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Harry Potter Professors Quiz
by Staff
Harry Potter's professors ranged from brilliant to boring. Test your knowledge of Harry Potter professors in this quiz from HowStuffWorks.

What educational stage must one reach to become a professor at Hogwarts?

  • Masters in Magic
  • PhD in Potions
  • no specific level of education must be reached

What professor did NOT attend Hogwarts?

  • Hagrid
  • Firenze
  • Sybill Trelawney

What subject did Dumbledore teach at Hogwarts before becoming Headmaster?

  • Potions
  • Transfiguration
  • Divination

What house does Filius Flitwick head?

  • Slytherin
  • Hufflepuff
  • Ravenclaw

What subject does Filius Flitwick teach?

  • Music
  • Charms
  • Magical Mysteries

What is Professor's Flitwick's other job at Hogwarts?

  • career counselor
  • chef
  • choirmaster

What title did Professor McGonagall eventually receive at Hogwarts?

  • Honorary Professor
  • Headmistress
  • President

What is McGonagall's animagus?

  • house cat
  • panther
  • leopard

Which of Harry's pals eventually becomes Herbology professor at Hogwarts?

  • Luna Lovegood
  • Hermione Granger
  • Neville Longbottom

What secret did Snape help Remus Lupin keep while Lupin was the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts?

  • Lupin didn't really like Hermione all that much.
  • Lupin was in love with Professor McGonagall.
  • Lupin's identity as a werewolf.

What position was Dolores Umbridge given during her tenure as Defense Against the Dark Arts professor?

  • Hogwarts High Inquisitor
  • Vice Principal
  • Quidditch Coach

Who was a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor for a time (albeit in disguise)?

  • Hagrid
  • Barty Crouch Jr.
  • Voldemort

What position does Madam Rolanda Hooch hold at Hogwarts?

  • Potions professor
  • Astronomy professor
  • Flying Instructor

What professor headed Slytherin during his tenure?

  • Horace Slughorn
  • Dolores Umbridge
  • Neville Longbottom

What professor was loyal to Voldemort?

  • Rowena Hufflepuff
  • Quirinus Quirrel
  • Salazar Slytherin

What do students learn in Transfiguration?

  • how to safely use their wands
  • how to change objects
  • how to pass their N.E.W.T.s

What class did Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank substitute teach?

  • Care of Magical Creatures
  • Potions
  • Divination

Alecto Carrow joined the Hogwarts staff after the fall of the Ministry of Magic. What did she teach?

  • Muggle Studies
  • Pureblood Philosophy
  • Half-Blood Harassment

What was one-time Defense Against the Dark Art professor Gilderoy Lockhart's profession before joining the staff?

  • door-to-door salesman
  • author
  • barkeep

What subject does Professor Aurora Sinistra teach?

  • Potions
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy

While not a professor, what does Argus Filch do at Hogwarts?

  • bus driver
  • landscaper
  • caretaker

Who heads the Herbology Department at Hogwarts?

  • Pomona Sprout
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Remus Lupin

What punishment did Dolores Umbridge mete out to Harry as his professor?

  • detention
  • writing with a Blood Quill, which cut his hand
  • cleaning toilets

What subject did Severus Snape NOT teach?

  • Transfiguration
  • Potions
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts

What teacher taught History of Magic?

  • Leptin Supra
  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Cuthbert Binns

Who is Madame Irma Pince?

  • Hogwarts' cheerleading director
  • the Hogwarts' librarian
  • swimming coach

Before Muggle Studies took a sinister turn, who taught a much friendlier version of the subject at Hogwarts?

  • Charity Burbage
  • Severus Snape
  • Filius Flitwick

What professor was in the Order of the Phoenix?

  • Minerva McGonagall
  • Dolores Umbridge
  • Leptin Supra

What professor was not a wizard?

  • Firenze
  • Hagrid
  • Remus Lupin

What professor had a childhood crush on Lily (Evans) Potter?

  • Lupin
  • Snape
  • Dumbledore