50 Harry Potter Trivia Questions

From theme parks to t-shirts, the Harry Potter fantasy series has become a pop culture phenomenon! Whether you're throwing a party for Potterheads, hosting a movie marathon, or cramming for those pesky O.W.L. exams, these spellbinding trivia questions are sure to separate the wizards from the Muggles.  

First Years - The Basics

Harry had to face a troll during his first year at school, but there's no reason you should! For those new to Hogwarts, start off simple with some beginner-level questions.   

  1. What are the four Hogwarts houses? Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff.
  2. What position does Harry play on the Gryffindor Quidditch team? Seeker.
  3. What is the name of the pub at the entrance to Diagon Alley? The Leaky Cauldron.
  4. What kind of pet does Harry own, and what is her name? An owl named Hedwig.
  5. Who is the Headmaster of Hogwarts when Harry arrives? Albus Dumbledore.
  6. Who makes laws for the magical world? The Ministry of Magic.
  7. Who does Harry live with before going to Hogwarts? His aunt and uncle, Petunia and Vernon Dursley, and cousin Dudley.

Second Years - Character-Based Questions

Now that you've gotten your feet under you a bit, let's get a bit more challenging! How much can you remember about the characters in Harry Potter?  

  1. Name all seven Weasley children. Bonus points if you get the order correct! Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny.
  2. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs are code names for which four characters? Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and James Potter.
  3. What do the students call the Gryffindor ghost? Nearly Headless Nick.
  4. What is Lord Voldemort's full, real name? Tom Marvolo Riddle.
  5. What school-aged peer is Harry's nemesis throughout his time at Hogwarts? Draco Malfoy.
  6. In Book 3, what is Neville Longbottom's greatest fear, revealed upon facing a boggart in Lupin's class? Professor Snape.
  7. Name the Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers during Harry's six years at Hogwarts. Professor Quirinus Quirrell, Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, Professor Remus Lupin, Barty Crouch Jr. in disguise as Professor Mad-Eye Moody, Professor Dolores Umbridge, Professor Severus Snape.
  8. What is Professor Minerva McGonagall's animagus? A cat.

Third Years - Setting-Based Questions

In your third year at Hogwarts, you're allowed to visit Hogsmeade on your own. But how well do you know your way around the magical world?  

  1. What are the two pubs in Hogsmeade called? The Three Broomsticks and The Hog's Head.
  2. How do you get into the Room of Requirement? While thinking about what you need the room to become, walk past where it should be three times.
  3. What is at the base of the Whomping Willow? A tunnel that leads to the Shrieking Shack.
  4. What painting guards the entrance to the Gryffindor common room? The Fat Lady.
  5. How do first years get from the Hogsmeade train station to the castle? They take boats over the lake.
  6. Where in Kings Cross Station does the Hogwarts Express stop? Platform 9 and ¾.
  7. Where are the vaults kept in Gringotts Bank? Deep underground.
  8. Where is the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets? In the second-floor girl's bathroom, also known as Moaning Myrtle's bathroom.

Fourth Years - Magical Pastimes

Witches and wizards can't spend all their time fighting dark magic. Test your knowledge with a few questions about the magical downtime of wizards.  

  1. Name the three different types of balls used in Quidditch. Quaffle, Bludger, Snitch.
  2. The wizarding version of marbles is called what? Gobstones.
  3. What are the three European wizarding schools that participate in the Triwizard Tournament? Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang.
  4. In Book 4, which two teams compete for the Quidditch World Cup? Bulgaria and Ireland.
  5. What is the name of the Weasley twins' magical joke shop? Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.
  6. In Book 4, who does Hermione Granger go with to the Yule Ball? Viktor Krum.
  7. What is the name of the popular, sweet drink usually served in Hogsmeade? Butterbeer.
  8. How is mail delivered in the wizarding world? By owl post.

Fifth Years - Magical Skills

Hermione Granger is top of the class — are you? See if you picked up any book smarts following Harry through school.   

  1. Name the six subjects every Hogwarts student is required to study during their first two years of school. Astronomy, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions, and Transfiguration.
  2. Name at least two Hogwarts electives. Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, Muggle Studies, or the Study of Ancient Runes.
  3. To be allowed to Apparate, you must do what two things? Be at least 17 years old and get your license.
  4. How does one ward off a Dementor? The Patronus Charm.
  5. In the wizarding world, speaking to snakes is a skill called what; famously practiced by who? Parseltongue, Lord Voldemort.
  6. In Book 5, Snape is assigned to teach Harry what type of magic? Occlumency.
  7. What is the correct pronunciation of the Levitation Charm? Win-GAR-dium Levi-OH-sa.
  8. What do the abbreviations for the two main wizarding exams, O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s, stand for? Ordinary Wizarding Level and Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test.
  9. What potion allows a witch or wizard to disguise themselves as someone else for a limited amount of time? Polyjuice Potion.

Sixth Year - The Chosen One

The namesake of the series has quite a few trivia tidbits up his sleeve! How well do you really know the boy who lived?  

  1. Where was Harry Potter born? Godric's Hollow.
  2. When is Harry's birthday? July 31, 1980.
  3. What is the main ingredient in Harry Potter's wand? A phoenix feather.
  4. Who was Harry's first kiss, and in what book? Cho Chang, Book 5.
  5. Harry and Ginny have three children. What are their names? James, Albus, and Lily.
  6. Who is Harry Potter's godfather? Sirius Black.
  7. What does Harry do when he grows up? He works as an Auror for the Ministry of Magic.

Seventh Year - Super Fans

If you get these questions right, your Hogwarts letter might have gotten lost in the mail. You are as magical as they come!  

  1. What is the name of the magical hospital? St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
  2. Which centaur rescues Harry in the Forbidden Forest in Book 1? Firenze.
  3. What spell does Harry discover written in the Half-Blood Prince's potions textbook in Book 6, and who invented it? Sectumsempra, Severus Snape.
  4. In Book 2, who is the first victim to be petrified by the basilisk? Filch's cat, Mrs. Norris.
  5. What is Luna Lovegood's father's name? Xenophilius Lovegood.
  6. In Book 7, what three Ministry of Magic employees do Ron, Harry, and Hermione impersonate? Mafalda Hopkirk, Reginald Cattermole, and Albert Runcorn.
  7. In Book 4, what magical creature does Harry answer a riddle from in the maze during the Triwizard Tournament? A sphinx.
  8. What is Filch the Hogwarts caretaker's greatest secret? He's a Squib.
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