Do You Have What It Takes to Claim the Iron Throne?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Do You Have What It Takes to Claim the Iron Throne?
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About This Quiz

The end of "Game of Thrones" threw the entire world for a loop. No one saw that final season coming and, for better or worse, we got a new ruler on the Iron Throne even though it may not have been the person anyone expected. The journey to get there was an incredible one, though, with so many twists and turns. But you could tell way back in season one when Ned Stark lost his head this show was not going to be the typical kind of story that just went through the paces of every other show. From the "Red Wedding" to the "Battle of the Bastards," this show went above and beyond in creating intense drama and breathtaking battles with characters we all loved or loved to hate.

Now if you had been in Westeros for the whole story, if you had journeyed with the Starks and traveled beyond the Wall, if you had sailed to Essos or fought the Sand Snakes in Dorne, would you have acquired the skills and powers to claim the Iron Throne for yourself? Could you have united the Seven Kingdoms? It's not too late to find out! Take the quiz! Valar Morghulis!

You won't get very far in Westeros without someone backing you. What House are you going to be aligned with?
Stark
Mormont
Lannister
Targaryen

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Looking back on everything, who do you think had the most insightful things to say in "Game of Thrones?"
Tyron Lannister
Olenna Tyrell
Jaqen H'gar
Ned Stark

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Westeros had a few too many cruel people in it. Who was the worst?
Joffrey Baratheon
Cersei Lannister
Ramsay Bolton
The Mountain

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Have you read the books?
Yes! They're so much better!
I'm not done with them yet, don't spoil anything!
No
Yes, but I prefer the show.

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Who do you think should have claimed the Iron Throne at the end of the show?
Tyrion Lannister
Jon Snow
Sansa Stark
Daenerys Targaryen

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Which character had the greatest journey from season one to the finale?
Arya
Sansa
Tyrion
Dany

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You can't sit on a throne for long without protection. Who's got your back?
Brienne of Tarth
Jon Snow
The Hound
Arya Stark

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Most people in Westeros were clear cut heroes or villains. Who seemed like they fell through the cracks and lived in a gray area?
Lord Varys
The Hound
Melisandre
Jamie Lannister

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Westeros is full of powerful women. Who was the most inspiring?
Arya Stark
Sansa Stark
Brienne of Tarth
Lyanna Mormont

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A few characters on "Game of Thrones" got done dirty. Who got it the worst?
Daenerys
Jorah Mormont
Lord Varys
Tommen Baratheon

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Part of the appeal of George R.R. Martin's world is that no one is ever safe. Whose death shocked you the most?
Robb Stark
Hodor
Tommen Baratheon
Ned Stark

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A ruler probably understands the value of relaxation better than anyone. Who would you relax and have a drink with?
Ser Davos
Sam Tarly
Tyrion Lannister
Hot Pie

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Is George R.R. Martin ever going to finish the books?
Of course!
I hope so.
I don't care.
I don't think he will.

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After the dust settled, a lot of characters were still alive. Whose adventures do you want to keep following?
Arya
Jon Snow
Bran Stark
Tyrion Lannister

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When Aegon the Conqueror came to Westeros, there were seven kingdoms there. Which one would you choose if they broke apart again?
The Kingdom of Dorne
The Kingdom in the North
The Kindom of the Reach
The Kingdom of the Stormlands

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Swords are good but dragons are better. Which one would you ride into battle?
Balerion the Dread
Rhaegal
Viserion
Drogon

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Every ruler has advisers. Who had the best advice for the ruler they served?
Tyrion Lannister
Lord Varys
Melisandre
Ser Jorah

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Everyone wants to belong somewhere! What group would you sign up with?
The Golden Company
The Night's Watch
The Free Folk
The Dothraki

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Who do you feel like was far and away the most underrated character on "Game of Thrones?"
Samwell Tarly
Brienne of Tarth
Tormund Giantsbane
Ser Davos

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"Game of Thrones" can bring out the bloodthirst in anyone. Who did you wish would have died much sooner than they did?
Cersei Lannister
Ramsay Bolton
The Mountain
Joffrey Baratheon

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Some characters got cut down or disappeared just as they were becoming interesting. Who could have used another season or two?
Olenna Tyrell
Khal Drogo
Margaery Tyrell
Hot Pie

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Was there too much sex and nudity on "Game of Thrones?"
Nah, it was fine.
Sometimes
Not enough!
A little bit

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What was the absolute most terrifying thing in all of "Game of Thrones?"
The Lannisters
Zombie Viserion
The undead giant
Angry Drogon

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Some characters didn't seem to do much at all. Who was the most useless in your opinion?
Rickon Stark
Jojen Reed
Salladhor Saan
Quaithe

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Do you win more fights with brute strength or with brains?
You need both.
Brains!
Brute force FTW!
You need allies.

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If someone's not listening to you, how do you make them listen?
Explain your position rationally.
You lay down the law.
Lose your mind.
Just let it slide.

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How important is it to have friends supporting your decisions?
It's important, I guess.
Family is more important.
Not very
The most important thing

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Are you capable of making hard decisions?
Yep!
I'd rather not.
I can be brutal if I have to.
Not really

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In the game of thrones, you win or you die, according to Cersei. Who do you feel didn't die but also didn't win?
Jon Snow
Arya Stark
Grey Worm
Drogon

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Are you going to watch any "Game of Thrones" spinoffs?
Religiously
I'll give them a try.
I doubt it.
I think I'm done with Westeros.

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