Can You Pass This "Game of Thrones" Character Spelling Test?


By: Jonnathan Chadwick

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The fictional kingdom of Westeros and all its surrounding cities are full of rare and unique names, and to make things more difficult, all these invented names have unorthodox spellings. Simple names like Rob and Pete are morphed into names you've never seen in your life, and common spelling rules are thrown out the window. 

It's like learning another language, except you need to learn all the names of another culture, which is a lot more difficult. Do you know the most common girl's name in Italy? What about the most common boy's name in Japan? Probably not. But the good thing is, you've probably been studying Westerosi names for years now. Even if you're not a die-hard fan, you've likely heard about the Lannisters and the Starks and the Great Houses and the Iron Throne and the dragons. Whether you've learned how to spell all of their names is another question.

Put your GoT wits to the test and see if you can pass this character spelling test. If you know everything there is to know about "Game of Thrones," this is the last test to prove your skills. You can't be a true fan if you don't know how to spell the names of the kings, queens, warriors, nobles and dragons that control Westeros. Let's see what you've got!

What Stark assassin kept a list of all the people who wronged her and her family?

Arya gains interest in sword fighting after her father hires a Braavos master to teach her. She spends most of the story traveling and training and eventually trains with the Faceless Men at the House of Black and White in Braavos. Her training pays off in a big way when she kills the Night King.


The eldest daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark eventually becomes Queen of the North. What's her name?

Sansa's dreams of being queen temporarily died after witnessing King Joffrey's monstrosity first hand, but her experience in King's Landing taught her the skills needed to take back Winterfell and resume her rightful place.


What is Ned Stark's first name?

Ned Stark was the most honorable character in the story and he is most remembered for his motto, "Winter is coming," and telling his children they must swing the sword if they pass the sentence. He's also known for being sentenced to death by King Joffrey, who did not swing the sword.


What is the name of Tommen and Joffrey's mother?

Cersei was a diabolical character, but she had a genuine soft spot for her children, and being a mother was the one thing that truly motivated her. She was second in charge of the Lannister family until her father died and she eventually became queen.


Lady Stark's arrest of what Lannister set off a series of events that couldn't be controlled?

Lady Stark arrested Tyrion on a tip from Littlefinger, who was one of the least loyal people in the story, and it started a war between the Starks and Lannisters that didn't resolve until the show's end.


Do you know this character famous for telling Jon Snow that he knows nothing?

Ygritte could've easily killed Jon Snow if she wanted to, but her love for him didn't allow her to do so. She was one of the bravest and best fighters in the Wildling army, and famously dropped the line, "You know nothing, Jon Snow."


Who was the Mad King?

Through flashbacks, we caught glimpses of the mad reign of Aerys II, and the story of his rule served as an omen of what to expect from his daughter, Daenerys. Although there was a chance she would "break the wheel," she ultimately followed in his footsteps and became a mad queen.


One of the highest ranking members of the Night's Watch was this Stark. Who is he?

Benjen was the one who inspired Jon Snow to join the Night's Watch and it was one of the most important moments of the story. Benjen spent most of the story beyond the Wall fighting white walkers, but he re-emerged at crucial moments to save the day.


Littlefinger's last name is Baelish. What is his first name?

Petyr Baelish is one of the sneakiest characters in the show. We learn early on that he has aims of sitting in the Iron Throne, but we don't learn how he plans on achieving those goals until the end of the story when we learn he essentially created all the chaos by plotting Jon Arryn's murder.


This Master of Whisperers employed a gang of street kids he called "little birds" to spy for him. What was his name?

The Master of Whisperers is one of the most important jobs in the Kingdom of Westeros, and Lord Varys held the position for most of the story until he fled to join Daenerys Stormborn and her army. Qyburn takes over the position under Queen Cersei.


Ser Jorah Mormont's younger cousin was the head of House Mormont. What was her name?

At just 10 years old, Lyanna Mormont was one of the story's strongest characters. She defied all stereotypes of age and her bravery earned her the respect of everyone she met. She rose to power when most of her army was slaughtered at the Red Wedding.


What Great House of Westeros calls the island of Dragonstone home?

House Targaryen was one of the greatest ruling houses in Westeros and ruled up until Kingslayer Jaime Lannister killed the Mad King. That event created chaos, and once the usurper assumed control, the Iron Throne was up for grabs.


Jon Snow lived most of his life believing he was the illegitimate child of Ned Stark, but who was his real father?

Word in Westeros is that every time a Targaryen is born, the gods flip a coin, and the wheel keeps spinning. Jon Snow finally broke the wheel, and the only reason he was able to was that he was Targaryen who wasn't raised as a Targaryen.


What is the name of Arya's direwolf?

Nymeria and Ghost are the only two direwolves to survive the story. They spend most of the story in unknown locations but pop up at crucial moments. Nymeria eventually takes leadership of a wolf pack out in the Riverlands.


Who was the evil Greyjoy uncle who sided with the Lannisters and tried to destroy his niece and nephew?

Euron Greyjoy had his goals set on marrying Cersei and he did whatever it took to achieve that goal. He was able to kill the second of the dragons from his fleet of ships, but he was eventually killed by Cersei's brother and lover, Jaime.


Can you name this person who unsuccessfully tried to save her brother from Ramsay Bolton?

Theon Greyjoy made a big mistake trying to prove his worth as a Greyjoy by trying to conquer Winterfell. The most sadistic character in the show, Ramsay Bolton, captured him and turned him into Reek. When Yara tried to save him, he couldn't recognize who she was.


Do you know the unethical maester who was kicked out of the Citadel for experiments that were "too bold"?

We don't see what Qyburn was doing while working at the Citadel, but we assume he was experimenting on live humans. He eventually becomes Master of Whisperers and the Hand of the Queen, and one of his most famous experiments was resurrecting the Mountain.


Can you remember the name of the woman Tyrion fell in love with before she turned on him?

One of the most shocking moments of the story is when Tyrion kills his girlfriend Shae and his father Tywin in crimes of passion. He flees Westeros and eventually teams up with Daenerys to overthrow Cersei and conquer King's Landing.


Sansa survived relationships with two of the most sadistic characters in the story, Ramsay Bolton, and this Lannister. Who is he?

As maniacal and insecure as Joffrey was, he wasn't as barbaric as Ramsay Bolton and he was a better king than his little brother Tommen, who was probably the weakest ruler in the story. Sansa's experience surviving Joffrey helped her become the Queen of the North


The older brother of Daenerys was ready to take control of Westeros, but Khal Drogo poured molten gold on his head instead. What was his name?

The older brother of Daenerys, Viserys, is introduced at the start of the story as someone who cares about one thing and one thing only: assuming the throne, and he'll do whatever it takes to get there, including giving away his sister.


Who is the master swordfighter from Braavos who teaches Arya how to fight?

Ned Stark hires Syrio to teach Arya how to use her new sword, which she named Needle. Jon Snow gave her the advice to "stick them with the pointy end" when using the sword, and Syrio teaches Arya to say "not today" to death. Both pieces of advice prove priceless later on.


What was the name of Robb Stark's wife?

Talisa met Robb when she was tending to his wounds on the battlefield and they eventually got married. She was pregnant with his child when she, Robb and many others were massacred at the Red Wedding. She was originally from Volantis.


What was the name of the dragon that was killed by a scorpion crossbow fired by Euron Greyjoy?

The dragons seem invincible until Qyburn creates the scorpion crossbow weapon that is mounted everywhere the Lannisters can mount one. One of the scorpion weapons is used by Euron Greyjoy to kill Rhaegal, the dragon named after Rhaegar Targaryen, the eldest brother of Daenerys.


The daughter of Stannis Baratheon is one of the only people in Westeros to survive greyscale. What's her name?

The turning point for Melisandre was the sacrifice of Shireen Baratheon. The sacrifice killed morale, literally and figuratively, and Stannis went on to get outsmarted and killed in his next battle. Shireen was one of the only characters to survive greyscale.


Can you name this Tyroshi sellsword who falls in love with Daenerys Targaryen while serving under her?

Daario Naharis fought his entire life, and he won over the trust of Daenerys by sneaking past all her guards and breaking into her room. The two eventually fall in love, and she tasks him with keeping the peace in the Bay of Dragons.


Lady Stark let this person escort the Kingslayer to King's Landing, creating one of the most influential relationships in the story. What's her name?

Lady Stark made some questionable decisions at the onset of this story, and trying to trade the Kingslayer for Ned Stark ended up creating one of the most important relationships in the show. Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister create a bond nobody could have predicted.


Can you name this character, who was known as the King Beyond the Wall?

Mance Rayder was one of the most revered characters in the show, and he was able to unite all the Wildling tribes to fight for the same cause. Very few leaders in the show attained the amount of respect he did, and he was even spared a painful death during his execution.


Who is the Faceless Man who first offers to train Arya to be an assassin?

Arya was destined to be an assassin ever since she began training with Syrio Forel, but meeting Jaqen and getting an offer to train in Braavos was the best thing that could've happened to her. Jaqen is the name of nobody, a Faceless Man who trains at the House of Black and White.


This is one of the first slaves freed by Daenerys. What is her name?

Missandei was enslaved as a translator for a master in Astapor and was one of the first people freed by Daenerys and her dragons. Missandei spoke 19 languages and became a trusted confidant for Daenerys on her way to King's Landing.


What is Jon Snow's real name?

"Every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin." Apparently, that didn't happen when Jon Snow was born and nobody except a couple of people knew his real identity. He broke the Targaryen wheel by choosing to live beyond the Wall instead of ruling from the throne.


What Lannister planned the Red Wedding?

All is fair in love and war, and the Red Wedding was a reminder. Tywin Lannister was the real king of Westeros until he was killed, and he was the most powerful person in the kingdom. He was getting old, though, and the younger Robb was outsmarting him in battle strategy.


The North hadn't had a king in 300 years until what Stark child was proclaimed King of the North?

Robb Stark shocked most of Westeros by defeating the almighty Lannister army time and time again. He was eventually tricked, trapped and killed, but was a real threat to conquer the kingdom until that point.


Who was the Lady of Dragonstone, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons?

Daenerys Stormborn was born during the greatest storm in recent Westerosi history and was destined to rule. But when she finally became queen, there was no city to rule, and her reign on the throne didn't last long before she was assassinated by her beloved, Jon Snow.


Which of the three dragons was killed by the Night King and resurrected as a wight?

As much as Daenerys might have disagreed with her brother Viserys, she named one of her dragons after him. Viserion is killed by an ice spear thrown by the Night King, turning him into an ice dragon that breathes blue fire.


You may know the matriarch of House Stark as Lady Stark, but what's her first name?

Catelyn Stark's decision to arrest a Lannister on attempted murder charges was the spark the set off the main events of the story. Her last appearance in the story is at the Red Wedding, when she and her son are ambushed and killed.


This Lady of House Tyrell married two kings and was determined to be the queen of the Seven Kingdoms. What's her name?

When Margaery is asked whether she wants to be a queen, she says she doesn't want to be "a" queen, she wants to be "the" queen, and she does whatever she can do be the queen, including getting married to two different Lannister kings.


Who was the Red Priestess who counseled Stannis Baratheon through some of his most controversial decisions?

Melisandre is also known as the Red Woman, and she was responsible for some controversial practices, to say the least. It's not known whether her sacrifices really worked, and one of the scariest things she did was give birth to a shadow monster assassin.


Ser Jorah Mormont's father was one of the most respected leaders of the Night's Watch. What was his name?

Jeor Mormont took Jon Snow under his wing while he was Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and he even bestowed upon him his family sword, Longclaw.


What woman avenged Prince Oberyn's death by lacing her lipstick with poison and kissing Myrcella?

Ellaria hated Cersei with a passion and risked everything to make her suffer. Myrcella died en route to King's Landing to see her mother, and her uncle, Jaime, revealed that he was really her father right before she died.


Do you know the Lannister daughter who died after a receiving a kiss of death?

Myrcella dies aboard a ship en route to see her mother as her father, who she once thought was her uncle, reveals that he is really her father, although she reveals she already knew that. Her death was an act of vengeance from a family enemy.


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