Quidditch Quiz

Let your students explore the fun and educational aspects of the game Quidditch with this quiz.
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Updated on: November 7, 2001

Quidditch Quiz

The game of Quidditch was invented in which century?

8th century
11th century
14th century

The sport is named Quidditch because

The person who invented it was Zacharias Quidditch.
The Quidditch Broom Company supplied the early Quidditch teams with broomsticks.
The inventor of the sport lived near Queerditch Marsh.

What did Elliot Smethwyck invent in 1820 that made playing Quidditch a lot more comfortable?

the Cushioning Charm
the Heated Broomstick Charm
the Windshield Charm

The Golden Snitch that the Seeker tries to capture is meant to resemble what?

a nut that ancient wizards loved to eat
a tiny bird that ancient wizards used to hunt
a ball that was used in the ancient wizard sport of Creaothceann

The Wizards' Council found it necessary to enforce rules to hide the existence of Quidditch from Muggles. Which of the following was not a precaution suggested by the Council?

The game should be played at night.
Muggle-repelling charms should be used.
The game should not be played within 100 miles of a town.
A tall brick wall should be built around Quidditch pitches.

The Quaffle (the ball used for scoring points) has evolved since Quidditch was first invented. All of these characteristics were true of the ancient Quaffle, but which one is still true today?

It has a leather strap on it used for catching it easily.
It is made of leather.
It has three finger holes in it.

How many fouls are acknowledged in the Department of Magical Games and Sports Records?


The referee was originally known as what?

the Quijudge
the Quiref
the Quiruler

In the original game of Quidditch, Keepers had to do this in addition to guarding the goalposts.

try to capture the Golden Snitch
throw bludgers at players
try to score goals with the Quaffle

When is the only time a player's feet may touch the ground during a Quidditch match?

after a goal is scored
when the captain calls for a time-out
when the player needs a water break

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