran from 1998 to 2006, tells the story of four witches named Piper, Phoebe, Prue and Paige.


What special spell do the sisters use to repel evil on "Charmed"?

The sisters unite to cast the Power of Three in order to defeat demons and other evil creatures.


What is the name of the witch in "The Sword in the Stone"?

The 1963 animated film features the eccentric witch Madam Mim.


What is the name of the evil grand witch in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"?

Muriel is the grand high witch in the 2013 film, which tells the story of Hansel and Gretel as adults.


Which film features Orddu, Orgoch and Orwen?

The witch trio of Orddu, Orgoch and Orwen appear in the 1985 animated feature "The Black Cauldron."


What movie features a pair of spell-casting sisters named Sally and Gillian Owens?

The Owens sisters fight a powerful family curse in the 1998 movie "Practical Magic."


Who plays Sally Owens in "Practical Magic"?

Sandra Bullock plays Sally, and Nicole Kidman plays Gillian Owens.


What witching family is featured in Anne Rice's "The Witching Hour"?

Rice's novel tells the story of Dr. Rowan Mayfair and her magical family tree.


What is the name of the protagonist in Deborah Harkness' All Souls Trilogy?

The All Souls Trilogy focuses on Diana Bishop, a woman with magical heritage she tries hard to ignore.


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