What is Your True Patronus?

By: Khadija Leon
Image: Warner Bros.

About This Quiz

The Patronus is one of the most popular and most difficult defensive charms in the Harry Potter universe. The spell is cast when a person says, "Expecto Patronum," and for the witches and wizards who can cast it, a silvery-white guardian spews out of the wand taking the form of an animal.

The spell is used against Dementors and is said to be a cast when a happy memory is conjured giving them the strength to perform the spell. No one knows what form their Patronus will take until the first time it is cast, and it is also unlikely that the Patronus will change, although it has happened in the case of Severus Snape and Nymphadora Tonks.

As mentioned above, the Patronus takes the form of an animal. Will yours be a stag, like Harry and his father, James? A phoenix, like Dumbledore's? 

What is the true form of your Patronus? Do you have an idea as to what kind of animal it would be? Will it be an animal that represents your personality, or will it be one that reminds you of a person that is near and dear to your heart? If you would like to find out, then you can do so by taking this quiz!

What would you want your Patronus to be?

What family of animals would you want it to come from?

How did you master “Expecto Patronum?”

Who, or what, would you think of to make your Patronus appear?

What would you use your Patronus for?

What’s your wizard blood status?

Which pet would you bring to Hogwarts?

How would your professors describe you?

Which Hogwarts class is the most interesting to you?

Which of the honors would you get while at Hogwarts?

What position would you play on the Quidditch team?

If you could put a Bat Bogey Hex on anyone in the magical world, who would it be?

Which Gryffindor is your favorite?

And which Slytherin would be your worst enemy?

What do you think of people from Ravenclaw?

Which race of magical creatures would you want on your side when going to battle?

Which race would you want nothing to do with?

If you saw Dementors approaching, what would you do?

What would your boggart turn into?

Which magical object would you want the most?

Which magical drink would you overindulge in?

What kind of wood do you think your wand would be made out of?

In addition to your wand, what ability would you want to have?

Which way seems like the most fun to get around in the magical world?

You’re done at Hogwarts, and Voldemort has been defeated. What’s your next step?

Which magical job would you want to have?

What’s the most important quality to have in a friend?

Which Harry Potter quote is your favorite?

And which book is your all-time favorite?

Which character’s death tore you up the most?

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