J.K. Rowling’s wonderful world is so full of surprises and adventures that every child want to become a part of it. Do you wish you could be a wizard? Without a doubt. Would you prefer to live in the wizarding realm as a muggle? That’s less appealing, but at least we’re familiar with magic. We can make magical friends and learn about many aspects of the world from them. You can try out the Harry Potter house quiz and find out which House you belong to!
How the quiz works like the movie
There are various nuances to how a house is chosen for each individual, and they are the following.
- At Hogwarts, students lived in houses that served as both living and learning groups. Each year, the same House’s students share the same dormitories and numerous classes. Throughout the school year, the houses compete by gaining and losing points for good behaviour. The House Cup is awarded to the House with the highest points. In addition, each House has its Quidditch team, which plays for the Inter-House Quidditch Cup. The biggest rivalry between the Houses is that between Gryffindor and Slytherin, which is fuelled by these two competitions.
- The four founders of Hogwarts chose pupils for their Houses by hand in the early days of the school. During the Sorting ritual at the start of each school year, the magical Sorting Hat is put on the head of each new student. The Sorting Hat tells the student whose House he or she will be assigned to. The Sorting Hat performs a brief song about the creation of the school and the four Houses before commencing the Sorting ritual; the Sorting Hat’s songs change every year, and the Hat is reported to spend the whole year preparing the next one.
- According to the pupils, it pulls up information from Dumbledore’s office. It’s uncertain if the Sorting Hat assigned children to groups based on traits they valued or ones they displayed. Peter Pettigrew, sorted into Gryffindor but later revealed to be cowardly, self-serving, and corruptible, is an example of the former. On the other hand, he might have been placed there because he idolized powerful, daring people.
- The Sorting Hat could discern emerging tendencies in a pupil and place them in a House that would test their character and challenge them. The Hat also appeared to evaluate the students’ wishes, making sense given how one’s personal choices reflect the traits they value in themselves. Just because someone is assigned to one House did not rule out the possibility of displaying qualities from other Houses.
- Harry Potter reflected many of the qualities that Salazar Slytherin admired and approved of. He was bright, smart, and devious, yet the Sorting Hat placed him in Gryffindor since his request not to be placed in Slytherin demonstrated that he did not belong there. A real Slytherin would not have had any concerns regarding their choice of House.
- Severus Snape was one of the most prominent examples of this. Albus Dumbledore once remarked that his devoted and valiant temperament was more suited to Gryffindor. Snape’s sadism, contempt for Muggles, and sheer cleverness and ambition as a youngster, however, may have resulted in his getting put into Slytherin when he first arrived at Hogwarts. The four Houses are distinct from one another.
- Each House has its common room and dormitory and its table in the Great Hall, and students usually exchange courses with their Housemates. Although there is no law prohibiting students from various houses from mixing, most social interactions take place inside the same House. Each House had a Head of Hou, who was a teacher. In addition, each House had its ghost. It’s unclear what purpose they perform, though they might be like House mascots. Each Head of House and House Ghost was once a student in that House. It’s also been suggested that if Hogwarts is to survive, the four Houses must unite and fight as one.
It’s important to remember that each House had its own set of strengths and weaknesses; none were essentially good or wicked. Because they exhibited such hatred for Gryffindor, the frequent protagonist House, Slytherins, may have gotten their image as nasty, greedy, and evil. They were also not very kind towards other Houses, whether they were pure-blood or not. Slytherin and Gryffindor were the most competitive houses, and they were believed to “hate each other on principle.”