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Wands at the Ready!: The 'Harry Potter' Spells Quiz
by Staff
At Hogwarts, there's a spell, charm or hex for nearly every occasion, and it can be a challenge for muggles to remember them all. How well do you know the spells used in the "Harry Potter" series? Take this quiz to find out!

This practical spell will shine a light on nearly any situation.

  • Alohomora
  • Lumos
  • Radioso

Which spell could be used in place of a microphone?

  • Sonorus
  • Quietus
  • Bombarda

Which bewitching charm did Hermione master long before her peers?

  • Confundo
  • Obliviate
  • Protean

Harry Potter used the Accio spell to defeat what creature?

  • a three-headed dog
  • a dragon
  • a giant spider

Which spell would be useful when planning a bonfire?

  • Incendio
  • Levicorpus
  • Locomotor

If you needed to open a box, which spell would you use?

  • Arania Exumai
  • Ascendio
  • Cistem Aperio

What does the Expecto Patronum spell do?

  • conjure a Patronus
  • conjure a unicorn
  • conjure Aragog

What effect does the Petrificus Totalus spell have on its targets?

  • blinds them
  • immobilizes them
  • tickles them

If you were leaving on an extended trip, this one-word spell would be particularly helpful.

  • Hurry
  • Exit
  • Pack

What does the Waddiwasi spell do?

  • send a soft object to a specific destination
  • make a person's ears grow to an enormous size
  • turn someone's feet into fins

If you want to turn an object to stone, which spell would be most effective?

  • Diffindo
  • Duro
  • Dissendium

What does the Wingardium Leviosa spell do?

  • hide objects
  • burn objects
  • levitate objects

Which spell could take the place of a compass?

  • Point Me
  • True North
  • Never Lost

The Refilling spell is best used for rectifying what?

  • a lake
  • an empty glass
  • a lonely heart

In "The Goblet of Fire," what spell does Harry Potter use to fix his broken nose?

  • Episkey
  • Rectaro
  • Mumford

When is the Alohomora spell most useful?

  • when battling Death Eaters
  • when encountering a lock
  • when eating chocolate frogs

What does the Langlock spell do?

  • shuts eyes
  • "glues" the tongue to the roof of the mouth
  • locks the jaw

Which spell was used to protect Hogwarts against invaders?

  • Protecto Schoolio
  • Protego Caraba
  • Protego Horribilis

What does the Legilimens spell allow the user to do?

  • read minds
  • fly
  • grow fins

The Bedazzling hex is complicated but necessary if you need a person or object to become what?

  • small
  • invisible
  • rigid

What was the result of Neville Longbottom's most memorable Riddikulus spell?

  • Severus Snape in Neville's grandmother's clothes and hat
  • Harry Potter in Hermione's robe
  • Severus Snape in a giant teacup

What does the Bat-Bogey hex do?

  • create flying cats
  • create small ant-like creatures
  • create large, winged bogies

The Tarantallegra curse causes its target to do what?

  • walk on tip-toes
  • dance like crazy
  • somersaults

The Unforgivable Curses are:

  • Cruciatus, Imperius, Killing
  • Unlocking, Alamohora, Unplottable
  • Tergio, Thief's Curse, Titillando

The first spell ever performed by Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" film series is:

  • Alohamora
  • Oculus Reparo
  • Wingardium Leviosa

What does the Glisseo spell do?

  • turns objects into graphite
  • turns objects into glass
  • turns objects into a slide or chute

Which magical charm can be used to catch people violating curfew?

  • Caterwauling charm
  • Cushioning charm
  • Cheering charm

Which spell did Hermione Granger use to break Sirius Black out of a cell?

  • Jail Birdia
  • Exploda
  • Bombarda

What does the Imperius curse do?

  • change the appearance of its target
  • control its target
  • kill its target

In order to confuse someone, which would be the best spell to use?

  • Confundo
  • Crucio
  • Confringo