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I'm currently making a quiz for ASOIAF - the book series, not the show - and as always, I'm looking to make questions cool, interesting and requiring good knowledge of the books.

So, I'd like to ask anyone who's willing to help. What cool, unusual, deep or interesting piece of ASOIAF plot or lore do you think would make a good quiz question? Feel free to be creative.

Any help is appreciated :)

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What level of difficulty are you looking for here? Are you thinking something along the lines of "What is the name of the dwarf Tyrion travels with in ADwD?", or "Name the cities in Sothoryos". 

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8 minutes ago, Euron III Greyjoy said:

What level of difficulty are you looking for here? Are you thinking something along the lines of "What is the name of the dwarf Tyrion travels with in ADwD?", or "Name the cities in Sothoryos". 

Moderate to slightly hard - questions which readers who casually read the books once would not know most of the time, but which average e.g. forum contributor would usually know. And related exclusively to the main series and information available there - so no F&B, TWOIAF, PATQ, D&E novellas and such.

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  1. What is the name of the town Jorah Mormont captured Tyrion Lannister in ADwD?
  2. Who is the current Commander of the Golden Company?
  3. As of ADwD, who is the heir to the Twins?
  4. What House did Harrenhal originally belong to?
  5. What is the name of the man Arya kills in Braavos for abandoning the Nights Watch?
  6. What is the name of R'hllor's private army? 

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1) Arya's friend, Micah, was the son of what tradesman at Winterfell? (Butcher)

2) What was the trade of Lommy, the boy who was traveling with Arya, Hot Pie and Gendry after Yoren's wagon train was attacked? (Fabric dyer's apprentice)

3) Which House owns the Valyrian steel sword called Just Maid? (Oops that was the sword for Galladon of Morne, not for a House. I had in mind Lady Forlorn, which belongs to House Corbray.)

4) When Jon and the free folk are sheltering in an old ruin, Styr orders Jon Snow to kill an old man. What was the building before it became a ruin? (An inn.)

5) Name the four legendary figures of Westeros from which several of the great houses claim descent. (Bran the Builder, Durran Godsgrief, Lann the Clever, Garth Greenhand)

6) What was the name of Ramsay Snow's first wife? (Lady Donella Hornwood)

7) What was the name of Walder Frey's third wife? (Amarei Crakehall)

8) What is the name of Tyrek Lannister's wife? (Lady Ermesande Hayford)

9) What people believe in the Stallion that Mounts the World? (The Dothraki)

10) What people believe in the Mountain that Rides? (trick question) (This is a nickname for Gregor Clegane, widely used by people in Westeros because he is a massive knight.)

11) Why did Ned Stark condemn Jorah Mormont to execution? (He sold some poachers into slavery instead of sending them to the Wall.)

12) In the AGoT prologue, what is the name of the narrator / POV character? (Will)

13) Varamyr Sixskins can skinchange into any of six animals under his control. What are the four types of animals he inhabits? (shadow cat, snow bear, three wolves, eagle)

14) Why did Stannis cut off the fingers of Davos Seaworth? (This was a punishment for smuggling.)

15) Why does Brienne of Tarth hate roses? (Red Ronnet Connington gave her a rose when he refused to become betrothed to her.)

16) Who wore Renly's armor at the Battle of the Blackwater? (Ser Garlan Tyrell)

17) In addition to stockpiling wild fire, what strategic weapon did Tyrion order for use at the Battle of the Blackwater? (A chain. Also: trebuchets.)

18) What fruit does Sansa Stark eat at her breakfast with Littlefinger. (A pear.)

19) The throne at the Eyrie is made out of what material? (Weirwood)

20) Who is the yellow knight in Renly's Rainbow Guard? (Ser Emmon Cuy)

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On 5/6/2019 at 12:22 PM, Seams said:

17) In addition to stockpiling wild fire, what strategic weapon did Tyrion order for use at the Battle of the Blackwater?

I just realized this could have two answers. I was thinking of the giant chain, used to trap ships in the harbor. Tyrion also instructs Ser Jacelyn Bywater to have the City Watch guards practice using trebuchets to ensure that the wildfire grenades will be targeted accurately.

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  1. Name nine POVs who have visited the Inn at the Crossroads.
  2. How many masters of Harrenhal has Ben Blackthumb served?
  3. Name five guys who have cut others' fingers.
  4. Name four POVs who have visited White Harbor.
  5. Name two exclaves of the Crownland.
  6. Name a knight who believes in Old Gods undoubtedly.
  7. Name the four real bears appeared in ASOS.
  8. What's the kinship between Irri and Jhiqui?

 

Answers:

[1]Ned, Cat, Arya, Sansa, Cersei, Jaime, Tyrion, (Kevin), Brienne, Barristan;

[2]11, the last Lothston, 3 Whents (4 if you count Shella's husband), Tywin, Amory Lorch, Roose Bolton, Goat, Mountain, Polliver, (Ralf), Bonifer Hasty.

[3]Stannis, Ramsay, Aeron, Qarl the Maid, Balon, Mord, Bartimus, one of Randyll Tarly's man at his Maiden Pool trial, Gerardys;

[4]Cat, Davos, Arya, Ned; (She had visited White Harbor with her father twice -AFFC Arya II)

[5]Summerhall, Pennytree;

[6]Bartimus; (it's unknown which god Jorah believes)

[7]The wight bear, Varamyr's bear, the bear at the pit of Harrenhal, the bear at Purple Wedding;

[8]sisters. (Jhiqui and Irri were of an age with Dany, Dothraki girls taken as slaves when Drogo destroyed their father’s khalasar. -AGOT Dany III)

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2 hours ago, zionius said:

Name the four real bears appeared in ASOS.

Craster also has a bear skull and ram skull mounted on his gate, fwiw. But I guess it opens a huge grey area if people are allowed to answer with bear skins (Benjen provides one for Tyrion, Mance in a tent of white bear skin) or skulls.

I like a lot of your questions! Detailed observations to provoke thinking about the substance of the books.

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1. Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

The North, The Vale, The Reach, Riverlands, Westerlands, Stormlands, Dorne.

Crownlands with King's Landing and Dragonstone, and Iron Islands are not one of seven Kingdoms.

2. Last names of bastards in various regions.

Crownlands - Waters, Iron Islands - Pyke, The North - Snow, The Vale - Stone, The Reach - Flowers, Riverlands - Rivers, Westerlands - Hill, Stormlands - Storm, Dorne - Sand.

3. Three major nations of Westeros, prior Targaryen Conquest.

First Men, Andals, Rhoynars.

There's also giants, the Children of the forest, the Others, the Deep Ones (mermaids), but they are not humans.

4. Sigil of House Targaryen.

Three-headed red dragon on black.

5. The House words of Targaryens.

Fire and Blood.

6. Names and coloring of Dany's three dragons.

Drogon - black and red, Rhaegel - green and bronze, Viserion - cream and gold.

7. Names of Dany's handmaids.

Doreah, Irri, Jhiqui.

8. Names of Dany's bloodriders.

Jhogo, Aggo, Rakharo.

9. Three traditional bride's gifts to Dany from Drogo's bloodriders.

Whip, arakh, bow.

10. Three cities conquered by Dany in Slaver's Bay.

Astapor, Yunkai, Meereen.

11. Jon Snow was chosen as Lord Commander of Night's Watch, under what number is he listed in their records?

998th.

12. Name of the Valyrian steel sword, that Jeor Mormont gave to Jon.

Longclow.

13. Length of The Wall.

One hundred leagues.

14. Three castles of The Wall garrisoned at the beginning of the series.

The Shadow Tower, Castle Black, Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.

15. What was the first castle of Night's Watch?

Nightfort.

16. Petyr Baelish' personal sigil.

Mockingbird.

17. Known identities used by Arya's Faceless Man in Westeros.

Jaqen, Alchemist, Pate.

18. Varys' nickname.

The Spider.

19. Tyrion's nickname.

The Imp.

20. Jaime's nickname.

The Kingslayer.

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1. Who rode which horse? Smiler, Dancer, Crunch, etc

2. What 3 characters wore the Hounds helm?

3. Number of sand snakes?

4. Who were the two leaders in charge of getting Jon and the wildlings over the wall?

5. What is Aryas tic? Whats Tyrions? Jon Snows? Davos Seaworth? Stannis Baratheon?

3 hours ago, Megorova said:

Iron Islands are not one of seven Kingdoms.

Says who? :P

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17 hours ago, Seams said:

Craster also has a bear skull and ram skull mounted on his gate, fwiw. But I guess it opens a huge grey area if people are allowed to answer with bear skins (Benjen provides one for Tyrion, Mance in a tent of white bear skin) or skulls.

I like a lot of your questions! Detailed observations to provoke thinking about the substance of the books.

The bear riddle is from GRRM himself. He also listed four marriages, two funerals and four trials in ASOS.

Answer:

Marriage: Tyrion, Edmure, Joff, Littlefinger

Funeral: Hoster, The Night's Watch men

Trial: Hound, Utt, Tyrion(by court), Tyrion(by combat)

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15 hours ago, Hugorfonics said:
18 hours ago, Megorova said:

Iron Islands are not one of seven Kingdoms.

Says who? :P

Says History.

They are part of 7K, but not a Kingdom, not one of those seven.

Here's a good explanation:

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-called-the-7-kingdoms-when-there-are-9-of-them

And here more info:

https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Seven_Kingdoms

And in the World Book.

At the time of Aegon's arrival to Westeros, Iron Islands and Riverlands were parts of the same Kingdom, ruled by Harren Hoare, King of the Isles and the Rivers. And when Aegon burned Harrenhal, Riverlands separated from Iron Islands. Riverlands became a Kingdom, and Iron Islands didn't. That's because Riverlanders supported Aegon, and opposed King Harren. So afterwards they were given preferential treatment. Aegon made Edmyn Tully liege lord of Riverlands, and named him Lord Paramount of the Trident. Ironborn were supporting Harren, so they were burned together with him, and from their swords Aegon made his Throne. And afterwards Iron Islands were not given status of a Kingdom, unlike other regions of Westeros.

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1) Name the 3 forks of the Trident - green, red, blue.

2) Which Stark king invaded Andalos? - Theon Stark

3) Who led the Winter Wolves? - Roderick Dustin

4) Which 3 Free Cities made up the Triarchy - Lys, Myr, Tyrosh (the lame ones)

5) What are the two rival factions of Volantine leadership called?  The Tigers and the Elephants

6) What is the name of the great sea dragon who's bones lay on Old Wyk - Nagga

7) What fruit did Renly talk to Stannis about?  Peaches

8) What are the names of the 3 waytowers on the way to Eyrie? Stone, Snow, Sky

9) Name a house with multiple castles (Vance, Baratheon, Fossaway, Dayne, others)

10) Who is the only Westerosi known to have sailed to the 1,000 Islands and Mossovoy? Corlys Velaryon

11) How many famous voyages did Corlys Velaryon make? 9

12) What was the nickname of the dragon Caraxes? The Bloodwyrm

13) What was the name of Brendyn River's elite archer company? The Raven's Teeth

14) Name a house that was forced from their land but not destroyed. Blackwood or Manderly

15) What are the three classes of Nights Watchmen? Steward, Builder, Ranger

16) How did House Stark acquire their Valyrian Steel Sword Ice? They bought it.

17) Which kings surrendered to Aegon the Conquorer without a fight? Stark, Arryn

18) How many great towers does Harrenhal have? 5

19) Which free city is home to the Mazemakers? Lorath

20) Which free city is known for dying their hair blue (among other colors)? Tyrosh

21) How do the Dothraki believe the world will end? Ghostgrass will kill all other life

22) What 2 colors represented the 2 sides in the Dance of Dragons? Green and Black.

23) Who taught Mirri Maz Dur the common tongue of Westeros? Marwyn the Mage

24) What is land is the castle of Pyke located on? Pyke (kind of a trick)

25) Name 4 of the 8 main Iron Islands - Pyke, Great Wyk, Old Wyk, Orkmont, Saltcliff, Blacktyde, Harlaw

 

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1 hour ago, Megorova said:

Says History.

They are part of 7K, but not a Kingdom, not one of those seven.

Here's a good explanation:

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-called-the-7-kingdoms-when-there-are-9-of-them

And here more info:

https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Seven_Kingdoms

And in the World Book.

Both of those talked about the King of the Isles

1 hour ago, Megorova said:

Riverlands became a Kingdom, and Iron Islands didn't. 

Not true. Neither became a kingdom. Both were given a lord to rule over them, Tully and Greyjoy

1 hour ago, Megorova said:

And afterwards Iron Islands were not given status of a Kingdom, unlike other regions of Westeros.

Also not true. Greyjoy is an equal to Tully. Some lords like Stark Lannister and Arryn are often given the title of Warden as well as lord. But Greyjoy and Tully are usually not Wardens.

Aegon did conquer 7 kingdoms, If yould like, as Dorne was never taken.

The Riverlands just dont historically exhibit the strength that their Westerosi neighbors yield. Even in the war of 5 the Tullys were vassels to Stark like Mormont or Vance. Joff wore his mothers sigil next to his fathers, Stark did not

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24 minutes ago, Hugorfonics said:

Both of those talked about the King of the Isles

Not true. Neither became a kingdom. Both were given a lord to rule over them, Tully and Greyjoy

Also not true. Greyjoy is an equal to Tully. Some lords like Stark Lannister and Arryn are often given the title of Warden as well as lord. But Greyjoy and Tully are usually not Wardens.

Aegon did conquer 7 kingdoms, If yould like, as Dorne was never taken.

The Riverlands just dont historically exhibit the strength that their Westerosi neighbors yield. Even in the war of 5 the Tullys were vassels to Stark like Mormont or Vance. Joff wore his mothers sigil next to his fathers, Stark did not

You're wrong about nearly all of that. Read the history.

And re-read the main series books too, because you didn't understand, what was the dynamics between Robb and Tullys during the War of Five Kings. They became his vassals because they sort of made together a "new Kingdom" - fusion of The North and Riverlands. Robb and Tullys named him not only King of the North, but also King of the Trident. Riverlanders crowned Robb as King of Riverlands, that's why Tullys became his bannermen, even though he was Northern Lord and they were not Northerners.

And about Harren - he was the King of Isles AND RIVERS. He was Ironborn, but he conquered Riverlands, and made them part of his territory. But when Aegon burned Harren, Ironborn lost their control over Riverlands. Before Harren and his predecessors, that territory belonged to Storm Kings. The lands that were under rule of Storm Kings were significally larger than current Stormlands, they also included Riverlands, what is now Crownlands, and part of The Reach. Hoare Kings took away Riverlands from Storm Kings, Gardener Kings took away western part of Storm Kings' territory and those lands became part of The Reach, and Aegon, after his arrival, took away part from Storm King Argilac Durrandon's lands and turned them into Crownlands.

Also there are only four Wardens, like four parts of the world - North, South, West, East.

House Stark are Wardens of the North (i.e. northern part of continent Westeros), not Wardens of The North (as a region or one of Seven Kingdoms).

Warden of the South is one of Houses from The Reach. Wardens of the West are Lannisters. Wardens of the East are Arryns. Wardens of the North (not The North as a region) are Starks.

Besides those four major Wardens, there are smaller titles that are also Wardens, but their purpose is lesser. Like Warden of the Southern Marches, Warden of the Sands, Warden of the White Knife. So it's understandable that neither Greijoys nor Tullys are not Wardens.

 

So back to the beginning - in Westeros there are 9 regions, but only 7 of those regions are "Kingdoms", and Iron Islands are not one of those Kingdoms.

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Who are tyrion’s 3 uncles (gerion Kevin and tygett)

what are the names of the 7 main iron islands(great Wyk, old Wyk, blackmont, orkmont, blacktyde, saltcliffe, harlaw)

Who does tyrek Lannister marry(ermesande hayford)

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On 5/13/2019 at 10:06 AM, Megorova said:

You're wrong about nearly all of that. Read the history.

And re-read the main series books too, because you didn't understand, what was the dynamics between Robb and Tullys during the War of Five Kings. They became his vassals because they sort of made together a "new Kingdom" - fusion of The North and Riverlands. Robb and Tullys named him not only King of the North, but also King of the Trident. Riverlanders crowned Robb as King of Riverlands, that's why Tullys became his bannermen, even though he was Northern Lord and they were not Northerners.

Iv re-read enough for a lifetime lol.

Poor Edmure, man had no choice. He was a prisoner untill Robb freed him, then Robb sat in Hosters chair while Bracken Blackwood and Mallister made Robb king. What choice did Edmure have?

In fact, most things with Robbs kingdom is confusing. He tried to give Balon a crown and lamented that he didnt send Sansa to the Reach. So who knows what he wanted to be king of

On 5/13/2019 at 10:06 AM, Megorova said:

Wardens of the East are Arryns. 

Well thats the thing, King Robert wanted Jaime to be warden of the east, not Lord Robert. So I assume these titles arent automatically hereditary.

On 5/13/2019 at 10:06 AM, Megorova said:

So back to the beginning - in Westeros there are 9 regions, but only 7 of those regions are "Kingdoms", and Iron Islands are not one of those Kingdoms.

I disagree, but that may just be my ironborn pride talking lol

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18 hours ago, Hugorfonics said:
On 5/13/2019 at 5:06 PM, Megorova said:

Wardens of the East are Arryns. 

Well thats the thing, King Robert wanted Jaime to be warden of the east, not Lord Robert. So I assume these titles arent automatically hereditary.

Yes, Warden titles are not entirely hereditary (though under normal circumstances they do pass from father to son, like after death of Jon Arryn, for short period of time, Robert Arryn was Warden of the East, that's what King Roberts said in Ned's chapter in crypts). That's why now Petyr Baelish is the Warden of the East, and Roose Bolton is the Warden of the North, because the King decides to whom that title should pass, either to the heir of the previous Warden, or to someone else.

 

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On 5/5/2019 at 12:53 PM, Euron III Greyjoy said:
  1. What is the name of the town Jorah Mormont captured Tyrion Lannister in ADwD?
  2. Who is the current Commander of the Golden Company?
  3. As of ADwD, who is the heir to the Twins?
  4. What House did Harrenhal originally belong to?
  5. What is the name of the man Arya kills in Braavos for abandoning the Nights Watch?
  6. What is the name of R'hllor's private army? 

(Goes downstairs to grab the books for re-read)

Shit man, you busted me knowing only 1.

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