Only the Most Powerful Wizard Can Get 100% on This Dark Arts Quiz

By: Denis Priesnov
Updated: 4 months ago
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Dark Arts is one of the most exciting topics in the Harry Potter magic system. This branch of magic has not been studied enough, in my opinion. Yes, it may be corrupting, but it is also so tempting! For all the fans of HP magic mysteries, I've prepared this Dark Arts quiz that will test your knowledge of the darker part of the magic.

Dark Arts are not evil by default. Well, maybe aside from the killing curse, there are some "good" uses for it. It is the fact that many of its branches corrupt you. A bright example is Lord Voldemort. The mystery of Horcruxes is the darkest and most unforgivable part of this side of magic. Basically, any experiments with the soul lead to horrifying consequences.

However, Dark Arts are not exclusively used by the Evil Lords. There are some common uses to it as well.


This is the one school, as far as we know, that teaches Dark Arts instead of DADA. It has more lenient rules about this ranch of magic than the other institutions. The most strict laws are in effect in Japan. Japanese Ministry of Magic does not permit the use of Dark magic and immediately places practitioners on trial. Besides, if the practitioner turns out to be a Mahoutokoro School of Magic student, they would be immediately expelled.

In Durmstrang, on the contrary, Dark Arts were always taught. However, the school's negative reputation is mainly the result of Grindelwad's terror and the rule under Karkaroff, a well-known Death Eater.

It seems that Durmstrang professors support the idea of teaching students how to behave around the more dangerous forms of magic instead of prohibiting all and risking students diving into the field on their own.

It may be a sound approach, after all! Personally, I would prefer to know the basics or something dangerous and how to be safe around it than letting young impressionable students learn it elsewhere. It may be argued that Durmstrang encourages the corruption of Dark Arts, but we don't see a regular Dark Wizard from this school going rampant. If a person wants power, they'll find a way to Dark Arts anyway.
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The biggest misconception I see about Dark Arts is the evil nature of everything surrounding it. People rarely take a more comprehensive look at what it represents.

Not everything about it is evil by default. Just take a look at the variety of dark spells. They are not only curses and Unforgivables. Hexes and jinxes fall under this category as well. Remember that for the Dark Arts test.

Jinxes are minor and irritating but can also be amusing. Some of them cause wobbly legs, others trap you in a bubble, and some levitate people. At the same time, many jinxes can be used in combat as small blasts, snaps, and immobilizing tricks. The anti-disapparition spell can be used to protect an area or catch criminals. In some cases, like Riddle's Defence Against the Dark Arts jink is more of a curse and leads to lethal consequences.

Hexes vary in types, effects, and severity as well.

As you see, spells that fall under the Dark Arts category are varied and cannot be dismissed entirely. To show off your school knowledge, try this Hogwart Studies quiz.

Only the Most Powerful Wizard Can Get 100% on This Dark Arts Quiz Questions

durmstrang dark arts Were Dark Arts ever taught in Hogwarts?
  • yes

  • no

durmstrang dark arts Are all Dark Arts spells evil?
  • yes; they are all meant to control, harm, or kill the victim

  • no, they can be different

durmstrang dark arts Who of these people has never cast Cruciatus curse?
  • Bartemius Crouch Jnr

  • Victor Krum

  • Severus Snape

  • Draco Malfoy

durmstrang dark arts What dark spell was used for punishment in Hogwarts?
  • Imperius

  • Flippendo

  • Crutio

  • Muffliato

wizard quiz Which of these creatures is not dark?
  • Acromantula

  • Boggart

  • Manticore

  • Grindylow

wizard quiz Obscurials usually die before reaching what age?
  • 5

  • 8

  • 10

  • 11

wizard quiz One of these is not a part of the group of dark creatures known as the Leaving Dead.
  • vampires

  • zombies

  • ghouls

wizard quiz How many groups of dark charms are there?
  • 3

  • 4

  • 5

  • 6

wizard quiz In what year do Hogwarts students learn about Unforgivable curses?
  • 4th

  • 5th

  • 6th

  • 7th

  • they actually don't learn them in Hogwarts

wizard quiz What color is the Drink of Despair?
  • emerald

  • pruple

  • sheer

  • ashy

wizard quiz What effect does the cursed book Sonnets of a Sorcerer have?
  • puts the Maledictus curse on the reader

  • kills whoever opens it

  • makes the reader forever speak in limericks

  • puts the "forever hiccups" on the reader

wizard quiz Do Dementors have a permanent place of residence outside of Azkaban?
  • yes

  • no

black magic quiz What is the favorite weapon of choice of the red cap?
  • a club

  • an axe

  • their teeth

  • a bat

black magic quiz Who is the author of the book Secrets of the Darkest Art?
  • Owle Bullock

  • Godelot

  • Professor Vindictus Viridian

  • Edward Gibbon

black magic quiz What story from The Tales of Beedle the Bard involves dark magic?
  • The Fountain of Fair Fortune

  • The Warlock's Hairy Heart

  • The Wizard and the Hopping Pot

  • Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump

black magic quiz How do you hatch a Basilisk?
  • place a chicken egg beneath a toad

  • read a parselmouth incantation to a snake

  • place a rabbit foot and a snake egg in a dark box for a month

  • place a rotten egg in a Draught of Living Death

harry potter wizard quiz What is the only possible way to cure somebody after a Dementor's kiss?
  • Mandrake Restorative Draught

  • Wiggenweld Potion

  • Philosopher's Stone

  • there is no way

durmstrang house quiz Are Inferi and Zombies the same?
  • yes

  • no

defence against the dark arts quiz Are Dark Arts prohibited by law?
  • yes

  • no

wizard trivia hogwarts mystery Is Tarantallegra a dark jinx?
  • yes

  • no

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