Peanuts Comic Strip Trivia Questions and Answers
What is Peanuts?
A: Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip.
Who wrote and illustrated Peanuts?
A: Charles M. Schulz.
When did the comic strip run?
A: From October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000.
The strip is the most popular and influential in what?
A: The history of comic strips.
In all, how many strips were published?
A: 17,897 strips.
This makes it arguably the what?
A: Longest story ever told by one human being .
At its peak, Peanuts ran in how many newspapers?
A: Over 2,600.
It had a readership at the time of how many people in 75
A: 355 million.
How many languages was it translated into?
A: 21 languages.
Peanuts helped to cement the "what" as the standard in the
A: Four-panel gag strip.
Along with its merchandise the strip earned Schulz how much
A: More than $1 billion.
Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in
A: Every U.S. newspaper.
Peanuts achieved considerable success with its what?
A: Television specials.
The holiday specials remain popular and are currently
broadcast on what TV network in the United States during the corresponding
The Peanuts franchise met acclaim in theatre with what
A: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
The main character, Charlie Brown, is what?
A: Meek, nervous, and lacks self-confidence.
He is unable to do what?
A: Fly a kite, win a baseball game, or kick a football.
In 2013, TV Guide ranked Peanuts as what?
A: The fourth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time.
Peanuts had its origin in a weekly panel comic that
appeared in Schulz's what?
A: Hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, from 1947 to 1950.
He first used what name for a character there?
A: Charlie Brown.
The series also had a dog that looked much like the early
1950s version of whom?
In 1948, Schulz sold a cartoon to what paper?
A: The Saturday Evening Post which published 17 single-panel cartoons by Schulz.
When his work was picked up by United Feature Syndicate,
they decided to run the what?
A: The new comic strip he had been working on.
This strip was similar to the panel comic, but it had a set
cast of characters, rather than what?
A: Different nameless little folk for each page.
What was wrong with the name Li'l Folks?
A: It was too close to the names of two other comics of the time.
To avoid confusion, the syndicate settled on the name
Peanuts, after the what?
A: Peanut gallery featured in the Howdy Doody TV show.
What did Schulz think of the name Peanuts?
A: He always disliked it.
When did Peanuts premier?
A: On October 2, 1950, in nine newspapers.
Peanuts began as a what?
A: A daily strip.
The first strip was four panels long and showed Charlie
Brown doing what?
A: Walking by two other young children, Shermy and Patty.
Shermy lauds Charlie Brown as he walks by, but then tells
Patty how he "what", in the final panel?
A: Hates him.
Snoopy first appeared in what strip, which ran on October
A: The third.
On what date did its first Sunday strip appear?
A: January 6, 1952, in the half-page format.
The 1960s is some of the most well known themes and
characters appeared, including whom?
A: Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, Frieda and Franklin.