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Quiz: Test your muggle know-how
Sir Michael Gambon
Sir Michael Gambon plays Professor Dumbledore in the new film

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third film in JK Rowlling series, is opening around the world this week.

Directed by Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron, it is considered darker and altogether more adult than the previous two films. So far, the critics love it.

So have you been swept up in the Potter marketing magic? Test your knowledge with our Harry Potter quiz.

Question 1
Which role did JK Rowling reportedly turn down in the films?
A: Professor McGonagall
B: Harry's mother (in the mirror of Erised)
C: Aunt Petunia
Question 2
What does the Hogwarts Latin school banner inscription say in English?
A: Never tickle a sleeping dragon
B: Hold fast to your broomstick
C: Raise your wands to vanquish evil
Question 3
What day were the Weasley twins, Fred and George, born?
A: December 25
B: April 1
C: February 29
Question 4
Name the only character, thus far, that JK Rowling claims she based on a real life acquaintance?
A: Rubeus Hagrid
B: Albus Dumbledore
C: Gilderoy Lockhart
Question 5
Hermione is also a character in which Shakespeare play?
A: The Tempest
B: Midsummer Night's Dream
C: The Winter's Tale
Question 6
Which 1970s UK sitcom star is going to play Madame Maxine in the fourth Potter film?
A: Frances de la Tour
B: Wendy Craig
C: Felicity Kendal
Question 7
How many pages were there in the hardback edition of The Order of the Phoenix?
A: 766
B: 756
C: 675
Question 8
Which of the following buildings has not featured as a location for Hogwarts School of Wizardry?
A: Gloucester Cathedral
B: Eton College
C: Alnwick Castle
Question 9
What profession are Hermione Granger's parents?
A: Teachers
B: Dentists
C: Surgeons
Question 10
What is the proper name for the snake language spoken by Lord Voldemort?
A: Pythorian
B: Parseltongue
C: Slytherish
Question 11
Who said: "It is not our abilities or gifts which define who we are, but the choices we make."
A: Professor Dumbledore
B: JK Rowling
C: James Potter (Harry's father)
Question 12
Who is set to direct the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
A: Mike Newell
B: Mike Nichols
C: Michael Winterbottom

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