Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|When Julius Caesar found out there was a takeover plot by the Romans in the area, where did he send them?||All About Asterix
Outer Mongolia. Asterix told Caesar of the plot and so he was released, until next time of course.
|During the course of their adventures Asterix and Getafix were captured by the Romans. Getafix gave the Romans a potion which they thought would give them the superhuman strength. Sadly, they were wrong. What did the potion do?||All About Asterix
It grew massive amounts of hair on their bodies. This was only a short term solution for our heroes so it would give them time to prepare the real solution so they could break out of the camp.
|The Romans who were wanting to take over the village, but could not because of the strength potion of the villagers, decided to send in a spy. What was his name?||All About Asterix
Caligula Minus. He entered the village in disguise wearing a false moustache. When it was discovered he was not a Gaul he managed to escape back to the Roman camp of Compendium and tell the Romans the secret.
|Mistletoe was the main ingredient in the magic potion that gave the villagers their strength. What was added for flavor?||All About Asterix
lobster. The secret recipe for the potion was handed down through the years to each druid. Getafix advised that the lobster was only an added extra. It was not needed for the potion, it was just to make it taste better.
|Who was NOT allowed to take the potion that gave everyone superhuman strength?||All About Asterix
Obelix. Obelix couldn't have any because when he was a baby he fell into a cauldron which caused permanent damage. As can be seen in the book he is twice the size of any of the other characters.
a druid. He carried a golden sickle with him for cutting up mistletoe. The best time to cut mistletoe was on the sixth day of the new moon.
|In the story, Gaul has been taken over by the Romans, apart from a small village (the home of Asterix). In what year was this?||All About Asterix
50 BC. The Roman Emperor at the time was Julius Caesar who sent the legionaries to capture the village but they were unsuccessful. In most instances Asterix would be able to fight off the Romans all at the same time with the magic strength potion.
Wild boar. He is addicted to wild boar and is constantly eating it throughout the book. As long as there is the promise of wild boar he will do anything.
|Asterix is the central character of the book and the story is all about his adventures protecting his village in Gaul from the Romans. In the story who is his best friend?||All About Asterix
Obelix. Obelix is a menhir delivery-man. A menhir is a tall upright monumental stone and Obelix can be seen throughout the book carrying one on his back. Getafix is the druid who brews up the magic potions for the villagers, Cacofonix is the village musician and a terrible one at that. Vitalstatistix is the chief of the tribe and is very brave but he is scared that the sky may fall on his head tomorrow.
|When Astérix is in a cell with chains around his arms, unable to reach his gourd of magic potion, who frees him?||Asterix 2: 'La Serpe d'Or'
his drunken cell-mate. The drunk is hard to convince and threatens to sulk. Astérix, ever the clever one, promises him a taste if he'll give Astérix a drink from his gourd of magic potion. He does, and then goes on his merry, drunken, super-powered way. Well, c'est le fin. I hope you enjoyed taking the quiz as much as I enjoyed reading the album. And if it inspired you to go back and re-read the adventures, all the better. A bientot!
Obélix. If you've read any Astérix albums, this is a freebie. Obélix loves le sanglier (wild boar). A common gag in the albums: both our heroes enter an inn. Asterix says, "Two boars!" And Obélix says, "Two boars for me too!"
chained in a cellar. The prefect has had Amérix kidnapped and keeps him on ice in the cellar, making sickles for the black market.
Gracchus Pleindastus, the prefect. To everyone's surprise, the eternally bored prefect has been masterminding the sickle-smuggling all along. When he's caught, he admits it all willingly and looks forward to the excitement of being thrown to the lions ("That'll be fun!"). You see? This is what decadence leads to.
a dolmen. Lutèce only has one dolmen (a menhir laid horizontally over two upright menhirs at each end). "The poor people," sighs Obélix sadly, who really is quite fond of menhirs. The dolmen marks a trap door to an underground passage...
wolves and bandits. Our heroes aren't afraid of anything. "We Gauls do not know the meaning of fear!" (Though a terrified Gaulish wood-gatherer begs to differ.) They do meet both wolves and a bandit --- the wolves have chased the bandit up a tree. They rescue him, but even he doesn't want to go deeper in the forest. "I may be a bandit, but I'm not crazy!"
a menhir. Yes, menhirs are one thing he has a lot of. "Little gifts maintain a friendship," Obélix says. For him, a menhir is a little gift. Also, four boars is a little snack.
Lutèce. Panoramix says, "The best, the only ones which I accept are those made by the renowned Amérix, in far-away Lutèce..." Rather picky, I should think.
No. No, this album takes place before 'Le Tour de Gaule,' in which Obélix first encounters (and adopts) Idéfix. He is therefore not present.
Panoramix, the druid. Panoramix, rousing the village with his gros mots (a lot of swearing), breaks his own golden sickle on the second page of the album. He must have a new golden sickle because only mistletoe cut with one will have magic powers. He can't go to an upcoming druid convention without it.
no. Asterix says, "I'm so eager to get back to Gaul that even if we encounter pirates, I suggest going on without stopping." When they get back, they ask Magigimmix what the name of the herb was that Chief Unionjax said would be made national drink of Britain. It was TEA!
Durovernum. Durovernum it is, indeed!
|What was the name of the pub which had sold the barrel of magic potion to the rugby teams?||"Asterix" in Britain
Jolly Sixpax. Jolly Sixpax it was! "I'm proud I sold my barrel to the players from Camulodunum!"
LVII. They originally bash in house LVIII, but it turns out the house wasn't LVII. An I had fallen down.
Habeas Corpus. He declares, "By writ of Habeas Corpus, search all public houses and seize all barrels..."
The Laughing Boar. Obelix thinks it's called The Laughing Boar for its portions (quite unlike Obelix's usual entire boar).
|What is the name of the British chief who rules the tiny village in Cantium that is holding out against the invaders?||"Asterix" in Britain
Unionjax. Chief Unionjax is similar to Chief Macroeconomix in that he leads a village against the Romans.
Romans. "That, quite simply, was Julius Caesar, en route to invade Britain with his entire army and navy!"
uppercut. They finish the journey with the specialties of eight cities: ham from Lutetia, humbugs from Camaracum, Durocortorum wine, sausage from Tolosa, sausage from Lugdunum, salad from Nicae, fish stew from Massilia, and oysters and wine from Burdigala.
yes. They do meet them. As one of the pirates remarks, "Victrix causa diis placuit, sed victa catoni."
|Asterix and Obelix follow the highwaymen Villanus and Unscrupulus (who stole the shopping bag) to what city?||"Asterix" and the Banquet
Burdigala. The two robbers fit the description of Asterix and Obelix and are arrested by the Romans.
|Uptotrix serves drugged boar to Asterix and Obelix in Aginum. Do either of them eat the drugged boar?||"Asterix" and the Banquet
yes. Obelix eats one, but it has no effect on him (not even satisfying his hunger).