How Many Harry Potter Spells Can You Name?

By: Khadija Leon
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How Many Harry Potter Spells Can You Name?
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About This Quiz

In any magical world, let alone the world of Harry Potter, there seems to be an infinite number of spells that witches and wizards use to perform magic. With just a swish and flick of the wand, the incantation, and correct pronunciation, wizards and witches are able to cast these spells to produce their desired outcome. 

Throughout the books and the movies, we've heard these spells and seen their effects, some of them a bit scarier than expected. There are several types of spells including charm, jinx, healing spells, transfiguration, hexes, and curses, as well as counter spells. Some of the most well-known spells include Wingardium Leviosa, Expelliarmus, Avada Kedavra, Accio, Alohamora, Expecto Patronum, Riddikulus, Obliviate and Stupefy. 

If you are a true Harry Potter fan then we would Expecto you to not only know all of the spells and how to say them, but also what they do. If you think that you are up to the challenge, then this quiz will certainly be one. When you are done, let us know how you did. 

The spell Oculus Reparo which was first used by Hermione Granger was used to repair which of the following objects?
Burnt clothing
Socks with holes
Torn books
Broken glasses
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Oculus Reparo is a charm spell which is used to fix eyeglasses. It was used by Hermione Granger several times on Harry, the first of which was in The Sorcerer's Stone.

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If you don't want someone to remember what you just said to them, you can use this memory erasing spell.
Obliviate
Crucio
Redactum Skullus
Petrificus Totalus
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Oblivate, first seen when Gilderoy Lockhart tried to use it on Harry and Ron, is a spell which hides a memory of a particular event from the person it is used on.

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If you want someone to be quiet, you point your wand at them and say _______________.
Reducto
Silencio
Protego
Obliviate
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Silencio is a charm type of spell which makes something or someone be quiet.

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Which one of these spells was Severus Snape's signature spell?
Confundo
Repello Inimicum
Avada Kedavra
Sectumsempra
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Sectumsempra is a dark spell which creates deep blood-oozing gashes on its subject. It was used by Harry on Draco Malfoy in The Half-Blood Prince.

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Which of these spells is the only shield charm on the list?
Accio
Vera Verto
Protego
Reducio
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Protego is a shield charm which causes minor jinxes and curses to rebound on the attacker and in doing so protects the person who cast it.

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What is the spell Avada Kedavra also known as?
The Killing Curse
The Cruciatus Curse
The Imperius Curse
The Draught of Living Death Curse
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Avada Kedavra, also known as the Killing curse, causes instant death to the victim the moment it touches their body.

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If you want to break an object into several pieces, which of these spells would you say?
Wingardium Leviosa
Reducto
Lumos Solem
Silencio
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Reducto is a curse type of spell which is used to break or cause objects to disintegrate.

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If you would like to find light in the darkest of places, then you need to whisper the spell ______________.
Salvio Hexia
Arresto Momentum
Brackium Emendo
Lumos
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Lumos is a spell which creates a narrow beam of light from the caster's wand tip, much like a torch light.

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What does the spell Expelliarmus do?
It puts out fires.
It causes whatever your opponent is holding to fly away.
It turns water into rum.
It causes its target to vanish.
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Expelliarmus is a charm type of spell which causes whatever the target is holding to fly away and out of the person's hand.

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Which of these should be said to make an item levitate?
Wingardium Leviosa
Flagrate
Geminio
Locomotor Mortis
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Wingardium leviosa is a spell which cases the caster to levitate, move and manipulate its target.

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What does the spell Riddikulus do?
It reveals hidden objects.
It turns a boggart into something humorous.
It keeps wizards away from the muggle world.
It causes rose bushes to grow at a fast rate.
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Riddikulus is a charm type of spell which is used when fighting Boggarts. It forces the Boggart to take on the appearance of an object that the caster is focusing on - typically something funny.

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Which of these spells is also known as the Patronus charm?
Expecto Patronum
Serpensortia
Waddiwasi
Vulnera Sanentur
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Expecto Patronum is a defensive spell which conjures up a spirit-like animal from positive emotions to defend against​ dark creatures, dementors in particular.

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What spell is the most common summoning spell used in the series?
Obscuro
Melofors
Accio
Ventus Duo
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Accio is a summoning charm which brings objects, over a significant distance, to the person who cast the spell.

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You don't need to carry a set of keys if you know which of these unlocking charms?
Alarte Ascendare
Anapneo
Alohamora
Accio
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Alohamora is a charm which is used to open and unlock doors which the locking spell has been used on

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To produce water out of thin air, which of these spells should you say?
Evanesco
Reparifarge
Aguamenti
Imperio
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This charm/conjuration spell )Aguamenti) produces a fountain or jet from the tip of a person's wand.

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Which of these spells help in bone healing?
Vulnera Sanentur
Brackium Emendo
Nox
Stupefy
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Brackium Emendo is a healing spell which, if used correctly, will heal broken bones.

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What is the spell Incendio used for?
It produces fire.
It repels substances.
It inflates objects.
It detects intruders and sounds an alarm.
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Incendio is a charm/conjuration type of spell which is used to produce fire. It was used by Bellatrix LeStrange to set Hagrid's hut on fire in the Half-Blood Prince.

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One of these spells takes away the light cast by a wand. Which of these is it?
Fianto Duri
Carpe Retractum
Anteoculatia
Nox
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Nox is a counter-charm which is used to tun off the light which is produced by the spell Lumos.

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Which one of the spells listed below is the Cruciatus curse?
Crucio
Portus
Serpensortia
Wingardium Leviosa
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Crucio, also known as the Cruciatus Curse, is a spell which is used to inflict intense pain on the recipient of the curse. It has been likened to having hot knives being driven into the victim.

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What spell causes its target to swell severely?
Confundo
Engorgio
Silencio
Avada Kedavra
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Engorgio is a cham type of spell which causes its target to swell in size. It was used by Barty Crouch Jr., disguised as Mad Eye Moody, on a spider during one of his lectures.

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Which of these actions does the spell Immobulus result in?
It repels objects.
It renders living targets immobile.
It places its target in a dream-like state.
It ties its target up in ropes.
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Immobulus is a spell which renders its living targets immobile. It was used by Hermione Granger in The Chamber of Secrets on the pixies set free in Lockhart's Defense Against the Dark Arts class.

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To confuse an opponent, you should say the incantation ______________.
Impedimenta
Ferula
Confundo
Aqua Eructo
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Confundo is a charm type of spell which causes its victim to become confused or befuddled.

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Which of these spells must be said in order to conjure the dark mark?
Partis Temporis
Avifors
Morsmordre
Quietus
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Morsmordre is a spell which is used to conjure up the dark mark - the sign of the death eaters.

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There is only one stunning spell listed below. What is it?
Vulnera Sanentur
Morsmordre
Alohamora
Stupefy
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Stupefy is a charm type of spell which stuns the victims of the spell caster. If used forcefully, it can render the victim unconscious.

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If you are thirsty, you can transform your animal into one of these spells. Can you identify it?
Obliviate
Vera Verto
Sonorus
Partus Temporus
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Vera Verto is a spell which turns animals into a water goblet. It was first heard in The Chamber of Secrets during Transfiguration class taught by Professor McGonagall.

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What does the spell Alarte Ascendare do?
It prevents the writer from cheating.
It conjures​ a silver shield against opponents.
It unlocks doors.
It shoots the target into the air.
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Alarte Ascendare is a charm which shoots its targets high into the air. It was used by Gilderoy Lockhart in The Chamber of Secrets when he flew the snake into the air.

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Which one of these spells is the last of the unforgivable spells?
Incarcerous
Imperio
Accio
Expecto Patronum
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Imperio or the Imperius Curse is one of the three unforgivable curses. It places the subject in a dream-like state and at the will of the person who cast the spell on them.

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What does the spell Petrificus Totalis do?
It temporarily binds the victim's​ body in a position similar to standing at attention.
It causes an echo of the last spell cast by the person.
It creates a minor shield.
It causes purple fireworks to shoot out of the tip of a wand.
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Wrong Answer

Petrificus Totalus is a curse which issued to temporarily bind a victim's body in a similar manner that soldiers use to stand at attention.

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Which of these spell created by Severus Snape cause a person to be hoisted​ up by their ankles?
Stupefy
Relashio
Periculum
Levicorpus
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Levicorpus is a jinx type of spell which causes​ its victims to dangle upside down by their ankles.

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To blast away very large spiders, the spell ______________ can be used.
Peskipiksi Pesternomi
Incendio
Arania Exumai
Scourgify
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Arania Exumai is a spell which is used to blast away Acromantulus and other types of arachnids.

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If you would like to see something blow up, which of these spells should you say?
Bombarda
Ascendio
Fianto Duri
Imperio
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Bombarda is a charm type of spell which causes a ​small explosion. It is used by Hermione Granger in The Prisoner of Azkaban to free him from prison.

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What is the name of the counter-curse to the Sectumsempra spell?
Expelliarmus
Bombarda
Steleus
Vulnera Sanentur
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Vulnera Sanentur is a healing spell and the counter-curse of the spell Sectumsempra. It causes the wounds and the gashes to heal up, and makes all of the blood return to the body.

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To shoot fireballs at a person, which of these spells should you use?
Arania Exumai
Flipendo
Incarcerus
Lacarnum Inflamarae
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Lacarmum Inflamarae is a charm type of spell which sends a ball of fire from the tip of the wand. It was used by Hermione Granger to set Snape's cloak on fire in The Sorcerer's Stone.

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To disappear, you can use the spell ______________.
Tarantallegra
Verdimillious Duo
Evanesco
Redactum Skullus
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Evanesco is a spell which causes the target to vanish. It was used by Snape on the snake which appeared during Harry and Draco's duel.

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Which of these counter-spells can be used to reverse minor damages or as a counter in duels?
Alohamora
Rictusempra
Finite Incantatem
Riddikulus
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Finite Incantatem is a counter-spell which terminates all spell effects in the vicinity of the person who cast it.

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