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Magical Test Sorting by JAWorley
Summary: The twins had said there would be some sort of magical test before they got sorted as first years... and they weren't lying. The children get sorted by the sorting hat, but only after they preform in some sort of magical test. Then the sorting hat decides based on the results of that public test where they should go. What is this test? Does it happen in the Great Hall or before they get to the Great Hall?

Wherever the test takes place, the sorting hat, staff, and the rest of the school are able to see it, whether or not those being tested know it.


- Could be a solo or group test.
- The first years can be told they are being tested magically, or left in the dark about it.
- Can be any form of magical test.
- Harry somehow gets hurt and Snape has to heal him.
- Snape can either approve or disapprove of how Harry handles this test.
- Are points awarded to those who tested well after they are sorted into a house?
- Is some special award given to one or two who do really well in the test? Something like a special privilege they get that year?
- Possibly students take some sort of magical prowess test every year. Incoming first years take the test before sorting, and all other students take it sometime during the first week. Possibly this is how special status is awarded to Prefects in the upper years?

Can be a one-shot or multi-chapter story. No slash, no drabbles.

All other details up to you.

The twins weren’t kidding when they said there would be a magical test in order to be sorted. They just didn’t specify what it was. Harry, along with the other children of his year, must take a magical test of strength before the teachers would even consider letting them get sorted. The only problem is, Harry doesn’t know magic. The most he can do is spit out sparkles. With the teachers and the rest of the school watching, will Harry manage to pass his test, or will he be expelled before he is even able to step foot in the castle? A short, three-chapter story in response to JAWorley's Magical Test Sorting challenge.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Profanity
Chapters: 3 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 22 Oct 2016 / 19 Jun 2016
Series: None - Challenges: Magical Test Sorting

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