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Can you name the differences between the Harry Potter books and movies?
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These are only the major differences. If I listed them all, this quiz would go on forever.
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In the book, Harry sees about ten relatives in the mirror of Erised. In movie, he only sees...
Name one obstacle guarding the Sorcerer's Stone that was skipped in the movie.
In the book, Harry and Ron open the Nimbus in their dormitory. Where do they open it in the movie? Who else is with them? (answer in that order)
In the book, Harry, Hermione, Neville and Malfoy get detention. In the movie, Neville is replaced by...
Chamber of Secrets
In the movie, Filch greets Harry and Ron. In the book it is...
In the book, Ron explains what a Mudblood is, and Hermione didn't know. In movie, who explains it?
In the book, Professor Binns explains the Chamber of Secrets. In the movie it is...
In the movie, Harry and Ron overhear McGonagall telling the staff about Ginny while they hide around a corner. In the book, they hide...
Prisoner of Azkaban
In the movie, what is added on the Knight Bus that does not a appear in the book?
In the book, Harry meets Ron and Hermione in front of Florean Fortescue's. In the book they meet in...
In the book, Hermione buys what after meeting Harry? She bought it before in the movie.
In the book, Neville loses something that he does not lose in the movie. It is...
What object's history is not explained in the movie that is in the book?
In the movie, Trelawney's prophecy is when Harry brings back the crystal ball Hermione knocked over. When is it in the book?
In the movie, Harry, Hermione, and Buckbeak hide in the Forbidden Forest and Hermione makes a werewolf call. Where do they hide in the book?
In the book, Harry gets the Firebolt for Christmas. In the movie, it is when?
Goblet of Fire
Which character is added in at the beginning of movie with Voldemort who is not in the book at that scene?
In the book, Harry is first introduced at the Dursleys'. In the movie, he is at...
Which character is accused of casting the Dark Mark in book, and does not appear in the movie?
In the movie, which Triwizard judge is left out?
In the book, Beauxbatons is co-ed. In the movie, it is...
In the book Parvati Patil is in Gryffindor and Padma Patil is in Ravenclaw. What house is Padma in in the movie?
In the movie, Cedric gives Harry the clue about the egg two days before the task. In the book, he does it when?
In the movie, Neville gives Harry the Gillyweed. In the book, who gives it to him?
In the book, Harry sees the trials of the Lestranges and Barty Crouch Jr., Karkaroff, and Ludo Bagman in the pensive. Which is the only one he sees in the movie?
In the movie, Harry finds Crouch when he is with Ron, Hermione, and Hagrid. In the book, he's with...
When Harry finds Crouch in the book, Crouch is injured and muttering to himself. What state is he in in the movie?
Name a creature in the maze that Harry fought in the book, but not the movie.
In the book, Crouch/Moody stuns Fleur. Who stuns her in the movie? (full name)
In the book, Harry and Cedric fight a spider at the end of the maze. What do they fight in the movie
Order of the Phoenix
In the movie, five people come to rescue Harry from the Dursleys'. How many in the book?
In the book, Perkins tells Harry and Mr. Weasley the time of the Hearing was changed. Who told them in the movie?
In the book, Harry meets Luna on the train. Where in the movie?
In the book, Dobby shows Harry the Room of the requirement. In the movie it is...
In the movie, Mr. Weasley is in Grimmauld Place for Christmas. In the book, he is...
In the book, Neville tells Harry about his parents in St. Mungo's. In the movie, the are...
In the movie, Harry starts Occlumency right after Mr. Weasley is attacked. When does he start in the book?
In the book, Marietta Edgecombe tells Umbridge about the D.A. In the movie, it is...
In the movie, Harry hears the prophecy in the Dept. of Mysteries. In the book, he hears it in...
The scene at the beginning of the book with who is left out of the movie?
In the movie, Dumbledore gets Harry from the train station. In the book, he gets him from...
Who engagement is not announced in the movie?
In the movie, who is added with Malfoy as enters Borgin and Burke's?
In the movie, Luna finds Harry under the cloak on the train. In the book, he is found by...
Whose memory that Harry saw in the pensive was left out in the movie? (name one)
Who did Harry tell to follow Malfoy (2)? This was left out in the movie.
In the movie, Harry never finds out that Malfoy is going somewhere. Where?
Who is with Harry when he gets rid of the Potions book in the movie?
In the book, Harry and Dumbledore return and the Dark Mark has been cast over Hogwarts. In the movie, it is cast after Dumbledore is dead by who?
Which scene is left out at the end of the movie?
This trouble-making character is left out of the movies.
In the movies, Petunia and Dudley are dark haired. In the books they have...
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Feb 10th, 2010 at 14:53 GMT
Could be an awesome quiz, but the answers are too specific. 1. Shrunken Head should be acceptable answer, since that's the actual answer. 2. Many objects don't get their history explained. 3. Potions test should be acceptable for the question about what Sorcerer's Stone protections are left out.
Feb 10th, 2010 at 15:18 GMT
Answers are way too specific... good quiz otherwise.
Feb 10th, 2010 at 16:02 GMT
funeral is spelt wrong... more possible answers such as hagrid's cabin or hagrid's house for hagrid's hut... perhaps reword the one about tailing Malfoy to 'which 2 characters does harry ask to follow Malfoy?'... accept 'girls school' or 'all girls' for the one about beauxbatons... and also with the one about opening the nimbus 2000 in the Great Hall, it's a bit strange to ask who is there, because i thought it happened at breakfast when the hall is full of other people, although i might just have a faulty memory!
Feb 10th, 2010 at 16:28 GMT
good idea, way too specific. layout of the clues is kind of annoying but not sure if you can do anything about that
Jul 18th, 2010 at 09:32 GMT
yes you need to accept many more variations for the answers, and the one about brothers that are only mentioned in the movies, i think you mean only in the books. For the Beaxubations question, i was typing girls, all girls, just girls, no boys, and none were accepted. NEED MORE VARIATIONS ACCEPTED! potion riddle is another one that need to be fixed. I was doing puzzel, potion puzzel, logic puzzel, potion logic, potion logic puzzel...
Jul 20th, 2010 at 16:01 GMT
Agreed, just accept "Potions" maybe for the PS question. Accept things like "the hedge" for the last GoF question. And the last HBP question could be mistaken for the battle of Hogwarts that wasn't in the movie. And I'm surprised you didn't write anything about that stupid attack on the Burrow by Fenrir and Bellatrix that was in the HBP movie. "The Room of Hidden Things" should be accepted for where Draco was going in HBP, he even refers to it as that in the book if I remember correctly.
Sep 21st, 2010 at 03:21 GMT
The Shrieking Shack's and Whomping Willow's histories are not explained in the movie PoA either.
Dec 16th, 2010 at 07:28 GMT
bill and charlie are certainly mentioned in the books. Charlie isn't even mentioned in the movies. When i watched the first movie the big thing that struck me was the changing staircases.
Mar 14th, 2011 at 17:08 GMT
Could you change the size of the clues? Perhaps make it something like 40%/60% instead of the current layout (looks to be 10%/90%)?
Mar 24th, 2011 at 23:46 GMT
A few spelling and grammatical errors here and there, but overall, really well-done. You did a good job with the answer choices since these are really specific answers. It wasn't hard to find the right words to use. Perhaps you should update the question under "All" about Charlie and Bill, since Bill does appear in Deathly Hallows. :)
Mar 25th, 2011 at 18:19 GMT
The usability of this quiz is awful
Mar 29th, 2011 at 00:52 GMT
ritorukibou- charlie is mentioned in the movie by hagrid as 'ron's brother' when hagrid shows harry the dragons in the forest
May 23rd, 2011 at 21:43 GMT
the brothers question confused me. Did you mean to say "are only mentioned in the BOOKS"... or what??
Jul 28th, 2011 at 19:18 GMT
I gave up, gets annoying scrolling down and back up to answer all the time. And I answered potions riddle for guarding the stone but it didn't accept. It asks for one, not both
Aug 6th, 2011 at 03:58 GMT
One quick thing, in the last section the clue was "These brother characters are only mentioned in the movies". I took that to mean that there are brothers that are mentioned in the movies but not the books. Please make it more clear that you meant they were mentioned only by name but never appeared in the movie or something like that?
Aug 6th, 2011 at 18:48 GMT
alright, I like this quiz, But it needs more of a variety of answers, for example The White Tomb for dumbledores funeral, the Great hall WITH Hermione, And Just girls,girls, etc. and the room of hidden things for where draco was going etc etc etc. Also, WHAT WHERE YOU THINKING IN THE BILL AND CHARLIE QUESTION???!!!!!!! Bill and Charlie show up all the time in the books, and Bill shows up in HP7 part 1 And I think you see charlie in hp7 part 2 so either way that question is rubbish. and why haven't you changed anything we (the commentors) have said? Do you not look at this quiz's comments or somthing?
Aug 13th, 2011 at 15:24 GMT
it would be a goood quiz if more answers weere accepted - i tried all girls school, girls school, no boys and others for other answers - and bill and charlie are mentioned - but its a really good concept that makes you think about how different they are - and i really want to read the books again...again...again...
Aug 24th, 2011 at 04:35 GMT
ok first of all Bill and Charlie Weasley are mentioned in the book and movie, not just the movie.
Aug 31st, 2011 at 21:46 GMT
in the way you worded your first question i kept trying to type two and 2.
Sep 23rd, 2011 at 17:22 GMT
accept vines for roots.
May 28th, 2012 at 03:01 GMT
You should change the layout and size of the quiz, and add the other two movies, but other than that it was a fun quiz.
Jun 16th, 2012 at 19:05 GMT
the layout is a bit confusing and for the Beauxbatons question please can you accept "all girls" or something because I tried loads of variations? But apart from that it's originality is very good :)
Aug 13th, 2012 at 21:17 GMT
I must ask you, did you make this quiz for me? Because I have always been obsessed with the changes between the movies and the books. Ok, I got 6 wrong but I'm a little rusty. My only complaint is that it does get tiring scrolling up and down so if you made answers guessed in order it would be a lot easier. Great quiz though. :)
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