100+ Harry Potter Trivia Questions Tougher Than the O.W.L.s

100+ Harry Potter Trivia Questions Tougher Than the O.W.L.s

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, 2007. Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection

Do you know Harry Potter trivia better than Hermione knows “Hogwarts: A History”? Have you collected more Harry Potter facts over the years than Ron Weasley’s collection of chocolate-frog cards? Are you the go-to player for Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you may be ready to try your hand at something even more challenging than guessing Dumbledore’s office-door password: the Ultimate Harry Potter Quiz!

This quiz is designed for Gryffindors, Slytherins, Ravenclaws, and Hufflepuffs to test their knowledge about the Boy Who Lived and his adventures at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s for anyone who’s ever wished for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, who’s been sorted into one of the four main houses, or who’s practiced spells in front of the mirror. It’s for Muggles and wizards who love the magical, unexpected, and amazing story of Harry Potter.

Only diehard fans will be able to answer these hard Harry Potter trivia questions. This quiz includes more than 130 questions spanning all eight original Harry Potter movies and seven books. Before you begin, you might want to rewatch the series or refresh your memory with the “Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts” special. Of course, taking a little Felix Felicis wouldn’t hurt, either.

How well do you really know the wizarding world? Find out by taking the quiz below.

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” Questions

  • What is the Dursleys’ address where Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, and Hagrid drop off an infant Harry? 4 Privet Drive.
  • How many presents does Dudley get on his birthday? 36 with the promise of two more.
  • What does the boa constrictor say to Harry? “Thanksssss.”
  • What time does the Hogwarts Express leave Platform 9 and 3/4? 11 a.m.
  • How are the Dursleys related to Harry? Mrs. Dursley is Lily Potter’s sister, making her Harry’s aunt.
  • Why does Hagrid give Dudley a tail? Because he is eating Harry’s birthday cake.
  • What is Harry’s wand made with? Holly with a tail feather from a Phoenix in its core.
  • What famous wizard card does Harry get in his first chocolate frog? Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
  • What does Hagrid name the dragon that hatched in his hut? Norbert.
  • What were the students trying to levitate in Professor Flitwick’s class? A feather.
  • Who gave Harry a Nimbus 2000 broomstick? Professor McGonagall.
  • Why does Hermione hex Neville? Because he tries to stop them from leaving the dormitory after hours.
  • What instrument was used to make Fluffy fall asleep? A harp.
  • What piece did Hermione play as in the giant wizard’s chess board? Castle.
  • Why does Voldemort want the Sorcerer’s Stone? So he can use it to make the Elixir of Life and gain immortality.
  • How many house points was Harry awarded after saving the Sorcerer’s Stone from Voldemort? 60 points.
  • What does Hagrid give Harry before he boards the train home? A book with photos of Harry’s parents.

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” Questions

  • Why does Dobby steal Harry’s letters? To make him think his friends forgot him so he wouldn’t return to Hogwarts.
  • What object does Dobby drop on Vernon Dursley’s boss’s wife’s head during their important meeting? A cake.
  • What is the name of the Weasleys’ house? The Burrow.
  • What department in the Ministry of Magic does Arthur Weasley work for? Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office.
  • Who built the Chamber of Secrets? Salazar Slytherin.
  • Who died the last time the Chamber of Secrets was opened? Moaning Myrtle.
  • Who slipped Tom Riddle’s diary into Ginny’s book bag? Lucius Malfoy.
  • What did Draco call Hermione that made Ron try to curse him with the Slug-Vomiting Charm? A mudblood.
  • Why is Hagrid expelled from Hogwarts? Because he was accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets.
  • Who was the first one petrified when the Chamber opened this time? Mrs. Norris, Filch’s cat.
  • How are Harry and Ron able to steal some of Crabbe and Goyle’s hair for the Polyjuice Potion? They fell asleep after eating chocolate cakes that Hermione had hidden a sleeping draught in.
  • What does the magic car save Harry and Ron from in the Forbidden Forest? Being eaten by spiders.
  • How did Hermione avoid the basilisk’s deadly gaze? Looking around corners with a mirror.
  • What happens to Gilderoy Lockhart after he is hit by his own memory charm? He loses his memories and lives in St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
  • What does Fawkes bring Harry in the Chamber of Secrets? The sorting hat, which contains the sword of Gryffindor.
  • What frees a house elf? Giving them a piece of clothing.

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” Questions

  • What does Harry do to Aunt Marge? Causes her to blow up like a balloon and float away.
  • How does Harry get to the Leaky Cauldron? He catches a ride on the Knight Bus.
  • Why does Mr. Weasley think Sirius Black escaped Azkaban? To kill Harry Potter.
  • What does Remus Lupin give Harry after encountering a dementor? Chocolate.
  • What does Professor Trelawney see in Harry’s teacup? A large dog or “Grim,” which is a sign of death.
  • What is a Boggart? A creature that takes on the shape of the viewer’s biggest fear.
  • What is Neville’s Boggart? Severus Snape.
  • What is the name of Hagrid’s Hippogriff? Buckbeak.
  • Why was the Whomping Willow planted? To cover up the secret entrance to the Shrieking Shack in Hogsmeade.
  • How did Fred and George get the Marauder’s Map? They stole it from Filch’s office in their first year.
  • How many secret passages lead from Hogwarts to Hogsmeade? Seven.
  • Who is hiding as Ron’s rat, Scabbers? Peter Pettigrew.
  • What class does Hagrid teach? Care of Magical Creatures.
  • Why does Lucius Malfoy arrange to have Buckbeak executed? Because he broke Draco’s arm.
  • What was Lupin’s nickname when he was a student? Moony.
  • Why doesn’t Ron use the time-turner with Hermione and Harry? Because his leg was broken.
  • In the book, who finally signs Harry’s permission slip so he can go to Hogsmeade in the future? Sirius Black, Harry’s godfather.

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” Questions

  • In the book, what team do the Weasleys cheer for in the Quidditch World Cup? The Irish National Team.
  • What animal did Mad-Eye Moody turn Draco into for trying to attack Harry Potter? A ferret.
  • What House is Cedric Diggory in? Hufflepuff.
  • Who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire? Barty Crouch, Jr. (who was disguised as Mad-Eye Moody).
  • What dragon does Viktor Krum face in the first task in the Triwizard Tournament? Chinese Fireball.
  • What does Neville give Harry to help him breathe underwater for the second task in the Triwizard Tournament? Gillyweed.
  • Who are the two people Harry Potter saves in the second Triwizard Tournament challenge? Ron Weasley and Gabrielle Delacour (Fleur’s sister).
  • In the book, what does Hermione’s organization, S.P.E.W., stand for? The Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare.
  • Who does Harry talk to through the fireplace in the Gryffindor common room? Sirius Black.
  • Who teaches the students to dance in preparation for the Yule Ball? Professor McGonagall.
  • Who was Draco Malfoy’s date to the Yule Ball? Pansy Parkinson.
  • Who does Ginny Weasley date after meeting at the Yule Ball? Michael Corner.
  • What do Harry and Ron overhear Hagrid reveal to Madame Maxime? That he is a half-giant.
  • What spell does Harry use on Voldemort in the graveyard? Expelliarmus.
  • What is Rita Skeeter’s Animagus form? A beetle.
  • What does Harry do with his Triwizard Tournament prize money? Gives it to Fred and George to start Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.

“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” Questions

  • What magic does Harry do in front of a Muggle that gets him expelled from Hogwarts? Casts a Patronus charm to save him and Dudley from the dementors.
  • What is the name of the squib who secretly keeps an eye on Harry on Privet Drive? Mrs. Figg.
  • What is the address of the secret house Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys stay in? 12 Grimmauld Place.
  • What unique ability does Nymphadora Tonks have? She can change her physical appearance at will.
  • What unusual piece of jewelry is Luna Lovegood wearing when she meets Harry? A necklace of Butterbeer corks.
  • Why does Dolores Umbridge make Harry write “I must not tell lies” in blood? Because he said Voldemort is returning.
  • Which professor does Dolores Umbridge try to fire before she is stopped by Dumbledore? Professor Trelawney.
  • What secret room does the DA meet in? The Room of Requirement.
  • Who reveals the Room of Requirement’s location to Dolores Umbridge? Cho Chang.
  • What memory does Harry see when he uses Legilimency on Snape? That James Potter bullied Snape when they attended Hogwarts.
  • How does Dumbledore escape when confronted by Dolores Umbridge and Cornelius Fudge? He grabs onto the back of Fawkes.
  • Who is Grawp? Hagrid’s half-brother, who is a giant.
  • How do Harry, Hermione, Ron, Luna, Neville, and Ginny get to the Ministry of Magic? They ride on Thestrals.
  • Who does Voldemort duel in the Ministry of Magic? Dumbledore.
  • Who kills Sirius Black? Bellatrix Lestrange.
  • What does Harry’s prophecy say? That Voldemort and Harry must fight again and only one can live.

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Questions

  • What is Horace Slughorn disguised as when Harry first meets him? An armchair.
  • Who does Snape enter an Unbreakable Vow with? Narcissa Malfoy.
  • Who kidnaps Ollivander from his wand shop? Fenrir Greyback.
  • What do Harry and Dumbledore get from the cave by the sea? A locket with the initials R.A.B.
  • What position does Ron play for the Gryffindor Quidditch team? Keeper.
  • What saves Ron’s life after he accidentally drinks poisoned mead? A bezoar.
  • Who is Marvalo Gaunt? Voldemort’s maternal grandfather.
  • Where do Harry and Ginny kiss for the first time? The Room of Requirement.
  • What was the love potion that Romilda Vane made Harry hidden in? Chocolate Cauldrons.
  • What cursed object hurts Katie Bell? A necklace.
  • Where does Dumbledore first meet Tom Riddle? An orphanage.
  • Why does Professor Slughorn go to Aragog’s funeral? To collect the valuable spider venom.
  • Who is the Half-Blood Prince? Snape.
  • What is the name of the Liquid Luck potion? Felix Felicis.
  • What does the Sectumsempra curse do? Slashes the victim from a distance.
  • In the book, where is Dumbledore’s funeral held? Outside Hogwarts near the Black Lake.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Part I Questions

  • What did Dumbledore give to Hermione in his will? “The Tales of Beedle the Bard.”
  • What spell does Hermione cast on her parents before leaving to hunt down Horcruxes? Obliviate to wipe their memories of her.
  • How many Horcruxes are there? Eight.
  • When the seven Harrys make their way to the Burrow with the Order of the Phoenix, who does the real Harry fly with? Hagrid, on Sirius’s motorbike.
  • Whose wedding is celebrated at the Burrow? Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s.
  • What does Harry discover in Dolores Umbridge’s door at the Ministry of Magic? Mad-Eye Moody’s magical eye.
  • What does Hermione use to heal Ron when he is splinched? Essence of dittany.
  • Why did Ron leave Harry and Hermione? He was jealous of Harry and worried about his family.
  • Who attacked Harry in Godric’s Hollow disguised as Bathilda Bagshot? Nagini, Voldemort’s snake.
  • Where does Harry find the Sword of Gryffindor? At the bottom of a frozen pond.
  • Who explains the meaning of the Deathly Hallows? Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna’s dad.
  • What is the name of Lee Jordan’s secret radio show? Potterwatch.
  • Where does Dobby take Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the other prisoners at Malfoy Manner when he saves them from Bellatrix? Bill and Fleur’s home, Shell Cottage.
  • How did Bellatrix kill Dobby? She threw a knife at him as he was apparating.
  • How does Voldemort get the Elder Wand? He steals it from Dumbledore’s tomb.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Part II Questions

  • What Horcrux is hidden in Bellatrix’s vault at Gringotts? Helena Hufflepuff’s cup.
  • What is the name of Dumbledore’s brother? Aberforth.
  • How do Ron and Hermione destroy the cup? A basilisk fang found in the Chamber of Secrets.
  • Who murdered Helena Ravenclaw? The Bloody Baron.
  • What spell does Goyle cast in the Room of Requirement? Fiendfyre, which causes flames to engulf the room.
  • Why does Voldemort kill Snape? So he can control the Elder Wand.
  • Who betrayed Lily and James’s location to Voldemort when Harry was a baby? Wormtail.
  • What is revealed in Snape’s memories? That Snape was working with Dumbledore out of his love for Lily.
  • What is Snape’s patronus? A doe, just like Lily’s.
  • Where is the Resurrection Stone hidden? Inside the golden snitch.
  • Why does Voldemort’s killing curse not kill Harry? Because it only killed the Horcrux inside Harry, which Voldemort accidentally made when he tried to kill Harry when he was a baby.
  • Why does Narcissa lie to Voldemort and say Harry is dead? Because Harry tells her Draco is still alive.
  • Who kills Bellatrix? Molly Weasley.
  • How does Neville destroy Nagini? By cutting her head off with the Sword of Gryffindor.
  • In the book, what does Harry do with the Elder Wand? Uses it to fix his broken wand with the phoenix-feather core.
  • What is the name of Harry and Ginny’s daughter, revealed in the 19-years-later epilogue? Lily Luna Potter.
  • What are the last three words of the book? “All was well.”