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'Harry Potter': How well do you really know the books?

The 'Harry Potter' films star (from l.) Matthew Lewis, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and Daniel Radcliffe. (Discovery Times Square/PR Newswire)

J.K. Rowling captured the imagination of millions and defined the reading habits of an entire generation with the 1997 publication of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (known as "Sorcerer's" in the US), the first book in the "Harry Potter" series. The subsequent books and movies have gone on to captivate fans in every corner of the globe. But how well do you – really – know the most popular boy wizard on the planet? Take our definitive "Harry Potter" quiz and find out!

(Take note, superfans: We're taking our answers from the text, so if something is different in the movies, we're going with the book version.)

Spoilers for the series follow.

- Staff Writer

1. What nickname is given to Harry Potter after he escapes Lord Voldemort as an infant?

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The Chosen One


The Boy Who Lived


The Great Hope


The Newest Gryffindor

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