Some End-of-Year Trivia!

Congratulations to everyone on finishing this spring term! After all those exams, we imagine you might be looking for a fun way to celebrate. In the TSC Quidditch club, we know that having fun is no trivial matter. Especially when it’s difficult to connect with friends in person, it’s important to find ways to socialize, and one of our favourite ways to do that is with trivia nights!

So today we’d like to invite you to test your wits, or the wits of your friends, or siblings, or even your pet parrot, against some of our Harry-Potter-themed trivia questions, as a nod to the series of books where Quidditch originated. How many questions can you answer correctly out of 20?

Questions About the Books:

  • In The Half Blood Prince, when Dumbledore and Harry go to find Horace Slughorn, what is he disguised as before Dumbledore finds him?
    • An armchair
  • What flavour of Bertie Botts every-flavoured bean does Dumbledore have at the end of The Philosopher’s Stone?
    • Earwax
  • In the first task of the Triwizard Tournament, which dragon was faced by Cedric Diggory?
    • Swedish Short-Snout
  • Ginny Weasley bought a pet Pygmy Puff from her older brothers’ joke shop. What did she name it?
    • Arnold
  • Dumbledore has a scar above his left knee that is a perfect map of what?
    • The London Underground

Questions About the Wizarding World:

  • Fleur Delacour is part what race, known for their otherworldly beauty and ferocious temperament?
    • Veela
  • What is the name of the American counterpart of the Ministry of Magic?
    • Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA)
  • Which country did Voldemort flee to after his killing curse rebounded on him?
    • Albania
  • Beauxbatons graduate Nicolas Flamel lived to be what age before deciding to destroy the Philosopher’s stone?
    • 665 years old
  • Which country won the 2014 Quidditch world cup?
    • Bulgaria

Questions About Spells:

  • What is the water-making charm?
    • Aguamenti
  • What jinx is Ginny Weasley particularly adept at?
    • Bat Bogey Hex
  • Which spell, labelled “for enemies,” was written in a special potions book?
    • Sectumsempra
  • What is the shrinking charm?
    • Diminuendo
  • What is the stunning spell?
    • Stupefy

Questions About Movie Quotes:

  • Who said “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end. If not always in the way we expect,” and in which movie?
    • Luna Lovegood, in The Order of the Phoenix
  • Who said “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends,” and in which movie?
    • Albus Dumbledore, in The Philosopher’s Stone
  • Who said “Dobby never meant to kill. Dobby only meant to maim, or seriously injure,” and in which movie?
    • Dobby, in The Chamber of Secrets
  • Who said “He’s covered in blood again. Why is it he’s always covered in blood?” and in which movie?
    • Ginny Weasley, in The Half-Blood Prince
    • Hermione Granger, in The Prisoner of Azkaban