Knowing is Half the Battle: The G.I. Joe Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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The Real American Heroes have been battling Cobra on land, sea, and air (and in space!) since 1982. Find out how much you know about G.I. Joe in this action-packed quiz.

In the movie "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," what is the relationship between Duke and the Baroness?

The Baroness' real name is Ana, and she was Duke's fiancée.

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What professional wrestler became a regular character in the G.I. Joe cartoon series?

The "real" Sergeant Slaughter appeared in TV commercials promoting new G.I. Joe toys and introduced several episodes of the cartoon in which he appeared.

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In the movie "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," Zartan has his appearance altered at the end of the movie so he can impersonate a key official. Who does he impersonate?

The movie ends with Zartan successfully taking over as President of the United States.

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The first G.I. Joe cartoon was a five-episode mini-series revolving around Cobra's M.A.S.S. device. What did this device do?

Most of the five episodes focused on the Joes and Cobra racing to obtain the five rare elements needed to power the M.A.S.S. teleporter.

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What was Wild Bill's primary job in the comic books and 80s G.I. Joe cartoon?

Wild Bill pilots the Dragonfly XH-1 helicopter, often carrying the other Joes into combat.

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Why does Cobra Commander wear a mask in the original G.I. Joe Marvel comics series?

In the comic book, Cobra Commander is just an ideologue with grandiose plans. In the cartoon series he is a snakelike creature from the realm of Cobra-La.

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In the movie "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," who kills Zartan?

Stormshadow's history and eventual betrayal of Cobra is one of the movie's major plots.

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How does G.I. Joe prove that Zartan is impersonating the president in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"?

Lady Jaye steals some of the "president's" DNA to determine if it's really him or if it’s Zartan.

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What ninja clan plays an important role in both the Marvel comics and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation?"

Both Snake Eyes and Stormshadow were trained by Arashikage Clan member Hard Master.

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What is Duke's rank in the original cartoon series?

Duke is a first sergeant, although General Flagg, Flint, and Hawk sometimes command the Joes. The 80s Duke action figure displays the rank of major.

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The first G.I. Joe movie, "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" was released direct-to-video and on TV in what year?

The 1987 movie was intended to be a theatrical release, but "Transformers: The Movie" did so poorly at the box office that the Joe movie received a lower profile release.

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Because the 80s cartoon version of Cobra Commander was a bumbling idiot, other members of Cobra created a new leader. Who was the new leader?

Serpentor was a clone created from the DNA of history's greatest warriors.

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Why does Destro wear a mask in the movie "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"?

Destro is healed by Doctor Mindbender, but the nanomites also give the Doctor (who becomes Cobra Commander) control over Destro.

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What NFL player was once made into a member of G.I. Joe?

"The Fridge" action figure was at first only available as a mail-order special.

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What is the name of the aircraft carrier used by G.I. Joe in the comics, cartoon, movies and action figure lines?

The USS Flagg was a highly sought-after toy in the 1980s.

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What's the name of Xamot's twin brother?

Tomax and Xamot share a psychic link.

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Who typically pilot's Cobra's Rattler jet?

Wild Weasel pilots the Rattler, which was based on the A-10 Thunderbolt warplane.

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Which character was the first woman to be released as a G.I. Joe action figure?

Scarlett was the only woman in the original 16 action figures released in 1982.

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What was the name of G.I. Joe's medic?

Doc abided by the Geneva conventions for battlefield medics and considered himself a pacifist.

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Who performed the voice of Sergeant Slaughter in the 1987 animated movie "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero?"

While the real name of the cartoon Sergeant Slaughter was never revealed, he was voiced by Robert Remus, who was the professional wrestler Sergeant Slaughter.

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Each episode of the 1980s G.I. Joe cartoon ended with a public service announcement that always included what line?

While "Knowing is half the battle" is the line from the actual PSAs, you might be more familiar with "Porkchop sandwiches!" from a series of viral parody videos.

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One of the most iconic Cobra vehicles is an angular light tank. What is it called?

H.I.S.S. stands for High Speed Sentry.

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In "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," what group replaces G.I. Joe as the U.S. special forces after the Joes are framed for stealing nuclear warheads?

The president's announcement that Cobra is taking over for G.I. Joe is the first major clue that Zartan is impersonating the president.

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In the cartoon episode "Captives of Cobra," who rescues Gung-Ho's family when they're captured by the Baroness?

When the Joes arrive, they find Gung-Ho's family has already escaped and made the Baroness flee. Don't mess with those Cajuns.

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In 1986 Marvel comics produced a four-issue series in which G.I. Joe teamed up with another group -- a team-up rumored to be planned for the G.I. Joe film series as well. Who did they join forces with?

The Joe's fought Cobra alongside the Transformers on several occasions, but the 1986 series was the first.

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What is the name of the biker gang that allies itself with Cobra in the cartoons and comic books?

The Dreadnoks are led by Zartan.

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The Marvel G.I. Joe comic book, written by Larry Hama, began in 1982 and was a key part of the franchise's success. How many issues did the Marvel series last?

The final issue, No. 155, was published in 1994. Since then, IDW has published several new G.I. Joe comic book series.

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A female ninja has appeared in several different G.I. Joe comic books and cartoon series. What is her name in each incarnation?

Jinx appeared in several of the Marvel comics issues and the movie "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" and played a more prominent role in the IDW comics series.

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Who played the role of Roadblock in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation?"

Duke (Channing Tatum) is killed early in the movie, leaving "The Rock" to take over as the leader of G.I. Joe.

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At the end of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," General Colton gives Roadblock a gun once owned by what famous person?

He gives him Patton's pistol so he can someday shoot Cobra Commander with it.

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