Who is the character commonly referred to by the nickname "The Spider"?
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Lord Varys is known by many names: the Spider, the Eunuch, and Master of Whisperers. He is respected and feared by those in the know for his mastery of spies and intelligence throughout the Game of Thrones world.
What is the main religion of Westeros called?
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The Faith of the Seven came to Westeros when Aegon the Conqueror took over control of the kingdom, about 300 years before the events of the show take place.
The show's CGI animators say they based the movements of Danny's dragons on which real-life animals?
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The show's animators have said the used the movements of bats to design the dragons' flight, while using geese and cats to influence their behaviour on the ground.
Which of these on-screen couples is married in real life?
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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who play Jon and Ygritte on the show, were married in the summer of 2018 after meeting on-set.
Which of these characters, all of whom are dead in the TV series, is still alive in the books?
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In the show, Stannis is killed by Breanne after his assault on Winterfell. But in George RR Martin's books, he and his men are still planning for the battle...
Which of these books was the FIRST to be published in the Song of Ice and Fire series?
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The first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, was published in 1996. It became a best-seller 15 years later, when the TV adaption first appeared on screens in 2011.
How did Khal Drogo die?
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Khal Drogo is injured in a duel with one of his blood riders, after his leadership is challenged. The wound becomes infected, festers, and he dies.
What is House Lannister's official motto?
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That's a tough one! Although characters in the show are almost always referencing the well-known Lannister saying, "A Lannister always pays his debts," that isn't actually their official motto. It's just something people say. Their real motto is "Hear me roar!" Not as catchy.
Approximately how many named characters appear in the book series?
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According to one count, there are exactly 2302 characters in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. One caveat though: that number could easily change whenever George RR Martin manages to release the next book in the series. So... we've got about 15 years.
The picture below shows the shields used by soldiers of which major house?
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House Bolton uses an image of a flayed man on their banners. It's a warning to would-be enemies: mess with the Boltons, and you run the risk of being skinned alive. Needless to say, they aren't exactly a beloved house.
The phrase “Game of Thrones” is only actually said once on-screen. Which character said it?
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When confronted by Ned Stark over her infidelity to King Robert and the parentage of her three children, Cersai Lannister uses the line "when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die" to explain her actions, and to threaten Lord Stark not to test her.
Gendry is the bastard son of which character?
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Gendry is the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, and therefore has king's blood.
Who killed Oberyn Martell?
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Oberyn Martell was killed by Gregore Clegane during Tyrion Lannister's trial by combat. Although, if you were feeling resentful, I guess you could argue that Tyrion got him killed, by letting Oberyn serve as his champion.
Who was the first character to kill a White Walker on-screen?
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Consider all the impressive warriors we've seen on-screen throughout Game of Thrones' run... it's pretty surprising that the first character to kill a White Walker was Samwell Tarly, of all people. He did it by stabbing a Walker in the back, while protecting Gilly and her baby as they walked back to Castle Black from Craster's Keep.
What are the names of Daenerys's three dragons?
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Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal are Danny's three dragons.
What title does Robert give Ned Stark on his death bed, until his son, Joffrey, becomes of age?
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Robert names Ned Protector of the Realm, to serve while Joffrey comes of age.
What is this character's name?
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Shae meets Tyrion shortly before the Battle of the Green Fork. They begin an exclusive relationship, and she travels with him to King's Landing.
How does Tyrion murder his father, Tywin Lannister?
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The relationship between Tywin and Tyrion was always a little... complicated. But things only became REALLY unrepairable when Tyrion shot his father with a crossbow while he sat in the privy.
Which of these iconic fantasy series has George RR Martin cited as an influence for the series?
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George R.R. Martin has gone on record as saying that his intention for the Song of Ice and Fire series was to create something in a similar vein as Lord of the Rings... but with a darker, grittier, more realistic tone.
What is the name of the unfinished, unreleased sixth novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series?
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Although it is apparently still unfinished, George RR Martin has already announced that the 6th book in the Song of Ice and Fire series will be called The Winds of Winter... to be followed by A Dream of Spring as the 7th and final novel.
Which of these countries has been used as a location for filming of the series?
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Locations in Spain have been used to simulate the environment of Dorne, one of the 7 kingdoms of Westeros.
When Aegon the Conqueror first took over Westeros, which was the only kingdom he failed to conquer?
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Aegon conquered every region of Westeros... except for Dorne, which managed to resist by hiding in their castles and keeps, rather than fighting Aegon's dragons in an open field.
Which house's crest is this?
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House Baratheon.
What's the name of the explosive that gave the Lannisters the edge in the Battle of Blackwater?
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Tyrion Lannister organized the defence of King's Landing against the invasion of Stannis Baratheon, and it was his idea to use Wildfire as a last-ditch defence against their naval forces.

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George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, takes place in one of the deepest, richest fictional worlds ever built. Westeros is a fully-realized fantasy realm, packed full of details that render it almost life-like. But that kind of density can sometimes alienate a casual reader. After all, how can a humble fan keep track of a series that even the creator seems to find unwieldy? Add in an endless stream of novellas, companion books, and maps released each year, and reading through the entire canon can prove absolutely daunting. The good news is, though, that all that world building leaves a lot of room for trivia. So we've put together this quiz to test your fandom. Good luck!

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