How To Win Harry Potter Trivia Night: The Ultimate Study Guide
HOGWARTS HOUSE INFO
House founder: Rowena Ravenclaw
House mascot: Eagle
Known ghost: The Grey Lady (a.k.a. Helena Ravenclaw, daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw)
House colors: Blue and bronze
Traits: Intelligence, wit, wisdom, creativity
Head of House: Filius Flitwick
House founder: Godric Gryffindor
House mascot: Lion
Known ghost: Nearly-Headless Nick (Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington)
House colors: Scarlet and gold
Traits: Bravery, nerve, athleticism, chivalry
Head of House: Minerva McGonagall
House founder: Salazar Slytherin
House mascot: Serpent
Known ghost: Bloody Baron
House colors: Green and silver
Traits: Resourcefulness, cunning, ambition, determination
Head of House: Horace Slughorn, Severus Snape
House founder: Helga Hufflepuff
House mascot: Badger
Known ghost: Fat Friar
House colors: Yellow and black
Traits: Hardworking, fairness, patience, modesty
Head of House: Pomona Sprout
Turns wand into torch/flashlight.
Protection spell that can be used on a dwelling or area.
Disarm your opponent.
Erases the memory of someone, partially or completely.
Shield charm that fends off spells.
Extinguishes light (often seen as a reversal to Lumos).
Produces water from a wand.
Only known defense against Dementors.
Makes Boggarts less threatening.
Fixes something that has been broken.
Causes confusion in a person or a sentient object.
Kills instantly (one of the three Unforgivable Curses).
Causes agonizing pain (one of the three Unforgivable Curses).
Controls others’ actions (one of the three Unforgivable Curses).
Heals minor injuries.
Knocks out opponent.
Slows down and obstructs attackers.
Causes full-body paralysis.
Binds a wizard to a promise, who will die if they break it.
Starts a fire.
Conjures the Dark Mark.
Reveals the last spell cast by another wizard’s wand.
Lets the caster see into the mind of another person.
Causes a person to hang upside-down in midair as if by the ankle.
A flying household pest with a poisonous bite.
Skeletal, winged horses that can only be seen by those who have witnessed death.
Loyal magical creatures bound to their owners as servants for life.
Bloodthirsty creatures that live wherever blood has been spilt.
Half horse, half eagle creatures, immensely proud and extremely dangerous.
A cross between a Fire Crab and a Manticore.
Shape-shifting water demon.
Long-snouted, burrowing creatures native to Britain with a penchant for anything shiny.
One-legged creature with the appearance of wispy blue, grey or white smoke that lures travelers off of their paths at night, into treacherous bogs or wetlands under the guise of a helpful light.
Has the head of a human, body of a lion, and tail of a scorpion that will kill anyone instantly. Its skin repels all known charms and it has been known to be capable of human speech and will sing softly as it eats its prey.
Pale green water demon that acts with aggression towards muggles and wizards, but has been known to be domesticated by Merpeople.
Faithful magical birds which burst into flame when when their bodies begin to fail, to be reborn from the ashes and have magical tears with healing properties.
Lurk in cupboards and when confronted, take the form of your worst fears.
Giant serpents which can instantly kill anyone who looks into their eyes.
Skilled metalworkers who run Gringotts Wizarding Bank.
Winged blue mischief-makers who delight in playing tricks.
Highly dangerous giant spiders.
Beautiful, pure-white horned horses with highly magical properties. It is taboo to harm one.
The guards of Azkaban, they feed on human happiness and can extract souls with their Dementor’s Kiss.
A shrivelled kidney-like stone that can be used to save a witch or wizard from poison.
Also known as the Put-Outer, this mysterious object removes light from an area and restores it with a click.
One of the three Deathly Hallows, a cloak that once worn can make the user invisible.
An inanimate object enchanted to transport anyone who touches it to a specific destination.
The Mirror of Erised
A special mirror which reflects the deepest desires of those who look at it.
Magic parchment that reveals the current location of anyone on Hogwarts grounds.
The Philosopher’s Stone
Legendary stone that turns metal into gold and produces a liquid ensuring immortality for those who drink it.
The Sorting Hat
Enchanted hat that once belonged to Godric Gryffindor and sorts students into Hogwarts houses.
A basin used to store and review memories.
A red envelope containing a shrieking, angry message.
A winged Quidditch ball which, when caught by the Seeker, gains the team 150 points.
A nifty water plant that allows the person who eats it to breathe underwater.
A potion that can give the drinker the appearance of another person.
A rare and hard-to-make potion that promises the drinker good luck.
An enchanted ball that glows red if you’ve forgotten something.
Objects used to conceal parts of a wizards soul and tether them to life. They can only be created after committing murder.
A magical device that can transport the user back in time.
FAMOUS WITCHES AND WIZARDS
Hogwarts Headmaster, founder of the Order of the Phoenix, with a fondness for sherbet lemons and knitting patterns.
Author, professor and five-time winner of Witch Weekly’s Most Charming Smile Award. Known to be vain and steal credit for the work of others.
The strict but fair Head of Gryffindor house and Transfiguration teacher and Headmaster following Dumbledore and Snape’s deaths.
Hogwarts Potions master, Head of Slytherin house and former Death Eater.
Divination professor at Hogwarts who has prophesied accurately at least twice.
Herbology Professor and expert in dangerous plants. Head of Hufflepuff house.
Stuttering, nervous (although an act) Defence Against the Dark Arts professor who was a host body for Voldemort’s partial soul.
Hogwarts Charms professor and Head of Ravenclaw house.
A member of the Order of the Phoenix, Hogwarts teacher, Tonks’ husband – and a werewolf.
Famously paranoid Auror and one-time leader of the Order of the Phoenix.
Auror, member of the Order of the Phoenix and eventually, Minister for Magic.
A Metamorphmagus and Auror with distinctive hair. Member of the Order of the Phoenix.
Harry’s Animagus godfather who escaped from Azkaban as a wrongly accused criminal.
A student at Durmstrang Institute, Grindelwald was expelled for twisted, dark experiments and near-fatal attacks on students. Made a pact with Albus Dumbledore to find the Deathly Hollows, which led to a falling out and the death of Dumbledore’s sister, Ariana.
A half-blood witch who is a sinister Ministry bureaucrat and one-time, extremely disliked Hogwarts teacher. Loves the color pink and kittens.
Also known as Voldemort. Half-blood wizard who took an evil life path and is prejudiced towards muggles and muggle-borns.
Wealthy and pretentious member of the Wizarding community. Father of Draco Malfoy and active Death Eater.
Barty Crouch Jr.
Son of Barty Crouch, active Death Eater, and famously known for the torture and murder of Neville Longbottom’s parents.