Harry Potter fans share a special bond by holding strong knowledge of numerous fun facts about the wizarding world. Apparently, quizzical trivia games with staggering questions about the Harry Potter book series are some of the best things fans love to play together to challenge each other’s ability and test their fealty to their houses. It sounds quite dramatic, but where would we be without a little excitement in our lives, right? We’re just grateful J.K. Rowling changed the course of the book and movie industry— and the Potterheads, of course.
To those of you planning to have a stimulating trivia game night, here are 50 of the best Harry Potter questions to throw at your co-Potterheads! Have fun!
Part I: Easy Harry Potter Trivia Questions
Question: When is Harry Potter’s birthday?
Answer: July 31
Question: What are the names of Harry’s parents?
Answer: James and Lily Potter
Question: Where did Harry live in the Muggle world?
Answer: Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey
Question: Who was Harry living with in the Muggle world?
Answer: The Dursleys (with his uncle Vernon Dursley, his aunt Petunia Dursley, and his cousin Dudley Dursley)
Question: What are the four Hogwarts houses?
Answer: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw
Question: Who are Harry’s two best friends in the world?
Answer: Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
Question: How are students sorted into their houses?
Answer: The Sorting Hat
Question: What house is Harry Potter sorted into?
Question: Which artist played the character of Hermione Granger?
Answer: Emma Watson
Question: Where did Harry and Ron meet?
Answer: King’s Cross Station
Question: Which platform in the King’s Cross Station was Harry supposed to ride the train to Hogwarts?
Answer: Platform 9 ¾
Question: What are the names of Ron’s parents?
Answer: Arthur and Molly Weasley
Question: What animal can Harry speak to?
Question: Who brought Harry to the Dursleys?
Answer: Albus Dumbledore
Question: How did Harry get the lightning bolt scar on his forehead?
Answer: From Lord Voldemort’s failed attempt to murder him with the Killing Curse
All right, enough with the easy ones. Try to keep up on some moderately hard Harry Potter trivia questions.
Part II: Moderate Harry Potter Trivia Questions
Question: Which spell is also known as the Thief’s Friend?
Answer: The Unlocking Charm (Alohomora)
Question: Who was the first goblin Harry ever met?
Question: What are the names of James Potter’s friends?
Answer: Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, and Peter Pettigrew
Question: What animal can Remus Lupin turn into?
Question: Which of James’ friends escaped the Azkaban, who also turns out to be Harry’s godfather?
Answer: Sirius Black
Question: Ron Weasley has a fear of which insect?
Question: What species did Hagrid’s pet dragon, Norberta, belong to?
Answer: Norwegian Ridgeback
Question: What is Harry’s position in the wizarding sport Quidditch?
Question: Where did Ron and Harry crash the flying car on their way to Hogwarts in the second book, Harry Potter and “The Chamber of Secrets”?
Answer: The Whomping Willow
Question: What is the name of the ‘antisocial’ ghost of the Slytherin house, and is the only one who can control Peeves?
Answer: Bloody Baron
Question: What spell did Hermione use to free Harry and Ron from the Devil’s Snare?
Answer: Lumos Solem Spell
Question: Who pretended to be Mad Eye Moody in the Goblet of Fire?
Answer: Bartemius Crouch Junior
Question: Where is the secret meeting place of Dumbledore’s Army?
Answer: The Room of Requirement
Question: What do you recite to close the Marauder’s Map?
Answer: “Mischief Managed”
Question: What is Harry’s Patronus?
Okay, so you can make it through questions that are not quite tough enough.
Luckily, we can make it more difficult for you. How about some of the most challenging Harry Potter trivia, eh?
Part III: Hard Harry Potter Trivia Questions
Question: Which substance is destructive enough to destroy a Horcrux when exposed to it?
Answer: Basilisk venom
Question: How much does a ticket for the Knight Bus cost if you include a cup of hot chocolate?
Answer: 14 sickles
Question: What color did Hermione turn the leaves of the Weasley’s crabapple tree into for Harry’s 17th birthday?
Question: During Harry’s sixth year in Hogwarts, who is the instructor that taught the Apparition class?
Answer: Wilkie Twycross
Question: What is the secretive radio program set up by the Order of the Phoenix?
Question: Who destroyed Ravenclaw’s diadem?
Answer: Vincent Crabbe
Question: What potion did Harry make in Slughorn’s class, where he received top marks for doing it correctly?
Answer: Draught of Living Death
Question: What spell created by the Half Blood Prince did Harry use on Draco Malfoy?
Question: What statue is placed outside the Prefects’ bathroom?
Answer: Boris the Bewildered
Question: What do you call the invisible winged horses that the Order used as means of transportation, as they are incredibly fast and intelligent creatures?
Question: What is Lord Voldemort’s boggart?
Answer: His own corpse
Question: What is Harry’s wand made of?
Answer: Holly and Phoenix Feather Core
Question: During Harry’s first year in Hogwarts, what is the password given to the ‘Fat Lady’ in the portrait to enter the Gryffindor tower?
Answer: Caput Draconis
Question: Which magical device did Albus Dumbledore use to save and review his memories?
Question: Which ice cream flavor did Harry eat at the zoo when he went out with the Dursleys?
Answer: Lemon Ice Pop
Question: How did Harry get rid of Aunt Marge when she insulted Harry’s parents in front of him?
Answer: By using the Inflating Charm
Question: Where was Harry and Voldemort’s Last Battle?
Answer: The Great Hall of Hogwarts Castle
Question: Who killed Bellatrix Lestrange?
Answer: Molly Weasley
Question: Where did Harry, Ron, and Hermione go after Bill and Fleur’s wedding?
Answer: Tottenham Court Road
Question: What is the name of Draco Malfoy’s son?
Answer: Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy
We can’t possibly sum up Harry Potter into 50 trivia questions, but you’re off to an amazing start! If we missed your favorite topics, go ahead and add them to your list for your game night.
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