Harry Potter Trivia Questions And Answers

Test your knowledge of all things Hogwarts with these wizard Harry Potter trivia questions and answers. How many will you get right? 

Introduction

Harry Potter lived the life of an orphaned and unwanted child until he learned on his 11th birthday that he was no ordinary boy. Harry learns that his parents were influential wizards that were well known throughout the wizarding world.

Harry realizes that he possesses extraordinary magical abilities of his own, and is seen as a hero by the magical world he had never known about. Upon his discovery, Harry is requisitioned to become a student at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

During his seven years at Hogwarts, Harry meets many good friends who help him work through the mysterious history of who he really is as a wizard, and they help him learn the history of the life and death of his parents.

So decorate with the house colors, serve some Butterbeer, Pumpkin Pasties and Chocolate Frogs, and hop on the Hogwarts Express to test out how well you know your stuff with these fun Harry Potter trivia questions.

And don’t forget to challenge your family and friends to try and do better!

Test your Hogwarts knowledge with these wizard Harry Potter trivia questions and answers

85 Harry Potter Trivia Questions

Put your Hogwarts know-how to the test with these fun Harry Potter trivia questions:

Question 1
How many brothers does Harry Potter’s close friend, Ron Weasley have?
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Five.
Question 2
What is the name of the conductor of the triple-decker Knight Bus?
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Stanley Shunpike.
Question 3
Who is the Hogwarts professor that can transform themselves into a tabby cat?
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Minerva McGonagall.
Question 4
On what street do Petunia and Vernon Dursley live?
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Privet Drive.
Question 5
Who becomes the Head of Slytherin house in the sixth year of Harry Potter’s attendance at Hogwarts?
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Horace Slughorn.
Question 6
When Harry plays the game of quidditch for the Gryffindor house team, what position is he selected to play?
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Seeker.
Question 7
Buckbeak, Hagrid’s pet that the Ministry Of Magic sentenced to death, is what type of magical creature?
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Hippogriff.
Question 8
What is the name of the potion that allows Harry Potter and Ron Weasley to assume the appearance of Goyle and Crabbe for a short time?
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Polyjuice.
Question 9
Which Hogwarts professor caused Harry Potter to lose all of the bones in his broken right arm?
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Gilderoy Lockhart.
Question 10
After faking his own death, who was the wizard that hid under the name of Scabbers as Ron Weasley’s pet rat?
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Peter Pettigrew.
Question 11
Who were the two people that Harry Potter named his second-born son after?
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Severus and Dumbledore.
Question 12
What is the number of staircases that exist within the Hogwarts school of wizardry?
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142.
Question 13
In which of his years at Hogwarts was Tom Riddle when he first found and opened Salazar Slytherin’s Chamber Of Secrets?
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His fifth year.
Question 14
Who freed Luna Lovegood from the dungeons in Malfoy Manor after she had been captured by the death eaters?
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Dobby.
Question 15
What did Ron Weasley and Harry Potter crash the Flying Ford Anglia into after Platform 9 and three quarters was sealed at the start of their second year at Hogwarts?
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Whomping Willow.
Question 16
Which vault number at Gringotts Wizarding Bank is owned by the Potter Family?
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Vault 687.
Question 17
George Weasley’s ear had been cursed off by which wizard?
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Severus Snape.
Question 18
Who was the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement when the Ministry of Magic had been controlled by Voldemort?
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Corban Yaxley.
Question 19
What is the name of the Serpent, Runespoor, and Basilisk speaking language that is said to be a dark wizard’s mark?
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Parseltongue.
Question 20
What was the first name of the Hufflepuff house founder?
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Helga.
Question 21
Who was living in the sitting room that contains the Ariana Dumbledore portrait when the passage inside of it opened up into the Hogwarts Room of Requirement?
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Neville Longbottom.
Question 22
Which of the unforgivable curses causes the inflicted individual to feel severe and excruciating pain but does not cause them physical harm?
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The Cruciatus Curse.
Question 23
What is the amoral non-being that instantly shape-shifts into the worst fear of the viewer when they see it?
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Boggart.
Question 24
The Wizarding Schools Potions Championship is held every how many years?
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Seven.
Question 25
What is the name of the building on Charing Cross Road where wizards from Muggle London can access Diagon Alley?
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Leaky Cauldron.
Question 26
What is the name of the establishment located in Diagon Alley that George and Fred Weasley founded after they left Hogwarts?
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Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes.
Question 27
The first-year Defence Against the Dark Arts class at Hogwarts takes place in which North Tower Classroom?
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104.
Question 28
When Professor Slughorn resigned from his positions at Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore hired which wizard to take his place as Potions Master?
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Severus Snape.
Question 29
What is Professor Rubeus Hagrid’s official position at Hogwarts?
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Gamekeeper of Hogwarts.
Question 30
What type of animal was Neville Longbottom’s pet named Trevor?
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A toad.
Question 31
What was the name of Hagrid’s three-headed dog who Harry, Ron, and Hermoine encountered when they snuck into the forbidden third-floor corridor?
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Fluffy.
Question 32
Which wizard was framed for the betrayal of Lily and James Potter?
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Sirius Black.
Question 33
How many players are on a quidditch team?
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Seven – three chasers, two beaters, one keeper, and one seeker.
Question 34
How many balls are used in a game of quidditch?
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Four – a quaffle, two bludgers, and a golden snitch.
Question 35
What are the four Hogwarts house mascots?
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A lion for Gryffindor, a badger for Hufflepuff, a snake for Slytherin, and a raven for Ravenclaw.
Question 36
What are the names of the Hogwarts founders?
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Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin.
Question 37
Can you name at least one of Albus Dumbledore’s middle names?
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Percival, Wulfric, Brian.
Question 38
What does a person see when they look in the Mirror of Erised?
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Their deepest desire.
Question 39
What language does Harry use to talk to snakes?
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Parseltongue.
Question 40
What are the three unforgivable curses?
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Imperius, Crucio, and Aveda Kedavera.
Question 41
What creature does Harry’s patronus take the form of?
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A stag.
Question 42
What is the last name of the three brothers who first possessed the deathly hallows?
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Peverell.
Question 43
What is the last name of Voldemort’s maternal grandfather?
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Gaunt.
Question 44
What is Voldemort’s real name?
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Tom Marvolo Riddle.
Question 45
Who created the Philosopher’s Stone?
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Nicolas Flamel.
Question 46
What fruit has to be tickled in the painting guarding the kitchen to gain access to the kitchen?
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The pear.
Question 47
What phrase wipes the Marauder’s Map clean?
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“Mischief managed”.
Question 48
What were the nicknames for Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and James Potter?
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Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prong.
Question 49
Where does the passage below the Whomping Willow lead?
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To the Shrieking Shack.
Question 50
What was causing the noises in the Shrieking Shack that the villagers thought were raucous ghosts?
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Remus Lupin.
Question 51
How many times does a person have to walk past the Room of Requirement before it will open?
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Three.
Question 52
What is Albus Dumbledore’s favorite candy?
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Lemon drops.
Question 53
What is Albus Dumbledore’s patronus?
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A phoenix.
Question 54
What are the three deathly hallows?
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The elder wand, the cloak of invisibility, and the resurrection stone.
Question 55
What is the name of the girl that Percy Weasley dates at Hogwarts?
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Penelope Clearwater.
Question 56
Which student did the basilisk kill when the Chamber of Secrets was first opened?
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Myrtle Warren (Moaning Myrtle).
Question 57
What statues guard the entrance to Albus Dumbledore’s office?
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Gargoyles.
Question 58
What is Ron Weasley’s middle name?
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Bilius.
Question 59
What are the first names of Harry Potter’s three children?
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James, Albus, and Lily.
Question 60
What horcrux do Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore take from the Cave?
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A locket.
Question 61
Which is the only horcrux that Harry Potter destroys?
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Tom Riddle’s Diary.
Question 62
Who was the last person to possess the cup of Helga Hufflepuff before Voldermort stole it?
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Hepzibah Smith.
Question 63
What phrase is used to activate the Marauder’s Map?
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“I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good”.
Question 64
What is the name of Hogwarts’ custodian?
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Argus Filch.
Question 65
What word is used to describe a person who was born into a magical family, but who cannot use magic?
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A squib.
Question 66
What is Harry Potter’s wand’s core made of?
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A phoenix feather.
Question 67
What do Harry Potter’s wand and Voldemort’s wand share in common?
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They both contain phoenix feather cores from the same phoenix.
Question 68
What are the name of the two other schools that had students compete for the Triwizard Cup?
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Durmstrang Institute and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic.
Question 69
What is the name of the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy?
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Madam Olympe Maxime.
Question 70
What is the name of the headmaster of Durmstrang Institute?
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Igor Karkaroff.
Question 71
What animal could James Potter turn into using his animagus ability?
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A stag.
Question 72
What animal could Sirius Black turn into his animagus ability?
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A dog.
Question 73
What was the ability called that allowed Nymphadora Tonks to change her appearance at will?
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Metamorphmagus.
Question 74
Which family did Dobby work for before Harry Potter set him free?
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The Malfoys.
Question 75
What is Professor Moody’s first name?
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Alastor.
Question 76
What body part did Peter Pettigrew sacrifice to resurrect Voldemort?
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His hand.
Question 77
On what vehicle did the Durmstrang Institute students arrive at Hogwarts?
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A ship.
Question 78
What allows a person to see Thestrals?
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They have seen death.
Question 79
What are Voldemort’s followers called?
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Death Eaters.
Question 80
What is the death eaters’ symbol?
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A skull with a snake for a tongue.
Question 81
What book was Hermione’s go-to for information about Hogwarts?
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Hogwarts, A History.
Question 82
What is Harry’s middle name?
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James.
Question 83
What is the motto of Hogwarts? In Latin or English.
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Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus. Never tickle a sleeping dragon.
Question 84
Who is the oldest Weasley child?
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Bill.

Trivia Questions By Book

These Harry Potter trivia questions are arranged by book. Again, good luck!

Book 1 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

(Published in the UK as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)

Question 1
What day did Harry Potter learn he was a wizard?
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On his birthday (July 31).
Question 2
Who delivered Harry Potter to Privet Drive the night his parents were murdered?
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Hagrid.
Question 3
Name one of Harry Potter’s other dorm mates.
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Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Dean Thomas, Seamus Finnegan.
Question 4
Who is the captain of Gryffindor’s Quidditch Team?
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Oliver Wood.
Question 5
Which student does Harry Potter meet in Madam Malkin’s robe shop?
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Draco Malfoy.
Question 6
At which train station do students catch the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
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King’s Cross Station.
Question 7
At which train station do students catch the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
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King’s Cross Station.

Book 2 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets

Question 1
Who was the first-year student in Harry’s second year who was his biggest fan and always asking for his autograph?
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Colin Creevey.
Question 2
Who was taken into the Chamber of Secrets?
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Ginny Weasley.
Question 3
What was the cure for the petrified students?
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Mandrake roots.
Question 4
What is the name of the house elf who helps Harry Potter?
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Dobby.
Question 5
What is the name of the house elf who helps Harry Potter?
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Dobby.

Book 3 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Question 1
What magical device allows Hermione to get to all her classes?
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The Time Turner.
Question 2
What is the name of the Hippogriff Harry and Hermione save?
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Buckbeak.
Question 3
How does Harry get to London after leaving the Dursley’s?
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The Knight Bus.
Question 4
Name the Marauders.
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James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew.
Question 5
Who gives Harry the Marauders’ Map?
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Fred and George Weasley.

Book 4 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Question 1
Who was Percy Weasley’s first boss at the Ministry of Magic?
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Barty Crouch Sr.
Question 2
Who were the Triwizard Champions?
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Fleur Delacour, Viktor Krum, Cedric Diggory and Harry Potter.
Question 3
Who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire?
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Barty Crouch Jr.
Question 4
What did Barty Crouch Jr transfigure his father into after he killed him in order to bury him?
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A bone.
Question 5
What were the types of dragons the Triwizard Champions had to face? Bonus points for naming which witch or wizard faces which type of dragon.
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Hungarian Horntail (Harry Potter), Common Welsh Green (Fleur Delacour), Chinese Fireball (Viktor Krum), and a Swedish Short-Snout (Cedric Diggory).
Question 6
Who did Harry take to the Yule Ball as his date?
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Parvati Patil.

Book 5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Question 1
What lines did Harry Potter have to write as punishment from Professor Umbridge?
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I must not tell lies.
Question 2
What remedy/concoction was used to ease the pain from Professor Umbridge’s magic quill?
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Essence of murtlap.
Question 3
Why does Harry Potter have to face a trial at the Ministry of Magic?
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He did magic as an underage wizard in front of a muggle.
Question 4
What was the name of the secret club Harry ran to teach students Defence Against the Dark Arts?
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Dumbledore’s Army.

Book 6 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Question 1
How does Snape convince Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy that he is on their side and will help Draco Malfoy?
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He swears an Unbreakable Vow.
Question 2
Who is the Half Blood Prince?
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Severus Snape.
Question 3
Who originally took the locket from the Cave?
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RAB: Regulus Acturus Black.
Question 4
When Harry and Dumbledore returned from the Cave, what did they see above Hogwarts?
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The Dark Mark.
Question 5
Who teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts?
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Severus Snape.

Book 7 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Question 1
How many horcruxes are there?
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Eight.
Question 2
Whose vault did Harry, Ron and Hermione break into at Gringotts?
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The Lestrange’s.
Question 3
How do Harry, Ron and Hermione get into Hogwarts?
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Through a secret passageway from Aberforth Dumbledore’s bar to the Room of Requirement.

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