Can You Match the "Harry Potter" Character to Their Hogwarts House?


By: Lauren Lubas

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About This Quiz

All "Harry Potter" fans know that the fictional school Hogwarts is split up into four houses: Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw. The four founders of Hogwarts established these houses: Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin and Helga Hufflepuff, and each house is home to witches and wizards of different skill sets and powers. You probably also know that "there isn't a witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin," but there were also some great wizards that came out of that house. 

Any Potterhead can tell you which house they belong to, especially after taking a quiz that helped them get sorted without the sorting hat ... you know, muggle style. However, even those who read the books thoroughly or several times might have a little trouble telling you which house each Harry Potter character was sorted into when they were attending Hogwarts. 

But we know that you wouldn't have clicked on this quiz without the confidence that you know your "Harry Potter" series better than some of the characters who were a part of it. If you think you're the ultimate Potterhead, take this quiz to see if you know which house all of the characters were sorted into on their first day at Hogwarts.

You know Ron Weasely as part of the best group of friends in the wizarding world. Do you know which house he was sorted into?

For those who have read the books, it may seem like Ron doesn't have that much to do. However, we learn through the small things that he does that he's an integral part of the three friends (Harry, Ron and Hermione). He even learns a little parceltongue by listening to Harry when he sleeps.


Crabbe and Goyle are two recurring characters throughout the "Harry Potter" series. Do you know which house they were in?

Draco Malfoy is a famous Slytherin in the series. His lackeys are Crabbe and Goyle, two characters who are mean for the sake of being mean. In the fourth installment of the series, we learn that their fathers are both Death Eaters.


Do you know which House Hermione Granger was in?

When it comes to the wizarding world, Hermione Granger is one of the most well-known witches around. As a muggle-born witch, she was excited to learn that she had powers, and she spent a lot of time researching the world before even stepping foot on the Hogwarts Express.


Fred and George are twins who get into a little bit of trouble while they're in school. Do you know which house they were in?

The twins are known as troublemakers, but for the most part, their stunts are harmless. They end up dropping out of school when Professor Umbridge takes over Hogwarts, and they do it in the most epic way possible.


Can you name the house Dumbledore called home when he was a student at Hogwarts?

Albus Dumbledore has five names, but most students just refer to him as Professor Dumbledore. He was one of the most important characters throughout the series because he figured out exactly what Voldemort was up to and how he would return.


Severus Snape played a double-double agent, but can you tell us his house?

We learn a lot about Severus Snape throughout the "Harry Potter" series, but many can't decide whether he is good or bad. To this day, there are still debates as to whether or not he needed to treat Harry so poorly.


Do you know which house Neville Longbottom was a part of?

In the prophecy about Voldemort, Sybill Trelawney says that the Dark Lord will choose his opponent. With one different move, Neville could have very well been in Harry's shoes throughout the series.


You may remember Percy Weasely as one of the most strict, conform-to-the-rules type, but do you remember which house he was in?

Percy liked following the rules, and he loved enforcing them. As a prefect and the head boy, Percy didn't care who broke the rules, as long as they were punished. He later worked for the Minister of Magic.


Here's an easy one. Do you know which house Harry Potter was sorted into?

Harry Potter is the main character in the series, and he knows absolutely nothing about the wizarding world. When he first enters the sorting ceremony, he is filled with terror because Ron tells him that Fred and George told him it would be a painful process.


Lily Potter was Harry's mom, and she was muggle-born. Which house did she get sorted into?

Even though Lily Potter was muggle-born, she still made it into Gryffindor house. This is where she met James Potter. Even though she knew Severus Snape before James, she ended up marrying James in the long run.


Bellatrix Lestrange was a bit crazy but very powerful. Do you know to which house she belonged?

When Ron says, "There's no witch or wizard who went bad who wasn't in Slytherin," he may have been a little wrong. However, there is no doubt that the pure evil that was Bellatix Lestrange was 100% Slytherin.


In which house would you find Tom Riddle?

Before Voldemort was Voldemort, his name was Tom Riddle. He attended Hogwarts and was a very big fan of the school. However, Dumbledore noticed something was a little off about the boy and kept a close eye on him.


Seamus Finnigan was a side character, but he helped during the wizarding war. Which house was he in?

If you're not sure who Seamus Finnigan is, you may remember him as the character who continuously blows himself up by accident while trying to preform spells. Though Seamus gets better in later years, he does have a penchant for making things explode.


Can you tell us where you'd find Ginny Weasley when she attended Hogwarts?

Ginny Weasley is a strong-willed, intelligent witch who doesn't take anyone's nonsense. Growing up with six older brothers made her a fighter. However, with her intelligence, she could have very easily been a Ravenclaw as well.


Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, called which Hogwarts house home?

Though everyone in the Black family before him was a Slytherin, Sirius was sorted into Gryffindor. This made his parents very unhappy, but it was clear that Sirius wasn't like the rest of his family.


Before he was expelled from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which house was Hagrid in?

The mystery behind Hagrid's expulsion from Hogwarts comes out in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," which is the second installment of the series. He is blamed for opening the Chamber of Secrets the first time around, but we later learn that Tom Riddle did it.


You may remember Barty Crouch Jr. as the man who pretended to be Professor Moody in year four. Do you remember his Hogwarts house?

Slytherin wasn't just known for making dark wizards. It also made very intelligent and important wizards as well. However, Barty Crouch Jr. was a known Death Eater who escaped Azakaban prison without anyone knowing.


Molly Weasley is a very protective mother, but do you know which house she was sorted into?

As a woman who is very protective of her children, Molly Weasley fits the description of a Gryffindor through and through. She is brave and honest and ready to defend those who are weaker than she is.


Cho Chang was Harry's first kiss as well as the seeker for which house's Quidditch team?

While Cho Chang may have been Harry's first kiss and crush, she belonged to another before they got together. She was actually more interested in Cedric Diggory, but his untimely death brought her to Harry Potter.


Do you remember which house Cedric Diggory belonged to?

Cedric Diggory had quite a bit of attention during the Triwizard Tournament, but his untimely death changed everything at Hogwarts. He is one of the best-known Hufflepuff characters in the series.


Which house was Remus Lupin sorted into while he was at Hogwarts?

Though we later find out that Remus Lupin is a werewolf, we also learn that he attended school with James Potter and his friends. All of these men were Gryffindors when they attended Hogwarts.


Madam Sprout teaches Herbology at Hogwarts, but which house was she in when she was a student?

Madam Sprout was a funny character who loved everything there was to love about Herbology. A fun fact about her is that her boggart is Lord Voldemort himself, which should be everyone's boggart.


She may have seemed spacey, but Luna Lovegood was an incredibly intelligent character. Can you tell us her house?

Everyone called her names behind her back and to her face, but Luna was a calm and gentle witch. She may have been a little weird, but she was open to everything and knew quite a bit about the world around her.


Dolores Umbridge demanded order. What house was she in when she attended Hogwarts?

While it may be clear that her dark ways should put her in Slytherin house, she simply worked toward keeping the Minister Of Magic's rules in line. However, in later books, Umbridge's character got darker and darker.


Do you know what house Newt Scamander, author of "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" was in?

While we first see Newt Scamander in the "Fantastic Beasts" series, we hear his name quite a bit throughout the "Harry Potter" books. Many don't realize that he was a Hufflepuff when he attended Hogwarts.


Katie Bell was a great Quidditch player. Do you know what house she was in?

Katie Bell is a side character in the "Harry Potter" series. She is the one who gets cursed by the necklace that Draco tries to give Dumbledore. Luckily, she lives, but she is never the same again.


Long before he taught at Hogwarts, Professor Slughorn was a student. Do you know which house he was in?

Professor Horace Slughorn wasn't a dark wizard by any means. He simply loved the vanity of talented witches and wizards. He was a potions expert and a very powerful wizard. He took over Snape's position when Snape was able to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts.


Can you tell us which house Sybill Trelawney was sorted into?

Many don't consider divination an important subject in the wizarding world, but Sybill Trelawney is the one who had the prophecy about Voldemort choosing his opponent. Dumbledore ensured her safety by letting her stay at Hogwarts.


Harry Potter's son, Albus Potter, was sorted into which house?

At the very end of the "Harry Potter" series, we meet Albus Severus Potter, Harry and Ginny's son. He is worried that he will become a Slytherin, but to ease his mind, Harry tells him that the bravest person he ever knew was a Slytherin.


The gossipy reporter, Rita Skeeter, was part of which Hogwarts house?

Readers and watchers first meet Rita Skeeter in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," and many don't like her very much. She is tricky and witty, and likes to publish false information.


You probably remember Moaning Myrtle from the movies, but can you tell us which house Myrtle Warren was sorted into when she was at Hogwarts?

We learn the true back story of Moaning Myrtle in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" when she tells Harry the story. She was the student who was killed the last time the Chamber was open.


Tonks was one of the coolest witches in the Order, but can you guess which house she was in?

She could change her hair color and her looks with a single thought, and no one thought to use that to their advantage in the wizarding war. However, Tonks played an important role throughout the books, helping Harry in his darkest times.


He carried the Dark Lord on his head for an entire year. Do you know which house Quirinus Quirrell was in when he was a student at Hogwarts?

While it can be argued that Quirrell wasn't necessarily bad (Voldemort's evil overcame him), he still attempted to kill Harry in the first installment of the series. One would think he would have been in Slytherin, but he was a Ravenclaw through and through.


Can you guess which Hogwarts house Gilderoy Lockhart was sorted into when he started at the school?

Well, we know that the cowardice Lockhart takes Gryffindor off the list, but Lockhart was very witty. He knew he could take credit for the accomplishments of others if he just did a memory charm. This disproves the fact that all bad witches and wizards are from Slytherin house.


The Minister of Magic is a high title that was owned by Cornelius Fudge. Do you remember what house he was in?

Being the Minister of Magic is no small feat. Many believe that Fudge's qualities are a mixture of Slytherin and Hufflepuff, as he is a strong thinker, but his vanity gets in the way of how he sees the world.


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