How Many Harry Potter Spells Can You Name?

By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

In any magical world, let alone the world of Harry Potter, there seems to be an infinite number of spells that witches and wizards use to perform magic. With just a swish and flick of the wand, the incantation, and correct pronunciation, wizards and witches are able to cast these spells to produce their desired outcome. 

Throughout the books and the movies, we've heard these spells and seen their effects, some of them a bit scarier than expected. There are several types of spells including charm, jinx, healing spells, transfiguration, hexes, and curses, as well as counter spells. Some of the most well-known spells include Wingardium Leviosa, Expelliarmus, Avada Kedavra, Accio, Alohamora, Expecto Patronum, Riddikulus, Obliviate and Stupefy. 

If you are a true Harry Potter fan then we would Expecto you to not only know all of the spells and how to say them, but also what they do. If you think that you are up to the challenge, then this quiz will certainly be one. When you are done, let us know how you did. 

What does the spell Riddikulus do?

Riddikulus is a charm type of spell which is used when fighting Boggarts. It forces the Boggart to take on the appearance of an object that the caster is focusing on - typically something funny.

To produce water out of thin air, which of these spells should you say?

This charm/conjuration spell )Aguamenti) produces a fountain or jet from the tip of a person's wand.

If you don't want someone to remember what you just said to them, you can use this memory erasing spell.

Oblivate, first seen when Gilderoy Lockhart tried to use it on Harry and Ron, is a spell which hides a memory of a particular event from the person it is used on.

What is the spell Incendio used for?

Incendio is a charm/conjuration type of spell which is used to produce fire. It was used by Bellatrix LeStrange to set Hagrid's hut on fire in the Half-Blood Prince.

Which of these spells is the only shield charm on the list?

Protego is a shield charm which causes minor jinxes and curses to rebound on the attacker and in doing so protects the person who cast it.

Which one of these spells was Severus Snape's signature spell?

Sectumsempra is a dark spell which creates deep blood-oozing gashes on its subject. It was used by Harry on Draco Malfoy in The Half-Blood Prince.

If you want to break an object into several pieces, which of these spells would you say?

Reducto is a curse type of spell which is used to break or cause objects to disintegrate.

The spell Oculus Reparo which was first used by Hermione Granger was used to repair which of the following objects?

Oculus Reparo is a charm spell which is used to fix eyeglasses. It was used by Hermione Granger several times on Harry, the first of which was in The Sorcerer's Stone.

Which of these counter-spells can be used to reverse minor damages or as a counter in duels?

Finite Incantatem is a counter-spell which terminates all spell effects in the vicinity of the person who cast it.

If you want someone to be quiet, you point your wand at them and say _______________.

Silencio is a charm type of spell which makes something or someone be quiet.

What is the spell Avada Kedavra also known as?

Avada Kedavra, also known as the Killing curse, causes instant death to the victim the moment it touches their body.

You don't need to carry a set of keys if you know which of these unlocking charms?

Alohamora is a charm which is used to open and unlock doors which the locking spell has been used on

If you would like to find light in the darkest of places, then you need to whisper the spell ______________.

Lumos is a spell which creates a narrow beam of light from the caster's wand tip, much like a torch light.

What does the spell Expelliarmus do?

Expelliarmus is a charm type of spell which causes whatever the target is holding to fly away and out of the person's hand.

Which of these spells help in bone healing?

Brackium Emendo is a healing spell which, if used correctly, will heal broken bones.

One of these spells takes away the light cast by a wand. Which of these is it?

Nox is a counter-charm which is used to tun off the light which is produced by the spell Lumos.

Which of these should be said to make an item levitate?

Wingardium leviosa is a spell which cases the caster to levitate, move and manipulate its target.

What spell is the most common summoning spell used in the series?

Accio is a summoning charm which brings objects, over a significant distance, to the person who cast the spell.

If you are thirsty, you can transform your animal into one of these spells. Can you identify it?

Vera Verto is a spell which turns animals into a water goblet. It was first heard in The Chamber of Secrets during Transfiguration class taught by Professor McGonagall.

Which of these spells is also known as the Patronus charm?

Expecto Patronum is a defensive spell which conjures up a spirit-like animal from positive emotions to defend against​ dark creatures, dementors in particular.

What does the spell Alarte Ascendare do?

Alarte Ascendare is a charm which shoots its targets high into the air. It was used by Gilderoy Lockhart in The Chamber of Secrets when he flew the snake into the air.

To confuse an opponent, you should say the incantation ______________.

Confundo is a charm type of spell which causes its victim to become confused or befuddled.

Which of these spells must be said in order to conjure the dark mark?

Morsmordre is a spell which is used to conjure up the dark mark - the sign of the death eaters.

If you would like to see something blow up, which of these spells should you say?

Bombarda is a charm type of spell which causes a ​small explosion. It is used by Hermione Granger in The Prisoner of Azkaban to free him from prison.

Which of these actions does the spell Immobulus result in?

Immobulus is a spell which renders its living targets immobile. It was used by Hermione Granger in The Chamber of Secrets on the pixies set free in Lockhart's Defense Against the Dark Arts class.

To shoot fireballs at a person, which of these spells should you use?

Lacarmum Inflamarae is a charm type of spell which sends a ball of fire from the tip of the wand. It was used by Hermione Granger to set Snape's cloak on fire in The Sorcerer's Stone.

To blast away very large spiders, the spell ______________ can be used.

Arania Exumai is a spell which is used to blast away Acromantulus and other types of arachnids.

Which one of the spells listed below is the Cruciatus curse?

Crucio, also known as the Cruciatus Curse, is a spell which is used to inflict intense pain on the recipient of the curse. It has been likened to having hot knives being driven into the victim.

What spell causes its target to swell severely?

Engorgio is a cham type of spell which causes its target to swell in size. It was used by Barty Crouch Jr., disguised as Mad Eye Moody, on a spider during one of his lectures.

There is only one stunning spell listed below. What is it?

Stupefy is a charm type of spell which stuns the victims of the spell caster. If used forcefully, it can render the victim unconscious.

Which one of these spells is the last of the unforgivable spells?

Imperio or the Imperius Curse is one of the three unforgivable curses. It places the subject in a dream-like state and at the will of the person who cast the spell on them.

What is the name of the counter-curse to the Sectumsempra spell?

Vulnera Sanentur is a healing spell and the counter-curse of the spell Sectumsempra. It causes the wounds and the gashes to heal up, and makes all of the blood return to the body.

Which of these spell created by Severus Snape cause a person to be hoisted​ up by their ankles?

Levicorpus is a jinx type of spell which causes​ its victims to dangle upside down by their ankles.

What does the spell Petrificus Totalis do?

Petrificus Totalus is a curse which issued to temporarily bind a victim's body in a similar manner that soldiers use to stand at attention.

To disappear, you can use the spell ______________.

Evanesco is a spell which causes the target to vanish. It was used by Snape on the snake which appeared during Harry and Draco's duel.

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