125 Challenging Harry Potter Trivia Questions and Fun Facts

The Harry Potter novels are a beloved series about the life of a young wizard and his friends. With massive worldwide success, the film adaptations followed shortly after. The author, J.K. Rowling, drew from her own life experiences while creating these extremely popular works of fiction.

Many fans of the Harry Potter series are truly enthusiasts of the books and films. The world created by the author is immensely full of fantastical characters, mythological creatures, spells, and a truly immersive story arc. The authored fantasy rooted in deeper thematic meaning keeps you interested; once you start reading, you will find yourself immersed in this parallel reality and excited to find out what will happen next.

With so much time and effort put into these works, there are a ton of fun and interesting facts about these stories that are great for creating trivia questions. These 125 Harry Potter trivia questions are perfect for the hardcore fans. If you really love these stories, you will truly enjoy these questions and answers.

Here are 125 interesting and entertaining Harry Potter trivia questions. Use them to quiz your friends, have a fun trivia night, or to brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge. If you are a fan of these works, you will have a great time reading these questions and answers.

125 Harry Potter Trivia Questions

1. Excluding the supplementary works, how many Harry Potter novels were written for the original Harry Potter series?

Seven

2. What is the name of the actor that played Ronald Bilius Weasley in the Harry Potter films?

Rupert Grint

3. What does the “J.K.” in J.K. Rowling stand for?

Joanne Kathleen

4. In Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, while Hermione is in the bathroom, what creature does Harry and Ron save her from, leading to the three of them becoming best friends?

A Mountain Troll

5. Which English actor, comedian and writer, read for the UK Harry Potter audiobook editions?

Stephen Fry

6. What book is the only known source of written instructions on the creation and destruction of a Horcrux?

Secrets of the Darkest Art

7. In what year was the seventh and final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows published?

2007

8. When the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor Alastor Moody is revealed to be an imposter in disguise, and a supporter of Voldemort, who do we learn he actually is?

Barty Crouch Jr.

9. According to J.K Rowling, what mode of transport was she taking when the idea for Harry Potter came to her?

A Train

10. What is the name of J.K. Rowling’s best friend, which she stated, inspired the character Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter books?

Sean Harris

11. Where in the United Kingdom, was J.K Rowling born?

Yate

12. Of what profession are the parents of Hermione?

Dentists

13. What is the name of the Harry Potter play, which was co-written by J.K Rowling, and premiered in London on July 30th, 2016, at the Palace Theatre?

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

14. What is Harry Potter’s Patronus?

A Stag

15. How many copies of the Harry Potter book series have reportedly been sold worldwide?

500 Million

16. In which country is the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry located?

Scotland

17. In which home county of southern England, does “The Making of Harry Potter” behind the scene walking tour take place?

Hertfordshire

18. At what age does Harry discover that he is a wizard?

Eleven

19. Which actor played Harry Potter in every Harry Potter film?

Daniel Radcliffe

20. What is Ron Weasley’s Patronus?

A Jack Russell Terrier

21. What is the name of the powerful potion, that effectively forces the drinker to answer any questions in full truth?

Veritaserum

22. What real person does Hermione resemble in the Harry Potter novels, according to J.K. Rowling?

J.K. Rowling

23. What is the name of the snake language, often associated with the Dark Arts?

Parseltongue

24. How many copies did Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sell in the first 24 hours of its US release?

6.9 Million

25. Who do we learn, secretly entered Harry into the Triwizard Tournament?

Barty Crouch jr.

26. What is Ginny Weasley’s Patronus?

A Horse

27. Which English actor, narrator, singer, songwriter, director, and composer, read for the US Harry Potter audiobook edition?

Jim Dale

28. Who do we discover is the half blood prince?

Severus Snape

29. What is the name of the Harry Potter themed attraction, built at several Universal Parks & Resorts?

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

30. According to J.K. Rowling, what is the main theme of Harry Potter?

Death

31. What is J.K. Rowling’s middle name?

She Does Not Have a Middle Name

32. What is the nickname of Lord Voldemort’s followers?

The Death Eaters

33. In the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, how many years after the events of the final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, does the story begin?

Nineteen

34. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, who is the new Potions Master that praises the scholastic merit of the old potions textbook received by Harry?

Horace Slughorn

35. Who slipped Tom Marvolo Riddle’s diary into Ginny’s belongings?

Lucius Malfoy

36. Who directed the films, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as-well-as, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?

Chris Columbus

37. What happens to those who make direct eye contact with a Basilisk?

Death

38. Of the seven Harry Potter books in the series, which is the only one that does not feature Lord Voldemort in any form, but only mentions him?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

39. Which actress played Hermione in every Harry Potter Film?

Emma Watson

40. Which defensive spell is used by Harry, to rebound Voldemort’s killing curse, which kills Lord Voldemort?

Expelliarmus

41. In what year was the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince novel published?

2005

42. How many years will the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry educate young teenagers for their magical development?

Seven Years

43. In what year was the film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire released?

2005

44. What is the name of the device that can be used to view the memories of others?

The Pensieve

45. In the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book, who does the Ministry of Magic appoint as the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts?

Dolores Umbridge

46. In what year did J.K. Rowling sell the film rights of the first four Harry Potter books?

1999

47. What is the name of the half-giant, who is Harry’s first contact with the wizarding world?

Rubeus Hagrid

48. What kind of teacher is Remus Lupin?

A Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher

49. Who was the first British director of the Harry Potter film series?

Mike Newell

50. What is the most powerful wand in history?

The Elder Wand

51. How many copies did the book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sell in the first 24 hours of its US?

8.3 Million

52. In the novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry first meets Rubeus Hagrid; what title does Rubeus reveal he has at Hogwarts?

Keeper of Keys and Grounds

53. Of the seven books in the series, which Harry Potter book is the longest, both the US and UK versions?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

54. What is Lord Voldemort’s witch Mother’s name?

Merope Gaunt

55. Which actor played George Weasley in the Harry Potter films?

Oliver Phelps

56. What is the spell that gives the spell-caster total control over their subject?

Imperius

57. In what year was the film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone released?

2001

58. What are the wizards or witches, who act as law enforcement officials against the Dark Arts called?

Aurors

59. What is the name of the actor who plays the half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter Movies?

Robbie Coltrane

60. What creature is Remus Lupin eventually revealed to be?

A Werewolf

61. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban published, in both the US and the UK?

1999

62. What is the name of the cafe that claims to be the “birthplace of Harry Potter”, which J.K. Rowling has disputed?

The Elephant House

63. The name Dumbledore is actually an old English word meaning what?

Bumblebee

64. What is the name of the other Hogwart’s champion in the Triwizard Tournament, that is killed by Peter Pettigrew?

Cedric Diggory

65. Which actor played both Filius Flitwick and Griphook the Goblin in the Harry Potter films?

Warwick Davis

66. What is the name of the secret study group, formed by Hermione and Ron, where Harry teaches his classmates the skills of Defence Against the Dark Arts?

Dumbledore’s Army or the D.A.

67. J.K. Rowling, standing for Joanne Kathleen Rowling, has stated that she does not have a middle name; who’s name “Kathleen” did she use for her pen name?

Her Grandmother’s

68. In the third Novel, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, what title is Rubeus Hagrid promoted to, to teach?

Care of Magical Creatures Professor

69. What is Aberforth Dumbledore’s Patronus?

A Goat

70. What is Lord Voldemort’s wealthy Muggle father’s name?

Tom Riddle Jr.

71. How many many languages has Harry Potter been translated into?

80 Languages

72. What is the name of a powerful object in which a Dark Wizard or Witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul, for the purpose of attaining immortality?

A Horcrux

73. Who has author Stephen King deemed to be one of fiction’s creepiest villains?

Dolores Umbridge

74. Who framed Sirius Black for the for the Murder of Harry’s father?

Peter Pettigrew

75. In what year was the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban released?

2004

76. What is Hermione’s Patronus?

An Otter

77. What is the worst Unforgivable Curse that causes immediate death?

Avada Kedavra or the Killing Curse

78. According to J.K. Rowling, about how many wizards in the Harry Potter universe are living in England?

Around 3,000

79. When Ginny reads Tom Marvolo Riddle’s diary, what ancient monster does she unconsciously unleash on the students of Hogwarts?

A Basilisk

80. What is Luna Lovegood’s Patronus?

A Hare

81. What language is the Hogwarts’ motto “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus” in?

Latin

82. Which actor played Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter Films?

James Phelps

83. What is the Unforgivable Curse that causes unbearably excruciating pain?

Crucio or Cruciatus Curse

84. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire published in the UK and the US?

2000

85. What is Ernie MacMillan’s Patronus?

A Boar

86. In the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book, what tournament is Harry unwillingly entered into?

The Triwizard Tournament

87. Which actor played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films?

Alan Rickman

88. Who was the first Horcrux created by?

Herpo the Foul

89. Of the 7 Harry Potter books adapted to film, which is the only book where the movie adaptation was split into a two part cinematic release?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

90. What is Albus Dumbledore’s Patronus?

A Phoenix

91. What is the very derogatory term used to describe wizards and witches of non-magical parentage?

Mudbloods

92. Which actor played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter films?

Devon Murray

93. Which of the three legendary items, that would supposedly allow one to be the Master of Death, does Harry already possess?

The Cloak of Invisibility

94. What does the Latin Hogwarts’ motto “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus” translate to in English?

Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon

95. What is Nymphadora Tonks’ original Patronus?

A Hare

96. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published in the US?

1999

97. Who eventually kills Severus Snape due to Paranoia?

Lord Voldemort

98. Which actor played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films?

Matthew Lewis

99. What is James Potter’s Patronus?

A Stag

100. Which late British comedian was cast as the Hogwarts Ghost Peeves for the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film adaptation, but was later cut out entirely from the film?

Rik Mayall

101. What is the name of the secret society, founded by Dumbledore, to oppose Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters?

The Order of the Phoenix

102. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince released?

2005

103. What is the Unforgivable Curse that gives the spell-caster total control over their subject?

Imperius

104. Which actress originally played Lily Potter in the Harry Potter films?

Geraldine Somerville

105. What is Lily Potter’s Patronus?

A Doe

106. Who was the first publisher to publish, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?

Bloomsbury

107. What birthday does J.K Rowling and her character, Harry Potter, share?

July 31st

108. What is Cho Chang’s Patronus?

A Swan

109. What medical illness did J.K Rowling say the Dementors were based on?

Depression

110. What is Minerva McGonagall’s Patronus?

A Cat

111. Which actress played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films?

Bonnie Wright

112. What is the spell in the Half Blood Prince textbook, that causes excessive bleeding, by being slashed with an invisible sword?

Sectumsempra

113. What is Kingsley Shacklebolt’s Patronus? 

A Lynx

114. Which actor played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films?

Tom Felton

115. After learning that he himself is a Horcrux, where does Harry surrender himself to Voldemort?

In the Forbidden Forest

116. What is Severus Snape’s Patronus?

A Doe

117. In what year was the film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix released?

2007

118. The Elder Wand and the Cloak of Invisibility are two of the three Deathly Hallows; what is the third?

The Resurrection Stone

119. What actor played Gregory Goyle in the Harry Potter films?

Josh Herdman

120. What is Remus Lupin’s Patronus?

A Wolf

121. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone published in the UK?

1997

122. In the Triwizard Tour, what are the champions from each participating school competing for?

The Triwizard Cup

123. Who was the American Publishing Company that insisted the title of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone be changed to Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone?

Scholastic

124. What is Arthur Weasley’s Patronus?

A Weasel

125. How many actors appeared as the same character in all eight Harry Potter films, in the series?

Thirteen

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