The Sorting Hat Ceremony

This is my revised version of the sorting hat quiz, based solely on personality traits, rather than anything arbitrary or irrelevant. Some questions are taken from Pottermore or other online sources and some are my own.

Answer the questions as honestly as possible, based on who you are and not who you want to be! For the most accurate results, avoid trying to guess which answer corresponds to which house.

Created by: Ellen

  1. Which of the following would you most hate people to call you?
  2. If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
  3. One of your housemates has cheated in a Hogwarts exam by using a Self-Spelling Quill. Now he has come top of the class in Charms, beating you into second place. Professor Flitwick is suspicious of what happened. He draws you to one side after his lesson and asks you whether or not your classmate used a forbidden quill. What do you do?
  4. You and two friends need to cross a bridge guarded by a river troll who insists on fighting one of you before he will let all of you pass. Assume that you will win the fight, regardless of your answer. Do you:
  5. Which nightmare would frighten you most?
  6. After studying hard all year to win the award for Potions, everyone expects you to come top of the class. However, your friend beats you to it and takes the prize. You know they've been working hard for this too. How do you feel?
  7. Which of these most accurately describes your ideal relationship with friends?
  8. After a busy day at school, a muggle friend calls and asks you to come and pick them up from the train station, which is 1 hour away. Their ride bailed, it is late at night, and they are stranded with no way home and no money. You are exhausted. What do you do?
  9. Which of the following do you find most difficult to deal with?
  10. How do you make important decisions concerning other people?
  11. How would you describe your approach to important work that needs to be done?
  12. You are having a discussion with a Prefect at the Start of Term Feast. They state an opinion that offends you greatly. Do you:
  13. You overhear your classmates talking about you in the library. You're happy to hear that they are speaking positively about you. What would you most like to overhear them saying?
  14. You are studying for the end of year exam. What is your approach: alone or with friends?
  15. Which would you rather be?
  16. You are late for your first day at a new job. While walking alongside a busy road, you see an old woman fall down on the other side of the street. Two people immediately rush to help before you can get to her. What do you do?
  17. How do you decide what is right or wrong?
  18. Which of these are you most guilty of?
  19. You are faced with learning a new spell. It's incredibly complex and you don't know where to begin. Do you:
  20. How would you describe your orientation towards other people?
  21. Generally speaking, would you describe yourself as active or passive? (In this context: an active person will constantly work towards new goals and take control of their life to make it the way they want it to be. A passive person may go with the flow and welcome new paths and opportunities as they arise instead of actively seeking them out.)
  22. You have an important decision to make regarding your future. Do you:
  23. Where can you be found during the Battle of Hogwarts?
  24. You are offered the position of Hogwarts Headmaster, which gives you total control over how the school is run. Do you accept?
  25. You overhear your classmates talking about you in the library. You're upset to hear that they are speaking negatively about you. What would you most hate to overhear them saying?
  26. You are given 1000 galleons on the orders that you must donate it to one of five charities. One of the charities is run by your housemate. Do you:
  27. Would you describe yourself as more assertive or more accommodating?
  28. In a stupid dare, you steal a bar of chocolate from Honeydukes. Another student from another house is blamed and given detention for a month. The student is not your friend, but you have heard he is a decent person. Which of these statements aligns most with what you would do:
  29. Your friend starts a fight with another student who has wronged them. In a fit of rage, your friend uses the cruciatus curse and the other student is badly injured. Nobody saw what happened and the injured student has lost all memory of the event. Your friend says they were not involved to avoid expulsion. You know they are sorry deep down. When asked to tell your side of the story, do you:
  30. Which trait do you most pride yourself on? Not necessarily your strongest trait, but the trait you value most in yourself.
  31. You are offered one million galleons and a lifetime of luxury to slip poison into the Headmaster's elderflower wine. You don't like the Headmaster, and nobody will ever know it was you. Do you:
  32. Your close friend is at St Mungo's with a severe case of dragon pox. You have the power to cure them instantly, but in doing so, 10 other people will immediately become infected. This particular type of dragon pox is not fatal, but it is painful and will take several weeks to recover from. What do you do?
  33. How would you choose to go down in history?
  34. A group of students from another house play a prank on you in front of everyone in the Great Hall. Everybody is laughing, but you are embarrassed and find the prank unkind. Do you:
  35. Which of these best describes you:
  36. You have been kept under house-arrest for a few months, with guards watching you for your own protection. You hear of a party taking place the following weekend right on your doorstep. You're convinced you can go sneak off and attend without being seen. Do you:
  37. What is the best way to settle conflict?
  38. When struggling with confidence, you are most likely to worry that:
  39. You donate 1000 galleons to a charity anonymously, but somehow your name is leaked, and everybody knows about your good deed. How do you feel:
  40. You have created the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (SPEW). Your whole house disagrees with your new society and shuns you for creating it. Do you:
  41. What motivates you to keep going through tough times?
  42. While in Charms class, the girls behind you are saying nasty things about your classmate. At the end of class, the classmate confronts you and asks what they said. Do you:
  43. At your very worst, you could one day become:
  44. Last year, your housemate stole several of your sentimental objects from the dormitory and they were never caught. This year, your housemate is again accused of stealing and kicked off the Quidditch team as punishment, but you know they didn't do it and can prove their innocence. What do you do?
  45. How would you use a vast amount of wealth?
  46. While having a debate, your classmate highlights a flaw in the logic of your argument. You can see the sense in what they're saying, but somehow it still feels off to you and you are hesitant to agree with it. Do you:
  47. You see one of your housemates being bullied by somebody from a different house. Do you:
  48. You can use your magic in the muggle world to fool wealthy bankers into believing copper is made of gold. Do you?
  49. You have 5 chocolate frogs. You only need 4 to fill you up. While walking, you see a hungry boy begging for food. Is it morally obliged to give him a chocolate frog? (Note: The question is not asking if you would give him a chocolate frog, it is asking if you believe you have a moral obligation to do so.)
  50. The Sorting Hat takes your choice into account. Which house do you want to be in?

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