How Well Do You Know Harry Potter Creatures?


By: Staff

5 Min Quiz

About This Quiz

Can you tell your hippogriffs from your Hedwigs? What about your house-elves, centaurs goblins, and ghosts? If so, this is the quiz for you! Grab your wand and prove how well know the magical creatures of the Harry Potter universe.

Let's start off easy. What kind of creature is Norbert, Hagrid's (hidden) pet?

Hagrid isn't exactly a cat person. Maybe he would be if cats could breathe fire and fly.


What pesky creatures must be regularly removed from the garden?

Gnomes are constantly popping up in the Weasley garden, and pulling them is a regular chore.


A hippogriff is part horse and part what other animal?

Half-eagle and half-horse, hippogriffs are all kinds of temperamental.


What mythically beautiful creatures are a lot less pretty when Harry first encounters them in the "Goblet of Fire"?

In Harry's world, mermaids and mermen are not beautiful sirens but creatures with bad skin and terrible teeth.


Who can see thestrals?

The winged, skeletal horses are invisible to most of the children at Hogwarts, who have not yet seen death.


What language do snakes speak?

Harry — and Voldemort — are Parselmouths and can speak to snakes.


To free a house elf, their master must give them what?

Dobby was freed with the help of a sock.


Kreacher the house elf was loyal to who?

Kreacher had to change his loyalty after he was gifted to Harry.


What is the name of Dumbledore's phoenix?

Fawkes lamented Dumbledore's death, and was never seen again.


What is Harry's father's patronus?

Just like Harry, James Potter's patronus was a male deer.


Fleur Delacour is part veela. What are veelas known for?

Veela's are entrancingly — and sometimes dangerously — beautiful.


What does the blood of a unicorn do?

While avoiding death may seem like a terrific deal, the life you lead will be marked with darkness.


What magical creature had a feather in Harry Potter's wand?

Fawkes — Dumbledore's phoenix — had a feather in the wands of Harry and Voldemort.


What creature guards the Sorcerer's Stone?

The biggest and meanest of the troll breeds guards the Sorcerer's Stone. (Don't believe us? Reread chapter sixteen.)


How do you make a three-headed dog calm down?

While they might look nasty as all get-out, just lull the pups to sleep with a song.


What kind of creature is Buckbeak?

While Hagrid took care of the hippogriff, he eventually belonged to Harry.


What kind of owl is Hedwig?

Harry's loyal owl Hedwig was a snowy owl, a species not native to Britain.


Who does Hermione's cat hate?

Or more specifically, Peter Pettigrew in animagus form.


What is the Weasley family's owl named?

Poor Errol was an old bird, and not the sharpest beak in the bunch.


Who is Firenze?

Friendly with Hagrid, Firenze eventually becomes a professor at Hogwarts.


Who is Nagini?

Just to make his snake even scarier, Voldemort made it a Horcrux so it had a piece of his soul.


What creature does NOT guard Gringotts?

Save the giant spider for the Forbidden Forest.


What is the name of the giant spider that threatens to feed Ron and Harry to his children?

While loyal to Hagrid, that doesn't mean Aragog didn't want the best for his children.


Who could control the Serpent of Slytherin?

Other Parselmouths couldn't control her; only Slytherin's One True Heir could lay claim on her actions.


What kind of skrewt does Harry encounter in the third task of the Triwizard Tournament?

Found in the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament, blast-ended skrewts moved about with a bang from their backsides.


Who gives Harry an inscrutable riddle during the Triwizard Tournament?

A correct answer to the sphinx's riddle gets Harry closer to the cup in the Triwizard Tournament.


What shape does a boggart take on?

While most boggarts are truly terrifying, Hermione's is just receiving failing grades.


What lives in the Weasleys' attic, keeping Ron up at night?

A bit different than a ghost, the Weasleys' ghoul is harmless but loud.


Who can become a ghost?

Only wizards can become ghosts, if they so choose.


Who is Gurg?

What better name for a giant than "Gurg."


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