The Harry Potter novels created by J.K Rowling have created an immense world full of imagination and mythical fantasy, ripe for trivia. The below 125 Harry Potter trivia questions and answers are chock full of details that only the most enthusiastic fans would know about the beloved series. These questions go beyond the adventures of Harry and his friends. I’ve include many fun facts about the author, movie directors, actors, and so much more; this trivia was made for the hardcore Harry Potter fans.
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The following Harry Potter trivia questions encompass all things Harry Potter. They include the books, films, history, fun facts, and even the Patronuses of each major character in the story. If you love Harry Potter, you will thoroughly enjoy these trivia questions. Read on and check out these questions for yourself!
Harry Potter Books & Films Trivia
The Harry Potter story began with the incredibly popular, best selling novels. There were seven books written in the series, and eight films would accompany them shortly after. Both the books and the movies are wildly popular. The worlds and characters that were created by J. K. Rowling are nothing short of mesmerizing, chock full of imaginative detail and beloved by the millions of fans.
If you enjoy the world of Harry Potter, read on for Harry Potter books & films trivia questions and answers.
Harry Potter Books & Films Trivia Questions & Answers
1. In the Triwizard Tour, what are the champions from each participating school competing for?
The Triwizard Cup
2. The Elder Wand and the Cloak of Invisibility are two of the three Deathly Hallows; what is the third?
The Resurrection Stone
3. After learning that he himself is a Horcrux, where does Harry surrender himself to Voldemort?
In the Forbidden Forest
4. What is the spell in the Half Blood Prince textbook, that causes excessive bleeding, by being slashed with an invisible sword?
5. What is the Unforgivable Curse that gives the spell-caster total control over their subject?
6. What is the name of the secret society, founded by Dumbledore, to oppose Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters?
The Order of the Phoenix
7. Who eventually kills Severus Snape due to Paranoia?
8. 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
9. What is the very derogatory term used to describe wizards and witches of non-magical parentage?
10. Who was the first Horcrux created by?
Herpo the Foul
11. In the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book, what tournament is Harry unwillingly entered into?
The Triwizard Tournament
12. What is the Unforgivable Curse that causes unbearably excruciating pain?
Crucio or Cruciatus Curse
13. When Ginny reads Tom Marvolo Riddle’s diary, what ancient monster does she unconsciously unleash on the students of Hogwarts?
14. What is the worst Unforgivable Curse that causes immediate death?
Avada Kedavra or the Killing Curse
15. Who framed Sirius Black for the for the Murder of Harry’s father?
16. 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?
17. 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
18. What is Lord Voldemort’s wealthy Muggle father’s name?
Tom Riddle Sr.
19. 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.
20. What is the name of the other Hogwart’s champion in the Triwizard Tournament, that is killed by Peter Pettigrew?
21. What creature is Remus Lupin eventually revealed to be?
22. What are the wizards or witches, who act as law enforcement officials against the Dark Arts called?
23. What is the spell that gives the spell-caster total control over their subject?
24. What is Lord Voldemort’s witch Mother’s name?
25. 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
26. What is the most powerful wand in history?
The Elder Wand
27. What is the name of the half-giant, who is Harry’s first contact with the wizarding world?
28. What kind of teacher is Remus Lupin?
A Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher
29. In the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book, who does the Ministry of Magic appoint as the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts?
30. What is the name of the device that can be used to view the memories of others?
31. How many years will the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry educate young teenagers for their magical development?
32. Which defensive spell is used by Harry, to rebound Voldemort’s killing curse, which kills Lord Voldemort?
33. What happens to those who make direct eye contact with a Basilisk?
34. What is the nickname of Lord Voldemort’s followers?
The Death Eaters
35. 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?
36. 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?
37. Who slipped Tom Marvolo Riddle’s diary into Ginny’s belongings?
38. Who do we discover is the half blood prince?
39. Who do we learn, secretly entered Harry into the Triwizard Tournament?
Barty Crouch Jr.
40. 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
41. What book is the only known source of written instructions on the creation and destruction of a Horcrux?
Secrets of the Darkest Art
42. 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.
43. Of what profession are the parents of Hermione?
44. 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
45. In which country is the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry located?
46. At what age does Harry discover that he is a wizard?
47. What is the name of the powerful potion, that effectively forces the drinker to answer any questions in full truth?
48. What is the name of the snake language, often associated with the Dark Arts?
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Harry Potter Characters Patronus Trivia
The Harry Potter series is brimming with unique and clever characters. Every character has their individuality and distinguishing characteristics, with each having what is known as a Patronus. These spirit guides are summoned by wizards or witches by drawing upon their happiest memories to cast spells, and protect themselves from evil.
If you think you know every Harry Potter character’s Patronus, challenge yourself using these Harry Potter characters patronus trivia questions and answers.
Harry Potter Characters Patronus Trivia Questions & Answers
49. What is Kingsley Shacklebolt’s Patronus?
50. What is Ernie MacMillan’s Patronus?
51. What is Luna Lovegood’s Patronus?
52. What is Hermione’s Patronus?
53. What is Aberforth Dumbledore’s Patronus?
54. What is Ginny Weasley’s Patronus?
55. What is Harry Potter’s Patronus?
56. What is Ron Weasley’s Patronus?
A Jack Russell Terrier
57. What is Albus Dumbledore’s Patronus?
58. What is Nymphadora Tonks’ original Patronus?
59. What is James Potter’s Patronus?
60. What is Lily Potter’s Patronus?
61. What is Cho Chang’s Patronus?
62. What is Minerva McGonagall’s Patronus?
63. What is Severus Snape’s Patronus?
64. What is Remus Lupin’s Patronus?
65. What is Arthur Weasley’s Patronus?
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Harry Potter Film Actors Trivia
With eight Harry Potter films released, there were a lot of actors required to bring these stories to the big screen. Credit must be given to these performers, as many began the journey of creating these films as children, and grew along with the stories as more films were created. With that, the performances got progressively better with each film, truly materializing the vision of the author and directors, while creating lasting impressions for the viewers.
If you enjoy the Harry Potter film performances, continue reading and test yourself with these Harry Potter film actors trivia questions and answers.
Harry Potter Film Actors Trivia Questions & Answers
66. How many actors appeared as the same character in all eight Harry Potter films, in the series?
67. What actor played Gregory Goyle in the Harry Potter films?
68. Which actor played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films?
69. Which actress played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films?
70. Which actress originally played Lily Potter in the Harry Potter films?
71. Which actor played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films?
72. Which actor played Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter films?
73. Which actor played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films?
74. Which actor played Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter Films?
75. Which actor played both Filius Flitwick and Griphook the Goblin in the Harry Potter films?
76. What is the name of the actor who plays the half-giant Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter Movies?
77. Which actor played George Weasley in the Harry Potter films?
78. Which actress played Hermione in every Harry Potter Film?
79. Which English actor, narrator, singer, songwriter, director, and composer, read for the US Harry Potter audiobook edition?
80. What is the name of the actor that played Ronald Bilius Weasley in the Harry Potter films?
81. Which English actor, comedian and writer, read for the UK Harry Potter audiobook editions?
82. Which actor played Harry Potter in every Harry Potter film?
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Harry Potter History Trivia
There was much inspiration that helped create the Harry Potter stories. As each book and film were released, there were many significant moments that resulted in historic events for the franchise. Knowing all of them would be a pretty impressive feat.
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Harry Potter History Trivia Questions & Answers
83. Which American Publishing Company insisted that the title of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone be changed to Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone?
84. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone published in the UK?
85. In what year was the film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix released?
86. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince released?
87. 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?
88. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, published in the US?
89. In what year was the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban released?
90. How many copies did the book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sell in the first 24 hours of its US release?
91. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire published in the UK and the US?
92. Who was the first publisher to publish, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone?
93. In what year was the book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban published, in both the US and the UK?
94. In what year was the film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone released?
95. Who was the first British director of the Harry Potter film series?
96. In what year did J.K. Rowling sell the film rights of the first four Harry Potter books?
97. In what year was the film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire released?
98. According to J.K Rowling, what mode of transport was she taking when the idea for Harry Potter came to her?
99. In what year was the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince novel published?
100. In what year was the seventh and final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows published?
101. How many copies did Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sell in the first 24 hours of its US release?
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Harry Potter Fun Facts Trivia
There are so many interesting fun facts in the Harry Potter universe. From the author, to inspirations for the characters, themes of each book, and so forth, there is a lot to the Harry Potter series. You may be surprised at how many fun facts about Harry Potter that there actually are.
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Harry Potter Fun Facts Trivia Questions & Answers
102. What medical illness did J.K Rowling say the Dementors were based on?
103. What birthday does J.K Rowling and her character, Harry Potter, share?
104. What does the Latin Hogwarts’ motto “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus” translate to in English?
Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon
105. 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
106. What language is the Hogwarts’ motto “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus” in?
107. According to J.K. Rowling, about how many wizards in the Harry Potter universe are living in England?
108. Who has author Stephen King deemed to be one of fiction’s creepiest villains, from the Harry Potter books?
109. How many many languages has Harry Potter been translated into?
110. 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?
111. 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
112. The name Dumbledore is actually an old English word meaning what?
113. 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
114. 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
115. Who directed the films, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as-well-as, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?
116. What is the name of the Harry Potter themed attraction, built at several Universal Parks & Resorts?
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
117. According to J.K. Rowling, what is the main theme of Harry Potter?
118. What is J.K. Rowling’s middle name?
She Does Not Have a Middle Name
119. What does the “J.K.” in J.K. Rowling stand for?
120. What is the name of J.K. Rowling’s best friend, which she stated, inspired the character Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter books?
121. Where in the United Kingdom, was J.K Rowling born?
122. How many copies of the Harry Potter book series have reportedly been sold worldwide?
123. Excluding the supplementary works, how many Harry Potter novels were written for the original Harry Potter series?
124. In which home county of southern England, does “The Making of Harry Potter” behind the scene walking tour take place?
125. What real person does Hermione characteristically resemble in the Harry Potter novels, according to J.K. Rowling?
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