Which Hogwarts Subject Would You Excel At?

Torrance Grey

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About This Quiz

It's hard to believe it's been more than 20 years since the world was introduced to the boy wizard, Harry Potter. The hugely successful franchise is still growing today, adding a five-movie historical series, the "Fantastic Beasts" films, to J.K. Rowling's body of work. What's at the root of this series's popularity? For a lot of people, it's not the characters or plots, necessarily, but the world that Rowling built - and, at the center of it, the magical place known as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

This is where magical folk, when young, are sorted into one of four houses, a process that tells them a lot of about their inner character, and which usually results in lifelong friendships. The sorting process also tends to predict which subject a student will excel at. Hufflepuffs are great herbologists, Slytherins excel at Potions, and Gryffindors are good at Defense Against the Dark Arts. 

Lots of online quizzes will tell you what Hogwarts house you should be in, but we're taking a different approach by administering a quiz that goes straight to which subject you'd do best at. Are you a future Auror, who'd pick up "Expecto patronum!" and "Protego!" immediately? Or do you belong in an apothecary lined with mystic ingredients, stirring up a potion? To find out, answer our questions about real-world situations, and we'll tell you not only which Hogwarts class you'd ace, but what its muggle-world application might be. Enjoy!

Which of these was your best subject in school?

Which of these jobs appeals most to you?

Which of these movies appeals to you most?

How do you like your coffee?

How do you deal with a difficult or gossiping co-worker?

Do you want kids or pets?

How many friends would you say you have?

What do you prefer to eat for breakfast?

An old school friend is coming to visit. How do you prepare?

Which of these books might you buy in a bookstore?

Which of these alcoholic drinks appeals most to you?

Do you enjoy watching sports?

You've screwed up on the job. How do you handle the boss's dressing-down?

Are you good at handling money?

Which family member are you closest to?

You find a wallet in a mall bathroom. What do you do?

What's a reasonable work week in terms of hours?

What do you and your best friend like to do when you're together?

Which of these historical men do you most admire?

Which of these historical women do you most admire?

Which of these diets would you be willing to try?

Are you a good cook?

How good are you at keeping secrets?

Do you like to travel, or are you more a homebody?

Which of these is a good first-date activity?

Which of these vacations appeals to you most?

How would you deal with a partner's infidelity?

Are you happy with the level of schooling you had?

Do you have any phobias?

Would you ever consider changing your hair color?

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