The Odd One Out: ‘Harry Potter’-Style Quiz

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    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
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    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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