Harry Potter Quiz Questions Only True Experts Know

As one of the most important fictional characters of the 21st century, Harry Potter has millions of fans worldwide.

Casual fans are joining the ranks of expert ‘Potterheads’ every day, but even the most die-hard followers don’t know every letter of each HP book.

Today we’ll take you through some of the most important Harry Potter quiz questions that every Potterhead should know, so without any further ado, let’s start from the top:

Harry Potter Quiz Questions Only True Experts Know

What is the Name of the Talking Hat in Harry Potter?

The main highlight of every Harry Potter House quiz is the grumpy-looking hat that practically taunts students after analyzing their characteristics, yelling the name of a house they will later be transferred to.

While it doesn’t have a traditional name, JK Rowling referred to it as the ‘Sorting Hat’, basically because of its purpose of sorting students into Hogwarts’s houses.

More complex quizzes may ask you who made the hat. The answer lies in the names of the school’s founders – Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Helga Hufflepuff.

What Was Harry’s Wand Made of?

While it’s fairly easy to memorize the fact that Harry had a wand with the same core as Voldemort’s wand, many HP fans don’t know what they’re actually made of.

This is a fairly popular quiz question that may partially mislead you with its simplicity. Pay close attention to the details in the question; it had a Phoenix feather for a core, but it was made of holly wood.

The same goes for Voldemort’s wand, so basically remembering this will help you in both situations.

How Many Flights of Stairs are There in Hogwarts?

Not many people will forfeit the opportunity to enjoy a movie and focus on counting staircases, but this is a completely legitimate question.

Despite being a trump card for one-on-one trivia showdowns more than a popular question in a Harry Potter quiz, you may want to know that there are 142 staircases in the castle.

When Did Gryffindor Win its House Cup prior to Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s Arrival?

This information stands out, as Gryffindor didn’t win a single cup in more than a few years straight before the story’s main heroes arrived.

Many HP quizzes include this question, as it’s easy to confuse the House Cup for a Quidditch Cup, both of which Harry helped win in his first year of Hogwarts.

Gryffindor didn’t manage to win the House Cup in six years. The year when Harry, Ron, and Hermione came, Slytherin was bound to win, but Dumbledore awarded the three wizards with bonus points at the last minute.

Where did Harry’s Uncle Vernon Work?

The Dursley family is often included in Harry Potter quizzes, but the majority of questions revolve around their names, their connection to Harry, and such.

Vernon, the young wizard’s uncle is arguably the loudest of the five, and he has most interactions with Harry throughout the books.

Searching for such a specific answer to where he worked isn’t tricky – the very beginning of the second book will help you find the answer. If you don’t feel like dribbling through pages or can’t find the movie, the company’s name is Grunnings.

What is the Term for ‘Snake-Whispering’ in the HP Universe?

JK Rowling practically coined the term ‘Parseltongue’, the unique form of ‘snake tongue’ language. This question is often either followed or replaced by an even more difficult one – how can it be taught?

Parseltongue can be learned, but it’s typically inherited. Harry accidentally used it when he was 17 years old; the second book reveals that Harry was actually ‘taught’ by Voldemort, or more specifically speaking, he passed it to Potter when he attempted to murder him.

Who Replaced Poppy Pomfrey as Hogwarts’s Matron?

This is somewhat of a trick question, mainly because two conflicting answers are accepted by different quizzes. According to some, Poppy retired in 2014 and was replaced by Hannah Abbott.

Others claim that Poppy never retired, or at least “canceled” her retirement. In the case of the latter, Poppy was never replaced as Hogwarts’s matron.

When was Hogwarts Founded?

The answer to this question is fairly easy for most Potterheads, but it’s not the kind of information that is constantly circling throughout the books and movies.

The school itself was founded in the early 10th century, but the castle was built some decades ago (roughly year 993).

For more complex quizzes, you may want to memorize that it’s positioned in the area of the Scottish Highlands. For movie fans, whenever the heroes are taking the trip to Hogsmeade, the beautiful Scottish scenery reveals this to be true.

Is Remus Lupin a Pureblood?

Another trick question, mainly because the infamous Moony is considered one of the most powerful characters in the Harry Potter universe.

A shapeshifting werewolf and more than capable wizard is surely bound to be a pureblood, correct? Well, JK Rowling designed this character to be a half-wizard, half-muggle.

What was the Marauder’s Map’s Biggest Imperfection?

As one of the most exquisite magical tools in the lore, the legendary Marauder’s Map was sadly flawed. It revealed wizards and witches under the guise of cloaks of invisibility, and even those who drank Polyjuice potions would be revealed in seconds, as well as ghosts and named critters.

However, users of the Map could be tricked by people with shared names. Its biggest imperfection is the lack of ability to present unplottable rooms, most notably being the secret Room of Requirement, the very room that many wizards used to hide acts of mischief or precious belongings.

What is the Group Name for Trolls?

This is an oddly specific question that many Potterheads seem to struggle with, mainly because it’s fairly difficult to pronounce.

Trolls were categorized by professional researchers of magical beasts in the genus called Troglodytarum. In the Philosopher’s Stone, Quirinius Quirrell, who was then controlled by Voldemort, sneaked a troll inside one of the bathrooms while plotting to steal the Flamel’s legendary philosopher’s stone.

We hope that this list was interesting to you and that you have learned something today new on the Harry Potter series. Make sure you are staying safe in these times we are all going through and have a good one, guys!

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