Who was Lord Voldemort’s mother?
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The sad and lonely Merope Gaunt fell in love with a handsome Muggle named Tom Riddle, Voldemort’s father and namesake.
Which Hogwarts House founder is Voldemort descended from?
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This ancestry is how Voldemort was able to open the Chamber of Secrets and likely how he could speak Parseltongue.
How did Voldemort’s mother seduce his father?
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Merope Gaunt gave Tom Riddle Sr. a love potion, but stopped giving it to him when Voldemort was conceived, hoping he would stay with her. Sadly, she was wrong, and he immediately abandoned her. She died soon after, and the young Tom Riddle Jr. was sent to an orphanage.
Which of the following was not one of Voldemort’s names?
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Never satisfied with the name he got from his muggle father, Voldemort had many different titles over the course of his life.
Which Hogwarts professor took a particular liking to Tom Riddle when he went to school?
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Riddle, who was a charismatic and handsome youth, was a member of Slughorn’s “Slug Club” of promising young students.
Which of the following is not one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes?
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Voldemort only wanted to put parts of his soul into impressive items, and he managed to get objects related to all the House Founders except for one—it’s fitting, then, that Gryffindor’s Sword was used to help destroy him.
How old was Voldemort when he created his first Horcrux?
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Even as a young boy, Voldemort delved into Dark Magics that hadn’t been trifled with in generations.
Voldemort murdered his father, grandfather, and grandmother. Who went to Azkaban for the crime?
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Voldemort framed his mother’s brother, Morfin Gaunt, for the vicious murders. Morfin would spent the rest of his life in Azkaban.
Why was Voldemort initially rejected for the role of Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts?
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Riddle first asked to teach the subject soon after he graduated, but he was turned down because of his age.
What job did Voldemort take after he graduated from Hogwarts?
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Though the job doesn’t seem fitting of someone with Voldemort’s talents, he took it so that he could get his hands on people’s old, potentially powerful magical artifacts and heirlooms.
Which of Voldemort’s Horcruxes did he not intend to make?
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Voldemort intended to split his soul into seven pieces—himself, and six Horcruxes. He unintentionally split it once more when he attempted to kill Harry, and that eighth shard attached itself to the young Boy Who Lived.
How did Voldemort’s ghostly form survive when his body was destroyed?
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Voldemort took up residence in various snakes while he was stuck without a body. It allowed him to recover some strength, but it also eventually killed the snakes.
Voldemort can apparate silently. Who is the only other wizard who possesses this ability?
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Apparating almost always makes a loud popping noise, but those two powerful wizards could do so without so much as a whisper.
How old was Voldemort when he was killed at the Battle of Hogwarts?
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Does it still count as aging if you don’t have a body for over a decade? We’ll need a tweet from JK Rowling to settle that one.
After years of being called He Who Must Not Be Named, why did it become genuinely important to never say Voldemort’s name in the time preceding the Battle of Hogwarts?
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Harry was one of the only people who’d say Voldemort’s name to begin with, and the Death Eaters tried to use this fact to find him.
Who played Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series?
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Fiennes would wear pale makeup for the role, though Voldemort’s iconic snake-like nose was a computer effect.
Which of the following actors portrayed a young Tom Riddle?
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Coulson played Riddle in Chamber of Secrets, while Dillane and Fiennes-Tiffin both played him in Half-Blood Prince.
Who first uttered the prophecy about Voldemort and Harry Potter?
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"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…”
Voldemort was extremely talented at reading other peoples’ minds. What type of magic is that?
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This ability was one of Voldemort’s many, many magical proficiencies.
How did Tom Riddle come up with the name Lord Voldemort?
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Rearranging the letters in Tom Marvolo Riddle will get you “I Am Lord Voldemort.”
When did Voldemort first appear physically in the books?
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The climax of the book sees Harry and Cedric Diggory transported to Voldemort’s father’s grave, where a dark ritual is done to bring You-Know-Who's body back to life.
Why did Voldemort’s Killing Curse on a young Harry Potter reflect back on him?
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Voldemort’s incapability of understanding the most powerful form of magic, love, was eventually his undoing.
In interviews, how has JK Rowling characterized Voldemort?
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Like so many bullies, Voldemort’s outward violence is really directed at himself—he hates his half-blood parentage, so he goes on a brutal crusade against any non-pureblood wizards.
What led to the downfall of the once great House of Gaunt that Voldemort was descended from?
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Being descended from Salazar Slytherin, the Gaunts were obsessed with blood-purity, but this led to centuries of cousin-marriages which eventually left the inbred members of the family violent, unstable, and reeling in poverty.
What would Voldemort’s Boggart look like?
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Above all else, Voldemort feared his own mortality, and he spent his entire life trying to outrun it.
In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it is revealed that Voldemort conceived a child. Who was the mother?
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The play retcons the Harry Potter universe and establishes that Voldemort and Lestrange conceived a daughter, Delphi, while they were at Malfoy Manor before the Battle of Hogwarts.
What part of Voldemort’s appearance in the movies is distinctly different from the books?
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In the books, Voldemort has red eyes with cat-like slits for pupils. Producers didn’t think that would look frightening enough on-screen, so they gave him blue eyes and round pupils instead.
How did the Muggle world assume Voldemort’s father and grandparents died?
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Frank Bryce, the Riddles’ gardener, was the only person with keys to the Riddle Manor, so the Muggles assumed he was the murderer, though no evidence was ever found. Bryce wasn’t charged, but he was shunned by his community after the murders, forced to live the rest of his life as an outcast—until Voldemort finally killed him too, at the beginning of The Goblet of Fire.
Who is the only wizard that Voldemort was ever afraid of?
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Perhaps the only wizard to ever match Voldemort in power, the Dark Lord was always wary of the beloved Hogwarts Headmaster.
Who killed Lord Voldemort?
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In their final confrontation, Voldemort cast Avada Kedavra, while Harry cast Expelliarmus. The two spells met each other, and since Voldemort was wielding the Elder Wand, despite the fact that Harry was technically its master, his own spell rebounded and finally killed him.

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Tom Riddle was a brilliant student, but his lust for power was eventually his undoing. After morphing into the monstrous Dark Lord Voldemort, he brought the Wizarding World to its knees before he was finally defeated by Harry Potter. We can all thank JK Rowling for creating one of the greatest villains of all time, but how much do you really know about him? Do you think you’re a true Potter Superfan? Then test your knowledge with this quiz on He Who Must Not Be Named.

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