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Sorting Hat Quiz

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Everywhere I go I am amazed at the continued popularity of Harry Potter books, movies, and merchandise.  It has literally taken on a life of it’s own, which, for “Potter Heads” like myself is awesome.  I am also amazed at the broad range of people the series has touched from young to old.  It is also a global phenomena.

As a gift to all of you fellow Potter lovers out there, I have put together a little quiz for you to test your skill & knowledge.  I promise it will be painless.  Please don’t cheat!

Take our simple quiz to find out which Hogwarts House you might belong to!


  1. Where are you most likely to spend a free hour?
    A. In the library, reading, “Wandless Magic- An Art or A Science?” (R)
    B. In the grounds, taking a careful look at the new breed of Mandrakes. (H)
    C. In the castle, sneaking around the fourth floor. (S)
    D. Trying to fix someone’s malfunctioning wand, risking accidentally hexing yourself. (G)


  1. What is your favourite subject?
    A. Herbology (H)
    B. Potions (S)
    C. Charms (R)
    D. Transfiguration (G)


3. What would you consider a “good” outfit?
A. Versace’s Latest Design that stacks you a cut above everyone else (S)
B. Your ever-ready-for-action pair of comfy jeans and a sweatshirt (G)

C. Your ‘not afraid to get dirty’ gardening overalls (H)
D. A classy suit that screams “confident and chic!” (R)

  1. Who would you consider the most important figure in history?
  2. Adolph Hitler (S)
  3. Isaac Newton (R)
  4. Joan of Arc (G)
  5. Abraham Lincoln (H)

5. What do you think is your most prized possession?
A. A favourite book (R)

B. A pair of shoes (S)
C. A musical instrument (H)
D. Memorabilia from various events past (G)
6. What would you pay the highest price for?
A. Authority (S)

B. Responsibility (H)
C. Clarity (R)
D. Instinct (G)




7. What would be your instinctive defence against enemies?

  1. Petrificus Totalus (G)
  2. Crucio (S)
  3. Stupefy (R)
  4. Lacurnum inflamarae (H)


8. Who is your favourite mythological character of these four?

  1. Athena (R)
  2. Hades(S)
  3. Zeus(G)
  4. Diana(H)


9. What is your favourite precious stone?
A. Emerald (S)
B. Ruby (G)

C. Sapphire (R)

D. Topaz (H)


If most of yours answers are:


An H… You’re a Hufflepuff! You’re hard working, noble, outdoorsy and simple.
A G… You’re a Gryffindor! You’re brave, impulsive, noble and leap at a chance to act.

An S… You’re a Slytherin! You’re materialistic, persistent, suave and only the best is good enough for you.
An R… You’re wise, focused, witty and sharp. You constantly search for ways to engage your mind. You’re a Ravenclaw!

The Sorting Hat has spoken… Join your House mates at the dinner table and get to know them better. You have seven years of school with them before you finish.


All the best at Hogwarts!


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Harry Potter Spells and Charms

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The Spells and Charms in Harry Potter are part of what makes it so realistic and magical. Who among us didn’t imagine ourselves with powers that can affect things around us? We all dreamed of being Wizards, Warlocks and Witches who can do amazing things by saying a few magic words and waving a magic wand!

Here is a list of Harry Potter’s Spells and Charms and a Description of what they do:

  • Accio! – This is a summoning charm which calls an object to the caster over great distances.

It was first mentioned by Molly Weasley in the Goblet of Fire.

  • Alohomora!  - it’s a spell used to open and unlock doors, containers, windows – anything that

was manually sealed or locked with a simple charm.

It was first used by Hermione in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

  • Aguamenti! – Is a spell that makes water shoot out from the caster’s magic wand.
    It was first mentioned and taught to Harry in the Half Blood Prince.
  • Anapneo! – This spell clears the target’s airways.

              The spell was used in Half Blood Prince to clear the airway of Marcus Belby when he
was choking.

  • Aparecium! – Is a spell that make invisible ink, visible.
    First used by Hermione in the Chamber of Secrets to make words appear in Tom Riddle’s


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