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Basic Harry Potter Quiz

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Last updated: September 03, 2018
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Answer
What school does Harry Potter attend?
Hogwarts
What platform does the train to the school depart from?
9 3/4
Who tells Harry that he is, in fact, a wizard?
Hagrid
Who is the headmaster of the school Harry attends?
Albus Dumbledore
What game, using flying broomsticks, is played by wizards?
Quidditch
In this game, what is Harry Potter's position?
Seeker
What is Harry's mothers name?
Lily Potter
Who is Harry Potters greatest enemy?
Lord Voldemort
Who is the mischievous poltergeist that wreaks havoc throughout the school?
Peeves
Who is Harry Potter's closest male friend?
Ron Weasley
Who is Harry Potter's closest female friend?
Hermione Granger
What holiday ball does the school hold?
Yule Ball
What teacher, despised by many, teaches potions?
Severus Snape
What creature, from the Chamber of Secrets, petrifies students in Harry's second year?
Basilisk
Who is George Weasley's twin?
Fred
Who has radish earrings?
Luna Lovegood
What is the name of Voldemorts snake?
Nagini
What does the spell "Alohomora" do
Unlocks
What type of creature is Dobby?
House elf
What is the name of Harry's pet?
Hedwig
And what type of animal is it?
Owl
Who wrote the Harry Potter series?
J.K. Rowling
In what country are the books set?
United Kingdom
Who dies during the Triwizard Tornament?
Cedric Diggory
What house is Draco Malfoy a part of?
Slytherin
What house has the house colour of blue?
Ravenclaw
What will "suck all the happiness from you"?
Dementor
Who haunts the girls bathroom?
Moaning Myrtle
What are Tom Riddle's diary and Rowena Ravenclaw's diadem?
Horcruxes
What prison does Sirius Black escape from?
Azkaban
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level 29
Sep 16, 2012
Who is Peeves???
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level 52
Sep 16, 2012
Peeves wasn't in the movies, but he's in every book.
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level 39
Sep 16, 2012
and the video games
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level 50
Jul 11, 2013
Peeves is a poltergeist who lives in the castle and does everything he can to cause mischief, regardless of the victim. It's usually to Harry's detriment, though.
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level 55
Sep 16, 2012
I think unlock doors should be accepted for for "Alohomora"
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level 41
Sep 16, 2012
Agreed.
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level 57
Sep 16, 2012
Yeah
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level ∞
Sep 16, 2012
Added bunch more acceptable answers for that one
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level 23
Mar 24, 2014
I got 9 and I never read a single book and I only saw the last 2 movies
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level 11
Sep 16, 2012
Nice quiz, check out my quizzes
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level 22
Sep 16, 2012
I typed in "unlocks doors" "opens doors" "unlock" - none of which worked for 'unlocks' - very annoying
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level 73
May 24, 2013
not sure how "unlocks doors" won't work for "unlocks" but ok...
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level 13
Sep 16, 2012
- The United Kingdom isn't a country. The books are set in England. - One of the questions says 'what time of animal is it?', which should be 'what type of animal is it?' Other than that, a nice little quiz!
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level 41
Sep 16, 2012
I thought Hogwarts was actually supposed to be in Scotland.
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level 67
Sep 16, 2012
It is.
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level 43
Sep 17, 2012
it is supposed to be in the north - non specific!
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level 32
Jul 1, 2014
Just because the school is in Scotland doesn't mean that all the students are from Scotland. It is possible for students to be from other parts of the UK.
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level 20
Dec 21, 2014
The students are from LONDON. Kings Cross is in LONDON.
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level 56
Jan 6, 2015
in the movies, cho has a scottish accent and seamus couldn't be more irish if here painted green.
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level 10
Jun 29, 2015
The train may travel from Kings Cross in London, but the students come from all over. The Weasleys and Lovegoods are from Devon, Neville once fell off Blackpool Pier (in Lancashire), Malfoy Manor is in Dorset, Fleur and Bill live in Wales (and their children went to Hogwarts) and yes. Seamus was Irish. (Cho may or may not have grown up in Scotland-- the point is, the actress was Scottish) The point is, all those students were BRITISH. Britain is at once, 4 countries in 1 country-- it contains Northern Ireland, Wales, England, and Scotland.They may have travelled far and wide to get to Hogwarts, but they all belonged. And Rowling has also stated that despite the fact that the Hogwarts Express departs from London, it also stops in multiple other major cities--perhaps Leeds or York and Edinburgh or Glasgow.
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level 28
Jul 11, 2015
The books are set in England and Scotland, Hogwarts is in Scotland, but things like King's cross station, the Dursleys' house etc are in England.
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level 1
Apr 9, 2018
bella tricks kills black and at the end she dies but in the beginning it was different cause she escaped but who let her out??? maybe dementors no one payed attention to that and harrypotter was in Scotland I think >> so yeah type on youtube harrypotter stuff you missed cause that's my channel
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level 17
Oct 8, 2012
Oh yes it is! The UK is a country and don't you forget it. Why do people post comments that make them sound like idiots? Geez.
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level 60
Apr 2, 2013
The UK is a sovereign state consisting of four separate countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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level 44
Jun 21, 2013
The irony of saying people post stuff that makes them look like idiots and then claiming the UK is a country. Sovereign state is not the same as country
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level 80
Oct 18, 2013
And the irony continues unabated. The UK is a country. It's made up of 4 countries (and other outlying areas), so is often called a "Country of countries."
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level 42
Apr 14, 2015
Strictly speaking, England is not a recognised country. Officially, Hogwarts is in the UK.
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level 48
Sep 16, 2012
What "time" of animal? You really didn't catch that?
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level 26
Sep 16, 2012
Peeves isn't technically a ghost. He's a poltergeist. The author takes care to point that out in the book so... Also, I agree with everyone about the "unlock" thing.
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level 28
Sep 17, 2012
I feel bad now that I put McGonagol since Dumbledore died and all.. Bummer. Maybe should say 'before the Half-Blood Prince'?
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level 44
Jun 7, 2014
Don't forget that Dumbledore was shortly deposed once before that, too. The head of school who replaced him temporarily (and indeed the fact that this happened at all) plays an important role in one of the books.
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level 18
Sep 17, 2012
got all but 2... easy ones too ;)
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level 18
Sep 17, 2012
Quite easy for me, but still enjoyable. Don't change it to Christmas Ball, it is only ever called the Yule Ball in the books or the movie. Also, I think the picture up top looks like Selena Gomez, does anyone agree?
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level 22
Oct 1, 2012
I agree about the Selena Gomez thing!
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level 29
Sep 18, 2012
I think I'm one of the only people who never bought into this Harry Potter crap...
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level 78
Nov 22, 2014
And yet you were here...
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level 13
Sep 19, 2012
Nice and fun quiz. I got 30/30
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level 43
Sep 19, 2012
For what type of animal Hedwig is I put snowy owl like 10 times and I couldn't figure out what it was. Please accept snowy owl because that's what type of animal Hedwig is, and is much more specific than just "owl".
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level 44
Sep 27, 2012
If you guys are gonna get all picky, Snape should be listed as "before the sixth". Since Slughorn took over Potions Master.
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level 35
Dec 20, 2012
But Slughorn was not despised by many.
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level 22
Oct 1, 2012
It seems a bit odd that Cedric isn't accepted for Cedric Diggory.
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level ∞
Jun 15, 2015
Cedric will work now.
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level 35
Mar 29, 2018
YAY HE'S ALIVE?!? CHO WILL STOP CRYING!!!!
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level 51
Nov 25, 2012
Enjoyed this quiz maybe because I knew the answers! Nice to have one like that every so often. Thanks
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level 14
Dec 26, 2012
Would be helpful if the misspelling "Askaban" and accepted for Azkaban
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level ∞
Jun 15, 2015
That will work now.
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level 20
Jan 11, 2013
Wouldn't say that knowing the name of the ball they hold in one small section of the movie is basic but good quiz.
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level 69
Feb 4, 2013
Too easy. 30/30
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level 20
Feb 9, 2013
A couple things: -The colors for Ravenclaw are blue AND bronze -Dumbledore is headmaster in part of the 5th, 6th, and 7th books -Snape taught D.A.D.A. in the 7th, and Slughorn taught Potions then -The basilisk never killed any in the 2nd year -Hogwarts is located in Scotland (Thanks, Pottermore) Sorry, I'm OCD
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level 52
Sep 3, 2015
Hogwarts is located in Scotland, but the story isn't only at Howarts. Much of the story is at home in England, including the Dursley house, the Ministry of Magic, and the entirety of Diagon Alley.
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level 44
Sep 3, 2015
Scotland is in the UK...
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level 24
Oct 9, 2015
The quiz is 'basic' for a reason. It does not take into account when an individual changed jobs etc. It is known that Dumbledore is headmaster for the majority of the series, and that Snape is the hated potions teacher. The 'hate' bit is pretty obvious, seeing that no one expressed outright dissent at Slughorn being the potions teacher in Half-blood prince. The Basilisk one could be changed though
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level 16
Apr 8, 2013
too easy
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level 28
Apr 22, 2013
28/30
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level 7
Apr 28, 2013
Hey,Yule Ball is the party for friendship in the triwizard tournament!
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level 9
May 1, 2013
But it is also on christmas eve... ;)
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level 80
Oct 18, 2013
Yes... that's why it's called the Yule Ball.
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level 51
May 14, 2013
I got all but one and still only outscored 62% of the quiz takers. This one gets 100% a lot I guess.
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level 9
May 26, 2013
Peeves is not a ghost. He is a poltergeist. Also, the basilisk does not kill anybody in Harry's second year. It Petrifies, not paralyzes. Draco Malfoy is not a part of any House, he is in a House. Saying "part of" suggests that Draco Malfoy is an unofficial House member, or that the correct House is an organization.
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level 37
Jul 10, 2013
Dammit I thought alohomora created light!!! Great quiz thougj
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level 62
Nov 15, 2015
You're thinking of 'lumos' :)
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level 21
Aug 16, 2013
cedric should be enough for cedric diggory
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level 9
Oct 9, 2013
Peeves is not a ghost. He is very much alive. He is a poltergeist.
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level 80
Nov 1, 2013
Poltergeists are ghosts - they are not alive.
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level 57
Sep 4, 2015
Poltergeists are not ghosts in Harry Potter.
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level 25
Sep 20, 2015
poltergeists aren't ghosts
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level 22
Oct 18, 2013
i don't think peeves a ghost
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level 11
Nov 5, 2013
How do you get pictures??
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level 11
Nov 15, 2013
haha i was stuck on horcruxes for ages i was typing in 'books' and 'diaries'
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level 22
Dec 29, 2013
I couldn't for the life of me remember Cedric- yet I remember he was played by Robert Pattinson- Would have been nice for that to have been accepted for an answer :P
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level 17
Jan 29, 2014
I couldn't remember 3, peeves especially, I think I just blocked him out from annoying me so much.
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level 35
Mar 8, 2014
I put "snowy owl" and it didn't accept for Hedwig.
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level 13
Mar 30, 2014
easy as pie! 100% w/56 sec. left!
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level 26
Oct 3, 2016
Easy quiz! Finished with 3:34 left! Great job Amburr!
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level 54
May 8, 2014
Perfect with 2:15 remaining. This site needs more HP!
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level 67
Jun 6, 2014
The picture for this quiz appears to be of Kristen Stewart from the Twilight movies...
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level 14
Nov 3, 2015
I know this is old nut your wrong. The picture is Hermione in the Deathly Hallows part 2 where she went outside to see Harry before they started talking to Griphook.
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level 14
Nov 3, 2015
*but not nut.
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level 49
Jan 14, 2017
Oddly specific...
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level 44
Jun 7, 2014
Good quiz, but I have a few comments: Why is Rubeus Hagrid not accepted for Hagrid? The other concerns about Dumbledore's not being the only headmaster of Hogwarts etc ave already bben mentioned. Finally, Yule ball is not a Hogwarts tradition, but a Triwizard Tournament tradition.
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level 65
Feb 29, 2016
Dumbledore is the main headmaster, if you guessed Umbridge and didn't think to try Dumbledore, then you deserve to get the question wrong
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level 3
Dec 12, 2016
its accepts hagrid
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level 35
Jun 9, 2014
Peeves is a poltergist not a ghost just saying
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level 3
Dec 13, 2016
we know
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level 46
Mar 13, 2017
A poltergeist is a type of ghost.
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level 38
Jun 19, 2014
Please add "snowy owl" to acceptable answers to the question about the species of Harry's Pet? (If only for overachievers like me who type it all in and then have to erase)
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level 66
Jul 7, 2014
Never read the books, nor have I seen the movies. But, from other quizzes here and seeing trailers for movies, I was able to get 14/30. :D
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level 3
Jul 26, 2014
100%
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level 43
Sep 30, 2014
People take Harry Potter quiz and don't know that Ron and Hermione are Harry's best friends ??? Wow
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level 19
Oct 2, 2014
done with 2:16 on the clock, probably would have got more time on the clock if I could figure out how to spell basilisk
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level 58
Oct 31, 2014
It seems no one else tried to input 9.75 for nine and three quarters? I guess I forgot about 9¾.
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level 4
Nov 7, 2014
I like this quiz although you need to have read most of the books or watched most of the movies to answer some of the questions. The first few ones were the from the first two books which is really good for people just starting to read Harry Potter.
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level 65
Feb 29, 2016
why wouldn't they include questions from the later books. It's a quiz about the series. if you haven't read\watched them all then you will miss some. that's how quizzes work
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level 59
Nov 30, 2014
I managed 10. Not bad though, for someone who hasn't read any of the books. And after falling asleep during the first movie, gave up on them as well!
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level 65
Feb 29, 2016
then why are you taking this quiz?
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level 63
Feb 16, 2017
"Points!" - Chris Hardwick
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level 56
Feb 11, 2018
Oh shut up misery guts. It's still interesting to see how much has seeped into the consciousness among us non-fans! I got 7: elated!
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level 79
Apr 29, 2017
I got them all with 74:81 left and I've never read anything. Completely illiterate!
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level 6
Dec 6, 2017
play my quizzes.
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level 57
Feb 11, 2018
no
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level 26
Nov 30, 2014
accept Tom Riddle for Lord Voldemort.
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level 34
Dec 12, 2014
as i was typing the last answer! i was on azkab
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level 27
Dec 27, 2014
I would have got them all right if my spelling wasn't so rubbish
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level 24
Dec 28, 2014
It's spelled Quibbage
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level 19
Dec 11, 2017
No
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level 74
Feb 11, 2018
No, that's the game where they play cribbage on broomsticks. Big at Durmstrang.
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level 29
Jan 4, 2015
Easiest test I've ever done. Got them all with 3:33 to spare
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level 21
Jan 19, 2015
Aced it, too easy
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level 22
Mar 5, 2015
Your quiz is a good one, but I should mention that the Basilisk never killed anyone, not even Nearly Headless Nick, even though he saw the thing head-on.
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level 14
Nov 3, 2015
Nearly Headless Nick is already dead so he can't die again. He was only petrified.
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level 1
Feb 26, 2018
Actually it kills moaning myrtle P
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level 25
Jun 17, 2015
got stuck on radish earings
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level 24
Dec 22, 2017
First I wrote that lavender brown wore radish earrings before I remembered luna
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level 20
Aug 7, 2015
Loved it! The ball made me think for a second, but I got them all!! :D
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level 60
Sep 3, 2015
There are some apostrophes missing from the genitive forms. All in all, it's a good quiz! P.S. Who is that on the photo? (I've only read the books and seen the first film)
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level 22
Sep 4, 2015
Hermione Granger is on the photo
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level 47
Nov 6, 2016
Acted out by Emma Watson
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level 18
Jan 22, 2017
it is Hermione granger in the deathly hallows part 2
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level 1
Feb 26, 2018
Yes
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level 57
Sep 3, 2015
I wrote Malfoy for Harry's greatest enemy! :P
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level 29
Jul 7, 2017
Same, then it wouldn't work so I spent 10 secs trying to see if I spelt draco malfoy correctly
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level 13
Feb 15, 2018
me too
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level 22
Sep 4, 2015
29/30.
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level 57
Sep 4, 2015
Please accept "Scotland" for the country or don't accept "England". They're equally correct and incorrect as parts of the story are set in both countries. Also, as many people have pointed out, saying that the basilisk kills people in Harry's second year is factually incorrect. It petrifies people. It only killed one person and that was 50 years before the book.
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level 46
Sep 4, 2015
I kept thinking The Dementors were called Death Eaters for some reason. Makes sense even though I'm wrong.
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level 55
Sep 7, 2015
Don't know why but I thought it said What is Harry's mothers maiden name? Tried "Evans" and then gave up when it didn't accept. But yea, anyone who has read the books should do pretty well in this one.
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level 67
Sep 8, 2015
Chaser, seeker, what's the difference. Other than one being wrong, of course...
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level 74
Feb 11, 2018
Unless you're talking about James instead of Harry - the books and movies are different.
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level 60
Sep 11, 2015
Was stuck for ages trying to work out what kind of "ball" was held at Hogwarts, I kept thinking that it had to be a tangible object, like the Philosopher's Stone. I got it eventually once I stopped over thinking it.
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level 18
Dec 13, 2015
1.53 remaining got 100%.and by the way stop the peeves arguement
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level 20
Dec 27, 2015
Great quiz!! :D
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level 3
Mar 25, 2016
Harry Potter Geek (=
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level 15
May 25, 2016
i tried malfoy for greatest enemy, and my queen for jk rowling lmao, cool quiz overall
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level 58
Jun 15, 2016
I'm just starting the Goblet of Fire, so I missed a few of them.
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level 37
Jul 6, 2016
The books also take place in Scotland so...
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level 8
Jul 20, 2016
I got them all in 2 minutes, but I was stuck on the yule ball, although I had just finished Harry Potter and the goblet of fire, in which the yule ball happens. I have a bad memory. (I had to give up) :')
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level 7
Aug 21, 2016
what is yule ball
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level 26
Sep 12, 2016
Pretty easy! Thanks for making this quiz! I finished with 3:24 left.
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level 21
Sep 14, 2016
Huge Harry Potter fan!! Everything done with 1:55 left!
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level 40
Sep 14, 2016
The Basilisk didn't kill anyone in Harry's second year
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level 28
Sep 24, 2016
3:45 left!! All my years dedicated to HP have paid off!!
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level 37
Nov 5, 2016
Yay! 30/30 with 47 seconds left!
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level 28
Nov 6, 2016
the basilisk didn't actually kill anyone
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level 28
Nov 6, 2016
i had one minute went six seconds left
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level 28
Nov 6, 2016
twenty six stupid auto correct
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level 26
Nov 15, 2016
Well, I almost put in Draco Malfoy instead of Voldemort for 'Who is Harry Potter's greatest enemy?'.... :P
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level 37
Nov 27, 2016
30/30 with 2:36 left
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level 13
Dec 3, 2016
2:22 remaning + having trouble spelling hurcroxes
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level 19
Dec 3, 2016
It accepted England for the country but in the newest book it says that Hogwarts is in Scotland so shouldn't it be just UK and Scotland accepted?
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level 18
Jan 3, 2017
this is a very accurate quiz. I enjoyed it!:)
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level 41
Jan 10, 2017
Had 2:50 left!!
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level 34
Jan 22, 2017
love this quiz
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level 51
Feb 18, 2017
Petition to accept Hermy and Hermowninny for Hermione in case I'm a giant or Bulgarian, Loony for Luna, bald and soulless albino and Mouldy Voldy for Voldemort, Just Kidding rolling for JK Rowling, Snivellus for Snape, Hagger in case I'm a Giant and Hogwash in Case I'm Queenie Goldstein.
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level 44
Feb 23, 2017
Scotland should be accepted as an answer seeing as it's Hogwart's location.
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level 44
May 21, 2017
Just so you know, a lot of people from the UK wouldn't call the UK their country, but their nationality. They would use their individual country. It might be more straightforward to change it to what nation are the books set in, or, accept Scotland as well considering that's where most of the books take place.
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level 14
May 29, 2017
Technically, the basilisk killed Tom Riddle. It was a basilisk fang that Harry stabbed the diary with.
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level 55
Feb 11, 2018
Technically, that wasn’t Tom Riddle, just an imprint of him. So still wrong.
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level 71
Feb 11, 2018
And it didn't kill Riddle. Just a part of him.
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level 20
Jun 8, 2017
done with 3:09 left- love this!
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level 33
Jul 17, 2017
Id like to point out that the basilisk didnt kill anyone in harrys third year
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level 47
Sep 25, 2017
Accept "He who must no be named" for Lord Voldemort
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level 47
Sep 25, 2017
*"He who must not be named"
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level 20
Oct 12, 2017
Does nobody else try to say "horocrux" instead of "horcrux?" I had to take a hit because I couldn't figure out how to spell it.
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level 9
Nov 4, 2017
So easy with 4 min and 17 secs to spare
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level 74
Feb 11, 2018
4:31
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level 34
Nov 18, 2017
Cedric Diggory dies after he and Harry touch the Triwizard Cup at which point, technically, the Tournament is over.
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level 40
Nov 26, 2017
Nice quiz! To be really pedantic I'm pretty sure Luna's earrings are not in fact radishes but a plant that resembles them called a dirigible plum!
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level 2
Dec 3, 2017
I got them all right ( I am a complete potterhead!!!)
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level 15
Jan 1, 2018
have only read 3 books and still got them all with only 16 seconds left. I am proud of myself.
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level 34
Jan 31, 2018
Too easy finished with 2:50 remaining
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level 44
Feb 11, 2018
Good work. Don't know anything about Harry. Would just like to see apostrophes in the Potter's.
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level 71
Feb 11, 2018
Maybe accept "Snow owl" for Hedwig?
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level 21
Feb 13, 2018
Can you accept The Bloody Baron for Peeves?
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level 23
Mar 10, 2018
30/30 nice quiz
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level 23
Apr 14, 2018
200% potterhead haha
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level 2
Apr 30, 2018
so easy. got 101%
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level 22
Jun 27, 2018
really fun! finished with 3:09 left, maybe more qs or shorter time limit?
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level 39
Aug 21, 2018
That moment you get 29/30 and it only beats 61%... only on Jetpunk