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Jim Davis1. The strip was originally rejected by King Features Syndicate and Chicago Tribune-New York News; United Feature Syndicate, however, accepted it in 1978. It debuted in forty-one newspapers. What is the launch date?

  • February 6, 1978
  • June 19, 1978
  • November 22, 1978

2. In 1994, Davis' company, Paws, Inc., purchased all rights to the strips from 1978-1993 from United Feature. The strip is currently distributed by Universal Press Syndicate, however, rights for the strip remain with Paws.

  • True or False?

3. Where was Garfield born?

  • Indiana barn
  • Italian restaurant
  • Grocery store back room

4. Jon was born on a farm that apparently contained few amenities; in one strip, his father, upon seeing indoor plumbing, remarks, "Woo-ha! Ain't science something?" What is his last name?

  • Becker
  • Arbuckle
  • Charles

5. Odie, a yellow, long-eared dog who drools and walks on all four legs. What bred of dog is Odie?

  • Beagle
  • Basset hound
  • German Shepard

6. Originally the strip had a fourth main character. What was the character's name?

  • Lyman
  • Paws
  • Leo

7. Garfield will eat nearly anything. What is his favorite food?

  • Burger and fries
  • Lasagna
  • Spaghetti

8. What is one of Garfield�s favorite places?

  1. Jon's bed
  2. Odie's water bowl
  3. TV chair

9. The fence in the alley is an area where Garfield often performs after dark. His acts generally consist of poor dancing and bad jokes. Odie joins the act from time to time, once as a ventriloquist�s dummy, once as �Mr. Skins,� who accompanied Garfield on the drums, and once as a cue card boy.

  • True or False?

Occasionally, Garfield will be taken to the vet�s office, a place he loathes. Who does Jon get a date with?

  • Mary
  • Liz
  • Mildred

Check Your Answer

  1. June 19, 1978
  2. True
  3. Italian restaurant
  4. Arbuckle
  5. Beagle
  6. Lyman
  7. Lasagna
  8. TV chair
  9. True
  10. Liz

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