There are many different Harry Potter trivia puzzles that can be found online, some better than others. Did JKR ever create any herself?

Are there any official Harry Potter quizzes/puzzles that were made by J K Rowling?

  • Does WOMBAT count?
    – Au101
    Mar 21, 2016 at 0:19
  • @Au101 - Yes. Also, self-answer, so feel free to downvote. :)
    – ibid
    Mar 21, 2016 at 0:26

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Fiendishly Difficult Crossword

Appeared in the forth and final issue of The Daily Prophet.
Sadly this is not available outside of private collections. A glimpse of the contents can be found on the Harry Potter Lexicon and in J.K. Rowling - A Bibliography.

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1. She has a backing group of banshees
42. The colour of the Quaffle (3)
49. Your worst nightmare as a Bertie Bott bean flavour (3)

W.O.M.B.A.T. (Wizards’ Ordinary Magic and Basic Aptitude test)

They were three of these (Grade 1 through 3). They were released on JK Rowling's old website for limited times starting on March 31st, 2006. Back when they were online, it was possible to get a grade on them, although the answers were never officially released.

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The questions (along with commentary by Steve Vander Ark and Belinda Hobbs) can be found archived on the Harry Potter Lexicon. Fortunately, a fan back then by the name of Roonwit had systematically taken them multiple times to determine what all of the correct answers were.


  • I'd argue that 'colour of a Quaffle: red' hardly counts as "fiendishly difficult"! Interesting, though. Jan 15, 2017 at 10:18
  • @TheDarkLord - This was the Daily Prophet.
    – ibid
    Jan 15, 2017 at 13:05

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