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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat
Moment 2 of 3

Preceded by

"The Entrance Hall"

Followed by

"The Sorting Hat"

The Sorting Ceremony is the second moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7, The Sorting Hat.

This moment only has a video from J. K. Rowling about the sorting.

Description

Harry quickly looked down again as Professor McGonagall silently placed a four-legged stool in front of the first-years. On top of the stool she put a pointed wizard’s hat. This hat was patched and frayed and extremely dirty…

Content

New from J. K. Rowling
Objects
Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans

Zoom levels

This moment has 2 zoom levels.

Zoom 1

Sortinghat

The Hat's song

The new information from J. K. Rowling is unlocked automatically upon entering this moment.

The zoom layer has a welcome message from the Sorting Hat and a button to start the Sorting Quiz.

The Sorting Hat

There’s nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can’t see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be...

...put me on! Don’t be afraid!
And don’t get in a flap!
You’re in safe hands (though I have none)
For I’m a Thinking Cap!

  • Mousing over Nearly Headless Nick makes his head wobble.
  • Collect a galleon from the empty spot on the bench to the left of the three standing first-years.
  • Collect a Chocolate Frog from the table just above it.

Zoom 2

  • Unlock "The Sorting Hat" by clicking on the Sorting Hat.
  • Mousing over the Sorting Hat also makes it move.
  • Unlock "Hatstall" by clicking on Professor McGonagall.
  • Collect the bean from the second table from the wall.

Sounds

You can hear the students whispering amongst themselves quietly.

See also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Diagon Alley
Arriving at Diagon Alley
Harry and Hagrid Visit Gringotts
Ollivanders
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
The Hogwarts Express
The Journey to Hogwarts
The Sorting Hat
The Entrance Hall
The Sorting Ceremony
The Sorting Hat
The Potions Master
Harry's Early Days at Hogwarts
Harry's First Potions Lesson
Hagrid's Wooden House
The Midnight Duel
Flying Lesson
The Trophy Room
The Forbidden Corridor

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