115 Harry Potter Trivia Questions That Put Potterheads to the Test (2024)

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ByChloë Nannestad

Updated: Apr. 26, 2024

    See how well you know the boy who lived with Harry Potter trivia that spans all seven books—and all eight movies!—in the beloved series

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    Harry Potter trivia that’ll stump Muggles

    Few works of fiction have had as lasting an influence as the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Over seven books and eight movies, it cemented itself as one of the most beloved series of all time. Needless to say, we’re a little obsessed. We’ve reread the books. We’ve ranked the Harry Potter movies, from the very best films to, well, those we still really love. And now we’re spinning that rich material into Harry Potter trivia that’ll puzzle everyone from casual readers to super fans.

    See, big-time fans have watched the movies a gazillion times and turned the book series into their comfort read. They not only know the difference between a Cleansweep Five and a Nimbus 2000, they also remember Dumbledore’s favorite flavor of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and could tell Fred and George Weasley apart from 10 feet away.

    But we bet even the most knowledgeable fans will be challenged by our comprehensive list of more than 100 Harry Potter trivia questions, including details from both the books and the movies. That’s right: You may consider the children’s books some of the best books ever written, but are you ready for some serious movie trivia too?

    It’s time to brush up on your Harry Potter quotes, dust off your pointed hat and shake up your Pensieve to ponder these trivia questions. Accio answers!

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    General Harry Potter trivia

    1. Question: What is the name of the magical creature that can only be seen by those who have witnessed death?

    Answer: Thestral

    2. Question: What is Voldemort’s mother’s name?

    Answer: Merope Gaunt

    3. Question: What is Harry’s middle name?

    Answer: James

    4. Question: What is the name of the popular wizarding newspaper based in London, England?

    Answer: The Daily Prophet

    5. Question: What kind of wood is Harry’s first wand made out of?

    Answer: Holly

    6. Question: Who wroteA History of Magic?

    Answer: Bathilda Bagshot

    7. Question: What are employees of the Department of Mysteries called?

    Answer: Unspeakables

    8. Question: What magical creature is known for guarding Gringott’s Bank?

    Answer: Ukrainian Ironbelly, a type of dragon

    9. Question: What is Hermione’s cat’s name?

    Answer: Crookshanks

    10. Question: What does Harry name his children?

    Answer: James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna

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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    11. Question: Where does Rubeus Hagrid first tell Harry that he’s a wizard?

    Answer: In a hut on a rock

    12. Question: What does Harry do to impress Professor McGonagall enough that she gets him on the Gryffindor Quidditch team?

    Answer: Catches Neville Longbottom’s Remembrall

    13. Question: Which puzzle guarding the Sorcerer’s Stone does Hermione Granger solve?

    Answer: Professor Snape’s logic puzzle with potion bottles

    14. Question: Which mischievous character from the books did not feature in the movies?

    Answer: Peeves the Poltergeist

    15. Question: The Hogwarts motto is “Draco dormiens nunquan titillandus.” What does it mean?

    Answer: “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.”

    16. Question: Who played Professor Dumbledore in the first movie?

    Answer: Richard Harris

    17. Question: What is the title of this book and movie everywhere except in the United States?

    Answer: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

    18. Question: Who discovered the 12 uses for dragon blood?

    Answer: Professor Dumbledore

    19. Question: In what year was the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone released in the United States?

    Answer: 1998

    20. Question: How many presents did Dudley Dursley receive on his birthday in total?

    Answer: 38. It was 36 (one less than last year), but then Mrs. Dursley bought him two new presents to make up for it.

    21. Question: What was the Fat Lady’s password to get into the Gryffindor common room?

    Answer: Caput Draconis

    22. Question: What is the first line of the book?

    Answer: “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

    23. Question:Where does Harry Potter first see Draco Malfoy?

    Answer: In Madame Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions

    24. Question: What do Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia give Harry for Christmas?

    Answer: A 50-pence piece

    25. Question: This real-life library served as the restricted section of the Hogwarts library in the film version. Which is it?

    Answer: The Bodleian Library at Oxford University

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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    26. Question: In the movie, Professor McGonagall explains the origins of the Chamber of Secrets. Who does it in the book?

    Answer: Professor Binns, the history teacher (who is also a ghost)

    27. Question: Why does Neville Longbottom faint in Herbology class?

    Answer: His earmuffs were loose, so he heard the cry of the baby mandrake.

    28. Question: On what date do the Weasleys rescue Harry from number four, Privet Drive?

    Answer: July 31—his birthday, of course!

    29. Question: Who removes all the bones from Harry’s arm?

    Answer: Gilderoy Lockhart

    30. Question:When Harry, Ron and Hermione make Polyjuice Potion, who steals the ingredients from Professor Snape’s office?

    Answer: Hermione

    31. Question: When Hermione Granger is found Petrified, she is not alone. Who is with her?

    Answer: Penelope Clearwater

    32. Question: What office does Arthur Weasley work for in the Ministry of Magic?

    Answer: The Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office

    33. Question: How many Muggles see the flying Ford Anglia as Harry and Ron make their way to school?

    Answer: Seven

    34. Question: What is Gilderoy Lockhart’s favorite color?

    Answer: Lilac

    35. Question: What is the cure for being Petrified?

    Answer: Mandrake root

    36. Question: Who was headmaster or headmistress at Hogwarts when Tom Riddle was a student?

    Answer: Armando Dippet

    37. Question: What is Gilderoy Lockhart’s autobiography called?

    Answer: Magical Me

    38. Question: Where did Harry begin hearing the voice that no one else could hear?

    Answer: In Professor Lockhart’s office

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    39. Question: Who is Stan Shunpike?

    Answer: The conductor of the Knight Bus

    40. Question: Who plays Professor Dumbledore in this and the subsequent Harry Potter movies?

    Answer: Michael Gambon

    41. Question: How many classes did Hermione Granger take this year?

    Answer: 12!

    42. Question: During the Quidditch game between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff, who is the Hufflepuff seeker?

    Answer: Cedric Diggory (unnamed in the movie, but not in the book)

    43. Question: In the book, who becomes the temporary guard to the Gryffindor common room after the Fat Lady’s painting is damaged?

    Answer: Sir Cadogan

    44. Question: Who did Harry overhear in the Three Broomsticks talking about how Sirius Black betrayed his parents?

    Answer: Professor Flitwick, Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, Cornelius Fudge and Madam Rosmerta

    45. Question: Why do Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger stop speaking?

    Answer: Ron blames Hermione’s cat, Crookshanks, for the disappearance of his pet rat, Scabbers.

    46. Question: What does Uncle Vernon’s sister, Marge Dursley, do for a living?

    Answer: Breeds bulldogs

    47. Question: In the movie, what sound does Ron make after eating a magical candy?

    Answer: A lion’s roar

    48. Question: What is Parvati Patil’s Boggart in the book and the movie?

    Answer: In the book, a mummy; in the movie, a giant cobra

    49. Question: And how does Parvati defeat it?

    Answer: In the book, the mummy trips on its wrappings. In the movie, it turns into a giant jack-in-the-box (arguably no less scary).

    50. Question: At the beginning of the story, where does Hedwig find Harry?

    Answer: She is waiting in his room at the Leaky Cauldron. Clever owl!

    51. Question: When Neville Longbottom dresses his Boggart (Professor Snape) up in his grandmother’s clothes, what stuffed bird is on top of the hat?

    Answer: A vulture

    52. Question: When Professor Snape takes over Professor Lupin’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class, which page does he ask the students to turn to?

    Answer: Page 394 (the page on werewolves)

    53. Question: What two creatures are Hippogriffs a mix of?

    Answer: Horses and eagles

    54. Question: How much gold do the Weasleys win in the Daily Prophet Grand Prize Galleon Draw?

    Answer: 700 galleons

    55. Question:And where do the Weasleys go on holiday with their winnings?

    Answer: Egypt

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    56. Question: What is Fleur Delacour’s little sister’s name?

    Answer: Gabrielle

    57. Question: Who can turn into a beetle at will?

    Answer: Rita Skeeter

    58. Question: What two countries are competing in the Quidditch World Cup Final?

    Answer: Ireland and Bulgaria

    59. Question: What beloved Hogwarts activity is canceled in the fourth year due to the Triwizard Tournament?

    Answer: Quidditch

    60. Question: Who grows a beard after trying to cheat their way into the Triwizard Tournament?

    Answer: Fred and George Weasley (who else?)

    61. Question: Which important characters feature in the book but not the movie?

    Answer: The Dursleys

    62. Question: Members of which two famous U.K. bands played the band Weird Sisters at the Yule Ball?

    Answer: Pulp and Radiohead

    63. Question: How does Cedric Diggory defeat his dragon in the first task of the Triwizard Tournament?

    Answer: He transfigures a rock into a dog to distract it.

    64. Question: What is Mad-Eye Moody’s catchphrase?


    65. Question: Which challenge in the Triwizard Tournament maze was left out of the movies?

    Answer: The Sphinx’s riddle

    66. Question: In the book, the Weasleys come to pick up Harry for the Quidditch World Cup. Which of Fred and George’s candies does Dudley eat?

    Answer: Ton-Tongue Toffee

    67. Question: What does Mad-Eye Moody turn Draco Malfoy into?

    Answer: A ferret

    68. Question: What Quidditch team did Lugo Bagman play for?

    Answer: Wimbourne Wasps

    69. Question: And what position did Lugo play?

    Answer: Beater

    70. Question: What is Ron Weasley’s role in S.P.E.W.?

    Answer: Treasurer

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    71. Question: Which exciting moment in the book is cut out of the movie?

    Answer: Gryffindor winning the Quidditch Cup

    72. Question: What is the crime Harry commits that causes the Ministry of Magic to hold a disciplinary hearing for him?

    Answer: He uses the Patronus Charm in front of a Muggle (Dudley, and only because there were Dementors!).

    73. Question: Which two students came up with the name “Dumbledore’s Army?”

    Answer: Cho Chang and Ginny Weasley

    74. Question: Which of Harry’s acquaintances reveals that he doesn’t believe Harry’s story about Voldemort being back?

    Answer: Seamus Finnigan (who eventually comes around)

    75. Question: What is Draco Malfoy’s mother’s name?

    Answer: Narcissa

    76. Question: What animal is Dolores Umbridge obsessed with?

    Answer: Cats (specifically, kittens)

    77. Question: In the book, what sport has Dudley recently taken up?

    Answer: Boxing

    78. Question: What is Hagrid’s half-brother’s name?

    Answer: Grawp

    79. Question: How does Dumbledore escape from his office when the Ministry of Magic comes to take him to Azkaban?

    Answer: He grabs Fawkes’s tail, and they disappear in a flash of fire.

    80. Question: Where do Harry Potter and Cho Chang have their first kiss?

    Answer: In the Room of Requirement

    81. Question: What is the address of the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix?

    Answer: 12 Grimmauld Place, London

    82. Question: What did Sirius Black’s mother do to his name on the Black family tapestry?

    Answer: Burned it away

    83. Question: What do Harry, Ron and Hermione find in the locked cabinet of a writing desk at the Order of the Phoenix Headquarters?

    Answer: A Boggart

    84. Question: Hermione places a jinx on the piece of parchment members of Dumbledore’s Army sign. What happens to those who betray the group?

    Answer: Pustules will form the word sneak across their foreheads.

    85. Question: In the book, which old friend do Harry, Ron and Hermione run into at St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries?

    Answer: Gilderoy Lockhart

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    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    86. Question: Who concocts a love potion meant for Harry that Ron ends up taking by mistake?

    Answer: Romilda Vane

    87. Question: And who is Ron’s actual love interest this year?

    Answer: Lavender Brown

    88. Question: Which of Voldemort’s Horcruxes do Harry and Dumbledore track down—but it turns out to be a fake?

    Answer: Slytherin’s locket

    89. Question: What is the name of Fred and George Weasley’s shop?

    Answer: Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes

    90. Question: Who teaches Potions class this year?

    Answer: Professor Horace Slughorn

    91. Question: What are the gemstones in the cursed necklace Draco Malfoy buys from Borgin and Burkes?

    Answer: Opals

    92. Question: What spell did Snape invent that Harry later uses on Draco Malfoy?

    Answer: Sectumsempra

    93. Question: What does Hermione smell in the amortenia (or love) potion?

    Answer: Grass, parchment, spearmint toothpaste and Ron Weasley’s hair

    94. Question: True or false: This is the longest movie in the franchise.

    Answer: False! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the longest movie, at 161 minutes.

    95. Question: Lily Potter once gave Professor Slughorn a bowl with a lily that turned into a goldfish. What was the goldfish’s name?

    Answer: Francis

    96. Question: How many Horcruxes have been destroyed at the end of this story?

    Answer: Two: the diary and the ring

    97. Question: Who is the Half-Blood Prince?

    Answer: Severus Snape

    98. Question: What do all the hands on the Weasleys’s magical clock point to when Harry gets to the Burrow?

    Answer: “Mortal peril”

    99. Question: Who is in the first memory Professor Dumbledore shows Harry in the Pensieve?

    Answer: Bob Ogden, an employee of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement

    100. Question: What are the three D’s of a successful Apparition?

    Answer: Destination, determination and deliberation

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    101. Question: Who loses an ear at the start of the book?

    Answer: George Weasley

    102. Question: Which four characters hold the position of Minister of Magic throughout the books?

    Answer: Cornelius Fudge, Rufus Scrimgeour, Pius Thicknesse and Kingsley Shacklebolt

    103. Question: In the epilogue to the book, who says, “Don’t let it worry you. It’s me, I’m extremely famous.”

    Answer: Ron Weasley

    104. Question: In the movie, who hugs Draco Malfoy?

    Answer: Voldemort (and it’s super awkward)

    105. Question: True or false: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two is the shortest Harry Potter movie.

    Answer: True! The run time is just 130 minutes.

    106. Question: Which character do we see ride a broom for the first time in this movie?

    Answer: Hermione Granger

    107. Question: On what date did the Battle of Hogwarts end with Voldemort’s death?

    Answer: May 2, 1998

    108. Question: What is the name of Fleur Delacour and Bill Weasley’s house?

    Answer: Shell Cottage

    109. Question: What fake illness does Ron Weasley say he has to cover up his absence from Hogwarts?

    Answer: Spattergroit

    110. Question: What does Harry steal from Dolores Umbridge’s office in the Ministry of Magic?

    Answer: Mad-Eye Moody’s magical eyeball

    111. Question: What is Luna Lovegood’s father’s name?

    Answer: Xenophilius Lovegood

    112. Question: Who was in love with Helena Ravenclaw?

    Answer: The Bloody Baron

    113. Question: In the book, where do Hermione Granger’s parents move to?

    Answer: Australia

    114. Question: What is Professor Snape’s Patronus?

    Answer: A doe (the same as Lily Potter’s—sob)

    115. Question: What is the last line of the last book?

    Answer: “All was well.”

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    Originally Published: May 13, 2019


    Chloë Nannestad

    Chloë writes about quirky facts, trivia and humor for Reader's Digest. She loves to put her research skills to use to discover the meaning behind everyday objects or the right way to interpret a pet’s behavior—and as an enthusiastic pub-quiz team member, her favorite topic to write about is trivia. Chloë has been covering lifestyle topics for...

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