The Odd One Out: ‘Harry Potter’-Style 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

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Entry into some parts of the huge Hogwarts castle isn’t always as easy as just opening a door. The students from Gryffindor have to take care to remember the passwords the Fat Lady – the portrait on the entrance to Gryffindor tower – comes up with. Which one of these would NOT take you inside the Gryffindor common room?

    • fairy lights
    • fortuna major
    • pine fresh
    • pig snout
  • Question of

    One of the important subjects at Hogwarts is Defence against the Dark Arts. Because of the curse put on the DADA teaching post by Lord Voldemort, a new teacher fills it every year. Which of these wizards did NOT physically do so during the time Harry Potter was at school?

    • Remus Lupin
    • Gilderoy Lockhart
    • Severus Snape
    • Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody
  • Question of

    Similar to Muggles, many wizards like to keep pets. Hagrid, the Hogwarts gamekeeper, has a particular fondness for unusual and dangerous creatures. Which of these isn’t one of Hagrid’s pets?

    • Arnold
    • Fluffy
    • Norbert
    • Buckbeak
  • Question of

    Dragons are creatures very few people (other than Hagrid) would want as pets. Harry Potter and his fellow Triwizard Tournament competitors experienced the savageness of mother dragons first hand. Which of these dragon species wasn’t part of the First task?

    • Common Welsh Green
    • Hebridean Black
    • Swedish Short-Snout
    • Chinese Fireball
  • Question of

    Halloween is a date connected with magic even in Muggle culture. Which Harry Potter-related event did NOT occur on October 31?

    • James and Lily Potter’s death
    • the troll attack on Hogwarts
    • the death of Nearly-Headless Nick
    • Ron Weasley’s birthday
  • Question of

    Each Hogwarts student has to pass their Ordinary Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.s) to continue their studies after fifth year. Which of the listed is NOT an O.W.L. grade?

    • A (Acceptable)
    • P (Poor)
    • G (Good)
    • O (Outstanding)
  • Question of

    Magic can be fun! Wizards seem to enjoy joke shops – they can be found at both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Which of the shops listed isn’t one of these?

    • Twilfitt and Tatting’s
    • Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
    • Zonko’s
    • Gambol and Japes
  • Question of

    Alas, magic also has its dark side. Dark wizards use the so called Unforgivable curses to force their will on, punish or even kill their enemies. Which of the listed isn’t one of them?

    • Killing Curse
    • Imperius Curse
    • Flagrante Curse
    • Cruciatus Curse
  • Question of

    Good or bad, simple or difficult to grasp, knowledge of magic can often be found written down in books – just ask Hermione Granger! Muggles usually don’t have access to the wonderful world of wizarding literature; however, a few exceptions exist. Which of these books is NOT available in a Muggle book store?

    • Hogwarts: A History
    • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    • Quidditch Through The Ages
    • The Tales of Beedle the Bard
  • Question of

    The ability to love – the ‘power the Dark Lord knows not’ – saves Harry many times over. However, in everyday life feelings of jealousy can be very hard on a teenage boy in love. Which of these people has Harry NOT had reason to be jealous of for romantic reasons?

    • Ron Weasley
    • Dean Thomas
    • Michael Corner
    • Cedric Diggory
  • Question of

    Harry Potter was recognized by Death Eaters for his tendency of using the disarming spell ‘Expelliarmus’ instead of more offensive incantations even in life-threatening situations. Which of the listed was NOT one of these cases?

    • against Stan Shunpike during the Death Eater attack on the ‘seven Potters’
    • against Lord Voldemort in the duel in the graveyard of Little Hangleton
    • against Snape after chasing him following Dumbledore’s death
    • against Lord Voldemort in the Hogwarts final battle
  • Question of

    After years of fighting Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter gets to settle down peacefully and enjoy a normal life with his family. Which of these children isn’t one of Harry and Ginny’s offspring?

    • Rose
    • James
    • Lily
    • Albus
  • Question of

    Magic may be something a witch or wizard is born to do, but it is also something that needs to be studied properly. Which of these schools would you NOT go to, being a child with magical abilities?

    • Durmstrang
    • Hogwarts
    • Smeltings
    • Beauxbatons
  • Question of

    Once a young witch/wizard is admitted to Hogwarts, they need to acquire a number of magical items needed for their education: a wand, spell books, school robes etc. Which of these shops would NOT sell any of the items listed in the Hogwarts letter?

    • Ollivander’s
    • Madam Malkin’s
    • Flourish & Blotts
    • Florean Fortescue’s
  • Question of

    Witches and wizards live amongst Muggles in many different places, towns and villages. Which of the listed does NOT have any Muggle inhabitants – making it the only all-magical settlement in Great Britain?

    • Godric’s Hollow
    • Ottery St. Catchpole
    • Hogsmeade
    • London

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