21 Incredibly Tough Harry Potter Questions Even Hardcore Fans Have Problems With


Do you consider yourself an expert in all things “Harry Potter”? There are plenty of internet hubs perfect for putting this knowledge to the test, from discussions about the / r / harrypotter to user-submitted quizzes on Goodreads.

In order to screen out the toughest ‘Harry Potter’ trivia questions, we put our own memory to the test on Scholastic’s ‘Wizard’s Challenge’, an online quiz with a wide range of difficulties.

By combining the expert-level questions there with a few doozies posed at a quiz night in New York City, we’ve compiled a list that is sure to challenge the average “Harry Potter” fan.

Scroll down to test your magic. The questions are above the photos, and the answers are below the photos.

Many know that the ghost of Gryffindor is Nearly Headless Nick. But what is his full name?

Answer: Sir Nicholas of Mimsy-Porpington.

Harry, Ron and Hermione help save the Wizard’s Stone from theft. How old was his co-creator, Nicholas Flamel, when he decided to destroy him?

Answer: 665.

Snape grilled Harry about it on his first day in Potions. Monkshood and wolfsbane are the same plant, also known as what?

Answer: Aconite.

New students must learn the secrets of the castle. How many stairs does Hogwarts have?

Answer: 142.

This one is a doozy. Name each ingredient in Polyjuice Potion. (Hint: there are seven.)

Answer: Lacewing, Leech, Powdered Cocked Horn, Knotweed, Fluxweed, Shredded Boomslang Skin, and a little bit of who you want to be.

Quidditch players are at constant risk of injury throughout the game. How many possible Quidditch mistakes are there?

Quidditch seen in the Harry Potter films

Answer: 700.

In The sorcerer’s stoneHarry and his friends receive last minute house points, putting Gryffindor ahead of Slytherin by just 10 points. What was the final tally?

Answer: 482 to 472.

Still eccentric, Dumbledore has a scar over his left knee which is a perfect card of what?

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Answer: the London Underground.

This one is in two parts. Where does Vernon Dursley work and what does the company produce?

Answer: Grunnings, a manufacturer of drills.

For Harry’s 17th birthday, what color did Hermione color the leaves of the Weasleys crabapple?

Answer: gold.

Cedric Diggory let Harry use the warden’s bathroom in The goblet of fire. What statue of a man is next to the special entrance to the toilet?

Pattinson started his film career playing Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series

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Answer: Boris the Puzzled.

Harry is known for his Quidditch skills. What is the maximum speed of a Firebolt joystick?

Answer: 150 mph.

Harry first took the Knight Bus in The prisoner of Azkaban. How much does a ticket cost if it includes hot chocolate?

The knight bus

Answer: 14 sickles.

In the Hall of Prophecies there are rows and rows of shining orbs. Which line does the prophecy about Harry and Voldemort contain?

Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films

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Answer: line 97.

At the Quidditch World Cup, the Irish team had three main pursuers: Mullet, Troy and Moran. Which one scored the first goal?

Answer: Troy.

On the wall in front of the hall on request there is a tapestry showing a wizard trying to teach ballet to trolls. What is his name?

Answer: Barnabus the Barmy.

The entrance for visitors to the Ministry of Magic is an abandoned red phone booth in London. What is the five-digit code you must dial to enter?

Answer: 6-2-4-4-2. (Bonus: it spells MAGIC on a phone keypad.)

What’s the name of the Apparition instructor who comes to Hogwarts in Harry’s sixth year?

Answer: Wilkie Twycross.

Voldemort stole Helga Hufflepuff’s cup from an old woman named Hepzibah Smith. What was his house elf called?

Answer: Hokey.

Ginny Weasley bought a Pygmy Puff pet from her older brothers’ joke shop. How did she name him?

Bonnie Wright and Daniel Radcliffe as Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter


Answer: Arnold.

What is the code name chosen by Fred Weasley on Potterwatch, the secret radio program set up by the Order of the Phoenix?

Answer: Rapier.

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