Monday, August 24, 2009

The Sorting Hat

The other day, a friend of mine asked me which house I thought I'd be in if I went to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I responded, "Well, everyone thinks they'd be in Gryffindor, don't they?" He said, "yes, but they all wouldn't be." He told me he thought I'd actually be in Ravenclaw. Curious, I took a couple online tests to find out what the pros had to say, and by pros, I mean the 14 year olds who make the online tests.

Unsatisfied with just one test, I took three. The first test said I'd be in Gryffindor, the next said Ravenclaw, and the third said Hufflepuff. I was afraid to take the test a fourth time.

Here are a couple quizzes so you can find out for yourself:

The Sorting Hat (link)

Another Sorting Hat (link)

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

If I know my friends well, and I think I do, I predict most of you end up in Slytherin. Not because you're evil, just because you're cunning. I mean...(ahem)... in a good way. Of course.


Sarah said...

The first quiz told me Ravenclaw, the second told me Hufflepuff. I'd like to make a new house called Ravenpuff for those of us that possess traits of both houses. :)

Katherine said...

James took the first one and he is Hufflepuff! I haven't taken it yet, but will let you know when I do.

Katherine said...

OK, the first one told me I was Hufflepuff, the second told me I was Gryffindor! I'd be happy with either, really. Maybe I'll go off of Sarah's idea and make a house called Gyffinpuff. Or Huffledor.

Erin said...

Hufflepuff. My favorite scenario: "#9. A very strong man approaches you while you're eating lunch and demands that you give him some food. He doesn't appear to be starving or poor. There is nobody there to stop him from taking it."

I hate it when strong men take my lunch food!

Liz said...

I got Gryffindor on both quizzes. Although I totally thought I was going to get Slytherin.