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

  • She used to be his psychologist.
  • She's his sister.
  • They were once engaged to be married.

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

  • Sergeant Slaughter
  • Hulk Hogan
  • "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

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?

  • General Ross
  • The President of the United States
  • The Queen of England

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?

  • hurl asteroids at designated cities unless ransom was paid
  • create a force field that made Cobra troops impervious to harm
  • allowed Cobra to teleport their troops anywhere on Earth

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

  • demolitions expert
  • dog handler
  • helicopter pilot

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

  • His face was horribly disfigured in an explosion.
  • to hide his civilian identity
  • to hide the fact that he is a mutant, half-man, half-snake

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

  • Stormshadow
  • Snake Eyes
  • Roadblock

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

  • They steal his DNA and analyze it.
  • They use spectral analysis to examine his image in a photograph.
  • They calculate his age by stealing a lock of his hair.

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

  • Arashikage Clan
  • Foot Clan
  • Clan Yashida

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

  • first sergeant
  • major
  • captain

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

  • 1979
  • 1987
  • 1993

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
  • Destro
  • Doctor Mindbender

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

  • He wants to present a cold, uncaring look to aid in his negotiations.
  • His burned face is healed by nanomites and his face encased in silver.
  • He is a weapons dealer and the mask shows off the bulletproof nano-coating he invented.

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

  • William "The Refrigerator" Perry
  • Mike Ditka
  • Brian Bosworth

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

  • USS Gettysburg
  • USS Flagg
  • USS Truman

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

  • Zoltan
  • Tomax
  • Destro

Who typically pilot's Cobra's Rattler jet?

  • Wild Weasel
  • Vultura
  • Baroness

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

  • Scarlett
  • Cover-Girl
  • Lady Jaye

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

  • Medic
  • Sawbones
  • Doc

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

  • Sergeant Slaughter
  • R. Lee Ermey
  • Bill Murray

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

  • "Real Americans, Real Choices"
  • "Safe, Smart, and Strong -- the G.I. Joe Way"
  • "Now I Know, and Knowing is Half the Battle"

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

  • S.C.A.L.E.
  • H.I.S.S.
  • M.A.M.B.A.

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?

  • S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Cobra
  • The Crimson Guard

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

  • Stormshadow
  • They rescue themselves
  • Flint and Ripcord

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 Transformers
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The Avengers

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

  • The Dreadnoks
  • Hell's Psychos
  • The Sidewinders

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?

  • 34
  • 155
  • 212

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

  • Sable
  • Redeye
  • Jinx

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

  • Sergeant Slaughter
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Ryan Reynolds

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

  • Henry Ford
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • General Patton