Best Harry Potter Trivia

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    In ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, Harry was able to speak with his (deceased) mentor Albus Dumbledore inside his own head while his body lay unconscious on the floor of the Forbidden Forest. What location did Harry’s mind supply for the conversation?

    • King’s Cross Station
    • The Room of Requirement
    • A palace
    • The Great Hall at Hogwarts
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    The Deathstick or Wand of Destiny is the only Deathly Hallow to be made of wood, but what type of wood is it?

    • Elder
    • Cedar
    • Elm
    • Oak
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    A common saying suggests that sometimes people ‘can’t see the wood for the trees’. In the Forbidden Forest the trees might also prevent people from spotting which man-eating arachnids that live there?

    • Blast-ended skrewts
    • Acromantula
    • Hungarian Horntail dragons
    • Flobberworms
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    One member of the Hogwarts’ teaching staff lived in a wooden hut in the grounds of the school. What subject did they teach?

    • Astronomy
    • Care of Magical Creatures
    • Muggle Studies
    • Divination
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    The Whomping Willow, a magical (and particularly violent) example of the genus Salix, guards the entrance to a tunnel to which Hogsmeade building?

    • The Three Broomsticks
    • Honeydukes
    • The Hog’s Head
    • The Shrieking Shack
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    It should be no surprise to learn that broomsticks are made of wood. What type of broomstick, complete with mahogany handle, did Harry Potter acquire in the first novel of the series?

    • Nimbus Two Thousand and One
    • Nimbus Two Thousand
    • Firebolt
    • Cleansweep Eleven
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    In ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Severus Snape cast a patronus to lead Harry to the sword of Gryffindor. In which wooded area of south-west England did this event occur?

    • New Forest
    • Forest of Arden
    • Forest of Dean
    • Sherwood Forest
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    A wooden bat (used to thwack bludgers) is a key piece of equipment for people playing in which quidditch position?

    • Keeper
    • Seeker
    • Chaser
    • Beater
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    What wooden artefact, at one time located in the Room of Requirement, was used to transport Death Eaters to Hogwarts in ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’?

    • Pensieve
    • Vanishing Cabinet
    • Hand of Glory
    • Mirror of Erised
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    Famously, Harry Potter’s wand shared a ‘twin core’ with that of his arch nemesis Lord Voldemort. However, the two wands were made of different woods – which ones?

    • Harry’s – Holly, Voldemort’s – Yew
    • Harry’s – Walnut, Voldemort’s – Ash
    • Harry’s – Rosewood, Voldemort’s – Elm
    • Harry’s – Hawthorn, Voldemort’s – Oak
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    Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has a number of resident ghosts, but they don’t all just hang around uselessly haunting the place. In ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, Harry is surprised to discover that which of his new subjects is taught by a ghost?

    • History of Magic
    • Potions
    • Transfiguration
    • Charms
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    Harry has no memories of his parents because they died when he was just a year old. In ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, what magical object gives Harry his first glimpse of his lost family?

    • The Mirror of Erised
    • A photo album
    • A remembrall
    • The Philosopher’s Stone
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    A horcrux is an object created by dark magic that contains a portion of someone’s soul and ensures their immortality. Harry Potter and his future wife, Ginny Weasley, both communicated with which of Lord Voldemort’s horcruxes in ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’?

    • Nagini
    • The ring
    • The diary
    • The locket
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    In ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, Harry is saved from a Dementor by a mysterious patronus. He believes that it was cast by his dead father, James, but a quick trip back in time (courtesy of Hermione’s time turner) allows Harry the chance to confirm what had happened. Did James Potter really rescue his son?

    • Yes
    • No
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    During Harry’s duel with Lord Voldemort in Little Hangleton graveyard in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, their wands forged a connection and five ghost-like apparitions emerged from Voldemort’s wand and allowed Harry to escape back to Hogwarts. Which of the five was not a witch or a wizard?

    • Bertha Jorkins
    • Frank Bryce
    • Cedric Diggory
    • Lily Potter
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    If you need to speak to a deceased head teacher of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, then one option would be to head for the head teacher’s office and have a chat with one of the portraits hanging there. For which of the following deceased witches or wizards would this approach be a suitable method of communication?

    • Dilys Derwent
    • Quirinus Quirrell
    • Florean Fortescue
    • Bathilda Bagshot
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    In ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, Harry’s mission to rescue Sirius Black from the Department of Mysteries is nearly derailed when Harry becomes entranced by a strange veil-covered archway through which he hears whispered voices. Which other DA member was also able to hear these voices?

    • Luna Lovegood
    • Ron Weasley
    • Hermione Granger
    • Cho Chang
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    In ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’, Harry had a series of lessons with Dumbledore in which they used a magical object called a pensieve to review people’s memories of Lord Voldemort’s early years. Harry was tasked with obtaining a memory from one of his teachers for these lessons. Which one?

    • Professor Sinistra
    • Professor Slughorn
    • Professor Snape
    • Professor Sprout
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    In the magical world of Harry Potter, one way to resurrect the dead would be to join the quest for the Deathly Hallows, obtain the resurrection stone and turn it three times. How did Harry gain possession of this unique magical object in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’?

    • He inherited it from his father
    • He pulled it from the Sorting Hat
    • By taking it from Draco Malfoy
    • By opening a golden snitch

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