J.K. Rowling has produced seven Harry Potter books in the main series, plus an additional nine books, short stories, and screenplays. With so much material available, it would be impossible to include every bit of Harry Potter Trivia for you. We have attempted to make the information in this article easy to reference and fun to use by categorizing the presentation. We begin with general Harry Potter Trivia Questions most will be able to answer. Next, we have Easy Harry Potter Trivia everyone should know, even if they have never read a book or seen a movie. We test those of you who consider yourselves serious Harry Potter fans with our Hard Harry Potter Trivia. We end the article with some fun Harry Potter Riddles to share with your family and friends and a Harry Potter Quiz with the questions and answers listed separately.

Harry Potter Trivia Questions


Our Harry Potter Trivia Questions are short and sweet, easy to answer, and should cover familiar characters, situations, and places. See how much you know about the Harry Potter books and movies.

  • What is the name of the potion that allows Harry and Ron to transform into Crabbe and Goyle?
  • What is the name of the teacher who tries to steal the Sorcerer’s Stone?
  • Who did Tom Riddle say opened the Chamber of Secrets?
  • How can a house elf gain their freedom?
  • What Harry Potter character writes sensational articles after getting information by turning herself into a beetle to snoop?
  • What is the relationship between Bellatrix Lestrange and Draco Malfoy?
  • When does the game of Quidditch end?
  • What false name does Harry give the staff of the Knight Bus, a giant triple-decker bus for stranded wizards?
  • What must Harry do in secret while living with the Dursleys at four Privet Drive?
  • What is Floo powder used for?
  • How is Hermione able to take multiple classes at the same time?
  • What are the dark shadowy beings that suck souls and make their victims feel incomparable sadness and despair?
  • Where is Harry’s room in the Dursley’s home?
  • Who is dragged under the Whomping Willow by the great black dog?
  • What is the name of the house elf who was left to Harry in Sirius’s will and worked at Hogwarts?
  • What animal does Mad-Eye Moody turn Malfoy into in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
  • Who has the nickname Padfoot?
  • Who is called the Half-Blood Prince because he was born to a witch mother and a Muggle father?
  • Where did Harry want to go in his third year, but was unable to because his uncle refused to sign his permission slip?
  • What is the name of the hippogriff belonging to Hagrid that attacks Draco Malfoy when taunted and provoked?
  • What is the mortal enemy of the basilisk (a giant serpent)?
  • What are the names of Draco Malfoy’s two friends at Hogwarts who follow him everywhere and turn into little girls when keeping guard?
  • Where are the Hufflepuff common rooms located?
  • Where are the Slytherin common rooms located?
  • Where does Arthur Weasley work?
  • Who does the Sorcerer’s Stone belong to?
  • What is it that Voldemort drinks in the Forbidden Forest to stay alive?
  • Who is it that Harry and Ron accidentally lock in the bathroom with a troll?
  • How was Harry finally able to get the golden egg to explain the second task?
  • What character tells Harry to eat gillyweed to breathe underwater?
  • What team wins the house cup at the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?
  • What is it that Harry Potter sees when he looks in the Mirror of Erised for the first time?
  • What does Harry trick Lucius Malfoy into giving Dobby, thus setting him free?

Easy Harry Potter Trivia

Even if you have never watched a Harry Potter movie or read one of J. K. Rowling’s books, you probably know the answer to these Easy Harry Potter Trivia questions. They cover the most well-known characters and situations in the Harry Potter series.

  • What animal guards the door to the Sorcerer’s Stone?
  • How is it determined which house the Hogwarts’s students are sorted into?
  • The sorting hat originally wanted to include Harry in what house?
  • How do first year Hogwarts students get from the Hogsmeade train station to the school?
  • When and how did Harry get the lightning bolt scar on his forehead?
  • How is the mail delivered in the to the young wizards?
  • The transformation potion turns Hermione into what?
  • On what birthday does Harry Potter receive a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
  • What does Ron Weasley have a phobia about?
  • What mean name does Draco Malfoy call Hermione?
  • What is it that Harry sees each time just before he finds himself in danger?
  • What is the meaning of the Hogwarts’ motto “draco dormiens nunquam titillandus”?
  • Weasley enchanted car can do what?
  • What position does Harry play on the Quidditch team?
  • What do the Weasleys call their home?
  • What is the name of the student who is Harry’s enemy while he is at Hogwarts?
  • What does Snape teach about when he substitutes in Lupin’s Defense Against the Dark Arts class?
  • Where is the entrance to the Chamber of Secrets located?
  • What city in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is the best place to shop for wizarding school supplies?
  • What is the name of the house Harry, Hermione, and Ron are sorted into when they arrive at Hogwarts?
  • What is the name of the Weasley who dies during the final Hogwarts battle?
  • Who anonymously gives Harry Potter his father’s Invisibility Cloak at Christmas?
  • Who captains the Gryffindor Quidditch team?
  • Who is the Half-Blood Prince?
  • What is the name of the headmaster when Harry arrives at Hogwarts?
  • What character kills Dumbledore?
  • What character kills Dobby?
  • Who tells Harry he is a Horcrux?
  • Who informs Harry that he is a wizard?
  • What causes Harry to fall from his broomstick in the Quidditch game against Hufflepuff?
  • What was the reason for planting the Whomping Willow?
  • Which first year student loves to photograph Harry Potter?
  • Who besides Harry Potter was a Parselmouth (able to speak the language of serpents)?

Hard Harry Potter Trivia

Hard Harry Potter Trivia

If you consider yourself an expert, having read all the Harry Potter books and seen the movies, this section of our article is for you. See how many you can answer, then challenge your friends and family members. Good luck!

  • Who is the author of Unfogging the Future, a divination textbook required at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
  • What transfiguration lesson was Professor McGonagall teaching before telling her class about the Chamber of Secrets?
  • Who was the first user of the Room of Requirement?
  • Whose statute is located next to the entry of the perfect lavatory that Harry uses in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire?
  • Which professional Quidditch teams does Cho Chang support?
  • Which row in the House of Prophecy houses the prophecy about Harry and Lord Voldemort?
  • Who does Harry get the Nimbus 2000 broomstick from?
  • Who gives Harry the Firebolt broomstick?
  • What does Ron do to the Boggart after it takes the form of a spider in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?
  • Who is it that Bill Weasley marries?
  • Who is it that becomes a professional quidditch player?
  • What is the name of the headmistress of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic?
  • What is the name of the seeker for the Bulgarian Quidditch team?
  • What is the name of the wizard who is seen teaching the trolls ballet in a tapestry across the wall in the Room of Requirement?
  • Who was it that said, “The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.”
  • Who was it who said, “Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
  • What was the name of Fleur’s partner at the Yule ball?
  • What is the name of the character who teased Moaning Myrtle about her glasses?
  • Who was the author of A History of Magic?
  • Whose name is it that is on the “Service to the School” trophy next to the quidditch trophy?
  • What is the reason Snape protects Harry?
  • What color eyes does Winky the house elf have?
  • On what date was Harry Potter born?
  • What is the name of the Hogwarts professor rumored to have been dueling champion as a student?
  • What is the incantation that can levitate an object?
  • Why is it that Professor Lupin gives Harry chocolate on the Hogwarts Express?
  • How does Professor Trelawney foresee Harry’s death?
  • What are the words that prompt the Marauder’s Map to show itself?
  • What is the reason Scabbers is missing a toe?
  • What is the name of the guardian of Gryffindor Tower who replaced the Fat Lady?
  • What was the name of the person responsible for telling Voldemort where Harry’s parents were?
  • What is it that Dobby the house-elf does when Harry refuses to remain away from Hogwarts?
  • When Gate Nine-and-three-quarters closes before Harry and Ron can enter, how do they get to Hogwarts?
  • When Harry serves detention, what is he told to do?
  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione attended whose Deathday party?
  • What is it that Dumbledore sends Harry to help him fight the basilisk?
  • Who tells McGonagall that Harry Potter survived an attack by someone named Voldemort at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

Harry Potter Riddles

Riddles are always fun to guess and to share with your friends. Our list of Harry Potter Riddles starts with some easy riddles and moves to progressively harder ones. Memorize a few and use them as conversation starters. After all, just about everyone loves Harry Potter!

  • Known for its many rooms, including the Great Hall, and its 142 staircases, this place was the site of the Yule Ball in 1994. Where is it?
  • One of Harry Potter’s best friends and the brightest witch in her class. Intelligent and brave, she has a fear of failure. Who is she?
  • With five brothers and a sister, I am never alone. I am also Harry Potter’s best friend. Who am I?
  • Hogwarts’s headmaster in books one through six, he has a phoenix as his Patronus. Who is he?
  • Called “He Who Must Not Be Named”, or “the Dark Lord” this enemy of Harry’s kills his parents, Lily and James Potter, and leaves Harry with a scar on his forehead in the shape of a lightning bolt. Who is he?
  • Harry’s godfather, a prisoner in Azkaban, and called Padfoot. Who is he?
  • Half giant and half human, as gamekeeper at Hogwarts, he keeps some dangerous pets. Who is he?
  • Either ignoring or bullying Harry, this character, who is Harry’s cousin, gives new meaning to the term “spoiled child.” Who is he?
  • A high-flying game played on broomsticks. You win if you catch the Golden Snitch. What am I?
  • Sirius Black escaped from here, although it is guarded by Dementors. Where am I?
  • Used to cast spells. Harry got his at Ollivander’s in London. Each is unique. What am I?
  • Once belonging to Harry’s father, it was given to Harry as a present on his first Christmas at Hogwarts by a secret admirer (later revealed to be Albus Dumbledore). What am I?
  • You cannot guess what flavor I am by my color, although you can try. I come in every flavor imaginable, some are really gross, like earwax and vomit. You can find me at Honeydukes. What am I?
  • I am a person born into a wizarding family with no magical powers. Very rare and unusual, I frequently choose to work and live as a Muggle. Who am I?
  • Also known as the Put-Outer, this device is used by Albus Dumbledore to remove light sources from its immediate surroundings. What am I?
  • What do you call a shaggy dog that plays with clay?
  • What does Harry Potter have that Voldemort does not?
  • What is one lesson learned because Hermione got attacked by a troll in the bathroom, Ginny got abducted in the bathroom, and Moaning Myrtle got killed in the bathroom?
  • What is the difference between a spelling bee contestant and Harry Potter?
  • What would Hermione name her children if she was a mathematician?
  • Why is Mad-Eye Moody a bad professor?
  • What is the difference between Crookshanks, Hermione’s cat, and a comma?

Harry Potter Quiz

Harry Potter Quiz

Now it is time to see just how much you really know about the Harry Potter series. We start with some easy questions and work towards those that will provide you with a challenge. We have listed the questions and answers separately so you can quiz your family and friends. See who knows the most about the wizarding world of Harry Potter.

  1. What is the scar above Dumbledore’s left knee a perfect map of?
  2. What color did Hermione turn the leaves of the Weasley’s crabapple tree into on Harry’s seventeenth birthday?
  3. What number of staircases did Hogwarts have?
  4. What did Hermione use to take classes offered at the same time?
  5. What is the title of the book in which Harry and Ginny share their first kiss?
  6. What is the five-digit code you must dial to get into the Ministry of Magic in the red telephone booth in London?
  7. What magical winged black horses are only visible to people who have witnessed death and have white pupil less eyes?
  8. What is Harry Potter’s middle name?
  9. What animal is Hermione’s Patronus?
  10. What is the name of the candy store in Hogsmeade Village?
  11. Who is Aragog?
  12. Who is Hedwig?
  13. What popular, sweet drink is usually served in Hogsmeade?
  14. During the Tri-Wizard cup, what kind of dragon does Harry fight?
  15. What is the name of the magical creation a person can use to view other people’s saved memories?
  16. What is the name of the creatures that pull students into the carriages and takes them from the Hogwarts Express to Hogwarts?
  17. Who is Crooksshanks?
  18. What is the dance that takes place in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire called?
  19. Where does Harry teach Dumbledore’s Army?
  20. Where do Harry and other Hogwarts students go to get their wands?
  21. What is the number of the platform in Kings Cross Station where the Hogwarts Express stops?
  22. What are the marbles called in the wizarding world?
  23. What is it that keeps Fluffy the three-headed dog asleep?
  24. What animal is Harry’s Patronus?
  25. What house is Malfoy sorted into?

So, now that you have completed this article, are you pleased with how much you know about the wizarding world of Harry Potter and his friends? We hope you not only enjoyed our questions, but also have an opportunity to share them with your friends and family. Use them at parties, for trivia nights at your local pub, or as a game at camp or elsewhere. Have fun!