The 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' Quiz


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"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the third installment in the Harry Potter series. Can you remember what happens to Harry and the gang as they struggle through their third year at Hogwarts? Test your knowledge by taking this quiz.

Where is Harry at the start of "The Prisoner of Azkaban"?

As always, Harry is at the Dursleys', waiting in agony for the school year to start.


Which birthday is Harry about to celebrate?

Harry turns 13 years old on July 31.


What does Harry need Uncle Vernon to sign before he heads back to Hogwarts?

Third-year students are allowed to visit the village of Hogsmeade, but they need permission from their guardians. Unsurprisingly, Uncle Vernon doesn't sign it.


After Harry runs into a strange black dog on the street, what vehicle suddenly picks him up?

The Knight Bus takes Harry to Diagon Alley.


Who does Harry run into at the Leaky Cauldron while he's shopping for school supplies?

Harry is worried that Fudge will punish him for using magic outside of Hogwarts, but Fudge greets him and books him a room.


Who is the prisoner of Azkaban?

Diagon Alley — and the Muggle world — is abuzz with the news that Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban.


While eavesdropping at the Three Broomsticks, Harry learns that Sirius Black is his …

Harry finds out about Sirius' crimes and learns that he's Sirius' godson.


What does Hermione buy in Diagon Alley?

Along with the usual supplies, Hermione gets Crookshanks, which immediately dislikes Ron's rat, Scabbers.


Why was Sirius Black in Azkaban?

Sirius was convicted of the murder of 13 people using a single charm.


Harry meets this new teacher on the Hogwarts Express.

Lupin is the new defense against the dark arts professor.


Who has been made Head Boy for the school year?

As a surprise to exactly no one, Percy is Head Boy.


Hagrid has been given this teaching post for the year.

After being falsely imprisoned and then released from Azkaban, Hagrid becomes the care of magical creatures instructor.


What's the very first class of the third year for Harry, Ron and Hermione?

The gang meets loopy new professor Sybill Trelawney in divination class.


What's the name of the hippogriff that injures Malfoy during care of magical creatures class?

Malfoy taunts Buckbeak into an attack during the first class with Hagrid.


"The Prisoner of Azkaban" introduces four new wizarding terms: dementor, boggart, __________ and __________.

Dementors, boggarts, Patronus charms and animagi all have enormous impact in "The Prisoner of Azkaban."


What is a boggart?

In defense against the dark arts, the third years learn how to protect themselves against boggarts, which change into the thing a person fears the most.


It's this Gryffindor student's last year as captain of the Quidditch team in "The Prisoner of Azkaban."

Oliver Wood, who recruited Harry for the team, is desperate to win the Quidditch Cup in his final year as captain.


Does Gryffindor win the Quidditch Cup?

After a boatload of drama during the regular season, Harry makes a well-timed grab for the snitch in a match against Slytherin (of course) that secures the Quidditch Cup for Gryffindor.


When Lupin is unable to teach defense against the dark arts one day, Snape teaches a lesson about these creatures.

Snape ditches Lupin's syllabus and teaches a very pointed lesson about werewolves.


Why does Harry hear a terrible screaming sound when the dementors make him pass out?

Harry learns later that dementors bring up horrible moments from a person's past, and the sound is his mother's dying screams.


After Harry destroys his Nimbus 2000, he mysteriously receives this broom as a gift.

Harry gets a state-of-the-art Firebolt for Christmas, without a note.


Where does Harry go when he uses the Marauder's Map for the first time?

Fred and George give Harry the Marauder's Map for Christmas, and Harry uses it to join his classmates in Hogsmeade.


Who inadvertently gives Sirius the passwords to enter Gryffindor Tower?

Poor Neville had to write down the changing passwords because he could never remember them. Crookshanks stole the list and gave it to Sirius.


What's the name of the magical object that Hermione uses to send herself, Ron and Harry into the past?

Hermione has been using her Time-Turner necklace to take extra classes, but she also uses it to go back in time with the boys and save Sirius and Buckbeak.


Buckbeak returns the favor when he saves Harry, Ron and Hermione from this creature.

Buckbeak strikes Lupin (in werewolf form) as he's about to attack the kids.


It turns out that this person was the Potters' secret keeper after all — not Sirius.

It's finally revealed that Pettigrew was in league with Voldemort and framed Sirius for his crimes.


What's the name of James Potter's animagus stag?

Prongs is James' animagus, Padfoot is Sirius, and Wormtail is Peter Pettigrew.


Who built the tunnel between the Whomping Willow and the Shrieking Shack?

Dumbledore created the tunnel years ago to give Lupin a secret place to transform into a werewolf.


Sirius sends this gift to Ron at the very end of the book.

To make up for having killed Scabbers (aka Pettigrew), Sirius gives Pigwidgeon to Ron.


Who dies in "The Prisoner of Azkaban"?

This is the only Harry Potter volume in which no people or beings die. Voldemort doesn't show up, either.


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