In Uncovering Lily, our hero Xavier Finch tells the heroine Lily that he is a fan of Harry Potter and claims to have been sorted into Gryffindor.
I’m struck suddenly by how oddly date-like our dinner has become, and even more confused by this man’s odd behavior. Ever since we sat down to eat, it seems like he wants to get to know me. Almost like he wants to be friends. I highly doubt that this man lacks friends. So why does he care whether or not I’m a fan of Harry Potter? Incidentally, I am, having grown up reading the books and seeing the films. He claims to have taken an online quiz that sorted him into Gryffindor, but I’m not sure I believe him. He’s clearly a Slytherin. ~ Uncovering Lily (Chapter Eight)
I hacked into his web browser history, don’t ask me how, and found the answers he gave to the Sorting Hat quiz. He wasn't lying, he was sorted into Gryffindor!
Learn something new about our sexy, naughty hero and check out how Xavier answered all of the questions to the quiz below (his answers are in red).
OFFICIAL POTTERMORE SORTING HAT QUIZ
How would you like to be known in history?
Which of the following would you most hate people call you?
Given the choice, would you rather invent a potion that would guarantee you:
After you have died, what would you most like people to do when they hear your name?
Ask for more stories of your adventures
Thing with admiration of your achievements
Miss you, but smile
I don’t care what people think of me after I’m dead; it’s what they think of me when I’m alive that counts
Once every century, the Flutterby bush produces flowers that adapt their scent to attract the unwary. If it lured you, it would smell of:
A crackling log fire
Four boxes are placed before you. Which would you try and open?
The small tortoiseshell box, embellished with gold, inside which some small creature seems to be squeaking.
The gleaming jet black box with a silver lock and key, marked with a mysterious rune that you know to be the mark of Merlin.
The ornate golden casket, standing on clawed feet, whose inscription warns that both secret knowledge and unbearable temptation lie within.
The small pewter box, unassuming and plain, with a scratched message upon it that reads ‘I open only for the worthy.’.
What kind of instrument most pleases your ear?
Four goblets are placed before you. Which would you choose to drink?
The foaming, frothing, silvery liquid that sparkles as though containing ground diamonds.
The smooth, thick, richly purple drink that gives off a delicious smell of chocolate and plums.
The golden liquid so bright that it hurts the eye, and which makes sunspots dance all around the room.
The mysterious black liquid that gleams like ink, and gives off fumes that make you see strange visions.
You enter an enchanted garden. What would you be most curious to examine first?
The silver leafed tree bearing golden apples.
The fat red toadstools that appear to be talking to each other.
The bubbling pool, in the depths of which something luminous is swirling.
The statue of an old wizard with a strangely twinkling eye.
A troll has gone berserk in the Headmaster’s study at Hogwarts. It is about to smash, crush and tear several irreplaceable items and treasures, including a cure for dragon pox, which the Headmaster has nearly perfected; student records going back 1000 years and a mysterious handwritten book full of strange runes, believed to have belonged to Merlin. In which order would you rescue these objects from the troll’s club, if you could? (Select Order)
1. Cure 2. Book 3. Records
1. Cure 2. Records 3. Book
1. Book 2. Cure 3. Records
1. Book 2. Records 3. Cure
1. Records 2. Cure 3. Book
1. Records 2. Book 3. Cure
Which would you rather be?
Which of the following do you find most difficult to deal with?
What are you most looking forward to learning at Hogwarts?
Every area of magic that I can
Apparition and Disapparition (being able to materialize and dematerialize at will)
Transfiguration (turning one object into another object)
Flying on a broomstick
Hexes and jinxes
All about magical creatures, and how to befriend/care for them
Secrets about the castle
If you could have any power, which would you choose?
The power to read minds
The power of invisibility
The power of superhuman strength
The power to speak to animals
The power to change the past
The power to change your appearance at will
Which of the following would you most like to study?
One of your house mates 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?
Lie and say you don’t know (but hope that somebody else tells Professor Flitwick the truth).
Tell Professor Flitwick that he ought to ask your classmate (and resolve to tell your classmate that if he doesn’t tell the truth, you will).
Tell Professor Flitwick the truth. If your classmate is prepared to win by cheating, he deserves to be found out. Also, as you are both in the same house, any points he loses will be regained by you, for coming first in his place.
You would not wait to be asked to tell Professor Flitwick the truth. If you knew that somebody was using a forbidden quill, you would tell the teacher before the exam started.
Which road tempts you most?
The wide, sunny, grassy lane
The narrow, dark, lantern-lit alley
The twisting, leaf-strewn path through woods
The cobbled street lined with ancient buildings
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. Do you:
Attempt to confuse the troll into letting all three of you pass without fighting
Suggest drawing lots to decide which of you will fight
Suggest that all three of you should fight (without telling the troll)
Volunteer to fight
Which nightmare would frighten you most?
Standing on top of something very high and realizing suddenly that there are no hand- or footholds, nor any barrier to stop you falling
An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room in which you are locked.
Waking up to find that neither your friends nor your family have any idea who you are.
Being forced to speak in such a silly voice that hardly anyone can understand you, and everyone laughs at you.
Late at night, walking alone down the street, you hear a peculiar cry that you believe to have a magical source. Do you:
Proceed with caution, keeping one hand on your concealed wand and an eye out for any disturbance.
Draw your wand and try to discover the source of the noise.
Draw your wand and stand your ground.
Withdraw into the shadows to await developments, while mentally reviewing the most appropriate defensive and offensive spells, should trouble occur.
A Muggle confronts you and says that they are sure you are a witch or wizard. Do you:
Tell them that you are worried about their mental health, and offer to call a doctor.
Ask what makes them think so.
Agree, and ask whether they’d like a free sample of a jinx.
Agree, and walk away, leaving them to wonder whether you are bluffing.
Dawn or Dusk
Moon or Stars
Forest or River
Black or White
Left or Right
Heads or Tails
Take the quiz yourself and discover which house you are in!