Tintin, an adventurous young reporter, has delighted young and old alike since the 1930s. Translated into more than 50 languages from its original French—the author, who used the pen name Hergé, was Belgian—the comic series is an international phenomenon.

The Tintin Trivia Quiz will be 25 years old next year, having debuted in 1996. It was a joint project of Stephen Hart and Robbie Hart. We tried to make a Tintin trivia web site that all Tintin fans can enjoy, no matter how old or young, experienced or new to Tintin. The site includes a written quiz and several visual quizzes. Some quiz questions are for beginners and some are for Tintin experts. We have included a few truly trivial questions only a Tintin professor could love. We intended many of the quiz questions to require research with the various Tintin books. We hope the quizzes inspire you to read and reread The Adventures of Tintin—and to appreciate what you can learn about any subject by careful reading and diligent research.

Tintin in Tibet, Tibetan translation.

Be sure to check out our Special Features section—not quizzes, just trivia. (Keep in mind that The Adventures of Tintin is fiction!) We welcome contributions, suggestions and corrections. Many Tintin fans have sent e-mail to The Tintin Trivia Quiz over the years. We thank everyone who’s contributed.

Nearly all of the answers can be found in American editions of The Adventures of Tintin. A few of the visual quiz questions require Tintin books not published in the current American editions.

The Hergé Foundation’s official site is a wonderful resource. One excellent feature is the chronology of Tintin books.

A note on page numbering: We use the American 3-in-1 editions, and have to calculate the page number. Some page numbers we cite may differ in other editions, but they’re usually no more than a few pages different.