Answer These "Harry Potter" Trivia Questions And We'll Give You An O.W.L. Grade


By: Jouviane Alexandre

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Calling all Purebloods, Halfbloods, Muggleborns and Squibs! The world of Harry Potter is a continuous loop of magic, and just because the writing has stopped, the magic surely hasn't! With all the happenings in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, how much do you remember?

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced her fantasy book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, to the world. The novel followed a young boy who discovers he is a wizard and is thrust into the magical world. While Rowling might've hoped for the best with her novel, it became a phenomenon. Her original book would go on to become a franchise of seven books, eight films and a theme park. 

In the Harry Potter world, there are hundreds of characters, places, spells and events that were noteworthy. How many do you remember? Enough to get all O's on your O.W.L.s?

Can you remember how many Unforgivable Curses there are? What was the name of Hagrid's three-headed dog? What was it guarding?

If you answered three, Fluffy and the Philosopher's Stone, you're ready for this quiz! 

The magic of Harry Potter never stops, and so it continues with this quiz! Can you ace this and get Outstandings all around, or will you be left with a Troll? Let's find out!

How many Hogwarts houses were there?

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry had four different houses you could be sorted into: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin.


Which of these schools didn't participate in the Tri-Wizard Tournament?

The Tri-Wizard Tournament is a tournament for the wizarding schools in Europe. Castelobruxo is mentioned a few times in the series as a school located in South America.


Which potion gives extreme luck to the drinker?

We are first introduced to Felix Felicis in the 6th novel, where Harry wins a vial of it from DADA professor, Slughorn. The potion allows the drinker to be lucky for a short period of time.


What kind of creatures 'watch over' the prisoners in Azkaban?

The Dementors are creatures in the Harry Potter series that are known for literally sucking the happiness and life out of their victims. They fly around Azkaban prison and keep the area in a perpetual state of gloom.


What is the name of the town that the students are allowed to visit on particular weekends?

On particular weekends at Hogwarts, the students are allowed to venture to the nearby town of Hogmeade where they often hang out at the Three Broomsticks, Honeydukes, or Zonko's.


What are Dumbledore's middle names?

While many know him as Albus Dumbledore and others know him as the greatest wizard of all time, he was once 'simply' known as Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.


Lily Potter shares the shape of her Patronus with what other person?

While many are confused about the origins of Snape's patronus, it was in fact a doe, just like Lily Potter's. Some say it changed because of his immense love for her. Lily Potter's patronus changed to a doe after she married James Potter, whose patronus was a stag.


What are the names of Neville's parents?

When we are introduced to Neville Longbottom, we find out that he lives with his grandmother. As his story unravels, we are told that his parents, Frank and Alice, are longtime patients of St. Mungo's after having been tortured to insanity by Bellatrix Lestrange.


What was the name of Hagrid's dog?

In Harry Potter, we are introduced to Hagrid's dog, Fang. Although the dog is large, he is very gentle, just like his owner!


During their first year, what creature was released in the dungeon?

In the first Harry Potter novel, a troll is released in the dungeon by Quirrell/Voldemort. The troll finds its way into the girl's bathroom, and Harry and Ron help protect Hermione from it.


What was the name of Ron's pet rat?

When Ron comes to Hogwarts, his familiar is a pet rat named Scabbers. In the third novel, we find out the rat is actually Peter Pettigrew.


Slytherin house is characterized what what kind of people?

Members of the Slytherin house pride themselves on being Purebloods. So much so that when Harry and Ron break into the Slytherin common room in their second year, the password is "Pureblood."


How many unforgivable curses are there?

When Barty Crouch Jr. polyjuices himself into Mad Eye Moody during Harry's fourth year, he teaches the students the three Unforgivable curses and demonstrates them on a spider.


During Harry's first year, who originally wins the House Cup?

When the students walk into the Great Hall, it is decked out in Slytherin colors. After Dumbledore commends Harry, Hermione, Ron and Neville and awards them points, Gryffindor takes the lead and ends Slytherin's 7-year winning streak.


What is the house symbol for Hufflepuff?

The badger is the symbol for house Hufflepuff, which is named after Helga Hufflepuff, one of the Hogwarts founders.


What is the antidote to basilisk venom?

Basilisk venom is an extremely dangerous thing in the Harry Potter series, which is why you'll see the basilisk fang cause harm throughout the series. The only antidote to the venom is phoenix tears.


Who is the house ghost for Ravenclaw?

The Grey Lady was the house ghost of Ravenclaw. She was actually the ghost of Rowena Ravenclaw's daughter.


What is the Dursley's address?

The Dursleys live in a fictional city in the country of Surrey, England. They live at 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging.


Which of these is not an Unforgivable Curse?

In the 6th novel, we are introduced to an extremely dangerous curse, but it's not one of the Unforgivables. Having possession of the Half-Blood Prince's (Severus Snape) book, Harry uses Sectumsempra on Draco Malfoy, a spell that almost kills him before Snape intervenes.


What is the name of the woman in the portrait that guards the Gryffindor common room?

In Harry Potter, we often see interactions with the students and that Fat Lady, who lives within the portrait. The students must give her the common room password to enter.


What are the initials of the organization Hermione started?

During Hermione's 4th year, she decided to start an organization for house elves. It was called the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.


Which of these characters was never Minister for Magic?

Albus Dumbledore never acted as Minister for Magic. In the beginning of the series, Cornelius Fudge was Minister For Magic before he was replaced by Rufus Scrimgeour. Later, Kingsley Shacklebolt was made Minister for Magic after the Second Wizarding War.


Which of Ron's brothers works with dragons?

Charlie Weasley is the second-oldest Weasley after Bill. For much of the series, it is stated that Charlie is in Romania studying dragons.


What vault was the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone kept in?

When Harry first goes to Gringotts, he sees a heavily guarded vault. When he asks what's inside, he learns it is the powerful Philosopher's Stone.


Who was the quidditch captain during Harry's first year on the team?

When Harry first comes to Hogwarts, he makes the quidditch team as the seeker his very first year. The captain of the Gryffindor quidditch team is Oliver Wood, an older student who shows Harry how to play the sport.


What fruit would you have to tickle to enter the Hogwarts kitchen?

In Harry Potter, the kitchen is hidden beneath the basement. When attempting to enter, one is first faced with a portrait of fruit. In order to enter, one has to tickle the pear, which will then turn into a door knob.


Who is known as "Prongs" of the Marauders?

Each of the Marauders had their own 'nickname.' They were Moony (Lupin), Wormtail (Pettigrew), Padfoot (Black), and Prongs (Potter).


Which of these classes does Hermione hate?

In the third Harry Potter novel, the trio take Divination for the first time. It's a class that lacks greatly in concrete material that she can read or study, Hermione instantly dislikes the class and the professor.


Which professor gives Hermione the time turner?

Hermione was always an ambitious student. During her third year, Professor McGonagall gave her a time turner so she could take more classes than her schedule and time would allow.


Whose patronus was a rabbit?

After many of the Hogwarts students get together for Dumbledore's Army, Harry has a lesson on casting a patronus. It is revealed that Luna's patronus is a rabbit.


What is the proper order of Defense Against the Dark Arts Professors?

Quirrell was the very first professor of Defence Against the Darks Arts that we saw in the Harry Potter series. He was followed by Lockhart, Lupin, Crouch (posing as Mad Eye Moody), Umbridge, Snape, and finally, Carrow.


If you want to find the Room of Requirement, which floor should you head to?

If you want to find the Room of Requirement, you'll find it on the 7th floor across from a tapestry of Barnabus the Barmy. One has to walk past the door several times with a 'destination' in mind.


How many siblings does Ron have?

The Weasleys are definitely a big family. Ron is one of seven. He had five brothers (Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George) and one sister, Ginny.


During the Tri-Wizard Tournament, (in the book) who gives Harry gillyweed?

If you selected Neville, you might be thinking of the film. In the Harry Potter book series, Dobby gives Harry the gillyweed that he uses for the competition.


Which of these people weren't stunned by the basilisk?

Don't get confused with Colin! During Harry's second year, he's introduced to a younger Gryffindor student, Colin. It is Colin who is petrified by the basilisk through his camera.


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