Who Said It: Donald Trump or Professor Umbridge?


By: Beth Hendricks

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Once upon a time, there was an evil tyrant whom none of the children liked, and there was also Professor Umbridge. We kid, we kid! But did you ever think you'd find a quiz that combines aspects of Harry Potter's Wizarding World with elements of President Donald Trump's world? Yet, here we are.

If you're not familiar with Professor Dolores Umbridge, all you need to know can be summed up in her creator J.K. Rowling's own words: She was "someone whom I disliked intensely on sight." Ouch.

Umbridge first appears in the Harry Potter tales as Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic. A few years later, she mosied over to Hogwarts, eventually forcing the long-tenured Dumlebdore out. Umbridge is well known for her nasty temperament and for lying to inflate her importance, which brings us to Trump.

We'll keep our political opinions to ourselves. That's what you have social media for. But there's no denying that Trump is a polarizing figure for many. Rowling's quotes about disliking someone intensely on sight may apply to many of you partaking in this quiz. Hey, we're not here to judge. We're just here to have some fun with some quotes that could have been made by Trump or Umbridge. The fun is in figuring out which is which. Strap on your sorting hat and buckle up for this yuuuge quiz that we know will prove you're a "very stable genius."

Who said, “I’m sure we’re all going to be very good friends”?

We know, it was hard to pick on this one since both Trump and Umbridge have been known for their rousing friendliness. That's sarcasm, by the way. Neither of these folks seem to seek out friendships, unless the other party is in North Korea.


Speak up! “The time has come for answers, whether he wants to give them or not.” Who uttered this phrase?

Donald Trump may have uttered this behind closed doors, but this quote is attributed to Harry Potter's Professor Umbridge. She spoke this quote to Severus Snape in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."


This one can be true: "Sometimes you have to toot your own horn because nobody else is going to do it." Who said it?

Donald Trump has done plenty worth bragging about and, well, if we're being honest, several things of which he shouldn't be proud. Regardless, sometimes you DO need to toot your own horn if, for no other reason than patting yourself on the back.


Court aside, which of these leaders said, “I will have order!”

We think most leaders (and teachers) want order, right? The opposite of order is chaos and chaos, in any setting, can be disruptive and unsettling. Of course, with a last name like Umbridge, taken from the word "umbrage," which means "annoyed or displeased," order might be a rarity.


Somebody had to say it: "We have triumphed over evil like nobody has seen before." Who was it?

We don't know, but Franklin Roosevelt, who guided the United States through World War II, might have an opinion on this one. This quote was uttered by current U.S. President Donald Trump, whose results, we're sure, have been yuuuggeee.


Who articulated this one: "I need loyalty. I expect loyalty"?

You don't have to look far through Donald Trump's Cabinet comings and goings to see that loyalty is something he definitely puts as a priority in his life. But it's not necessarily wrong. We like people who are loyal to us, too.


“Deep down, you know that you deserve to be punished." Yikes! Who said this one?

OK, OK, we left a bit of the quote off, where it ends with "Don’t you, Mr Potter?” But that would've given it completely away, wouldn't it? This is a classic quote from Umbridge when she's talking to young Potter.


“You know, I really hate children.” To whom can we attribute this blunt quote?

It's never a good thing when a teacher of children says something like, "I really hate children." Whoa. We're glad she's not teaching any of our kids! She may want to consider finding another line of work.


Who said, "Study hard, and you will be rewarded. Fail to do so and the consequences may be severe?"

We agree with this one, philosophically, but we suspect Professor Umbridge meant it in a little more diabolical way. This quote is from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."


Take your pick on this one. Who said, "I'm their worst nightmare"?

That's right; this is a classic Donald Trump line. Trump was, of course, speaking to Democrats when he uttered this quote. But it may be hard for you to find this one on a Google search, since the search terms "nightmare" and "Trump" together generate more than 71 million results.


Who can this quote be attributed to? "So silly of me, but it sounds as if you're questioning my authority."

The closing remark on this quote is "... in my own classroom, Minerva," but that's not nearly as ambiguous, is it? Of course, this one goes to Professor Umbridge, who clearly never wants her authority challenged. Sounds familiar, eh?


"Progress for the sake of progress must be discouraged." Who uttered this one?

On its surface, this quote sounds pretty innocent. Shouldn't you have a goal for your progress other than just progress alone? Adding Professor Umbridge to it, however, gives it another level of insinuation to think about.


"I would give myself an A+." Who wouldn't? Which person said it?

We all have to grade our own papers from time to time, but would you admit to giving yourself an A+? It seems like a professor is a perfect fit for this quote, but it was, in fact, Donald Trump who said it. Hey, at least he believes in himself.


We've probably all asked this question before, "Do you hate me?" Which of our choices is this one attributed to?

Something tells us that Professor Umbridge didn't much care what the answer to this one was, yet she asked it anyway. It's interesting she asked, "Do you hate me?" instead of "Do you like me?" It was tinged with negativity from the start!


“Getting a good picture, everybody, so we look nice and handsome and thin?" Who uttered this self-conscious phrase?

Believe it or not, this is a legitimate quote uttered by the leader of the free world, Donald Trump, during a photo opportunity with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Admit it, though, you ask the same thing when your photo is being taken!


In response to the question — "Were you ever nice?" — this person said, "1985. Worst year of my life." Who was it?

OK, we laugh-snorted at this one. Professor Umbridge's answer is much like we feel in our worst moments, like we were nice once, and we never plan to be again. They do say that nice guys (and gals) finish last, so there's that.


Someone wants to be the center of attention with this one: "Could you please pay a little attention here?" Who said it?

In fairness, it's important for students in a classroom to be fully engaged and paying attention to their instructor to get the most of their education. But we could totally see Trump saying this one, too.


"This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier." Which of these people expressed regret in their decision?

In an interview with Reuters, Trump admitted that he loved his previous life with all its various activities. Being president of the United States is a lot more work than he expected. Shocking!


"I like kids. I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds, and she’ll take care of the kids." Who stated this?

Admittedly, some people are more hands-off in the raising of children than others. Donald Trump made no secret of his involvement with this quote, offering to provide the money to fund the raising of his kids. Alrighty then.


Which one of our answer choices said this: "I see that the message hasn’t been engrained into you just yet. Another week?"

That's the work of a teacher; it's never done! Professor Umbridge took the pulse of her audience with this quote, promising to take another week to let the message sink in. Sometimes, people are just hard-headed.


Who said, "We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated"?

Now, you know that no teacher on the planet – fictitious or otherwise – would utter this quote. But a sitting president of the United States did. Just let that sink in for a moment. We'll wait.


It's true; you don't. Which person said, "You have no idea what I’m capable of"?

Admit it; you got this one wrong. You could probably see either person saying this quote. But in this quiz, it is attributed to Professor Umbridge, who – quite frankly – makes our skin crawl a little.


They certainly didn't mean to brag when they said, "I'm also honored to have the greatest temperament that anybody has." Who was it?

What must it be like to have the world's greatest temperament? Goodness knows, we fail on this one on a near-daily basis. Of course, Professor Umbridge's temperament wasn't great, so the clear winner here is Trump.


"I’m going to be honest; I feel like you don’t like me," was uttered by which one of these?

Professor Umbridge sure spends a lot of time thinking about whether people like her or not and how much. Do you think Donald Trump considers this? Wait, maybe don't answer that one.


Which of these individuals said, "I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense, OK?"

Donald Trump spoke this quote during a presidential debate when he was asked whether he'd accept the election results if Hillary Clinton won. Of course, he didn't have to worry about that, now did he?


"People say that I’m heartless. I’ve just learned to use my heart less." Who uttered this one?

We feel you, Professor Umbridge. Sometimes we feel the same way. Of course, using your heart less does close you off to making wonderful connections with other people, and how sad is that?


Which person said, "That makes me smart," in response to an adversary's comment?

Responding to a comment about dodging paying his taxes, Donald Trump uttered, "That makes me smart." Apparently, Trump believes if he pays taxes, his money would be "squandered." We feel you on that one, DJT.


"Are you trying to show contempt of the law?" One of our choices said this. Who was it?

Professor Umbridge is questioning Harry Potter when she asks, "Are you trying to show contempt of the law?" Potter's response is a little bit sarcastic, offering, "Well, I'm not trying to conceal it."


This one might be debatable. Who said, "Nobody respects women more than me"?

Um, we're out of words for this one, which was said by Donald Trump in regard to his relationship with females. Trump spoke this quote, which some people might consider, well, debatable. What do you think?


Well, that's rude. Who said, "A lot of people don’t know what a community college means or represents"?

We take umbrage (get it?) with this one, Mr. Trump. Community colleges are the backbones of our society, helping train individuals in vocational pursuits that four-year colleges just cannot abide. More support for community colleges, please!


Ouch! "I will transfigure his face," was said by which of these folks?

Phew, we're glad this one goes to Professor Umbridge, although she IS a witch, so it's not that shocking. After all, you're not much of a magic master if you don't have the ability to transfigure someone's face.


"The beauty of me is that I'm very rich." Well, then. Who said this one?

We know, we know, you're very wealthy, Mr. Trump. You have buildings with your name on them. We're not sure how much money Professor Umbridge made, but if she's like most teachers, she's underpaid!


"We have the worst laws of any country in the world." Who is this one attributed to?

Again, perhaps overstated? There are certainly a lot of laws and even ridiculous and antiquated laws in the United States, but we're not even close to having the worst laws in the entire world. Trump's comment was made during a conversation about immigration.


"You think I'm going to change? I'm not changing." To whom can we attribute this?

At a press conference in 2016, then-businessman Donald Trump made one thing clear – he doesn't intend to change. We'd have to agree with his sentiment; he certainly has not changed from his unique style.


Someone said, "If I am treated fairly, that's the way it's going to be, but I want to keep that door open. I have to keep that door open because if something happens where I'm not treated fairly, I may very well use that door." Who was it?

In 2015, as the presidential campaign was winding up, Trump was asked about the possibility of running for president as an independent rather than a Republican. The quote listed outlines his stance on the issue.


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