Quiz: You're Not a True Potterhead If You Fail This Hogwarts Quiz

By: Brittany Rowland

Quiz: You're Not a True Potterhead If You Fail This Hogwarts Quiz
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About This Quiz

Ask any Harry Potter fan who first read the books as a kid, and they'll probably admit that they wished they could attend Hogwarts, too. (Okay, some adults as well.) It's not hard to understand why! Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is the magical boarding school where anything and everything happens. Staircases move, portraits talk, sumptuous feasts appear in the Great Hall every day and owls swoop in to deliver mail. Then there's the fact that students get to learn how to cast spells, ride a broom, make potions and transfigure their friends (or foes) into teacups. What's not to love?

Hogwarts also has a history of mostly friendly competition between the four houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. If you're a fan of the series, you've likely already sorted yourself into your favorite house and wear your house colors to Harry Potter events with pride. It's easy to identify most with the Gryffindors because that's the house of Harry, Ron and Hermione. But the other houses have their great heroes, too ⁠— Tonks and Newt Scamander in Hufflepuff, Luna Lovegood in Ravenclaw, Severus Snape in Slytherin.

No matter which house you choose, you can prove your loyalty to Hogwarts by acing this quiz! Who knows, maybe the owl with your acceptance letter just got held up.



Cedric Diggory Which of these characters is a Hufflepuff, just and loyal?
Ginny Weasley
Gregory Goyle
Cedric Diggory
Hufflepuffs are known to be patient and loyal and "unafraid of toil," according to the Sorting Hat. Cedric Diggory is a Hufflepuff who's selected for the Triwizard Tournament — along with Harry.
Cho Chang

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Rubeus Hagrid Why was Hagrid expelled from Hogwarts as a boy?
For sneaking dragons into the castle
For cheating on his Botany exam
For flying a car into a tree
For opening the Chamber of Secrets
Harry learns that Hagrid was expelled for unleashing the monster from the Chamber of Secrets, supposedly his pet "spider," Aragog. In reality, Hagrid was innocent and Tom Riddle was the guilty party.

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Hermione Granger Hermione is a remarkable witch of Muggle birth. Her parents have what occupation?
Dentist
Both of Hermione's parents are Muggles and dentists. They're supportive of Hermione when she learns she's a witch and accepted at Hogwarts. Still, Hermione faces some prejudice for her Muggle background.
Lawyer
Teacher
Advertiser

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Molly Weasley In the final battle at Hogwarts, Molly Weasley kills which Death Eater?
Fenrir Greyback
Antonin Dolohov
Corban Yaxley
Bellatrix Lestrange
During the final battle, Bellatrix Lestrange almost hits Ginny Weasley with the Killing Curse. Seeing this attack on her daughter, Molly goes into a rage and kills Bellatrix, to everyone's surprise.

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Rita Skeeter What do Rita Skeeter, Sirius Black and Minerva McGonagall have in common?
They are former Ravenclaws.
They are Animagi.
These three characters, along with Peter Pettigrew and James Potter, are Animagi — witches and wizards who can transform into an animal. Rita, for instance, turns into a beetle to spy on people for her stories.
They play Quidditch.
They are Hogwarts teachers.

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Fred and George Of the Weasley children, which pair are twins?
Fred and George
Fred and George are twins in the Weasley family and by far the greatest troublemakers. The pranksters eventually drop out of Hogwarts and open a successful joke shop on Diagon Alley.
Ron and Ginny
Bill and Charlie
Percy and Bill

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Barty Crouch Jr. Barty Crouch Jr. is a Death Eater who disguises himself as which of Harry's teachers?
Alastor Moody
For all of Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts, he thinks Professor "Mad-Eye" Moody is an eccentric but brilliant Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Turns out he's a dastardly Death Eater in disguise!
Severus Snape
Filius Flitwick
Rubeus Hagrid

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Polyjuice Potion In their second year at Hogwarts, the main trio use Polyjuice Potion to do what?
Make people fall in love with them
Temporarily look like someone else
Polyjuice Potion is a complicated potion that allows the drinker to take on the appearance of someone else. For the potion to work, it needs a small piece of that person, such as a hair. Yum!
Have good luck
Turn invisible

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Hagrid and Grawp Can you name the species of Hagrid's half-brother, Grawp?
Giant
In "The Order of the Phoenix," Harry meets Hagrid's half-brother, Grawp. Hagrid, who's half wizard and half giant, keeps Grawp hidden in the Forbidden Forest until he can teach him English — and how to behave!
Goblin
Centaur
Elf

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Ariana Dumbledore Do you remember the name of Dumbledore's beloved sister?
Myrtle
Ariana
Albus Dumbledore, son of Percival and Kendra, had a brother, Aberforth, and a sister, Ariana, growing up. Sadly, she was inadvertently killed when Albus and Aberforth fought Grindelwald in a duel.
Pomona
Honoria

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Harry Potter taking exams Students in their seventh year at Hogwarts take the N.E.W.T. in their best subjects. What does N.E.W.T. stand for?
Newt Enlarging Warlock Tutorial
Nose Elongating Witch's Test
Nearly Exhilarating Witchcraft Test
Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test
Hogwarts students first take O.W.L.s, or Ordinary Wizarding Level exams, in their fifth year. They can then study for their N.E.W.T.s, which help determine which jobs they can apply for as graduates.

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Basilisk In "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," the monster terrorizing the school turns out to be what?
A basilisk
Harry Potter hears mysterious voices that no one else can hear — and for a simple reason. Harry's a Parselmouth, which means he can speak to snakes, including the fearsome basilisk!
A Boggart
A dragon
A three-headed dog

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Time Turner Harry and Hermione use a Time-Turner to save which magical creature from death?
Fluffy
Aragog
Fang
Buckbeak
Buckbeak is one of Hagrid's animals. Draco Malfoy provokes the hippogriff into attacking him, which leads to the creature's execution sentence. Harry and Hermione use time travel to save him, though.

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Rubeus Hagrid and baby Harry Potter How does Rubeus Hagrid transport baby Harry to the Dursleys' home?
Broom
Floo powder
Flying motorcycle
At the beginning of "The Sorcerer's Stone," Hagrid delivers baby Harry to Dumbledore via his flying motorcycle, and Dumbledore leaves Harry with his relatives. Years later, Harry dreams of this event.
Hogwarts Express

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Severus Snape Because Dumbledore is afraid Voldemort will enter Harry's mind, he asks Snape to teach Harry which skill?
Legilimency
Transfiguration
Occlumency
Snape is a skilled Occlumens, which means he can block his mind from people trying to penetrate it. He's also a Legilimens, having the ability to sift through another person's thoughts, like a mind-reader.
Divination

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Horcruxes Voldemort sought to become immortal by creating these objects. What are they?
Portkeys
Time-Turners
Floo powders
Horcruxes
Creating a Horcrux is a form of dark magic in which the witch or wizard places part of their soul in an object, thereby making themselves immortal. Tom Riddle learned about them from Professor Slughorn.

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Nagani Can you name Voldemort's pet snake?
Nagini
Nagini is more than just a pet snake; she's one of Voldemort's Horcruxes, which is why he guards her so protectively. But at the final battle at Hogwarts, Neville successfully kills the snake.
Bane
Gnarlak
Winky

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Luna Lovegood 2 Harry's friend Luna Lovegood belongs to which Hogwarts house?
Gryffindor
Slytherin
Ravenclaw
The delightfully loopy Luna is a Ravenclaw. Students in Ravenclaw House are known for being wise and keen to learn. Although Luna appears eccentric, she usually knows exactly what's going on.
Hufflepuff

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Dolores Umbridge To drive Dolores Umbridge away from Hogwarts, this being caused constant mayhem. Can you name him?
Nearly Headless Nick
Peeves
Peeves is a poltergeist who delights himself by causing mischief at Hogwarts. When Umbridge begins her tyrannical reign at the school, Peeves makes it his mission to prank her relentlessly until she leaves.
The Fat Friar
The Grey Lady

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Baby Harry Potter How did Harry survive Voldemort's Killing Curse as a baby?
He cast a counter spell.
His mom sacrificed herself for him.
Lily Potter died trying to protect her son from Voldemort. Her sacrifice caused Voldemort's Killing Curse to rebound and hit him, almost destroying him. As Dumbledore explained, love is the most powerful force.
He flew away on a baby broom.
He used a teddy bear as a shield.

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Harry Potter's wand Harry Potter's wand is made of holly and has what as its core?
Dragon heartstring
Unicorn hair
Phoenix feather
At Ollivander's, Harry tries out dozens of wands before finding the right one: an 11-inch holly wand with a phoenix feather core. Harry later discovers that Dumbledore's phoenix Fawkes provided the feather.
Thestral tail hair

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Neville's boggart What does a Boggart look like to Neville Longbottom?
Professor Snape
A Boggart takes the form of whatever frightens a person the most. In Neville's case, that's Professor Snape. So to defeat the Boggart, Neville imagines Snape wearing his grandmother's clothes!
A scary clown
A giant spider
A full moon

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Ron Weasley's patronus When Ron Weasley casts a Patronus, it looks like what animal?
Stag
Jack Russell terrier
A Patronus is a protective force against Dementors. Each person's Patronus takes a particular animal shape. In Ron's case, the Patronus looks like a Jack Russell terrier — appropriate for a loyal friend.
Hare
Octopus

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Ron Weasley and Lavender Brown Lavender Brown gives her boyfriend Ron a nickname, much to his annoyance. What is it?
Ronnie
Wheezy
Ronnikins
Won-Won
Ron is pleased to have a girlfriend at first, but Lavender soon starts to get under his skin with her cloying behavior and possessiveness. In particular, he can't stand her nickname for him, Won-Won.

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Sorting hat Slytherin The founder of Slytherin House had which first name?
Salazar
Salazar Slytherin was one of the four founders of Hogwarts. Unlike the others, he felt Muggle-born wizards shouldn't be accepted. He also created the Chamber of Secrets before leaving the school in anger.
Severus
Gellert
Godric

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Sybill Trelawney Sybill Trelawney teaches what subject at Hogwarts?
Transfiguration
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Divination
Sybill Trelawney is the Divination professor, although her ability to foretell the future is dubious at best. Dumbledore hired her after she made a prophecy about the Dark Lord Voldemort.
Care of Magical Creatures

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Prof Snape and Lupin Who becomes the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor in Harry's sixth year?
Quirrell
Gilderoy Lockhart
Remus Lupin
Severus Snape
Potions professor Snape has long coveted the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, and in Harry's sixth year, he finally gets it. Even as a child, Snape was gifted at creating spells.

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Dobby How does Dobby become a free house-elf?
His master gives him a sock.
Dobby is the property of the Malfoys, but Harry devises a way to set Dobby free. He tricks Lucius Malfoy into tossing one of his socks to Dobby, which sets the elf free from his bondage.
He runs away from his home.
Dumbledore sets him free.
The Ministry outlaws house-elf slavery.

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The Yule Ball Who is Harry's date to the Yule Ball?
Cho Chang
Hermione Granger
Parvati Patil
Although Harry asks out his crush Cho Chang, she goes to the Yule Ball with Cedric Diggory instead. Harry and Ron eventually line up dates with the Patil twins, Parvati and Padma.
Fleur Delacour

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Gryffindor Quidditch team Can you name the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team when Harry first joins?
Cormac McLaggen
Oliver Wood
Oliver Wood is the Keeper and the captain of the Quidditch team when Harry joins in his first year. Oliver is known for being fanatical about the game and is thrilled to win the Quidditch Cup in his seventh year.
Alicia Spinnet
Katie Bell

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Death Eaters meeting What task did Voldemort assign to Draco Malfoy when he became a Death Eater at 16?
Kill Dumbledore
At 16, Draco Malfoy becomes a Death Eater, like his parents Lucius and Narcissa. However, he seems reluctant and fearful to carry out his job of killing Dumbledore. Snape fulfills the task for him.
Spy on Harry
Burn down Hogwarts
Steal Dumbledore's wand

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Nymphadora Tonks Former Hufflepuff Nymphadora Tonks is a Metamorphmagus, which means she has the power to do what?
Fly without a broom
Disguise her voice
Turn transparent
Change her appearance
Tonks is an Auror and a member of the Order of the Phoenix with a unique ability: She's a Metamorphmagus. That is, she was born with the ability to change her appearance without using spells or potions.

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Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks have a son together. What's his name?
Pollux
Teddy
Remus Lupin and Tonks get married and soon afterward have a son named Teddy. However, Lupin and Tonks both tragically die in the Battle of Hogwarts, leaving their young son an orphan.
Romulus
Scorpius

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Harry Potter Do you know Harry Potter's middle name?
Sirius
Brian
Merlin
James
Harry Potter's middle name is James, after his father. James Potter was also a Gryffindor at Hogwarts, along with his friends Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew. James died at age 21.

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Harry Potter Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean Even Professor Dumbledore likes this wizarding candy, which has all sorts of flavors, including earwax and liver. What is it?
Chocolate Frogs
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans look like jelly beans and come in a wide variety of flavors, including some disgusting ones. The fun of eating these candies is that you never know what you'll get!
Cauldron Cakes
Fizzing Whizzbees

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