Only Real Fans Know Harry Potter Lingo…Can You Pass This Quiz?


“Maybe he murdered Myrtle; that would’ve done everyone a favor. . . .”
J.K. Rowling,

“Harry Potter,” he said very softly. His voice might have been part of the spitting fire. “The Boy Who Lived.”
J.K. Rowling,

“She needs to sort out her priorities”
Ron Weasley

“I’m a what?” gasped Harry.
J.K. Rowling,

“I’m serious, Harry, don’t go.” But Harry only had one thought in his head, which was to get back in front of the mirror, and Ron wasn’t going to stop him.
J.K. Rowling,

“Daddy’s gone mad, hasn’t he?”
J.K. Rowling,

“The Chasers throw the Quaffle and put it through the hoops to score,” Harry recited. “So — that’s sort of like basketball on broomsticks with six hoops, isn’t it?”
J.K. Rowling,

“It is my baby and if I want to bring it out to play again, I will.”
J.K. Rowling

“Perhaps you have been looking in the wrong places.”
J.K. Rowling

“The owls are gathering; find out why soon.”
J.K. Rowling

“I will be sharing additional information I’ve been hoarding for years about the world of Harry Potter”
J.K. Rowling

“In this lifetime we are like Superman who must remain disguised as the nerdy newspaper journalist Clark Kent, or Harry Potter and his friends who are not allowed to do magic while they are on holiday, away from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry… but even Harry Potter and Clark Kent get to tap into their ‘special powers’ once in a while, especially when the going gets tough.”
Anthon St. Maarten,

“Second, the reason to embrace and celebrate these novels as the countercultural event that they are is due largely to the subliminal messages delivered by Harry and friends in their stolen wheelbarrows. Readers walk away, maybe a little softer on the occult than they were, but with story-embedded messages: the importance of a pure soul; love’s power even over death; about sacrifice and loyalty; a host of images and shadows about Christ and how essential ‘right belief’ is for personal transformation and victory over internal and external evils.”
John Granger,

“My point is that this Potter business has legs. It will run and run, and we must be utterly mad, as a country, to leave it to the Americans to make money from a great British invention. I appeal to the children of this country and to their Potter-fiend parents to write to Warner Bros and Universal, and perhaps, even, to the great J K herself. Bring Harry home to Britain—and if you want a site with less rainfall than Rome, with excellent public transport, and strong connections to Harry Potter, I have just the place.”
Boris Johnson

“Will there ever be an encyclopedia? Possibly. I would say two things about the encyclopedia: firstly, I’ve always said and I stand by it, whenever I do do a printed encyclopedia I would like all the proceeds to go to charity. Back in 1998 I never dreamt I personally I would be in the position that I could set up a large charitable foundation and personally do things for charity, and I’ve done other charity books already.”
J.K. Rowling

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on…that’s who we really are.”
J.K. Rowling

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  • Question of

    What does ‘kwikspell’ mean?

    • A course that young wizards can take before they receive their Hogwarts letter
    • A beginner’s magic course for wizards with no magical abilities
    • A summer course that young wizards and witches must take if they fail class
    • An advanced spell class for intelligent wizards and witches
  • Question of

    What is a ‘howler’?

    • A wizarding letter that shrieks and howls at the recipient
    • A special breed of owl that is known for its howling
    • An express wizarding letter
    • A term for a sick owl
  • Question of

    What is the ‘levicorpus’ spell?

    • A spell that makes a person levitate
    • A spell that makes the victim go bald
    • A spell that blows your opponent backwards
    • A spell that makes the victim dangle upside down
  • Question of

    What does the insult ‘mudblood’ mean?

    • A wizard that marries a non-wizard
    • A wizard that gives up his magical powers
    • A wizard whose parents are non-wizards
    • A wizard who is a non-wizard sympathizer
  • Question of

    What does ‘N.E.W.Ts’ stand for?

    • New Easy Wizarding Tests
    • Never Ending Wizarding Tests
    • Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests – higher level examinations
    • Not Easy Wizarding Tests
  • Question of

    What does the word ‘omniocculars’ mean?

    • Binoculars that allow you to go back in time
    • Binoculars that allow you to communicate with wizards in different countries
    • Binoculars that allow you to replay your past
    • Slow motion binoculars that allow you to replay what you’ve seen
  • Question of

    What is an ‘auror’?

    • A professional dark wizard catcher
    • A dark wizard
    • Azkaban prison guard
    • A wizard who is a non-wizard sympathizer
  • Question of

    Do you know what ‘fizzing whizbees’ are?

    • Sherbet balls that make holes in your tongue
    • Sherbet balls that make you invisible
    • Sherbet balls that turn you pink
    • Sherbet balls that make you levitate a few feet
  • Question of

    What is the ‘mobilicorpus’ spell?

    • A spell that makes objects move
    • A spell that allows you to levitate
    • A spell that makes people move
    • A spell that can destroy objects
  • Question of

    What is the ‘expelliarmus’ spell?

    • A spell that blows up objects
    • A spell that unlocks locked doors
    • A spell that turns your opponent green
    • A spell that disarms your opponent
  • Question of

    What does ‘O.W.Ls’ stand for?

    • Only Worthy Levels
    • Oppressive Wizarding Levels
    • Otherworldly Wizarding Levels
    • Ordinary Wizarding Levels
  • Question of

    Do you know what a ‘horcrux’ is?

    • An object that allows you to read people’s minds
    • A poisonous object that kills its victim in seconds
    • An object used to conceal a part of one’s soul
    • An object that can revive a person from the dead
  • Question of

    What does ‘apparate’ mean?

    • To turn yourself into an animal
    • To transform your appearance
    • To fly without a broomstick
    • To transport yourself from one place to another
  • Question of

    What is the ‘imperio’ curse or spell?

    • A killing curse
    • A spell that torments a person
    • A spell used to control another person
    • A love curse
  • Question of

    What does the term ‘animagi’ refer to?

    • Wizards that can turn themselves into animals
    • Wizards that can transform their appearance
    • Wizards that can read people’s minds
    • Wizarding animals that can talk to humans

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