"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is a fantasy novel and the sixth installment of the Harry Potter series, written by British author J.K. Rowling. The award-winning book, which was published in 2005 sold over 9 million copies within the first 24 hours of being released, was noted for having a more ominous tone that its predecessors.
The book follows Harry and his friends during their sixth year at Hogwarts, as they prepare for the ultimate showdown. It also gives readers (and viewers) a more in-depth look at Harry's evil arch nemesis, Lord Voldemort. Readers discover the identity of the half-blood prince and learn the fate of Hogwart's favorite principal, Albus Dumbledore.
How well do you know this particular book? Are you just a fan, or are you a superfan who knows everything, down to knowing in which chapter certain events take place? The only way to test your knowledge is to take this quiz! When you're done, get your other Harry Potter fan friends to take it, to see how well they do.
* SPOILER ALERT * - This quiz contains many details about the events that occurred in the book and the movie. If you take it, not only will your knowledge if those events increase, you will also have a better understanding of the book. Take the quiz at your own risk.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is the sixth book in the series of seven. The book was released in the U.S., U.K. and other primarily English-speaking countries on July 16, 2005.
Professor Severus Snape is the character known as the Half-Blood Prince. The late actor Alan Rickman played the role of Snape in all eight "Harry Potter" franchise movies.
Professor Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter are searching for a horcrux when Dumbledore says, "Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth."
Character Ron Weasley eats chocolates laced with a love potion in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." The chocolates were spiked by Romilda Vane and intended for Harry.
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin is the nephew of actor Ralph Fiennes and plays the 11-year-old Tom Riddle in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Fiennes played Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series.
The first book in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," was published in 1997 in the U.K.. The book was released in the U.S. as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 1998.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released in the U.S. on July 15, 2009. The film grossed more than $77 million in its opening weekend in the U.S.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is the only movie in the Harry Potter franchise to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography.
After years in retirement, Professor Slughorn returned to Hogwarts to teach potions in the 2009 film, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Actor Jim Broadbent played Slughorn.
Harry discovers that his potions textbook once belonged to the Half-Blood Prince. Notes in the book help Harry excel in potions class.
In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Dumbledore and Harry find a locket that they believe is a horcrux. The locket is a fake horcrux replaced by an unknown person, R.A.B.
David Yates directed "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Yates later revealed in an interview that color and lighting for the movie were heavily inspired by the Dutch painter Rembrandt.
In the movie "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" the Death Eaters destroy Millennium Bridge. In the book, it is actually the Brockdale Bridge that is destroyed by the Death Eaters.
After Ron Weasley receives a gift from a girlfriend in the movie "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," Hermione tells Harry, "Excuse me, I have to go vomit."
Actor Daniel Radcliffe was 11 years old when he first played Harry Potter in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," released in 2001. The final film in the franchise, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," debuted in the U.S. when the actor was in his early 20s.
Character Ron Weasley briefly dates Lavender Brown in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Actress Jessie Cave played Lavender Brown in the film and was recommended for the role by Emma Watson.
J.K. Rowling was traveling by train from Manchester to London in 1990 when she came up with the idea for the Harry Potter character during a delay.
Lord Voldermort orders Draco Malfoy to kill Professor Dumbledore during "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Draco Malfoy is played by actor Tom Felton in all eight Harry Potter movies.
In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Professor Slughorn fakes a memory to hide the fact that he told Tom Riddle how to make a horcrux.
In the 2009 movie, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," Ron thinks Harry gives him Felix Felicis, a good luck potion. Harry later reveals he gave Ron a placebo.
Harry uses a pensieve in Dumbledore's office to see Professor Slughorn's memories in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
Professor Slughorn creates a group of elite and influential students and spends time with them outside of class. The group is informally known as the Slug Club.
Kreacher is a house elf who is inherited by Harry after Sirius Black is killed in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."
Ron Weasley was not invited to the Christmas party hosted by Professor Slughorn, primarily because he was not in the Slug Club.
Actress Emma Watson plays Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" franchise films.
During an exchange with Professor Snape, Harry sarcastically says, "There's no need to call me sir, Professor."
The character Cormac McLaggen is Hermione's date for the Slug Club Christmas party in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."
In the "Harry Potter" book and movie series, the Dursley's live in the fictional Little Whinging area of Surrey.
Ginny Weasley is Harry Potter's love interest in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Actress Bonnie Wright plays Ginny Weasley in all eight films.
At the climax of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," Professor Snape kills Dumbledore.