Harry Potter Film 1: The Ultimate Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What is the name of the three-headed dog guarding the trap door?

    • A. 

      Fang

    • B. 

      Fluffy

    • C. 

      Cerberus

    • D. 

      It doesn't have a name

    Correct Answer
    B. Fluffy
    Explanation
    Fluffy is the correct answer because in the Harry Potter series, the three-headed dog guarding the trap door is named Fluffy. Fluffy is a large and intimidating creature who plays a crucial role in protecting the Philosopher's Stone. The name Fluffy is mentioned multiple times in the books and movies, making it a well-known character among fans of the series.

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  • 2. 

    What does the Mirror of Erised show you?

    • A. 

      The future

    • B. 

      The past

    • C. 

      Your deepest desire

    • D. 

      The person you are most attracted to

    Correct Answer
    C. Your deepest desire
    Explanation
    The Mirror of Erised shows a person their deepest desire. This means that when someone looks into the mirror, they see what they truly want and long for in their heart. It reflects their innermost wishes and aspirations, giving them a glimpse of their deepest desires and what they truly value in life.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of Hagrid's pet dragon?

    • A. 

      Dannie

    • B. 

      Norbert

    • C. 

      Draco

    • D. 

      Nibbler

    Correct Answer
    B. Norbert
    Explanation
    Hagrid's pet dragon is named Norbert.

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  • 4. 

    Where does Hagrid's dragon eventually get sent to, so he can live with other dragons?

    • A. 

      Croatia

    • B. 

      Canada

    • C. 

      Hungary

    • D. 

      Romania

    Correct Answer
    D. Romania
    Explanation
    Hagrid's dragon eventually gets sent to Romania so that he can live with other dragons.

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  • 5. 

    What is "curious" about Harry Potter's choice of wand?

    • A. 

      Usually only powerful adult wizards have this wand

    • B. 

      Its core is the same as Voldemort's

    • C. 

      Dumbledore used to have a similar design

    • D. 

      It was nearly going to be thrown away when Harry walked into the shop

    Correct Answer
    B. Its core is the same as Voldemort's
    Explanation
    The curious aspect of Harry Potter's choice of wand is that its core is the same as Voldemort's. This suggests a connection or similarity between Harry and Voldemort, which is significant considering their intertwined destinies and the fact that they are both powerful wizards. The shared core material of their wands could symbolize their shared abilities or potential for greatness, as well as the potential for darkness. This connection adds depth to the story and foreshadows the ultimate showdown between Harry and Voldemort.

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  • 6. 

    Who funds the purchase of Harry's owl, Hedwig?

    • A. 

      Harry

    • B. 

      Harry's parents

    • C. 

      Hagrid

    • D. 

      Dumbledore

    Correct Answer
    C. Hagrid
    Explanation
    Hagrid funds the purchase of Harry's owl, Hedwig. This is evident from the fact that Hagrid accompanies Harry to Diagon Alley to purchase his school supplies, including an owl. Hagrid takes Harry to the owl emporium and insists on buying him a birthday present, which turns out to be Hedwig. Therefore, Hagrid is the one who funds the purchase of Hedwig for Harry.

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  • 7. 

    Why does the Sorting Hat ultimately place Harry in Gryffindor?

    • A. 

      Harry's parents were in Gryffindor

    • B. 

      Harry is brave and loyal to his friends

    • C. 

      Harry asks the Hat to place him in Gryffindor

    • D. 

      The Hat chooses at random

    Correct Answer
    C. Harry asks the Hat to place him in Gryffindor
    Explanation
    Harry asks the Hat to place him in Gryffindor because he values bravery and loyalty, which are the defining traits of Gryffindor house. This shows that Harry possesses the qualities that Gryffindor values and believes in, making him a suitable candidate for placement in that house.

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  • 8. 

    In what capacity is Harry recruited onto the Gryffindor Quidditch team?

    • A. 

      Keeper

    • B. 

      Beater

    • C. 

      Chaser

    • D. 

      Seeker

    Correct Answer
    D. Seeker
    Explanation
    Harry is recruited onto the Gryffindor Quidditch team as a Seeker. In the Harry Potter series, the Seeker is a position in the game of Quidditch whose main role is to find and catch the Golden Snitch, which is worth 150 points and ends the game. Harry becomes the youngest Seeker in a century and plays a crucial role in Gryffindor's success in Quidditch matches throughout the series.

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  • 9. 

    What should you do if you're trapped by this plant?

    • A. 

      Turn all the lights off

    • B. 

      Relax

    • C. 

      Cut it with scissors

    • D. 

      Use a spell to untangle it

    Correct Answer
    B. Relax
    Explanation
    If you're trapped by this plant, the best thing to do is to relax. Panicking or trying to force your way out may only make the situation worse. By staying calm, you can assess the situation more effectively and come up with a solution. It is important to remain patient and composed, allowing yourself to think clearly and potentially find a way to escape or seek help.

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  • 10. 

    What is this plant called?

    • A. 

      Murderous Roots

    • B. 

      Deathly Hug

    • C. 

      Devil's Snare

    • D. 

      Twisted Tree

    Correct Answer
    C. Devil's Snare
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Devil's Snare. Devil's Snare is a plant known for its deadly and suffocating nature. It is often depicted in literature and movies as a dangerous plant that can trap and kill its victims. The name "Devil's Snare" suggests its sinister and malevolent nature, making it a fitting name for this plant.

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  • 11. 

    What is the first thing said by Severus Snape in the first potions class?

    • A. 

      "There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class."

    • B. 

      "Harry Potter. Our new — celebrity."

    • C. 

      "Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"

    • D. 

      "I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses; I can tell you how to brew glory, bottle fame,  and even put a stopper in death."

    Correct Answer
    A. "There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class."
    Explanation
    In the first potions class, Severus Snape says, "There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations in this class." This statement sets the tone for Snape's strict and no-nonsense teaching style. It establishes that he expects his students to take the subject seriously and emphasizes the importance of following instructions precisely in potion-making. Snape's remark also foreshadows his disdain for Harry Potter and his belief that fame and celebrity status hold no value in his classroom.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the Wizard bank?

    • A. 

      Gringotts

    • B. 

      Hogwarts

    • C. 

      Azkaban

    • D. 

      Flitwick

    Correct Answer
    A. Gringotts
    Explanation
    Gringotts is the correct answer because it is the name of the Wizard bank in the Harry Potter series. It is a highly secure and well-guarded bank located in Diagon Alley, where wizards and witches store their money and valuable possessions. Gringotts is known for its deep underground vaults, protected by numerous enchantments and guarded by fearsome creatures such as dragons. It plays a significant role in the story, particularly in the first book/movie, where Harry, Ron, and Hermione break into one of the vaults to retrieve the Philosopher's Stone.

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  • 13. 

    Dumbledore awards last-minute house points before Gryffindor are announced as the winners. Who receives the HIGHEST NUMBER of last-minute points, and why?

    • A. 

      Ron, for the best played game of chess Hogwarts has seen in years

    • B. 

      Hermione, for a cool use of intellect when others were in grave danger

    • C. 

      Harry, for pure nerve and outstanding courage

    • D. 

      Neville, because it takes bravery to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends

    Correct Answer
    C. Harry, for pure nerve and outstanding courage
    Explanation
    Harry receives the highest number of last-minute points because of his pure nerve and outstanding courage. This implies that he displayed exceptional bravery and fearlessness in a critical situation, which likely contributed to the victory of Gryffindor.

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  • 14. 

    What would you expect to happen if you were to wave your wand and say "Alohamora"?

    • A. 

      Your opponent will be disarmed

    • B. 

      You will make something float

    • C. 

      You will unlock a door

    • D. 

      You will repair a pair of spectacles

    Correct Answer
    C. You will unlock a door
    Explanation
    By waving your wand and saying "Alohamora," you would expect to unlock a door. "Alohamora" is a spell commonly used in the Harry Potter series to unlock and open locked doors. It is a charm that allows the caster to gain access to a locked area by magically unlocking the door.

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  • 15. 

    What name is given to a magical device to help you remember things?

    • A. 

      Rememberall

    • B. 

      Forget-Me-Not

    • C. 

      Memorifier

    • D. 

      Recollection Globe

    Correct Answer
    A. Rememberall
    Explanation
    A Rememberall is a magical device that helps you remember things. It is a small, glass ball filled with smoke that changes color when the owner has forgotten something. The Rememberall serves as a reminder to the owner that they have forgotten something, although it does not provide specific details about what has been forgotten. Therefore, the Rememberall is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 16. 

    According to Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia, how did Harry's parents die?

    • A. 

      Heart attack

    • B. 

      Car crash

    • C. 

      They cast a spell that went badly wrong

    • D. 

      Killed by Voldemort

    Correct Answer
    B. Car crash
    Explanation
    Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia claim that Harry's parents died in a car crash.

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  • 17. 

    Which animal is NOT a valid choice for a new wizard to take to Hogwarts?

    • A. 

      Toad

    • B. 

      Cat

    • C. 

      Rat

    • D. 

      Owl

    Correct Answer
    C. Rat
    Explanation
    A rat is not a valid choice for a new wizard to take to Hogwarts because according to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, students are allowed to bring either an owl, a cat, or a toad as their pet. Rats are not mentioned as an acceptable choice, making it the incorrect option.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following famous actors does NOT appear in the first Harry Potter film?

    • A. 

      Alan Rickman

    • B. 

      Emma Thompson

    • C. 

      Fiona Shaw

    • D. 

      John Cleese

    Correct Answer
    B. Emma Thompson
    Explanation
    Emma Thompson does not appear in the first Harry Potter film. The other three actors, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, and John Cleese, all have roles in the movie. Emma Thompson joined the Harry Potter series in the third film, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," where she portrayed the character of Professor Sybil Trelawney. Therefore, the correct answer is Emma Thompson.

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  • 19. 

    Why can't Voldemort kill Harry at the end of the first film?

    • A. 

      Harry is protected by Fawkes

    • B. 

      Harry is protected by Dumbledore

    • C. 

      Voldemort is simply too weak at this stage

    • D. 

      Harry is protected by his mother's love

    Correct Answer
    D. Harry is protected by his mother's love
    Explanation
    In the first film, Voldemort cannot kill Harry because he is protected by his mother's love. When Harry's mother sacrificed herself to save him, her love created a powerful protection that lingers in Harry's blood. This protection acts as a shield against Voldemort's dark magic, preventing him from harming Harry. This love-based protection is a crucial element in the story and plays a significant role in Harry's survival throughout the series.

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  • 20. 

    Which class is NOT featured in the first film?

    • A. 

      Care Of Magical Creatures

    • B. 

      Charms

    • C. 

      Transfiguration

    • D. 

      Potions

    Correct Answer
    A. Care Of Magical Creatures
    Explanation
    In the first film, "Care Of Magical Creatures" is not featured. The other three classes - Charms, Transfiguration, and Potions - are all mentioned or shown in some capacity. However, there is no mention or scene related to the Care Of Magical Creatures class in the first film.

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