Quiz: Harry Potter

This quiz was played on Sunday 26th August 2018.


The high and low scores were 48.5 and 22 out of a possible 55.5 points.

A lot of characters in Harry Potter have been given middle names. You can score a half point for any correct name you give for an answer. E.g. if the question was “Who is the title character?” You would score 0.5 points for “Harry”, a whole point for “Harry Potter” or 1.5 points for “Harry James Potter”. Not all characters have a middle name, though there is no penalty for trying. Some characters (like Dobby) only have one name, if this is the case, a whole point is available.

Round One – Books

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was given a different title for its US release. What was it?
2. What is the longest Harry Potter book?
3. What is the name of the mischievous poltergeist who appears in all of the Harry Potter books, but none of the films?
4. All students of Hogwarts must sit their OWL exams in their fifth year. What does OWL stand for?
5. What Harry Potter film came out in the same year as the last book?

Round Two – Films

6. What is Harry’s first line?
7. Which film has the only post credits scene, about a Diagon Alley bookshop?
8. How many actors played Voldemort in the Harry Potter films?
9. In book 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban, the lesson where Snape teaches the Defence against The Dark Arts class about Werewolves, which page of the textbook are they supposed to turn to?
10. True or False, the actor who played baby Harry at the start also played Harry’s son at the end.

Round Three – Spells

11. Oculus Reparo
12. Feraverto
13. Obliviate
14. Imperio
15. Aguamenti

Round Four – Actors

16. In what film did Daniel Radcliffe play a farting zombie corpse?
17. Emma Watson starred in the live action remake of what Disney classic?
18. Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) plays a villainous zookeeper in which 2011 sci-fi movie?
19. In which film did Michael Gambon first replace Richard Harris in the role of Albus Dumbledore?
20. Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson both played Hogwarts Professors in the Harry Potter movies. They were also married in the early 90s, but separated when Branagh had an affair with another actress who would also go on to play a key role in the Harry Potter franchise. Who was that actress?

Round Five – JK Rowling

21. Prior to her success with Harry Potter, J.K Rowling worked as a researcher for which well-known charity?
22. J.K. Rowling is a long-time supporter of which political party?
– Conservative
– Labour
– Liberal Democrats
– UK Independence Party
23. Released in 2012, what was the title of JK Rowling’s first novel for adults?
24. Since 2013, JK Rowling has been releasing crime novels under what pen name?
25. After earning over $1 Billion from sales of the Harry Potter series, what caused JK Rowling to fall off the Forbes Rich List in 2012?

Round Six – Name The Teacher From the Subject

26. Defence against the Dark Arts, 2nd year.
27. Charms
28. Defence against the dark arts, 6th year.
29. Head Teacher, 5th year.
30. Divination

Round Seven – Spinoffs

31. The movie adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them focuses on the adventures of a Wizard and ‘Magizoologist’ played by Eddie Redmayne. What is the character’s name?
32. The Harry Potter series is also available on Audiobook. Who narrates them?
33. What is the name of the two-part Harry Potter Stage Play currently running in London’s West End?
34. In 2017, a group of Italian fans successfully crowdfunded a short prequel movie focusing on the origins of which character?
35. In Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Hermione Granger receives a book of Wizarding Fairy Tales from Professor Dumbledore. J.K. Rowling later wrote that book for publication. What was it called?

Round Eight – Quotes

36. “Don’t tell me you never been hearin’ of Sirius Black?”
37. “You’ll find no small glasses in this house”
38. “Oh my god, I’ve killed Harry Potter!”
39. “He’s not Fred, I am!”
40. “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon.”

Are you sure? The answers to ALL questions will be displayed below.

Round One – Books

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was given a different title for its US release. What was it? (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
2. What is the longest Harry Potter book? (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
3. What is the name of the mischievous poltergeist who appears in all of the Harry Potter books, but none of the films? (Peeves)
4. All students of Hogwarts must sit their OWL exams in their fifth year. What does OWL stand for? (Ordinary Wizarding Level)
5. What Harry Potter film came out in the same year as the last book? (Order of the Phoenix)

Round Two – Films

6. What is Harry’s first line? (“Yes Aunt Petunia”)
7. Which film has the only post credits scene, about a Diagon Alley bookshop? (The Chamber Of Secrets (2))
8. How many actors played Voldemort in the Harry Potter films? (5)
– Richard Bremmer (1)
– Christian Coulson (2)
– Ralph Fiennes (4-8)
– Hero Fiennes-Tiffin (6 young)
– Frank Dillane (6 Teenage)
9. In book 3, The Prisoner of Azkaban, the lesson where Snape teaches the Defence against The Dark Arts class about Werewolves, which page of the textbook are they supposed to turn to? (394)
10. True or False, the actor who played baby Harry at the start also played Harry’s son at the end. (False)

Round Three – Spells

11. Oculus Reparo (Mends Glasses)
12. Feraverto (Turns an animal into a drinking goblet)
13. Obliviate (Wipes memories)
14. Imperio (Will make someone obey you.)
15. Aguamenti (Creates Water)

Round Four – Actors

16. In what film did Daniel Radcliffe play a farting zombie corpse? (Swiss Army Man)
17. Emma Watson starred in the live action remake of what Disney classic? (Beauty & The Beast)
18. Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) plays a villainous zookeeper in which 2011 sci-fi movie? (Rise of The Planet of the Apes)
19. In which film did Michael Gambon first replace Richard Harris in the role of Albus Dumbledore? (Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban)
20. Kenneth Branagh & Emma Thompson both played Hogwarts Professors in the Harry Potter movies. They were also married in the early 90s, but separated when Branagh had an affair with another actress who would also go on to play a key role in the Harry Potter franchise. Who was that actress? (Helena Bonham Carter)

Round Five – JK Rowling

21. Prior to her success with Harry Potter, J.K Rowling worked as a researcher for which well-known charity? (Amnesty International)
22. J.K. Rowling is a long-time supporter of which political party?
– Conservative
– Labour
– Liberal Democrats
– UK Independence Party
23. Released in 2012, what was the title of JK Rowling’s first novel for adults? (The Casual Vacancy)
24. Since 2013, JK Rowling has been releasing crime novels under what pen name? (Robert Galbraith)
25. After earning over $1 Billion from sales of the Harry Potter series, what caused JK Rowling to fall off the Forbes Rich List in 2012? (She donated most of her wealth to charity and paid her taxes)

Round Six – Name The Teacher From the Subject

26. Defence against the Dark Arts, 2nd year. (Gilderoy Lockhart)
27. Charms (Filius Flitwick)
28. Defence against the dark arts, 6th year. (Severus Snape)
29. Head Teacher, 5th year. (Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore and Dolores Jane Umbridge)
30. Divination (Sybill Patricia Trelawny)

Round Seven – Spinoffs

31. The movie adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them focuses on the adventures of a Wizard and ‘Magizoologist’ played by Eddie Redmayne. What is the character’s name? (Newt Scamander)
32. The Harry Potter series is also available on Audiobook. Who narrates them? (Stephen Fry)
33. What is the name of the two-part Harry Potter Stage Play currently running in London’s West End? (Harry Potter & The Cursed Child)
34. In 2017, a group of Italian fans successfully crowdfunded a short prequel movie focusing on the origins of which character? (Voldemort)
35. In Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Hermione Granger receives a book of Wizarding Fairy Tales from Professor Dumbledore. J.K. Rowling later wrote that book for publication. What was it called? (The Tales of Beedle The Bard).

Round Eight – Quotes

36. “Don’t tell me you never been hearin’ of Sirius Black?” (Stan Shunpike)
37. “You’ll find no small glasses in this house” (Rubeus Hagrid)
38. “Oh my god, I’ve killed Harry Potter!” (Neville Longbottom)
39. “He’s not Fred, I am!” (George Weasley)
40. “Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon.” (Hermione Jean Granger)

Name the Species

A. Hippogriff
B. Grindylow
C. Thestral
D. Niffler
E. Acromantula

Name the Supporting Characters

F. Lavender Brown
G. Seamus Finnigan
H. Nymphadora Lupin (née Tonks) (Or Dora)
I. Rita Skeeter
J. Draco Lucius Malfoy

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