The 'How I Met Your Mother' Quiz

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The 'How I Met Your Mother' Quiz
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How well do you know Barney, Lily, Marshall, Ted and Robin? If you think you could be part of the "How I Met Your Mother" gang, this quiz should be a breeze.
What college did Ted, Lily and Marshall all attend?
New York University
Wesleyan University
Ted and Marshall were roommates at Wesleyan, where they also met Lily.
Kenyon College

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True or false: MacLaren's Pub is the name of the bar where the five friends always hung out.
true
The apartment most of them live in at one time or another is located in the building above MacLaren's, making it a convenient place to grab a drink.
false

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What year is it supposed to be when Ted is telling his two kids about how he met their mom?
2020
2015
2030
It's supposed to be 2030.

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True or false: All of Lyndsy Fonseca and David Henrie's scenes as Ted's future children were filmed during season one.
true
The scenes with the kids were all filmed in the first season to keep them the same age throughout the series.
false

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How many women did Ted date that were NOT "the mother?"
12
24
29
Ted dated at least 29 women who weren't "the mother."

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Robin Scherbatsky was a famous Canadian teen pop star in the 1990s. What was the name of her character on the Canadian kids' show?
Robin Glitter
Robin Sparkles
Robin's teen pop-star name was Robin Sparkles. Her best friend was Jessica Glitter.
Jessica Glitter

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What was the name of the Canadian kids' show Robin Sparkles starred on?
"Space Teens"
"Space Teens" was about two teenagers (Robin and Jessica) who solved crimes in space using math. Totally awesome!
"Teen Glow"
"Speak Up Kids!"

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Neil Patrick Harris played the role of Barney Stinson. What other actor auditioned for the role of Barney?
Justin Long
Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons, who now stars in "The Big Bang Theory," auditioned to play Barney.
Sean Hayes

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What is the name of Ted and Barney's legendary bar?
Puzzles
Their "bar" is, of course, named Puzzles, and there is never a last call.
Chips
Pieces

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Where does Robin move at the beginning of season four?
France
Japan
Robin moves to Japan for a new job but quickly resigns and moves back to New York.
Canada

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After dating Marshall for nine years and being engaged for a year, Lily breaks up with him and moves where?
Paris
San Francisco
Lily moves to San Francisco to concentrate on her art.
Rome

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True or false: Barney went to San Francisco to convince Lily to get back together with Marshall.
true
Despite being known as a total womanizer, Barney often showed he loved his friends.
false

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True or false: The "naked man maneuver" works three out of five times.
true
false
The "naked man" works two out of three times. It's "best used as last resort, kind of a Hail Mary on a first date when you know there's not going to be a second one."

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Who did Barney think was his father?
Bob Barker
Throughout his life, Barney believe that Bob Barker was his dad.
Regis Philbin
He never knew.

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What is one of Marshall's nicknames?
Big Fudge
Marshall was also known as Big Fudge.
MarshMarsh
The Marsh

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Viewers never know until the final season why Marshall got the name Big Fudge. What is the story behind the name?
He won a chocolate pie-eating contest as a kid.
He ate an 8-pound (4-kilogram) block of fudge in 12 minutes after getting accepted to Columbia University.
Marshall got the nickname Big Fudge after eating an 8-pound chocolate block in less than 12 minutes.
He had a secret fascination with the book "Superfudge" by Judy Blume.

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How many kids did Lily and Marshall end up having?
three
Lily and Marshall had three kids: Marvin, Daisy and one more that was hinted to be a girl in the series finale.
two
four

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True or false: Ted ended up meeting "the mother" at Barney's wedding.
true
Ted met his future wife Tracy McConnell at Barney's wedding. She was a member of the wedding band Superfreakonomics.
false

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Who did Barney end up marrying?
Robin
Barney and Robin got married on Sunday, May 25, 2013.
Victoria
Ashley

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Which character had a stripper doppelganger?
Lily
During the series, all the characters had at least one doppelganger, but it was Lily's whose was a stripper. Barney and Marshall spot her at the Lusty Leopard, and the group gives her the name Stripper Lily.
Barney
Ted

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Barney dressed up in disguise several times to trick the gang into thinking they spotted his doppelganger. Which one was the actual Barney doppelganger?
Dr. John Stangel
Barney's true doppelganger was Lily and Marshall's fertility doctor, Dr. John Stangel.
a cab driver
Kristoff the Estonian street performer

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Why do Robin and Barney divorce?
They can't have children.
Robin travels too much for her job.
The couple decides to divorce because they constantly argue about Robin's traveling.
Barney cheated.

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True or false: The Bro Code is a set of rules (i.e., male etiquette) established by Barney.
true
Barneys created rules the guys have to follow.
false

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What are the names of Ted's children?
Luke and Penny
Ted and Tracy Mosby's kids are Luke and Penny.
Tracy and Will
Iain and Sarah

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What did Ted want to name his kids?
Luke and Leia
Their names remain unknown throughout most of the series, but it's revealed that Ted wanted to name them Luke and Leia.
Lily and Marshall
Tracy and Robin

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In "Last Forever: Part Two," Ted finally finishes telling the kids the story of how he met their mother. What else does his daughter Penny figure out?
He loves Robin.
Penny figures out that Ted also still loves their Aunt Robin.
Their mom was Lily's sister.
Ted wanted to divorce their mom.

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True or false: Tracy Mosby died from an unknown disease in the series finale.
true
false
It was revealed that she died of an illness in 2024, about four years after her marriage to Ted and six years before he tells his children how he met her.

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True or false: The scene with Tracy's funeral was cut from the series finale.
true
false
The scenes of Tracy Mosby's funeral and Ted mourning her death were cut, presumably because they were "too gut-wrenching."

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How many seasons did "How I Met Your Mother" air on television?
nine
The popular show aired on television for nine seasons.
seven
five

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How many awards was "How I Met Your Mother" nominated for during its time on air?
74
"How I Met Your Mother" was nominated for 74 awards and won 21, including eight prime-time Emmy awards.
52
39

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You Got:
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