Written Quiz Questions

Written Quiz Answers
  1. Who is the Milanese Nightingale?
  2. Who is Ranko?
  3. Name three two-volume adventures.
  4. In King Ottokar’s Sceptre, Tintin escapes from a Bordurian frontier post with three essentials. What are they?
Who is this man?
  1. What was Captain Haddock’s ancestor’s name?
  2. Who accompanies Bianca Castafiore wherever she goes?
  3. List five ways Bianca Castafiore mispronounces Haddock.
  4. What is the significance of Museum of Ethnography exhibit number 3542?
  5. Why did Thompson and Thomson save Tintin’s life in Cigars of the Pharaoh?
  6. Name the parrot Bianca Castafiore gave to Captain Haddock.
  7. Who became King Ottokar the first?
  8. When does Tintin first meet Alcazar?
  9. Who employed Nestor before the Captain?
  10. Who is “Peggy my dove”?
  11. Name the butcher in Marlinspike village.
  12. Name the Captain’s favorite brand of whisky.
  13. How does Jolyon Wagg make his living?
  14. Name five books Thompson and Thomson appear in.
    Experts name three books they do not appear in.
  15. What is Thompson and Thomson’s motto?
  16. How long have the Thom(p)sons worn mustaches?
  17. What is the khamsin?
Name that song.
  1. Name the only song Bianca Castafiore is ever heard to sing.
  2. What are two of Tintin’s favorite exclamations?
  3. Give three meanings for “chang.”
  4. What is the national beverage of Syldavia?
  5. Name five epithets the Captain uses. Experts name ten.
  6. Which book takes place entirely in Marlinspike?
  7. Name three ships the Captain commanded.
  8. Name three other ships or boats Tintin sails in.
  9. What does S.S.S. stand for?
  10. What film is Rastapopoulos shooting in Cigars of the Pharaoh?
  11. What is aguardiente?
  12. What are the Captain’s two favorite epithets?
  13. What is Cuthbert Calculus’s hobby in The Castafiore Emerald?
  14. Name three Calculus inventions.
  15. When did Tintin first meet Bianca Castafiore?
  16. What does Snowy say when he barks?
  17. What is the C.C.D.G.A.?
  18. Who discovered the mineral phostlite?
  19. In which adventure did Tintin meet Captain Haddock?
When did they meet?
  1. In which book did Tintin meet Professor Calculus?
  2. What country is the Bohlwinkel Bank located in?
  3. Where was Red Rackham’s Treasure hidden?
  4. Who stole the Castafiore emerald?
  5. What is Rajaijah juice?
  6. What scares Snowy most?
  7. Who are “the guerrillas who’ve sworn to get rid of Tapioca.”?
  8. What is an Araneus diadematus?
  9. Who drinks the second most whiskey?
  10. Beginners name three villains.
    Experts name five.
    Tintin professors name five and include aliases.
  11. What is a “dear little gymnotus”?
  12. What is the national drink of Peru?
  13. What do llamas do when they are angry?
  14. What is a “gazza ladra”?
  15. What are Syldavia’s chief exports?
  16. Why doesn’t Professor Calculus use a hearing aid?
  17. What did Captain Haddock say when he found Red Rackham’s Treasure?
Who is this man?
  1. Name the Japanese man first seen speaking to the dustbin diver in the beginning of The Crab with the Golden Claws.
  2. Who was the British explorer who first visited the Arumbayas?
  3. Members of what tribe are the “sworn enemies of the Arumbayas”?
  4. What is the license plate number of Thompson and Thomson’s jeep in The Land of Black Gold?
  5. What is Ridgewell’s hobby?
  6. What’s the registration number of the seaplane Tintin hijacks in The Crab with the Golden Claws?
  7. Translate the following Arumbaya passage: “Owar ya? Ts goota meecha mai ’tee.”
  8. How close did the shooting star come to Earth?
  9. What are the dates of the San Theodoros Carnival?
  10. When does Tintin get drunk?
  11. When does the Captain wear his jersey backward?
  12. When does Tintin wear bell-bottom pants?
  13. What is the official motto of Syldavia?
  14. What is Professor Calculus’s first name?
  15. What is the Captain’s first name?
  16. What is the name of Tintin’s dog?
  17. What does Tintin do for a living?
  18. What are Thompson and Thomson’s two most valuable possessions?
  19. Which story features three birds?
  20. Name the three birds featured in a Tintin book.
  21. What does Alcazar smoke, cigarette, cigar or pipe?
What’s AIRJ?
  1. In which book do Thompson and Thomson win an aerobatic championship?
  2. The plane alluded to in question 78 bears the registration G-AIRJ. What is the significance of the last four letters?
  3. Who became Muskar, the first King of Syldavia?
  4. Name two stories featuring magpies.
  5. At least two cars are identifiable by make in the last frame of The Red Sea Sharks. Name one.
  6. What setting does a Tintin book and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” have in common?
  7. What Tintin book shares a setting with “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”?
  8. Name one non-Tintin movie in which a Tintin book appears.
  9. What tortures does the Emir threaten to carry out on Professor Smith and Bab El Ehr?
  10. Name one coloring, drawing or printing mistake in the Tintin books.
  11. Name two towing services in the Tintin adventures.
  12. What are the first names of the two knife throwers?
  13. What motto did Tintin find at the bottom of his check at the Klow Restaurant?
  14. In which book does Snowy drink the most?
  15. What adventures feature Bordurians and/or Syldavians?
  16. What adventures does Alcazar appear in?
  17. What hotel does Calculus usually stay in when he visits Geneva?
  18. Who is Stefan Szhrinkoff?
  19. Name one Rock ‘n’ Roll group that plays at the San Theodoros carnival.
What book?
  1. Which adventures feature sticking plaster?
  2. What is sigillography?
  3. Where does Tintin meet the Thom(p)sons in the beginning of The Crab with the Golden Claws?
  4. What’s the motto jotted on a scrap of paper on Thompson and Thomson’s incredibly messy desk in The Crab with the Golden Claws?
  5. Name the items found on the dead sailor in The Crab with the Golden Claws.
  6. What is the dead sailor’s name in The Crab with the Golden Claws?
  7. What is the new name of the Karaboudjan?
  8. What does Tintin discover in the hold of the Karaboudjan?
  9. Who is chief of the Arumbayas?
  10. Why does the seaplane in The Crab with the Golden Claws crash?
  11. Did the captain and Tintin travel by dhow or sambuk on the way to Mecca?
  12. In Land of Black Gold, Snowy says “You aren’t starting another one of your adventures are you? Why don’t we retire?”
    If Tintin and Snowy had retired then, how many adventures would they have missed?
  13. When do Tintin and the Captain wear women’s clothes?
  14. Which adventure titles include colors?
  15. Only three adventures published in English have Tintin’s name in the title. Name two.
    Experts name all three.
  16. What Bordurian hotel do Tintin and the Captain stay in?
  17. What is printed on Thompson and Thomson’s sailor hats aboard the Speedol Star?
  18. What is the date Thompson and Thomson got fired as Autokart drivers for “slipping on the ice”?
  19. In which book does Tintin become a secretary?
  20. List three professors in the Tintin adventures.
    Experts name five.
  21. Who were the sons of the dragon?
What’s the code?
  1. What was the key to the secret code intercepted by Tintin at the beginning of The Blue Lotus?
  2. What happened to Mitsuhirato after Tintin broke up his opium smuggling ring?
  3. What two hearing devices does Calculus use in Destination Moon?
  4. What kind of plane crashed, forcing Tintin to trek to Tibet?
  5. List two endearing terms the Emir Ben Kalish Ezab uses for his son Abdullah.
    Experts list five.
  6. List any of the less endearing terms the Emir uses for Abdullah.
  7. List three very unendearing terms the Emir uses for Sheik Bab El Ehr.
  8. Name the unit of currency in Syldavia.
  9. What does Müller (alias Professor Smith) do rather than submit to the Emir’s tortures?
  10. What airline did the Captain and Calculus take to San Theodoros in Tintin and the Picaros?
  11. What adventure begins with a lost briefcase?
  12. Whose briefcase was lost?
  13. What is the name of Ben Kalish Ezab’s pet cheetah?
  14. Who is Skut?
  15. What is Skut’s nationality?
  16. Name any squawking popinjay in Tintin adventures. Experts name three and the stories they appear in.
  17. What is szlacek made of (according to the waiter)?
  18. What hotel are the Captain and Tintin vacationing at as Tintin in Tibet begins?
  19. Where was Tintin living just before his adventure in Tibet?
  20. In which book is Snowy chased by a goat?
  21. What is a puñal?
  22. What is a kukri?
  23. What kind of animals does Snowy say he can’t stand?
  24. Name at least one meal eaten by Tintin.
  25. Name two meals Snowy steals.
  26. What did the Captain put in Carreidas’ hat?
What’s behind this door?
  1. What does G.S.C. stand for?
  2. Name one item Tintin buys from Senhor Oliveira da Figueira.
  3. Why does Bianca Castafiore always mispronounce the Captain’s name?
  4. What defensive idea does Tintin borrow from Sherlock Holmes?
  5. How does Tintin use barrels twice to fool enemies?
  6. Name the capitals of Borduria and Syldavia.
  7. Name two injuries Snowy sustains to his tail.
  8. Name two cats in Tintin adventures.
  9. What is The Klow?
  10. What does the name The Klow come from?
  11. What is The Moonshine Club?
  12. Who are P. Schwarz, E.P. Jacobini and M. Trentin?
  13. Who is Jolyon Wagg’s uncle?
  14. What is Jolyon Wagg’s uncle’s profession?
  15. What is Marlinspike Hall’s three-digit phone number?
  16. What is the difference between X-FLR6 and O.X22?
  17. What country is Marlinspike Hall located in?
  18. When does Tintin’s famous quiff not stand up? (Thanks to R.B. Lawson)
  19. In which Tintin book can you see another Tintin book?
  20. When does Captain Haddock wear a coat and tie and brush his hair?
Letter from Chang
  1. How much did it cost to send Chang’s letter, seen in the opening frames of Tintin in Tibet?