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Basic Harry Potter Quiz

Some answers require you to have read the books so watch out!
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Last updated: September 3, 2018
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Question
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
103 Recent Comments
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Level 65
Sep 3, 2015
I wrote Malfoy for Harry's greatest enemy! :P
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Level 37
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 39
Mar 18, 2024
Probably second greatest, all things considered.
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Level 27
May 25, 2024
lol

voldemort is more evil

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Level 23
Sep 4, 2015
29/30.
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Level 62
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 41
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 69
Sep 1, 2019
The death eaters are Voldemort’s supporters. They include Bellatrix Lestrange, Lucius Malfoy, and Snape.
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Level 27
May 25, 2024
dementors suck happiness out of you but will still kiss you
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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 72
Sep 8, 2015
Chaser, seeker, what's the difference. Other than one being wrong, of course...
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2018
Unless you're talking about James instead of Harry - the books and movies are different.
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Level 17
Feb 24, 2024
They're two different positions that do different things.
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Level 27
May 25, 2024
chaser is the one that tries to score in the goals seeker catches the snitch
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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 21
Dec 27, 2015
Great quiz!! :D
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Level 2
Mar 25, 2016
Harry Potter Geek (=
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Level 74
Jun 15, 2016
I'm just starting the Goblet of Fire, so I missed a few of them.
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Level 45
Jul 6, 2016
The books also take place in Scotland so...
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Level 11
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 28
Sep 12, 2016
Pretty easy! Thanks for making this quiz! I finished with 3:24 left.
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Level 28
Sep 14, 2016
Huge Harry Potter fan!! Everything done with 1:55 left!
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Level 36
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 56
Nov 5, 2016
Yay! 30/30 with 47 seconds left!
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Level 25
Nov 6, 2016
the basilisk didn't actually kill anyone
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Level 25
Nov 6, 2016
i had one minute went six seconds left
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Level 25
Nov 6, 2016
twenty six stupid auto correct
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Level 28
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 56
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 27
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 68
Mar 18, 2021
Much of the series takes place in England.
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Level 47
Jan 3, 2017
this is a very accurate quiz. I enjoyed it!:)
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Level 43
Jan 10, 2017
Had 2:50 left!!
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Level 46
Jan 22, 2017
love this quiz
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Level 62
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 40
Feb 23, 2017
Scotland should be accepted as an answer seeing as it's Hogwart's location.
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Level 45
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 12
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 61
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 48
Oct 27, 2021
That's the same as someone cutting your arm off, beating you to death with it and claiming it's suicide. Just because it's your body doesn't mean you did it
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Level 18
Jun 8, 2017
done with 3:09 left- love this!
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Level 62
Jul 17, 2017
Id like to point out that the basilisk didnt kill anyone in harrys third year
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Level 53
Sep 25, 2017
Accept "He who must no be named" for Lord Voldemort
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Level 53
Sep 25, 2017
*"He who must not be named"
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Level 40
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 34
Apr 24, 2024
technicality
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Level 36
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 68
Mar 19, 2021
That's so cool!
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Level 55
Jan 31, 2018
Too easy finished with 2:50 remaining
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Level 55
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 28
Feb 13, 2018
Can you accept The Bloody Baron for Peeves?
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Level 57
Sep 26, 2020
but they're different characters..
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Level 54
Feb 27, 2023
That's like asking to accept great aunt Tessie for Hagrid
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Level 22
Mar 10, 2018
30/30 nice quiz
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Level 21
Apr 14, 2018
200% potterhead haha
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Level 51
Jun 27, 2018
really fun! finished with 3:09 left, maybe more qs or shorter time limit?
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Level 52
Aug 21, 2018
That moment you get 29/30 and it only beats 61%... only on Jetpunk
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Level 46
Dec 8, 2018
Quiz title has Harry Potter in it, puts picture of Hermione.
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Level 18
May 15, 2019
i put in "he who shall not be named" and it was correct lol
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Level 70
Jun 10, 2019
Good general quiz, for non-(diehard)fans they take quite a bit of thinking but are get-able. Good balance for this quiz imo. (obviously a piece of cake for the real fans)>

A good question might be what helps when you eat it to feel better after a dementor attack. (I know there are plenty to be asked, but I think it is one at the right level of knowledge :) )

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Level 70
Jun 10, 2019
I missed 4, peeves, yule ball, nagini and horcruxes. I think the last one was the only only I might ve gotten with more time, but maybe not, could only think of the name of it in my language which has nothing similar at all (gruzielement). And I was trying (variations of) nearly headless nick for the poltergeist.
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Level 29
Aug 1, 2019
I know it's mostly a basic quiz, but I haven't read these books or watched these movies in quite a while now. Pretty surprised I was able to get 20/20 (thanks to generous spelling allowances).
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Level 68
Mar 20, 2020
Why not You-Know-Who for Voldemort?
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Level 20
Apr 9, 2020
Perfect! But I almost forgot about Luna
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Level 83
May 22, 2020
I've never read the books or seen the movies . I took the quiz just to see how much information you can absorb just by something being so popular and talked about in TV and in magazines etc .I was expecting to get about 5 correct and I got 17 . Just shows how much popular culture you can pick up without even realizing it.Same for me with Star wars ,I saw the first three as a kid but was never a fan but so much info seeped in.
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Level 18
Dec 7, 2020
Yay! super easy, I finished with 3:11 remaining! amazing quiz, got all of them straight away, I will definitely do this quiz again some time
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Level 20
Dec 16, 2020
Your quiz is very well to revise our classic...
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Level 39
Mar 18, 2021
i know exactly one of these lol
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Level 65
Mar 18, 2021
Please accept Ashgabat for Azkaban
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Level 43
Nov 1, 2021
Ashgabat or Ashgabad is a city in Turkmenistan.

It is also the capital city of the country.

Azkaban is a prison... not in Turkmenistan.

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Level 93
Mar 4, 2023
I'm assuming that's the joke but I can't say for certain.
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Level 67
Mar 19, 2021
For someone who hasn't read any books and watched only first movie I'm proud I got 13 out of 30!!!
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Level 68
Mar 19, 2021
Even though I have read the series twice, and seen all the movies heaps, I still keep forgetting what those sucky things are called! (Dementors). It's a word that doesn't stick in my brain.
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Level 32
Jul 28, 2021
29/30. Could not figure out how to spell Quittich .

Quiditch

Quidich

Ah I give up.

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Level 43
Nov 1, 2021
No idea why it took me so long to figure out the name of Cedric Diggory!
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Level 16
Jan 6, 2022
100% TO EASY COULD BE ALOT HARDER 2:33 REMAINING
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Level 48
Feb 27, 2022
Maybe you should accept 'Umbridge' for the headmaster question since she was headmaster for a small period of time in the Order of the Phoenix.
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Level 43
May 11, 2022
Please add for the headmaster question:

- Dolores Umbridge (Order of the Phoenix)

- Severus Snape (Deathly Hallows)

- Armando Dippet (Tom Riddle/Voldemort/Rubeus Hagrid's time)

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Level 43
Feb 28, 2023
Dippet seems nitpicky, since it says headmasters when Harry's at school. But Slughorn should also be accepted for the potions master question IMHO.
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Level 28
Apr 1, 2022
I've never laid my eyes on any of the books or movies

I got 100%

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Level 15
Jan 15, 2023
HOW THE FREAKING WAY
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Level 37
May 9, 2024
google
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Level 18
Apr 29, 2022
Easyyy 100
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Level 23
May 13, 2022
27 / 30 even though I have read all 7 books!

I kept on trying to put draco maltoy instead of Voldemort though...

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Level 32
Oct 8, 2022
I knew them all, but I missed quidditch because appranetly im terrible at spelling-
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Level 19
Jan 3, 2023
First Try:

3:13 - time used

30/30 - 100%

Great Quiz!!

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Level 15
Jan 15, 2023
I read all seven books like 30 times but don't know how to spell anything so....
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Level 68
Feb 25, 2023
Can “You Know Who” be accepted?
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Level 26
Feb 25, 2023
pls accept deadric for cedric :)
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Level 43
Feb 28, 2023
A couple of nitpicky gripes:

- There were multiple headmasters (Dumbledore, Umbridge, and Snape) and potions masters (both Snape and Slughorn) when Harry was at Hogwarts so that's a bit confusing.

- The Yule Ball was "held by the school" in the winter; it was held by whatever school was host for the Triwizard Tournament.

- The most annoying to me is Luna's earrings, which were dirigible plums, not radishes. They are magical orange radishes that float. It's only annoying to be because they mention that like 50 times in the 5th, 6th and 7th books.

Just a couple things. Good quiz overall. Check the apostrophes after things like "Harry's mothers name" (needs an apostrophe after 'mother's' too).

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Level 41
Apr 17, 2023
who wrote the books? a terf :)
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Level 68
Aug 9, 2023
It's 2 am and I just typed Alcatraz for Azkaban
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Level 20
Mar 7, 2024
i always got them confused
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Level 20
Mar 7, 2024
how did only 55% get peeves?
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Level 54
Apr 2, 2024
People who only watched the movies?
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Level 25
May 1, 2024
too easy, 1:27 used. someone needs to get me off the books.
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Level 32
May 25, 2024
almost done with half blood prince, and I got 100% in 2:29