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What is Dumbledore’s full name?

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I get Albus and Wulfric, but who’s ever heard of a name like Brian?
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Where did Dumbledore grow up?

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He was actually born in the village of Mould-on-the-Wold, but his family moved to Godric’s Hollow when he was still young.
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How did Dumbledore’s sister die?

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Ariana Dumbledore was killed by a stray curse during a wild duel between Albus, his brother, and Grindelwald, and it is still the most painful moment of his life.
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Other than Headmaster, what other important job was Dumbledore offered multiple times?

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A wizard as great as Dumbledore seems like an obvious choice to be the Minister for Magic, but he hated politics, so even though he was offered the position several times, he always turned it down.
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Who delivered a prophecy about Voldemort during a job interview with Dumbledore?

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Seeing as she was applying to be the divination professor, should it be any surprise that she got the job?
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What shape did Dumbledore’s patronus take?

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Between his pet, Fawkes, and his patronus, I think it’s safe to say that the man had a certain affinity for phoenixes.
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Which of the following does Dumbledore’s wizard care list as one of his hobbies?

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Who would’ve known? The card also says that chamber music is another of his interests.
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What does Dumbledore say the scar on his knee looks like?

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He tells Harry this when he was just a young boy, and it’s never revealed if he was telling the truth or if it was just a witty remark to entertain a child.
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What House was Dumbledore in at Hogwarts?

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Could it really have been anything else?
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Which friend did Dumbledore practice alchemy with?

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Flamel, of course, famously used his alchemical skills to create the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.
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Which device of Dumbledore’s invention later helped Harry, Ron, and Hermione in their quest for the horcruxes?

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The Deluminator actually appeared in the very first scene of the film series, and Dumbledore would leave it to Ron after his death.
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What does Dumbledore see when faced with a boggart?

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Ariana’s death remained the most painful thing in Dumbledore’s life even almost a century after it happened.
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What was Dumbledore’s first job at Hogwarts?

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Dumbledore originally taught Defence Against the Dark Arts, but after a run-in with an auror named Torquil Travers, he was barred from teaching the subject, and he became professor of Transfiguration instead.
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How old was Dumbledore when he died?

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The great wizard was born in 1881 and died in 1997.
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What honor did Dumbledore win for defeating Grindelwald?

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Dumbledore’s duel with the dark wizard was said to be one of the greatest in history, and it earned him the greatest honor a witch or wizard can receive.
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What was Dumbledore’s father’s name?

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Percival Dumbledore went to Azkaban for attacking three muggle boys, and he remained there until his death.
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What was the core of Dumbledore’s wand, the Elder Wand, made of?

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Dumbledore gained possession of the supposedly “unbeatable” Elder Wand after defeating Grindelwald. It is unclear what his wand before that was made of.
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What makes The White Tomb, Dumbledore’s grave, so special?

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The school’s longtime Headmaster wanted to be buried there because it was the only place that he considered to be his real home.
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Who of the following managed to collect all three Deathly Hallows?

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It was said that whoever combined all three Hallows would become the master of death. No one ever managed to do it, but Dumbledore came closer than anyone else. He possessed all three at different times, but he never had them all together.
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Who introduced Dumbledore to Gellert Grindelwald?

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Bagshot was Grindelwald’s great-aunt, and the two great wizards met while Grindelwald was visiting her in Godric’s Hollow.
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Which childhood friend of Dumbledore’s wrote his obituary?

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At Hogwarts, Doge came down with a brutal case of the Dragon Pox and none of the other students would go anywhere near him—except for Dumbledore, who was known for looking past the surface at the person inside.
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Which surprising language can Dumbledore speak?

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During a memory where a Ministry of Magic employee visits the Gaunts, Voldemort’s ancestors, they all speak parseltongue to each other, yet Dumbledore understands what they say. How he knows the language of snakes and Slytherin is never revealed.
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Why did JK Rowling have to alter the script for the Half-Blood Prince film?

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Around the time that the film was being produced, Rowling revealed that the headmaster was, in fact, gay. The script originally had a scene where Dumbledore was reminiscing about his (female) past loves. As she was reading it over, Rowling crossed this section out and wrote “Dumbledore is gay” over it.
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Who is the one person that Dumbledore was ever truly in love with?

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While it’s generally agreed that Dumbledore was in love with Grindelwald as a young man, it is also thought that the dark wizard did not reciprocate the feeling. He was so obsessed with power that he could never love anyone.
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What is unique about Dumbledore’s ability to apparate?

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When most people apparate, it makes a loud popping noise, but Dumbledore can do it silently. The only other wizard with the same ability? Voldemort himself.
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Why, for many years, could Dumbledore not battle Grindelwald?

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When Dumbledore and Grindelwald parted ways, the two of them made a magical agreement that they would never fight each other. As Grindelwald grew more powerful and became more of a threat, Dumbledore was completely unable to do anything, until the Pact was broken.
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What does the word Dumbledore mean?

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When she was writing the Hogwarts Headmaster initially, Rowling pictured him humming quietly to himself, so she called him the Old English word for a bee, “Dumbledore.”
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Why did Dumbledore have to cancel the world-wide trip he planned after graduating Hogwarts?

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After she was attacked, Dumbledore’s sister Ariana lost the ability to control her magic. One day, when Albus was 18, she lost control and the resulting explosion killed their mother, Kendra. With their father in prison, Albus, the eldest, was forced to stay home and look after the family, something he deeply resented.
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Which of the following actors have played Dumbledore?

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Richard Harris was the first actor to play Dumbledore, but he was initially hesitant to take the role because he knew his health was in decline. He only agreed after his granddaughter, a huge Harry Potter fan, said she would never speak to him again if he turned down the opportunity to play the greatest wizard in history.
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Which actor that Richard Harris once called “dreadful” was considered to take the role of Dumbledore after Harris passed away?

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McKellen was actually offered the part, but he turned it down for two reasons. Firstly, he knew that Harris had called him a “dreadful” actor and thought it would be awkward to claim the man’s role, but secondly, he had just portrayed a powerful, wizened, bearded wizard—Gandalf. He figured that playing both Dumbledore and Gandalf might be a bit much.
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Professor Dumbledore was one of, if not the most powerful wizard in history. But while other strong wizards, like Voldemort and Grindelwald, are corrupted by their power, Dumbledore used his abilities for the forces of good. He was funny, kind, mischievous, and loving—but how much do you really know about Hogwarts’ longtime Headmaster? I hope you’ve been practicing your spells and potions, because class is in session!


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