Good Grief!: A 'Peanuts' Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

From Linus' philosophical maxims to Lucy's bossy orders, "Peanuts" is an endearing story that has pervaded the homes and hearts of readers worldwide. See how much you know about the beloved comic strip, TV specials and movie.

When was the first "Peanuts" comic strip published?

The first "Peanuts" comic strip was published on Oct. 2, 1950, when Charles Schulz was just 27.

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What did Charles Schulz dislike about the comic?

According to the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Schulz didn't like the name of the strip. He wanted to call it "Good Ol' Charlie Brown," but a person at the syndicate selected "Peanuts" instead.

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This superstar singer was once the voice of Sally Brown.

Fergie, aka Stacey Ferguson, was the voice of Sally Brown for TV specials and "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show" from 1984 to 1985.

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Did Charlie Brown ever kick the football in the comic strip?

Charlie Brown never kicked the football while Lucy held it, but in a 1956 comic strip, he kicked it while Schroeder held it.

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How many newspapers has Peanuts appeared in?

After Charles Schulz died in 2000, Peanuts was reportedly printed in 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries in 21 languages.

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How many siblings does Snoopy have?

Snoopy has seven siblings, but only five appear in the "Peanuts" comic strip — Spike, Belle, Marbles, "Ugly" Olaf and Andy. In the 1991 animated special "Snoopy’s Reunion," Snoopy’s other two siblings are named: Molly and Rover.

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What is Charlie Brown's father's profession?

Charlie Brown's dad is a barber, just like Charles Schulz's father.

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Snoopy's noises and Woodstock's chirpings in "The Peanuts Movie" are recycled from original recordings of whose voice?

The late animator, director and producer Bill Melendez was the voice behind Snoopy and Woodstock. "The Peanuts Movie" animators said Melendez originally recorded the voices slowly and deeply, then the recordings were sped up to achieve the sounds we now know.

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What computer animation company worked on "The Peanuts Movie"?

"The Peanuts Movie" is the 10th movie for Blue Sky Studios, which also produced "Ice Age" and "Rio."

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Who is Snoopy's World War I flying nemesis in "The Peanuts Movie" and in the "Peanuts" comic strip?

The Red Baron (aka Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen) is the main antagonist in Snoopy's battles as the World War I Flying Ace.

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This "Peanuts" character first appeared in 1966 but was not named until four years later.

Woodstock's name wasn't revealed until the early 1970s, after the 1969 Woodstock music festival.

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Which characters are in the Beagle Scouts?

The Beagle Scouts include Snoopy, Woodstock and their other bird friends Wilson, Conrad, Olivier, Harriet, Bill and Raymond.

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Which of Snoopy's siblings has appeared most frequently in the comic strip and TV specials?

Since he first appeared on Aug. 13, 1975, Spike, Snoopy's skinny brother who lives in the desert, has been a prominent character of "Peanuts."

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What was the name of Snoopy, his parents and his siblings' home until they were sold to their owners?

The Daisy Hill Puppy Farm was first mentioned in the May 4, 1965, "Peanuts" comic strip.

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What are some of Snoopy's favorite foods?

Snoopy loves root beer and pizza and despises cotton candy.

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Which character seems to be one of the smartest?

Despite being one of the youngest kids and carrying a security blanket, Linus sometimes acts as a philosopher and theologian, often quoting the Bible.

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Who plays right field on Charlie Brown's terrible baseball team?

Lucy always misses easy catches and gives Charlie Brown excuses for why she did.

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In "The Peanuts Movie," who said, "Chuck, are you trying to hold my hand, you sly dog?"

Peppermint Patty, who calls Charlie Brown "Chuck," has a secret crush on Charlie, but he has no idea. She often uses reverse psychology to suggest Charlie Brown likes her.

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How many Emmy nominations did "It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" receive after it aired in 1966?

The holiday special was nominated for three Emmy Awards in 1967, including Outstanding Children’s Program.

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What awards has "A Charlie Brown Christmas" received since airing in 1965?

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" debuted on CBS on Dec. 9, 1965, and won an Emmy and a Peabody Award​ in 1966.

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When was Franklin added to the "Peanuts" comic strip?

After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, a concerned citizen urged Charles Schulz to include an African-American character in "Peanuts," and the cartoonist decided to introduce Franklin in a multi-day series that ran from July 31 to Aug. 2, 1968.

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What TV special shows Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace for the first time outside the comic strip?

"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" was initially broadcast on Oct. 27, 1966.

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Snoopy, the World Famous Author, starts every story with what sentence?

All of Snoopy's works begin with the sentence, "It was a dark and stormy night."

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Which of the following is one of Snoopy's alter egos?

The World Famous Disco Dancer first appeared in "Peanuts" on Oct. 16, 1978.

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Aside from baseball, what is Schroeder's favorite sport?

Schroeder trades his mitt for ice skates when baseball season is over.

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What is Sally's nickname for Linus?

Sally is in love with Linus, whom she affectionately calls her "Sweet Babboo."

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Which female character often speaks out for women’s rights?

Despite being the bossy one of the group, Lucy often speaks out on women's rights and her desire to one day be president and queen.

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What took place in Charles Schulz's final original daily "Peanuts" comic strip?

The final "Peanuts" strip, published on Jan. 3, 2000, featured Snoopy sitting at his typewriter and a retirement and thank you note from Schulz. The last Sunday strip was published on Feb. 13, 2000, the day after Schulz's death.

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What is the name of the vicious cat who terrorizes Snoopy and Woodstock?

World War II is the unseen cat that lives next door with a penchant for fighting and ruining Snoopy's doghouse.

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What is minor character 5's full name?

5's last name, 95472, is the zip code in which his family lives. 5's father changed his family members' names to numbers because he was astonished by the amount of numbers in the world and how they affect people's identities.

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