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? 

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

Q. How many brothers does Harry Potter’s close friend, Ron Weasley have?


Q. What is the first name of the conductor of the triple-decker Knight Bus?


Q. Who is the Hogwarts professor that can transform themselves into a tabby cat?

Minerva McGonagall

Q. On what street do Petunia and Vernon Dursley live?

Privet Drive

Q. Who becomes the Head of Slytherin house in the sixth year of Harry Potter’s attendance at Hogwarts?

Horace Slughorn

Q. When Harry plays the game of quidditch for the Gryffindor house team, what position is he selected to play?


Q. Buckbeak, Hagrid’s pet that the Ministry Of Magic sentenced to death, is what type of magical creature?


Q. 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?


Q. Which Hogwarts professor caused Harry Potter to lose all of the bones in his broken right arm?

Gilderoy Lockhart

Q. After faking his own death, who was the wizard that hid under the name of Scabbers as Ron Weasley’s pet rat?

Peter Pettigrew

Q. Who were the two people that Harry Potter named his second-born son after?

Severus and Dumbledore

Q. What is the number of staircases that exist within the Hogwarts school of wizardry?


Q. In which of his years at Hogwarts was Tom Riddle when he first found and opened Salazar Slytherin’s Chamber Of Secrets?


Q. Who freed Luna Lovegood from the dungeons in Malfoy Manor after she had been captured by the death eaters?


Q. 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?

Whomping Willow

Q. Which vault number at Gringotts Wizarding Bank is owned by the Potter Family?

Vault 687

Q. George Weasley’s ear had been cursed off by which wizard?

Severus Snape

Q.Who was the Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement when the Ministry of Magic had been controlled by Voldemort?

Corban Yaxley

Q. What is the name of the Serpent, Runespoor, and Basilisk speaking language that is said to be a dark wizard’s mark?


Q. What was the first name of the Hufflepuff house founder?


Q. 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?

Neville Longbottom

Q. Which of the unforgivable curses causes the inflicted individual to feel severe and excruciating pain but does not cause them physical harm?

The Cruciatus Curse

Q. What is the amoral non-being that instantly shape-shifts into the worst fear of the viewer when they see it?


Q. The Wizarding Schools Potions Championship is held every how many years?


Q. What is the name of the building on Charing Cross Road where wizards from Muggle London can access Diagon Alley?

Leaky Cauldron

Q. What is the name of the establishment located in Diagon Alley that George and Fred Weasley founded after they left Hogwarts?

Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

Q. The first-year Defence Against the Dark Arts class at Hogwarts takes place in which North Tower Classroom?


Q. When Professor Slughorn resigned from his positions at Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore hired which wizard to take his place as Potions Master?

Severus Snape

Q. What is Professor Rubeus Hagrid’s official position at Hogwarts?

Gamekeeper of Hogwarts

Q. What type of animal was Neville Longbottom’s pet named Trevor?


Q. 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?


Q. Which wizard was framed for the betrayal of Lily and James Potter?

Sirius Black

Q. How many players are on a quidditch team?

Seven – three chasers, two beaters, one keeper, and one seeker

Q. How many balls are used in a game of quidditch?

Four – a quaffle, two bludgers, and a golden snitch

Q. What are the four Hogwarts house mascots?

A lion for Gryffindor, a badger for Hufflepuff, a snake for Slytherin, and a raven for Ravenclaw

Q. What are the names of the Hogwarts founders?

Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin

Q. Can you name at least one of Albus Dumbledore’s middle names?

Percival, Wulfric, Brian

Q. What does a person see when they look in the Mirror of Erised?

Their deepest desire

Q. What language does Harry use to talk to snakes?


Q. What are the three unforgivable curses?

Imperius, Crucio, and Aveda Kedavera

Q. What creature does Harry’s patronus take the form of?

A stag.

Q. What animal can Professor McGonagall turn into using her animagus ability?

A cat

Q. What is the last name of the three brothers who first possessed the deathly hallows?


Q. What is the last name of Voldemort’s maternal grandfather?


Q. What is Voldemort’s real name?

Tom Marvolo Riddle

Q. Who created the Philosopher’s Stone?

A. Nicolas Flamel

Q. What fruit has to be tickled in the painting guarding the kitchen to gain access to the kitchen?

The pear

Q. What phrase wipes the Marauder’s Map clean?

“Mischief managed.”

Q. What were the nicknames for Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and James Potter?

Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs

Q. Where does the passage below the Whomping Willow lead?

To the Shrieking Shack

Q. What was causing the noises in the Shrieking Shack that the villagers thought were raucous ghosts?

Remus Lupin

Q. How many times does a person have to walk past the Room of Requirement before it will open?


Q. What is Albus Dumbledore’s favorite candy?

Lemon drops

Q. What is Albus Dumbledore’s patronus?

A phoenix

Q. What is Aberforth Dumbledore’s patronus?

A goat

Q. What are three deathly hallows?

The elder wand, the cloak of invisibility, and the resurrection stone

Q. What is the name of the girl that Percy Weasley dates at Hogwarts?

Penelope Clearwater

Q. Which student did the basilisk kill when the Chamber of Secrets was first opened?

Myrtle Warren (Moaning Myrtle)

Q. What statues guard the entrance to Albus Dumbledore’s office?


Q. What is Ron Weasley’s middle name?


Q. What are the first names of Harry Potter’s three children?

James, Albus, and Lily

Q. What horcrux do Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore take from the cave?

A locket

Q. Which is the only horcrux that Harry Potter destroys?

Tom Riddle’s Diary

Q. Who was the last person to possess the cup of Helga Hufflepuff before Voldermort stole it?

Hepzibah Smith

Q. What phrase is used to activate the Marauder’s Map?

“I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good.”

Q. What is the name of Hogwarts’ custodian?

Argus Filch

Q. What word is used to describe a person who was born into a magical family, but who cannot use magic?

A squib

Q. What is Harry Potter’s wand’s core made of?

A phoenix feather

Q. What do Harry Potter’s wand and Voldemort’s wand share in common?

They both contain phoenix feather cores from the same phoenix

Q. What are the name of the two other schools that had students compete for the Triwizard Cup?

A. Durmstrang Institute and Beauxbatons Academy of Magic

Q. What is the name of the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy?

Madam Olympe Maxime

Q. What is the name of the headmaster of Durmstrang Institute?

Igor Karkaroff

Q. What animal could James Potter turn into using his animagus ability?

A stag

Q. What animal could Sirius Black turn into his animagus ability?

A dog

Q. What was the ability called that allowed Nymphadora Tonks to change her appearance at will?


Q. Which family did Dobby work for before Harry Potter set him free?

The Malfoys

Q. What is Professor Moody’s first name?


Q. What body part did Peter Pettigrew sacrifice to resurrect Voldemort?

His hand

Q. On what vehicle did the Durmstrang Institute students arrive at Hogwarts?

A ship

Q. What allows a person to see Thestrals?

They have seen death

Q. What are Voldemort’s followers called?

Death Eaters

Q. What is the death eaters’ symbol?

A skull with a snake for a tongue

Q. What book was Hermione’s go-to for information about Hogwarts?

Hogwarts, A History

Q. What is Harry’s middle name?


Q. What is the motto of Hogwarts? In Latin or English.

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus. Never tickle a sleeping dragon

Q. Who is the oldest Weasley child?


Trivia Questions By Book

Book 1 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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

Q. What day did Harry Potter learn he was a wizard?

On his birthday (July 31)

Q. Who delivered Harry Potter to Privet Drive the night his parents were murdered?


Q. Name one of Harry Potter’s other dorm mates.

Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Dean Thomas, Seamus Finnegan

Q. Who is the captain of Gryffindor’s Quidditch Team?

Oliver Wood

Q. Which student does Harry Potter meet in Madam Malkin’s robe shop?

Draco Malfoy

Q. What train station do students catch the train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

King’s Cross Station

Book 2 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets

Q. Who was the first-year student in Harry’s second year who was his biggest fan and always asking for his autograph?

Colin Creevey

Q. Who was taken into the Chamber of Secrets?

Ginny Weasley

Q. What was the cure for the petrified students?

Mandrake roots

Q. What is the name of the house elf who helps Harry Potter?


Book 3 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Q. What magical device allowed Hermione to get to all her classes?

The Time Turner

Q. What is the name of the Hippogriff Harry and Hermione save?


Q. How did Harry get to London after leaving the Dursley’s?

The Knight Bus

Q. Name the Marauders.

James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew

Q. Who gives Harry the Marauders’ Map?

Fred and George Weasley

Book 4 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Q. Who was Percy Weasley’s first boss at the Ministry of Magic?

Barty Crouch Sr.

Q. Who were the Triwizard Champions?

Fleur Delacour, Viktor Krum, Cedric Diggory and Harry Potter

Q. Who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire?

Barty Crouch Jr.

Q. What did Barty Crouch Jr transfigure his father into after he killed him in order to bury him?

A bone

Q. 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)

Hungarian Horntail (Harry Potter), Common Welsh Green (Fleur Delacour), Chinese Fireball (Viktor Krum), and a Swedish Short-Snout (Cedric Diggory)

Q. Who did Harry take to the Yule Ball as his date?

Parvati Patil

Book 5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Q. What lines did Harry Potter have to write as punishment from Professor Umbridge?

I must not tell lies

Q. What remedy/concoction was used to ease the pain from Professor Umbridge’s magic quill?

Essence of murtlap

Q. Why does Harry Potter have to face a trial at the Ministry of Magic?

He did magic as an underage wizard in front of a muggle

Q. What was the name of the secret club Harry ran to teach students Defence Against the Dark Arts?

Dumbledore’s Army

Book 6 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Q. How does Snape convince Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy that he is on their side and will help Draco Malfoy?

He swears an Unbreakable Vow

Q. Who is the Half Blood Prince?

Severus Snape

Q. Who originally took the locket from the cave?

RAB: Regulus Acturus Black

Q. When Harry and Dumbledore returned from the cave, what did they see above Hogwarts?

The Dark Mark

Q. Who teaches Defence Against the Dark Arts?

Severus Snape

Book 7 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Q. How many horcruxes are there?


Q. Whose vault did Harry, Ron and Hermione break into at Gringotts?

The Lestrange’s

Q. How do Harry, Ron and Hermione get into Hogwarts?

Through a secret passageway from Aberforth Dumbledore’s bar to the Room of Requirement

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