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Me & You Versus the World Trivia Quiz


'We made a vow that we would never sell each other out, a lie detector wouldn't make me doubt you...' Where would a hero or heroine be without a sidekick? They deserve some recognition too!

A multiple-choice quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
392,477
Updated
Oct 30 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
383
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Question 1 of 10
1. The British boy band Wham! had two members. George Michael went on to have a successful solo career, but who was his less successful sidekick? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. "What are we going to do tonight, Brain?" was a question asked by which dimwitted laboratory mouse sidekick to his partner, the Brain? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Arthur Dent is the hero of Douglas Adams' 'Hitch-Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy' series. Who is his cynical sidekick, who comes from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Sidekicks go back centuries! One of the first heroes, the Babylonian hero Gilgamesh, had a sidekick who was made out of clay, and created by the gods to curb Gilgamesh's ego. What was this sidekick's name? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Not all sidekicks are human. The eccentric inventor Wallace, for instance, has a canine sidekick who's the far more sensible one of the two. What is his name? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which one-eyed cartoon superhero had a nervous little hamster sidekick called Penfold? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 'Doctor Who' has seen many sidekicks partner the Doctor through time and space, and multiple regenerations. Which sidekick, played by Elizabeth Sladen, accompanied the Third, Fourth and Tenth Doctors and had her own spin-off? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In which cartoon series does the heroine - after whom said series is named - have a sidekick called Jane Lane? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The unfortunate 'Beano' character Calamity James had a sidekick called Alexander, who had a penchant for jumping from great heights, or 'plummeting'. What kind of animal was Alexander? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Joey Bettany was a children's book character with many friends, but in the earliest books in the series in which she featured, her best friend and sidekick was the sensitive French girl, Simone Lecoutier. In which school series, written by Elinor M Brent-Dyer, would you find these two characters? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The British boy band Wham! had two members. George Michael went on to have a successful solo career, but who was his less successful sidekick?

Answer: Andrew Ridgeley

Andrew Ridgeley met George Michael - or Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, as he was then known - at school in Hertfordshire. Following the demise of the ska band they were in, the Executive, the two formed Wham! and had several hits, including 'Everything She Wants', 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go', and 'Club Tropicana'. Wham! split after Michael decided he wanted to go in a more mature musical direction. Ridgeley tried his hand at both acting and Formula 3 racing, with little success, and only released one solo album, 'Son of Albert'. For a time, he was in a relationship with Keren Woodward, formerly of Bananarama.
2. "What are we going to do tonight, Brain?" was a question asked by which dimwitted laboratory mouse sidekick to his partner, the Brain?

Answer: Pinky

'Pinky and the Brain, Pinky and the Brain, one of them's a genius, the other's insane...' Pinky, of course, being the insane one of the two mice. Every time Pinky asked what they were going to do tonight, the Brain would reply, "The same thing we try to do every night, Pinky. Take over the world." They were laboratory mice at ACME Labs, and both able to talk as a result of experimentation.

The same experiments also made the Brain a super genius, hence his overly large head. Pinky was also the nicer of the two mice, with a few weird verbal tics and a Cockney accent.

He was voiced by Rob Paulsen.
3. Arthur Dent is the hero of Douglas Adams' 'Hitch-Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy' series. Who is his cynical sidekick, who comes from a small planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse?

Answer: Ford Prefect

Ford Prefect is a journalist for the 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy', though he pretends to be an unemployed actor from Guildford. His real name came from an obscure Betelgeusian dialect, and was unpronounceable in Earth language, so he named himself after a car in order to blend in more. In some foreign-language versions, his name was changed to ('Ford Escort'.) He appears in all five books in the series, although his role in 'So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish' is greatly reduced. He was played by Geoffrey McGivern in the radio plays, David Dixon in the television version of 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy', and Mos Def in the 2005 live-action film.

All the other answers are also characters in the series.
4. Sidekicks go back centuries! One of the first heroes, the Babylonian hero Gilgamesh, had a sidekick who was made out of clay, and created by the gods to curb Gilgamesh's ego. What was this sidekick's name?

Answer: Enkidu

In the 'Epic of Gilgamesh', Enkidu is a wild man created by Aruru, the Sumerian goddess of creation, from water and clay after the people of Uruk complain to the gods about the arrogance of King Gilgamesh. Although he is initially uncivilised, due to being raised by animals, he becomes more involved in human society after sleeping with the sacred prostitute Shamhat. He challenges Gilgamesh to a wrestling match, which Gilgamesh wins, and the two become friends. When they slay Gugalanna, the Bull of Heaven, the goddess Ishtar demands revenge, and Enkidu becomes sick and dies. Gilgamesh goes to the Underworld to seek immortality.

Enkidu and Gilgamesh are both playable characters in the Japanese mobile game 'Fate/Grand Order'.
5. Not all sidekicks are human. The eccentric inventor Wallace, for instance, has a canine sidekick who's the far more sensible one of the two. What is his name?

Answer: Gromit

Wallace and his dog Gromit first appeared in 'A Grand Day Out', a short Claymation film created by Nick Park (the same animator who did the 'Creature Comforts' series and electricity adverts). Cheese-obsessed Wallace builds a rocket with Gromit's help, to go to the Moon as he believes it is made of cheese. Gromit saves Wallace from Feathers McGraw, an evil penguin, in 'The Wrong Trousers', and is wrongly arrested for stealing sheep in 'A Close Shave'.

The duo even appeared in a full-length film, 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit', in which Wallace sets up a humane pest control business, and Gromit has a literal dogfight with an evil aristocrat's pet bull terrier.
6. Which one-eyed cartoon superhero had a nervous little hamster sidekick called Penfold?

Answer: Danger Mouse

"Crumbs, DM!" - Penfold
"Shush, Penfold" - Danger Mouse

'Danger Mouse' was a British cartoon made by Cosgrove Hall, starring David Jason of 'Only Fools and Horses' fame as Danger Mouse, and Terry Scott as Penfold. Despite being mistaken for a mole, Penfold was actually a hamster. He had a tendency to get kidnapped, and claimed to be an expert in the martial art of 'kung moggy'. A 2015 reboot of the series featured Alexander Armstrong as Danger Mouse and Kevin Eldon as Penfold; the 2015 incarnation of Penfold was slightly less clueless than his '80s counterpart.
7. 'Doctor Who' has seen many sidekicks partner the Doctor through time and space, and multiple regenerations. Which sidekick, played by Elizabeth Sladen, accompanied the Third, Fourth and Tenth Doctors and had her own spin-off?

Answer: Sarah-Jane Smith

Sarah-Jane Smith was an investigative journalist. She first appeared in the era of the Third Doctor, where she encountered him while posing as her aunt Lavinia in order to infiltrate a research facility. She left during the Fourth Doctor's era, when the Doctor was called to return to Gallifrey, though she did appear in a few specials. She returned several years later in the Tenth Doctor's era, along with robot dog K-9. She also appeared in a spin-off series, 'The Sarah-Jane Adventures', which was aimed at a younger audience.

The other answers are all companions from other series. Tegan mainly appeared in the Fifth Doctor's era, Dodo was one of the First Doctor's lesser-known companions, and Clara Oswald was the Twelfth Doctor's sidekick.
8. In which cartoon series does the heroine - after whom said series is named - have a sidekick called Jane Lane?

Answer: Daria

Daria Morgendorffer was originally a character on 'Beavis & Butthead', but got her own show in 1997. Jane, an aspiring artist, is Daria's best friend, the daughter of a pair of hippies, and the youngest of five children. Her older brother Trent was a Trent Reznor-esque rock musician who played in a band called Mystik Spiral, and was Daria's love interest for a while.

She also had two sisters, Penny and Summer - who had four children of her own - and a brother, Wind. She had a brief romance with rich boy Tom Sloane, but broke up with him after he kissed Daria.
9. The unfortunate 'Beano' character Calamity James had a sidekick called Alexander, who had a penchant for jumping from great heights, or 'plummeting'. What kind of animal was Alexander?

Answer: Lemming

Alexander Lemming, presumably named after the scientist Alexander Fleming, was Calamity James' pet and sidekick. He was often either patching James up or trying to find ways of curing James' bad luck, such as taking him to a competition in a hotel where everyone wins a prize (James unfortunately gets stuck in the revolving door).

He also loved plummeting - in one strip, James is desperate for the toilet, and Alexander suggests using a lemming toilet, which is at the bottom of a very deep hole. The strip first appeared in the 'Beano' on 1st November 1986.
10. Joey Bettany was a children's book character with many friends, but in the earliest books in the series in which she featured, her best friend and sidekick was the sensitive French girl, Simone Lecoutier. In which school series, written by Elinor M Brent-Dyer, would you find these two characters?

Answer: Chalet School

Joey Bettany and Simone Lecoutier made their debut in 'The School at the Chalet', in which Joey's older sister Madge starts a school in the Austrian Tyrol, and Joey is one of her first pupils, along with Simone. The cousin of Therese Lepattre, a French former governess and friend of Madge, Simone is very shy and clingy, and gets jealous of Joey having other friends, though she does grow out of this later on.

The two later form a 'quartette' along with two Tyrolean girls, Marie von Eschenau and Frieda Mensch, and the four remain friends throughout the series, even after growing up and having their own children.
Source: Author Kankurette

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