Can You Name of These Magically Obscure Harry Potter Characters?


By: Lenore Brown

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The Harry Potter novels are about "the boy who lived," a young wizard who must take down the dark Lord Voldemort with the help of his friends. In the seven books and eight adapted movies, we watched them go on a roller coaster ride making numerous allies and enemies along the way.

The books were set in both the magical and Muggle worlds and were filled with characters from many different races, backgrounds, and species, some of which included, werewolves, house elves, trolls, centaurs, giant spiders, and dragons. 

They also featured characters such as Cho Chang, one of Harry's love interests, professors like Minerva McGonagall and Filius Flitwick who not only taught the students but also played a crucial role in the fight against the Dark Lord. At the time of reading, they may have seemed minor, but without them, the books would not have been as successful as they are. 

Everyone knows who Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, and Hermione Granger are, even if they haven't read the books, not only because they are on the covers of some of the books, they are also the characters that everyone has fallen in love with. But how well do you know the other characters in the books? To test your knowledge, you should take this quiz!

Who was Harry's first kiss?

Cho Chang was a student in the Ravenclaw house that Harry took a liking to. He procrastinated on asking her to the Yule Ball, so she went with Cedric Diggory. Later though, they shared Harry's first kiss under the mistletoe.


What was the name of Draco Malfoy and Gregory Goyle's other friend?

Vincent Crabbe was the third bully in the Draco Malfoy and Gregory Goyle trifecta of bullies. The three of them would often roam around Hogwarts looking for students to terrorize.


Who was the co-winner of the Triwizard Tournament with Harry?

Cedric Diggory was a Hufflepuff student who was loved by everyone. He was a school prefect, Quidditch Seeker and captain. Tragically, he was killed by Voldemort when the Triwizard Tournament cup was turned into a portkey and transported Cedric and Harry to a cemetery in Little Hangleton. Voldemort referred to him as "the spare."


Who was the Charms professor at Hogwarts?

Professor Filius Flitwick was the Charms professor at Hogwarts and the head of the Ravenclaw house. He appears to be dwarf-like in stature, but his talents at Charms are impressive.


What is the name of the dark wizard Dumbledore battled many years ago?

Gellert Grindelwald is the powerful wizard Dumbledore defeated many years ago. He was since jailed, but his existence plays a crucial role in the shaping of the wizarding world.


Who is the headmaster at Durmstrang?

Igor Karkaroff is the headmaster at Durmstrang, one of the schools that competes in the Triwizard Tournament. He is also a reformed Death Eater.


Who was the Riddle family's gardener?

Frank Bryce was the muggle gardener for the Riddle family, which is not a family you necessarily want to be employed with. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" begins with an encounter with this man, a stark departure from how the previous books in the series began. Bryce is a muggle and has no knowledge of the wizarding world, and he meets an unfortunate end at the hands of Voldemort and Wormtail.


Who was the Death Eater who tortured Neville Longbottom's parents?

Bellatrix Lestrange is a vile Death Eater who committed numerous heinous crimes, one of which was torturing Frank and Alice Longbottom into insanity. Frank and Alice were Neville Longbottom's parents.


Which of Harry's Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers was supremely arrogant?

Professor Gilderoy Lockhart was an arrogant, magical, celebrity author who claimed to have survived numerous dangerous situations and faced several unbelievable foes. Harry and his friends discovered his tales were taken from other whiches and wizards who had experienced them in real life.


Which member of the Gryffindor Quidditch team was unwillingly part of an assassination plot?

Katie Bell was a Chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch team. In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," she attempts to deliver a cursed necklace to Dumbledore under the Imperius Curse. However, the necklace never reached its intended target after she accidentally touched it. It ended up being badly cursed for many months.


Who is Draco Malfoy's mother?

Narcissa Malfoy was Lucius Malfoy's wife and Draco's mother. She is also Bellatrix Lestrange's sister.


Who is the headmistress at Beauxbatons?

Olympe Maxime is the half-giantess headmistress of Beauxbatons. She is kind and caring and takes a liking to Hagrid.


Who was the original owner of The Elder Wand?

Antioch Peverell was the original owner of The Elder Wand. Cadmus Peverell owned The Resurrection Stone, and Ignotus Peverell owned The Invisibility Cloak.


Helena Ravenclaw is also known as what?

Helena Ravenclaw is also known as The Grey Lady, Ravenclaw's house ghost. She was the daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw and stole her mother's diadem, which ended up being one of Voldemort's Horcruxes.


Who is the author of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them?"

Newt Scamander is the author of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." This is one of the textbooks that Harry and his friends are supposed to study.


Who is the conductor of the Knight Bus?

Stan Shunpike is the friendly driver of the Knight Bus. He rescues Harry when he's alone in a dementor-ridden world, but Stan is later put in Azkaban for possibly being a Death Eater.


Who is one of the judges of the Triwizard Tournament and a former professional Quidditch player?

Ludo Bagman was one of the judges of the Triwizard Tournament and an oftentimes gambler. He owed some debts and bet on Harry to win the Triwizard Tournament, but he ended up running away after the third task with the tragedy that happened.


Which Hogwarts professor "collects" high-profile students?

Albus Dumbledore convinces Horace Slughorn to return to Hogwarts and teach Potions. While he's there, he chooses certain high-profile students to join his special parties so he can brag that he knows them and take some credit for their successes.


What was the name of Uncle Vernon's sister who came to visit?

Marjorie, or Marge, Dursley, was the muggle sister of Harry's uncle, Vernon Dursley. She favored bulldogs and usually brought at least one with her wherever she went.


Which member of the Order of the Phoenix can change appearance at will?

Nymphadora Tonks can change her facial features at will, including changing the shape of her nose and the color of her hair. She also prefers to be called Tonks.


Which witch was a reporter for the Daily Prophet?

Rita Skeeter was a reporter for the Daily Prophet. While interviewing Harry during the Triwizard Tournament, her stories were generally inaccurate filled with falsehoods.


Who was the Divination professor at Hogwarts?

Sybill Trelawney was the Divination professor at Hogwarts. Divination is the art of foretelling the future and making prophecies. Though she seemed talentless, she was the one to predict the prophecy that prompted Lord Voldemort to target the Potter family.


Which Hogwarts student tried to capture Harry's attention with a love potion?

Romilda Vane tried to slip Harry a love potion through some Chocolate Cauldrons, but Ron got them instead and found himself blissfully in love with Romilda. Harry needed Professor Slughorn's help to snap him out of it.


Which Hogwarts student teaches Harry about Quidditch?

Oliver Wood was captain of the Hogwarts Quidditch team when Harry was a first-year student. He gave Harry his first Quidditch lesson, teaching him what all the balls were and the positions on the Quidditch pitch. He had an eye for good players and knew that Harry would be a good Seeker.


What is the name of the knight who occupied the Gryffindor common room's painting when the fat lady wasn't around?

Sir Cadogan was the loopy and not at all threatening knight who guarded Gryffindor's common room portrait when the fat lady was attacked by Sirius Black in the third book of the series. Sir Cadogan was the only one who would take the job.


What is the name of Hagrid's dog?

Fang was Hagrid's dog, and though he appeared big and fierce, he was really a softy. Fang accompanied Hagrid, Draco, Harry, and the others into the Forbidden Forest in the Sorcerer's Stone.


What is the name of the three-headed dog that protected the Sorcerer's Stone?

Fluffy was the three-headed dog who guarded the Sorcerer's Stone. He could be lulled to sleep with a bit of music.


What was the name of Hagrid's half-brother?

Grawp was Hagrid's giant, half-brother. He doesn't have much in the way of brains, but is harmless enough.


What is the name of the caretaker at Hogwarts?

Argus Filch was a Squib and the caretaker at Hogwarts. Though he isn't an evil person, he generally has an anti-student mentality and is thus disliked by the student body.


Who is the poltergeist at Hogwarts?

Peeves is a poltergeist who lives at Hogwarts and terrorizes students. In general, he is mischievous and is not on the students' side.


What is the name of Neville Longbottom's pet toad?

Trevor the toad was Neville Longbottom's pet. He always seemed to be losing Trevor as Trevor was very quick on the uptake.


The Death Eaters had a werewolf in their ranks. Who is it?

Fenrir Greyback was a werewolf working for the Death Eaters. His presence alone is enough to enforce certain things.


Who was the Hogwarts flying instructor in Harry's first year?

Madam Hooch was the flying instructor during Harry's first year at Hogwarts. She is one of the people who recognizes Potter's potential to be a Seeker.


Which wizard is Albus Dumbledore's brother?

Aberforth Dumbledore was Albus Dumbledore's brother. He pretty much kept to himself, but he does end up helping Harry and his friends when the battle at Hogwarts looms.


Who was the Minister for Magic in the first five Harry Potter books?

Cornelius Fudge was the Minister for Magic in the first five Harry Potter books. His later denial of Voldemort's return caused him to get relieved from his post.


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