the trivia game
ok, this is just for you geekiest of people out there. this is the trivia game i used for the harry potter party. fair warning it is HARD. i did that on purpose since most of the ones i found were pathetically too easy. this was printed out and pasted into the monster book of monsters. when people answered a question correctly they got a chocolate "galleon" as a prize and to keep track. the person with the most right answers per game got a weasley is our king badge. feel free to use this for your own party, please link back to here if you re-post it. i worked really hard on this. answers are mostly from the books, but some from the movies. if there's a difference it's stated. some answers are only found on hp lexicon and interviews from jk rowling. here we go!
where was the first golden snitch made?
kreacher gives harry a christmas present. what was it?
a box full of maggots
why are red caps dangerous?
they like to kill humans to dye their hats red with their blood
what is a puffskein?
a custard coloured furball that makes a pleasant purring sound. they have long tongues and are
often kept as pets. they eat anything from spiders to leftovers so they’re easy to care for. fred
and george breed miniature puffskeins in pink and purple called pygmy puffs.
What is the make and model of Mr. Weasley's flying car?
Who was the headmaster of Hogwarts before Dumbledore?
What is the full name of Nearly Headless Nick?
Sir Nicholas De Mimsy-Porpington
What is the Hogwarts school motto?
Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus, the Latin translation for "Never tickle a sleeping dragon"
What is Albus Dumbledore’s mother’s name?
Who has a scar in the shape of a map of the London underground?
What type of cactus squirts stick sap as a defense? (also once used as a Griffendor password)
What sort of organism causes spattergroit?
Fungus (very contagious)
Which character ends up with “sneak” written in pimples across their face?
What does molly weasley like arthur to call her when they are alone?
Which Patil twin is a Ravenclaw?
What is Dumbledore’s favorite flavor of jam?
Raspberry “but if i was a death eater, i’m sure i would have researched my own jam
What is Ron’s middle name?
Bilius, named after his uncle who use to be the life of the party at weddings. he used to drink a
whole bottle of firewhiskey, bend over, pull up his robes and pull bunches of flowers out of
his...never mind. never married, for some reason.
What was used as the first snitch?
A tiny bird, but rules changed over the years to prevent animal cruelty
In quidditch, what is bumphing?
a foul that applies to beaters only, it is when a Beater is hitting a Bludger towards the crowd,
necessitating a halt of the game as the officials rush to protect bystanders. Sometimes used by
unscrupulous players to prevent an opposing Chaser from scoring
in quidditch, what is blagging?
a foul that applies to all players, it is when a player seizes opponent's broom tail to slow or
in quidditch, what is blatching?
a foul that applies to all players, it is when a person is flying with the intent to collide
what is the quaffle covered with?
Name a game besides quidditch that’s played on brooms:
-Aingingein (Ireland) - Played on broomsticks, using a ball called a Dom and a series of flaming
-annual broom race of Sweden
-Creaothceann (Scotland) - Popular in the Middle Ages, probably the most dangerous of all
broom games. Involved trying to catch hundreds of falling rocks and bludgers in cauldrons
causing a huge number of fatalities, banned in 1762
-Quodpot (USA) - an American variant of Quidditch invented by Abraham Peasegood. Has
eleven players per side and an exploding ball called the Quod.
-Shuntbumps- popular in Devon, England. Similar to jousting, the goal to knock other players
from their brooms. (Survives only as a children's game)
-Stichstock (Germany) - Ancient game that used an inflated dragon's bladder atop a 20 foot high
-Swivenhodge - began in Herefordshire involves hitting an inflated pig's bladder backwards and
forwards across a hedge with brooms. Still played today.
What house does moaning myrtle belong to?
What house was Tonks in?
Where are Acromantula native to?
Borneo, believed to be wizard-bred (an example of why there is a ban on experimental
breeding), they are considered a beast rather then a sentient creature (despite being capable of
speech and thought) due to their violent nature
What is the proper breed name for madame maxime’s winged horses?
Abraxans, they drink only single malt whiskey
What is Sirius Black's mother’s name?
Walburga black. Orion is not only her husband but also her cousin
What is voldemort’s mother’s name?
Who is Dragomir Gorgovitch ?
A quidditch player, a Chaser for the Chudley Cannons Quidditch team. He is also the record
holder for the amount of times he has dropped a Quaffle during Quidditch matches
What does the spell “anapneo” do?
Clears target’s airway, if blocked
What does professor Vector teach?
How many fouls are there in quidditch?
What was lee jordon’s handle on potterwatch?
How many times was nearly headless nick struck in the neck?
45, for the crime of trying to straighten a lady’s teeth and accidentally giving her a tusk instead
Which 2 defense against the dark arts teachers were followers of voldemort?
Quirrell and snape
Why don’t electronics work in Hogwarts?
All the magic creates too much interference
Who was teasing moaning mytle about her glasses just before she died?
What was hagrid’s dragon named?
What fruit did you have to tickle on the painting in order to enter into the hogwarts kitchens?
Pear. it giggles and then turns into a handle for the door
What school does dudley go to?
Which professor was a dueling champion when he was young?
How many staircases are there at Hogwarts?
142 and they like to move
Why doesn’t dumbledore like every flavor beans?
He came across a vomit flavored one and lost his liking for them. This is not restored by trying
one of Harry's as it is ear wax flavored
What is the name of aunt marge’s favorite dog?
Ripper, she has 12 in total
What charm did Hermione miss learning when she slept through charms class?
Cheering charms. When harry performs one on Ron during their exams he overdoes it and Ron
has to be led away to a quiet room for an hour to calm down
Who was the first person to escape azkaban?
Bertemius crouch jr, but we don’t find that out until long after Sirius is hunted for doing so
What type of wood is draco’s wand?
Who is Harry's oldest child?
James Potter jr
How old was sirius when he bought his first house?
17. he got the money from his uncle alphard. Walburga blasted Alphard off the family tree
tapestry for it but it doesn’t much matter since he was never dependant on the rest of the family
Why didn’t dumbledore ever marry?
He’s gay. He was in love with grindelwald, which gives new meaning to their fateful duel
How much money did the wealseys win in the daily prophet grand prize galleon draw?
700 galleons, which they used to take a trip to egypt
What number do you dial on the pay phone to enter the ministry of magic?
62442 (spells out “magic” on most phones)
How do dementors multiply?
They grow like a fungus, they are not alive and cannot breed
How many knuts are there to a sickle?
29. there are also 17 sickles to a galleon and a galleon is worth about 5 pounds in muggle
Who is mr. Tibbles?
One of mrs figg’s cats, quite possibly a kneazle
Who is tenebrus?
The first thestral to be born in the forbidden forest, hagrid’s favorite
Who is mosag?
When buckbeak became an outlaw, what was his name changed to?
What did ginny tell people ron had a tattoo of?
A pigmy puff, but she didn’t say where
What are celestina warbeck’s backup singers?
A group of banshees
What lines were missing from the merpeople’s song in the movie?
Come and seek us where our voices sound.
We cannot sing above the ground.
**And while you're searching, ponder this:**
**We've taken what you'll sorely miss.**
An hour long you'll have to look,
To recover what we took.
**But past an hour - the prospect's black.**
**Too late, it's gone, it won't come back.**
What spell turns an object into a portkey?
Where is the entrance to the room of requirement?
7th floor of hogwarts, across from a painting of barnabus the barmy trying to teach trolls ballet
*in the book* where did harry get gillyweed for the second task?
Dobby stole it from snape’s private storeroom (not Neville like in the movie)
There are 12 uses for dragon’s blood, which dumbledore discovered, we only know two of them
for sure. What are they?
An oven cleaner and a spot remover (hagrid uses a dragon meat steak for it’s healing properties
but it’s never specified that the blood is what alleviates stinging)
What type of dragon is silvery blue and prized for it’s hide?
Swedish short snout
what does the writing on the frame of the mirror of erised say?
‘Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi’ Reversing the inscription and rearranging the
spaces produces: I show not your face but your heart's desire
what specialized job does lupin do for the order of the phoenix?
spies on fenrir greyback and his gang of other werewolves, where he learns that far from being
unable to control himself, greyback purposely positions himself close to humans when he’s due
to transform in an effort to infect as many people as possible, particularly children.
who raises teddy lupin (remus and tonk’s son)?
tonk’s parents, although he spends a great deal of time at harry and ginny’s house
what type of snake is nagini?
we’ve never been told but she is described as 15-20 feet long, green, with a diamond pattern at
least on her tail, with long poisonous fangs and a triangular head, making her most likely a very
large eastern green mamba. the only problem with this theory is that they are only found in
africa and voldemort is thought to have acquired her while hiding in albania. indeed, most fans
speculate that nagini was the last animal he possessed before wormtail helped him make the
rudimentary body he has during goblet of fire. it’s possible that jk rowling made up the breed or
that nagini has been altered by magic. this seems more likely since her venom is described as
preventing clotting, making it a hemotoxin. she may be a green pit viper or a common adder
that has been enlarged purposely or as a result of being possessed
if a witch or wizard has a child with a muggle, are their children more likely to be muggle or
magic. it is a resilient and dominant gene, which is why muggle born witches and wizards are so
much more common then squibs.
who was the executioner who came for buckbeak?
the death eater macnair
what is the core of the elder wand made of?
a hair from a thestral, very tricky and powerful and can be mastered only by someone willing to
face death (hence part of voldemort's problems with it)
what type of owl is pigwidgeon?
what is molly weasley's maiden name?
Prewett. she lost several close relatives to death eaters
what is fred and george's birthday?
april fool's day
crookshanks is unusually intelligent because he's only half cat. what is he cross-bred with?
what wood is hagrid's wand made of?
oak, which does not match his celtic tree month of birth but suits his personality better
what event made ron afraid of spiders?
fred turning his teddy bear into a large spider when he was three
what did dumbledore teach before he was headmaster?
how is a basalisk born?
from a chicken egg, hatched under a toad
which came first, the phoenix or the fire?
a circle has no beginning or ending
who sent the howler to Petunia and what did it say?
dumbledore. “remember my last, petunia!” reminding her that by taking in harry, she had agreed
to a binding magical contract of protection
when ron leaves harry and hermione during the search for horcruxes, where does he spend
shell cottage with Bill and Fleur
how were the death eaters able to track harry, hermione, and ron to the cafe after they left the
hermione says “voldemort”, which has been tabooed and makes people traceable as well as
breaking protective enchantments
why and when does a bezoar make more sense then a properly made antidote?
antidotes take time to make, particularly if several poisons were used. if someone were already
poisoned you wouldn’t have time to brew one. on the other hand bezoars are not very common
so it would be a good idea to have one with you in any situation where you might be poisoned. if
you knew what poisons were likely to be used you could make the antidote ahead of time. alas,
bezoars do not work on everything
what is harry’s birthday?
what year did dumbledore defeat grindelwald?
1945, his rein of terror coincided with the second world war
where is the malfoy’s secret chamber hidden?
under the drawing room floor, through a trapdoor
what is dumbledore’s boggart?
the corpse of his sister ariana
which bank vault in gringotts contained the philosopher’s stone?
713, which belongs to dumbledore.
what is the age requirement for an apparition license?
what wood is voldemort’s first wand made of?
yew, which represents death and resurrection and is often considered an unlucky tree
what is the password to ravenclaw tower?
there isn’t one. you have to answer a question correctly or wait for someone else to come along
who can answer the question you couldn’t
ginny dates 3 boys that we know of, who are they?
dean thomas, micheal corner, and harry potter
what does the spell “colloportus” do?
seals a door, hermione uses it in the department of mysteries after a door melts harry’s knife
why does ginny break up with micheal corner?
he was a bad loser after griffendor beat ravenclaw at quidditch
what is ginny’s pygmy puff named?
who won the world cup?
ireland, even though krum caught the snitch for bulgaria. the Weasley twins had bet all their
savings on this outcome but bagman paid them in leprechaun gold, which vanished after a few
hours. they needed the money to start their joke shop so they tried to blackmail him into paying
up but it didn’t work. after the horrors of the last task in the triwizard tournament, harry didn’t want his prize money so he gave it to the twins as start-up funds.
who cursed off george’s ear?
snape, with a sectumsempra curse during the battle of the 7 potters, but he was aiming at
another death eater’s hand
where does Hermione take them when they flee from the wedding?
tottenham court road where she used to go to the movies with her parents
why does the bloody baron wear chains?
to symbolize his repentance for killing helena ravenclaw in anger, the woman he loved who
spurned his advances. he killed himself when he saw what he’d done
who became minister for magic after voldemort’s death?
who kills bellatrix lestrange?
molly weasley, and it’s EPIC
where is the snake in the zoo from?
bred in captivity in the UK, in the book he’s going to Brazil, in the movie he’s Burmese
who killed sirius black?
his cousin, bellatrix lestrange
before he was freed, what did dobby wear?
a dirty pillowcase. house elves who are happy tend to care for their garments, like the hogwarts
elves and their tea towels, which were always perfectly clean. those who are unhappy, such as
kreatcher are often found wearing filthy rags.
who was percy’s girlfriend?
penelope clearwater, a prefect from ravenclaw
what was lily evans’ patronus?
a doe, just like snape’s because he was in love with her but was stuck in the friend zone and
then became a death eater, earning her enmity. he loved her anyways and turned spy for her
what was the horcrux that voldemort made by accident?
harry himself. voldemort split his unstable soul by killing lily and james so when his curse
rebounded part of him latched onto the only living thing in that house. this is why harry is a
parselmouth and can see into voldemort’s thoughts
who destroys helga hufflepuff’s cup?
hermione, in the chamber of secrets with a basalisk fang.
what is the spell to make water pour out of your wand?
what is the spell to hoist someone upside down by their ankle? and it’s counterspell?
leviticorpus, and libericorpus, both nonverbal. invented by snape while he was in school and
went by the name ‘the half blood prince’
who wrote ‘a history of magic’?
bathilda bagshot, noted magical historian, friend of the dumbledores and the potters, resident of
when does harry meet alister moody?
june of his 4th year at hogwarts, at the bottom of his own enchanted trunk. the professor he met
at the beginning of that year was barty crouch jr disguised as madeye with polyjuice potion
who killed barty crouch sr?
his son, barty crouch jr, disguised as madeye moody. he transfigured his father’s body into a
bone and buried him in a patch of loose dirt close to hagrid’s cabin.
who is hermes?
percy’s owl that he got as a reward for becoming a prefect
who was the secret keeper for the potter’s fidelius charm?
peter pettigrew. they were going to use sirius but switched at the last min since they thought he
would be too obvious of a choice and weren’t sure who was voldemort’s spy. unfortunately peter
was the spy and betrayed them.
what did sirius tell harry, ron and hermione to call him while he was in hiding?
who tells voldemort that harry is dead?
narcissa malfoy. she doesn’t care about winning anymore, she just wants to be able to rescue
her son so she lies and says he’s dead when she knows he isn’t. she knows she’ll only be
allowed to enter the castle as part of a victorious army.
who gave pigwidgeon to ron?
sirius. “because it’s my fault he no longer has a rat”
what happened to the rest of the time turners?
dumbledore’s army smashed them during the fight in the department of mysteries.
name at least 3 magical creatures that live in the forbidden forest
acromantula, unicorns, bowtruckles, mr weasley’s car, thestrals, centars, rumor has it
werewolves (but that might have just been lupin)
how was harry’s nimbus 2000 destroyed?
it blew into the whomping willow after harry fell off his broom
who does dobby rescue from the malfoys cellar?
harry, ron, hermione, luna, griphook, olivander, and in the book, dean. he dies in the process but
gets them all to shell cottage
who else was petrified at the same time as hermione?
penelope clearwater, percy’s girlfriend. this shakes him since he didn’t think anyone would dare
attack the prefects.
what colour are unicorn foals?
gold, and they do not have horns yet. they are also not as biased against men when they’re
which ghost is very important in the books but never appears in the movies?
peeves. which is a shame since he would have been lots of fun!
how many secret exits are there from hogwarts?
seven. 4 filch knows about, one is caved in, one is under the whomping willow, and one is
through the one-eyed witch’s hump
what are crabbe and goyle’s first names?
vincent and gregory
extras just for fun
the potion puzzle:
Danger lies before you, while safety lies behind,
Two of us will help you, which ever you would find,
One among us seven will let you move ahead,
Another will transport the drinker back instead,
Two among our number hold only nettle wine,
Three of us are killers, waiting bidden in line.
Choose, unless you wish to stay here forevermore,
To help you in your choice, we give you these clues four:
First, however slyly the poison tries to hide
You will always find some on nettle wine's left side;
Second, different are those who stand at either end,
But if you would move onward, neither is your friend;
Third, as you see clearly, all are different size,
Neither dwarf nor giant holds death in their insides;
Fourth, the second left and the second on the right
Are twins once you taste them, though different at first sight.
nearly headless nick's beheading song:
it was a mistake any wizard could make
who was tired and caught on the hop
one piffling error, and then, to my terror,
i found myself facing the chop.
alas for the eve when i met lady grieve
a-strolling the park in the dusk!
she was of the belief i could straighten her teeth
next moment she'd sprouted a tusk.
i cried through the night that i'd soon put her right
but the process of justice was lax;
they'd brought out the block, though they'd mislaid the rock
where they usually sharpened the axe.
next morning at dawn, with a face most forlorn,
the priest said try not to cry,
"you can come just like that, no, you won't need a hat,"
and i knew that my end must be nigh.
the man in the mask who would have the sad task
of cleaving my head from my neck,
said "nick, if you please, will you get to your knees,"
and i turned to a gibbering wreck.
"this may sting a bit" said the cack-handed twit
as he swung the axe up in the air,
but oh the blunt blade! no difference it made,
my head was still definitely there.
the axeman he hacked and he whacked and he thwacked,
"won't be too long," he assured me,
but quick it was not, and the bone-headed clot
took forty-five goes 'til he floored me.
and so i was dead, but my faithful old head
it never saw fit to desert me,
it still lingers on, that's the end of my song,
and now, please applaud, or you'll hurt me.