Harry Potter Creature Quiz


By: Staff

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The magical wands, incantations, and the enchanted Hogwarts School are captivating aspects of the world of Harry Potter but the creatures are in a class all their own. 

From the usual suspects including giants, goblins, and werewolves to J.K. Rowling's more unique creations like the dementors, the hippogriff, and thestrals, the creatures of the wizarding world are so popular they got a movie of their own! 

Whether you've seen Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them or theHarry Potter series, you've likely grown to love some of the creatures like Dobby,  Hedwig, and Fawkes so knowing their stories shouldn't be a problem. 

Are you up to date with the lore behind these magical creatures? Do you know how to calm a three-headed dog? Do you know who can see thestrals? Can you name the various patronus? 

Some of these magical creatures play huge roles in the story so it's not just their magic that's appealing. It's time to tap into your knowledge of the Harry Potter world and see just how much you actually know about these magical creatures!

What kind of creature is Norbert, Hagrid's (hidden) pet?

Norbert is a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon and later renamed "Norberta" when it turns out "he" is actually a "she."


What pesky creatures must be regularly removed from the garden?

Gnomes are constantly popping up in the Weasley garden, and pulling them is a regular chore since they have razor sharp teeth and tend to bite.


A hippogriff is part horse and part what other animal?

Half-eagle and half-horse, hippogriffs are all kind of temperamental but they are loyal when shown respect.


What mythically beautiful creatures are a little scarier when Harry first encounters them in the "Goblet of Fire"?

In Harry's world, mermaids and mermen are not beautiful sirens but creatures with grey skin and yellow teeth and eyes.


Who can see thestrals?

The winged, skeletal horses are invisible to most of the children at Hogwarts, who have not yet seen death.


What language do snakes speak?

Harry — and Voldemort — are Parselmouths and can speak to snakes. It's not a skill that can be learned, it's innate and very rare.


To free a house elf, their master must give them what?

Dobby. the elf that helped Harry, was freed with the help of a sock.


Kreacher the house elf was loyal to who?

Kreacher had to change his loyalty after he was gifted to Harry.


What is the name of Dumbledore's phoenix?

Fawkes lamented Dumbledore's death, and was never seen again.


What is Harry's father's patronus?

Just like Harry, James Potter's patronus was a male deer which complemented his wife's patronus, a doe.


Fleur Delacour is part veela. What are veelas known for?

Veela's are entrancingly — and sometimes dangerously — beautiful. These semi-humans have white-gold hair and shiny skin and have the ability to seduce with their dance.


What does the blood of a unicorn do?

While avoiding death may seem like a terrific deal, the life you lead will be marked with darkness.


What magical creature had a feather in Harry Potter's wand?

Fawkes — Dumbledore's phoenix — had a feather in the wands of Harry and Voldemort.


What creature guards the Sorcerer's Stone?

The biggest and meanest of the troll breeds guard the Sorcerer's Stone. They can be up to twelve feet tall and weight over a tonne.


How do you make a three-headed dog calm down?

While they might look nasty as all get-out, just lull the pups to sleep with a song.


What kind of creature is Buckbeak?

While Hagrid took care of the hippogriff, he eventually belonged to Harry.


What kind of owl is Hedwig?

Harry's loyal owl Hedwig was a snowy owl, a species not native to Britain. He would often carry mail for Harry and was fiercely loyal.


Who does Hermione's cat hate?

Or more specifically, Peter Pettigrew in animagus form.


What is the Weasley family's owl named?

Poor Errol was an old bird, and not the sharpest beak in the bunch.


Who is Firenze?

Friendly with Hagrid, Firenze eventually becomes a professor at Hogwarts after years of living in the Forbidden Forest.


Who is Nagini?

Just to make his snake even scarier, Voldemort made it a Horcrux so it had a piece of his soul. She was a fiercely loyal servant.


What creature does NOT guard Gringotts?

Save the giant spider for the Forbidden Forest cause the dragons and goblins are sufficient security for the bank. Only goblins can open the vaults.


What is the name of the giant spider that threatens to feed Ron and Harry to his children?

While (only) loyal to Hagrid, that doesn't mean Aragog didn't want the best for his children.


Who could control the Serpent of Slytherin?

Other Parselmouths couldn't control her; only Slytherin's One True Heir could lay claim on her actions.


What kind of skrewt does Harry encounter in the third task of the Triwizard Tournament?

Found in the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament, blast-ended skrewts moved about with a bang from their backsides. They're a dangerous (and illegal) cross between a crab and a scorpion that sting and can suck blood.


Who gives Harry an inscrutable riddle during the Triwizard Tournament?

A correct answer to the sphinx's riddle gets Harry closer to the cup in the Triwizard Tournament. They have the head of a human on the body of a lion like the famous Sphinx in Egypt.


What shape does a boggart take on?

While most shape-shifting boggarts are truly terrifying (like the Bludgeoning Boggart of Old London Town), Hermione's is just receiving failing grades.


What lives in the Weasleys' attic, keeping Ron up at night?

A bit different than a ghost, the Weasleys' ghoul is harmless but loud. They are like a slimy, buck-toothed ogre that commonly lives in a wizard's home eating moths and spiders.


Who can become a ghost?

Only wizards can become ghosts, if they so choose.


Who is Gurg?

In order to be safe in giants' territory, someone must present Gurg with a gift. Gurg is the biggest (and laziest) of the giants.


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