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If you were at Hogwart's school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, what house do you think you'd be in, and how come?

Asked by Berserker (33524points) December 27th, 2009

From the Harry Potter books, (Which I had sworn I’d never read, but alas.) if you’ve read them. I thought it was kinda cool how the houses scheme was set up.
For those who don’t know, or who might not quite recall, a brief overview; Gryffindor values courage and chivalry, Ravenclaw values intelligence and knowledge, Hufflepuff (Lulz Hufflepuff nice name.) values loyalty and order, and Slytherin values cunning and ambition. (And they don’t like Muggle born wizards.)

Reading all those weird names is strange haha. So, what house are you in, and might you explain why?

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phillis's avatar

Being as how I am a muggle myself, Slytherin is way out! I would be in Gryffindor, no doubt about it. Cool question! laughing my ASS off that Symbeline read HP

Berserker's avatar

@phillis Nuuuuh I can’t help it. I read the first page of the first book just cuz I got bored, and next thing I know it was done. >_> Thanks for answering, I totally see you in Gryffindor. Slytherin would be cool too, if it didn’t seem to be an unholy alliance of bastards mostly. XD

Haleth's avatar

This is a fun question! I’d hope to be in Ravenclaw.

Grisaille's avatar

I’d want Slytherin (aside from the whole discriminatory aspect), but the damn hat would probably give me Ravenclaw. Which is okay, too.

Supacase's avatar

The sorting hat would have a hard time deciding whether I belong in Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff. The pursuit of knowledge and the desire to continue learning throughout life come naturally to me. On the other hand, loyalty is one of my best traits and is extremely important to me.

ragingloli's avatar

In none, for I would have levelled the place with my Genkidama.

smack's avatar

Probably Slytherin, I’m a terrible person.

richardhenry's avatar

Probably Ravenclaw. Although as a result my part in the movies would be limited.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

For me it’d be a toss up between Gryffindor and Ravenclaw.

rangerr's avatar

I’d want Slytherin.
I think I’d get Slytherin.

Sarcasm's avatar

Judging by the names and values you gave them, Ravenclaw.
sSsssnakes are too sssssinissster for me. Hufflepuff sounds too cutesy, and Gryffindor sounds way too much of a cheesy Lawful Good faction.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Probably Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Or Gryffindor.

Damn, this is hard without the hat.

shego's avatar

I would be in Gryffindor, because I am like Hermione, when it comes the books.

Sarcasm's avatar

@shego I never knew Shego would be one of the “good guys”. She seems pretty sinister.

Violet's avatar

Slytherin. I have no doubt in my mind. I took the quiz on Facebook, and I got Slytherin:
Your answers have proved that you belong in Slytherin. Ignore the stereotypes from the eyes of Harry Potter or other Gryffindors. Not all Slytherins are bad, even though their image is less than reputable. Those sorted into Slytherin have qualities of strength and power. They are ambitious and know what they want. They are resourceful, and will achieve any means to get what they want. They may not have close friends, but may not need or want them – Slytherins are cunning and independent. But if you rely on stereotypes, Slytherin is the perfect house for loners, goths, rebels, bullies, and the misunderstood.

absalom's avatar

I’ve taken numerous tests on Facebook and elsewhere and they all place me in Ravenclaw. I’m kind of a nerd so it makes sense.

As long as I’m not put in Hufflepuff. I feel like that house is basically for the kids that don’t fit into the other three. Poor Hufflepuff.

naivete's avatar

It doest matter what house I get into as long as I get in. I’ve been waiting for that damn letter for 16 years

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Probably Ravenclaw, as I’m a total nerd. But most likely I’d have never gotten an invitation to attend. Aspergers Syndrome makes me a “muggle” even among other “muggles.

I admit that I’ve read all seven, #4 is by far the best and then they got steadily worse; #7 was frankly a stinker. It looks like J.K.Rowling, once she made the big money deal after #4 was just going through the motions to complete the series and contract.

Like “Lord of the Rings”, I refuse to see the film versions as I don’t want my own mental images spoiled. I’ve been disappointed too many times by film versions of books I liked.

Great question, Symbeline!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Ravenclaw. I’ve spent way too much time in school. :-)

phillis's avatar

Omigosh, you have GOT to see some of the special effects, Stranger!! I swear, they will knock yer socks off. I had a blast with that stuff, and so did my girls. It was amazing, some of the stuff they did. Plus, you’d probably have more fun than we did, trying to figure out how they did them!

Blondesjon's avatar


Pounding Meade and hatching dragons.

shego's avatar

@Sarcasm That’s just my avatar, not me.
But if I were actually Shego, then yes, I would in Slytherin, and my favorite teacher would be Snape.

cyn's avatar

Snape was a good guy all along
I would probably be in gryffenclaw.

avvooooooo's avatar

Ravenclaw for sure. :)

Vunessuh's avatar

From reading Violet’s more detailed description, I would have to say Slytherin.
If I didn’t get in, I’d tell Hogwart’s to go fuck themselves and join forces with Bellatrix Lestrange. She seems fun to hang out with. :D

smartfart11's avatar

I’m pureblood, but I’d be in Ravenclaw (although with all the cool people in Gryffindor, I’d like to be in there). Ravenclaw would be amazing.:) Possibly because I am a complete nerd. Especially with Harry Potter. Shh.

Ame_Evil's avatar

Probably be a toin coss between Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw but within the realm of witchcraft and wizardry I think I would belong in Ravenclaw as I probably would want to strive towards gaining loads of knowledge in that domain.

filmfann's avatar

I took the Facebook test as well. Gryffindor, which was no surprise to me. My friends all tell me I am just a boyscout.

lynfromnm's avatar

Either Ravenclaw or Gryffindor. I value knowledge and love it, but honor is also extremely important.

Berserker's avatar

@Violet Great answer about Slytherin. Informative too. While interesting, the whole bit seemed so stereotypical from day one. I mean OF COURSE all the bad guys have to come from the one class-IT SAYS SNAKE.

I think I’d be in Ravenclaw; not because I think I’m highly intelligent, but I like learning, so it would be the funnest class to m-oh we all know I belong in Slytherin anyways.

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Haven’t seen no Potter films myself, but Lord of the Rings…while they can’t include absolutely everything from the books, you should give the movies a chance. They’re damn good effort.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Ravenclaw or Gryffindor.

I took a “sorting hat” quiz about it some years back. It put me in Gryffindor 1st and Ravenclaw 2nd.

Vunessuh's avatar

Where is this quiz? I want to take it.

aprilsimnel's avatar

There’s a million of ‘em now. I don’t remember which one it was. I was just messing about at work one day and took one.

Violet's avatar

@Vunessuh do you have facebook? Just search for “The Real Harry Potter Sorting Hat”

Berserker's avatar

I took the hat sorting quiz and EW I got Gryffindor. The hell?

@Blondesign Classic. :)

Vunessuh's avatar

Thanks. I took the one on Facebook and I got Gryffindor. The hell is that shit?
Whatever. Looks like Bellatrix and I have some bonding to do.

Violet's avatar

@Symbeline HA HA! (in Nelson’s voice, from the Simpsons)

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Merde! The silly thing put me in Slytherin! @phillis I may give the Potter series a watch, since I was so unimpressed with the last three of the series anyway. Maybe she did a better job as a script consultant. @Symbeline Are the films really faithful to Tolkien? Those books are particularly dear to me. (what has it got in its pocketsss, gollum?)

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I guess the hat might assign met to either Ravenclaw or Gryffidor.
I wouldn’t mind hanging out with Hermione if I were a few years older than her and single!

Berserker's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land—The movies are very faithful to the saga. It follows the events of the books pretty much 100%, despite some few changes. (Sméagol used to be an elf, instead of a hobbit, or the other way around, I forget.)
However a lot of stuff was left out, and the movies seem so much darker than the books-for one, Tom Bombadil is nowhere to be seen in the movie, which I thought was pretty ass. But overall it’s a good adaptation.—

Vunessuh's avatar

They could sneak in clips from Hello Kitty and it would still be a decent film for the Helena Bonham Carter casting call. That’s personally the only reason I saw Half-Blood Prince in the first place. Aside from making fun of the teeny boppers swimming in their own lovestruck drool. Some of these kids actually think this shit’s real. I love it!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Symbeline Thanks, I may give them a try if and when my attention span becomes long enough again to follow a full-length film.

Berserker's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land If nothing else, it’s really pretty. ^^

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Symbeline I heard it was filmed on the South Island of NZ?

downtide's avatar

I’m not heroic enough to be Gryffindor. I’m not smart enough to be Ravenclaw. I’m not loyal enough to be Hufflepuff. I’m not cunning or ambitious enough to be Slytherin. I’d probably end up teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts. You know, the one where the teachers end up getting killed all the time.

Berserker's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land I think so, not quite sure. :/

ShoulderPadQueen's avatar

the one with the padded walls of course! ;)

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I nominate our LOL friend to Slytherin where inflexible, racist, sexist attitudes prevail. It takes cunning to be so deceptive and ambition to publish phony science mixed with religion to beguile and confuse others.

This fluther version of Severus Snape @Dowideni seems quite prepared to teach us all Defence Against the Dark Arts. He already is an ‘expert’ on snakes and muggles.

Only138's avatar

I’d be in Slytherin..because I’m a dick…and have potential to be an incredible asshole if given the chance and the power. LOL

AnonymousWoman's avatar


I took this test and that’s the answer I got. I feel it does suit me the most as well!

Here is more from that test:

“Your in-depth results are:

Hufflepuff – 16
Ravenclaw – 14
Gryffindor – 8
Slytherin – 8”

I don’t feel like I am smart enough to be in Ravenclaw because I am not always good with riddles. I don’t feel like I am brave enough to be in Gryffindor because I can be quite a chicken. I don’t feel like I am cunning enough to be in Slytherin.

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