Test Your Cinematic Knowledge of Prisoner of Azkaban


This article, along with others to test your Wizarding World knowledge, are featured in Newsweek Special Edition: Harry Potter— The Ultimate Trivia Challenge.


Test your knowledge of the behind-the-scenes details that went into the making of Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

1. What assignment did Alfonso Cuarón give to Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson before filming began?

A. Read Prisoner of Azkaban

B. Write essays about their characters

C. Both A and B

2. There's an easter egg on the Marauder's Map the first time Harry opens it. Whose name is shown?

A. Newt Scamander

B. Peter Pettigrew

C. Richard Harris

3. What does Cuarón establish in the Harry Potter universe that will continue throughout the rest of the films?

A. Modern-day, casual wardrobes for the students

B. The castle's layout

C. Both A and B

4. Of the three characters below, who appears in the movie but has no lines?

A. Parvati Patil

B. Percy Weasley

C. Dudley Dursley

5. The scene where Harry learns the Patronus charm was originally going to take place in

A. The Slytherin Common Room

B. The Room of Requirement

C. Dumbledore's office

6. What are the names of the cats who portrayed Crookshanks?

A. Pumpkin and Crackerjack

B. Fluffy and Ginger

C. Muffin and Chester

Bonus Trivia

When Harry arrives at the Leaky Cauldron, a wizard is using magic to stir his mug. What muggle book is he reading?


1. B

2. A

3. C

4. C

5. C

6. A

BONUS: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

This article was excerpted from Newsweek Special Edition: Harry Potter—The Ultimate Trivia Challenge. For the Wizarding World's biggest test on every one of J.K. Rowling's magical creations pick up a copy today.

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