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The seven kingdoms quiz

Joy Bhattacharjya | Updated on May 17, 2019 Published on May 17, 2019

As the epic series comes to an end, a quiz to remember the Game of Thrones (GoT).

1. All dates in the GoT series are in BC or AC. What do the abbreviations stand for?

2. What was believed to have been built by Brandon the Builder and the First Men with the help of the children of the forest some 8,000 years before the events in GoT?

3. Which important character in the series is named after the second son of Aerys II who became the titular head of his family when he was just five years old?

4. George RR Martin had hinted that she could be a maid named Wylla or the noblewoman Ashara Dayne. Others speculate that she is actually Lyanna Stark. Whose identity is in question?

5. The symbol of which house is a golden kraken in a black field, with the house motto ‘We do not sow’?

6. Which important character in the GoT series — great grandson of a Braavosi mercenary who served Lord Corbray — gets his nickname from his short stature and the location of his family’s lands?

7. Two names for baby girls have become popular just because of the GOT series. One of them is Khaleesi, which, in 2018, was the 549th most popular girls’ name, ahead of Gloria, Anne and Julie. Which other name made it to 119th place?

8. The most respected infantry units in the series are the elite warrior eunuchs trained in Astapor and purchased for battle by other cities such as Qohor. Since they resist sexual urges, by what name are they known?

9. The humanoid White Walkers are among the most feared creatures of Westeros. Which are the only two substances known to kill them?

10. Which was the largest building in King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, used by the royal family and named after a legendary Targaryen king known for his piety and compassion?

Answers

1. Before Conquest and After Conquest. All time is based on the Targaryen conquest

2. The Wall, guarded by the Night’s Watch

3. Viserion the Dragon, named after Viserys, Daenerys’s deceased brother

4. Jon Snow’s mother. Snow is presented as the illegitimate son of Ned Stark

5. House Greyjoy of Pyke, which rules over the Iron Islands

6. Littlefinger, Petyr Baelish

7. Arya, from Arya Stark

8. The Unsullied, who man the centre in the Battle of Winterfell

9. Dragonglass and Valyrian steel

10. The Great Sept of Baelor, destroyed in 303 AC when the barrels of wildfire exploded

Joy Bhattacharjya is a quizmaster; Twitter: @joybhattacharj

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Published on May 17, 2019
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