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Peanuts1. Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulz's death). Peanuts had its origin in a weekly panel comic that appeared in Schulz's hometown paper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, from 1947 to 1950. What was the original title?

  • Li'l Folks
  • Taking Back the House
  • Kids

2. The name was too close to the names of two other comics of the time: Al Capp's Li'l Abner and a strip titled Little Folks.

  • True or False?

3. Peanuts premiered on October 2, 1950, in seven newspapers: What was NOT one of the newspapers?

  • The Washington Post
  • The Minneapolis Tribune
  • Arizona Republic

4. It began as a daily strip. When did its first Sunday strip appear?

  • January 6, 1952
  • February 6, 1952
  • March 6, 1952

5. To avoid confusion, the syndicate settled on the name Peanuts, a title Schulz always disliked. In a 1987 interview, Schulz said of the title Peanuts: "It's totally ridiculous, has no meaning, is simply confusing, and has no dignity � and I think my humor has dignity."

  • True or False?

6. Snoopy, whose fictional birthday has been established as October 2. When did Snoopy make his first appearance on the strip?

  • October 4, 1950
  • November 25, 1950
  • February 6, 1951

7. Shermy was one of the four original characters in the comic strip Peanuts. He had the first lines in the strip. Schulz named him after a friend from high school. Shermy eventually became an extraneous character. When did he stopped appearing entirely?

  • 1982
  • 1988
  • 1998

8. Patty appeared in the first strip, along with Charlie Brown and Shermy. She is confused with Peppermint Patty (who first appeared August 22, 1966). When did Patty make her last official appearance?

  • April 11, 1976
  • July 4, 1976
  • September 1, 1976

9. Charlotte Braun is a long-forgotten character from Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts, who first appeared on November 30, 1954. She was originally intended as a female counterpart of the strip's protagonist, Charlie Brown.

  • True or False?

10. Lucy was introduced into the strip as a wide-eyed baby who constantly tormented her parents. Very early on, Schulz eliminated the circles around her eyes and allowed her to mature to the age of the other characters. She soon grew into her familiar persona of a bossy, crabby, selfish girl. What was the date she first appears?

  • March 3, 1952
  • March 6, 1958
  • April 1, 1960

Check Your Answer

  1. Li'l Folks
  2. True
  3. Arizona Republic
  4. January 6, 1952
  5. True
  6. October 4, 1950
  7. 1982
  8. April 11, 1976
  9. True
  10. March 3, 1952

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