Pottermore Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz

Pottermore Hogwarts House Sorting Quiz

All possible questions for the Hogwarts house sorting quiz used on the Pottermore site.

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Dawn or dusk?


Forest or river?


Moon or stars?


Black or white? (nothing to do with skin colour)


Heads or tails?


Left or right?


Four boxes are placed before you. Which would you try to open?

The small tortoiseshell box, embellished with gold, inside which some small
creature seems to be squeaking.
The gleaming jet black box with a silver lock and key, marked with a
mysterious rune that you know to be the mark of Merlin.
The ornate golden casket, standing on clawed feet, whose inscription warns
that both secret knowledge and unbearable
temptation lie within.
The small pewter box, unassuming and plain, with a scratched message
upon it that reads ‘I open only for the worthy.’

You and two friends need to cross a bridge guarded by a river troll who insists on fighting one of you before he will let all of you pass. Do you:

Attempt to confuse the troll into letting all three of you pass without
Volunteer to fight?
Suggest drawing lots to decide which of you will fight?
Suggest that all three of you should fight (without telling the troll)?

Once every century, the Flutterby bush produces flowers that adapt their scent to attract the unwary. If it lured you, it would smell of:

A crackling log fire
The sea
Fresh parchment

One of your house mates has cheated in a Hogwarts exam by using a Self-Spelling Quill. Now he has come top of the class in Charms, beating you into second place. Professor Flitwick is suspicious of what happened. He draws you to one side after his lesson and asks you whether or not your classmate used a forbidden quill. What do you do?

Tell Professor Flitwick that he ought to ask your classmate (and resolve to
tell your classmate that if he doesn’t tell the truth,
you will).
Tell Professor Flitwick the truth. If your classmate is prepared to win by
cheating, he deserves to be found out. Also, as you are
both in the same house, any points he loses will be regained by you, for
coming first in his place.
Lie and say you don’t know (but hope that somebody else tells Professor
Flitwick the truth).
You would not wait to be asked to tell Professor Flitwick the truth. If you
knew that somebody was using a forbidden quill, you would tell the teacher
before the exam started.

Which of the following do you find most difficult to deal with?

Being ignored

You enter an enchanted garden. What would you be most curious to examine first?

The silver leafed tree bearing golden apples
The fat red toadstools that appear to be talking to each other
The bubbling pool, in the depths of which something luminous is swirling
The statue of an old wizard with a strangely twinkling eye

Four goblets are placed before you. Which would you choose to drink?

The foaming, frothing, silvery liquid that sparkles as though containing
ground diamonds.
The smooth, thick, richly purple drink that gives off a delicious smell of
chocolate and plums.
The golden liquid so bright that it hurts the eye, and which makes sunspots
dance all around the room.
The mysterious black liquid that gleams like ink, and gives off fumes that
make you see strange visions.

What kind of instrument most pleases your ear?

The drum
The piano
The trumpet
The violin

Which of the following would you most hate people to call you?


After you have died, what would you most like people to do when they hear your name?

Miss you, but smile
Ask for more stories about your adventures
Think with admiration of your achievements
I don't care what people think of me after I'm dead; it's what they think of
me while I'm alive that counts

How would you like to be known to history?

The Bold
The Good
The Wise
The Great

A Muggle confronts you and says that they are sure you are a witch or wizard. Do you:

Ask what makes them think so?
Agree, and ask whether they’d like a free sample of a jinx?
Agree, and walk away, leaving them to wonder whether you are bluffing?
Tell them that you are worried about their mental health, and offer to call a

Which nightmare would frighten you most?

Standing on top of something very high and realizing suddenly that there
are no hand- or footholds, nor any barrier to stop you falling.
An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room in which you are locked.
Waking up to find that neither your friends nor your family have any idea
who you are.
Being forced to speak in such a silly voice that hardly anyone can
understand you, and everyone laughs at you.

If you were attending Hogwarts, which pet would you choose to take with you?

Tabby cat
Siamese cat
Ginger cat
Black cat
White cat
Tawny owl
Screech owl
Brown owl
Snowy owl
Barn owl
Common toad
Natterjack toad
Dragon toad
Harlequin toad
Three-toed tree toad

Given the choice, would you rather invent a potion that would guarantee you:


If you could have any power, which would you choose?

The power to read minds
The power of invisibility
The power of superhuman strength
The power to speak to animals
The power to change the past
The power to change your appearance at will

Which road tempts you most?

The wide, sunny, grassy lane
The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley

Late at night, walking alone down the street, you hear a peculiar cry that you believe to have a magical source. Do you:

Proceed with caution, keeping one hand on your concealed wand and an eye
out for any disturbance?
Draw your wand and try to discover the source of the noise?
Draw your wand and stand your ground?
Withdraw into the shadows to await developments, while mentally reviewing
the most appropriate defensive and offensive
spells, should trouble occur?

What are you most looking forward to learning at Hogwarts?

Apparition and Disapparition (being able to materialize and dematerialize at
Transfiguration (turning one object into another object)
Flying on a broomstick
Hexes and jinxes
All about magical creatures, and how to befriend/care for them
Secrets about the castle
Every area of magic I can

Which of the following would you most like to study?


A troll has gone berserk in the Headmaster’s study at Hogwarts. It is about to smash, crush and tear several irreplaceable items and treasures. In which order would you rescue these objects from the troll’s club, if you could: a nearly perfected cure for dragon pox, student records going back 1000 years and a mysterious handwritten book full of strange runes.

Cure, Book, Records
Cure, Records, Book
Book, Cure, Records
Book, Records, Cure
Records, Cure, Book
Records, Book, Cure

Which would you rather be: