The Sorting Hat Quiz reveals which of the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry the quiz taker belongs to. It is a quiz featured on J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website, a unique, online Harry Potter reading experience.
The Sorting Hat Quiz takes into consideration the personality traits of Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin and Gryffindor members, matching the quiz taker to the respective house that best fits his answers. It is a way to calculate which house a person truly belongs to, according to information created and supplied by writer J.K. Rowling, and to which house the online Pottermore character would be part of.
The quiz features questions such as what the user is most looking forward to learning at Hogwarts, which magical creatures would be more interesting to study, what nightmare scenarios are the most frightening and what the user's reaction would be to proposed scenarios.
After the questions have been answered, the Sorting Hat Quiz reveals which Hogwarts house the user belongs to and provide a brief introduction to personality traits of members, famous house members and other interesting facts in the form of a letter from the prefect of the chosen house.
The Sorting Hat quiz reveals original content from J.K. Rowling that expands on the information given regarding each Hogwarts house in the seven Harry Potter books and related films. New information includes extensive details about each common room, lists of past house residents that have gone on to achieve greatness and amusing anecdotes.