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Peanuts Comic Strip Trivia Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz questions about the Peanuts Comic strip

 

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 countries?
A: 355 million.

How many languages was it  translated into?
A:  21 languages.

Peanuts helped to cement the "what" as the standard in the United States?
A: Four-panel gag strip.

Along with its merchandise the strip earned Schulz how much money?
A: More than $1 billion.

Reprints of the strip are still syndicated and run in almost what?
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 seasons?
A: ABC.

 

The Peanuts franchise met acclaim in theatre with what stage musical?
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?
A: Snoopy.

 

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 4?
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.