Quiz: How Well Do You Know the History of Hogwarts?
How Well Do You Know the History of Hogwarts?
By: Stella Alexander
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About This Quiz

Are you magical? Do you live in Europe? If you can answer "yes" to both of these questions, you'd probably end up at Hogwarts because who wants to attend Beauxbatons or Durmstrang? One of the oldest wizarding schools, you'd find a long list of powerful wizards and witches who attended classes within its walls. From its powerful alumni like Dumbledore and Harry Potter to its hidden rooms and changing staircases, do you know the history behind Hogwarts?

It might be hard to grasp the concept that there's tons of history behind a fictional school like Hogwarts, but author J. K. Rowling is nothing if not thorough. The creation of Hogwarts came with the creation of her first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. While she would go on to create her iconic characters of Harry, Ron, Hermione, and more, the main setting for six of her seven novels was the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An institution dedicated to shaping the minds of magical youth, students would spend seven years of their lives at Hogwarts learning all the magic and skills they'd need in their adult lives. As they learned about their subjects and the castle, we learned about Hogwarts with them from places like the Room of Requirement to events like the Yule Ball. From witnessing the magic of Hogwarts for seven years, how much do you remember about its history?

Who was the headmaster before Dumbledore? The Grey Lady was the ghost for which house? Who was the Defence Against Dark Arts professor during Harry's second year? If you can answer these questions, you just might be able to pass this quiz. 

Hogwarts has some of the brightest students the wizarding world has ever seen. Can you join their ranks by passing this quiz? Let's find out!

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