The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Quiz
by Staff
A good mystery endures the years, which helps explain why young detectives like Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys are still delighting fans many decades after they were introduced. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of these classic children's series.

Where does teen sleuth Nancy Drew live?

  • Los Angeles
  • River Heights
  • Lake Placid

What are the names of Nancy's two best friends throughout the series?

  • Hannah and Iola
  • Jeannette and Eleanor
  • Bess and George

What is the name of Nancy's longtime boyfriend?

  • Ned
  • Fred
  • Neil

What is the name of the Drew family housekeeper?

  • Nina
  • Laura
  • Hannah

Which Nancy Drew volume has sold more than any other book in the series?

  • volume one
  • volume two
  • volume three

What is the name of Nancy's pet dog?

  • Toto
  • Togo
  • Dodo

What year was the first Nancy Drew book published?

  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

What was the first volume in the series called?

  • "The Mystery at Lilac Inn"
  • "The Hidden Staircase"
  • "The Secret of the Old Clock"

What year was the first movie released based on the books?

  • 1938
  • 1948
  • 1958

Who was the villain in "The Hidden Staircase"?

  • Nathan Gomber
  • Helen
  • George

How many novels make up the entire series of "Nancy Drew Mystery Stories"?

  • 69
  • 175
  • 327

Where did Nancy Drew go to college?

  • Radcliffe University
  • Goucher University
  • Wilder University

What year was the first book published in the "Nancy Drew: Girl Detective" series?

  • 1974
  • 1994
  • 2004

Who played Nancy Drew in the 2007 movie about the young investigator?

  • Neve Campbell
  • Emma Roberts
  • Miley Cyrus

True or false: The same person who created Nancy Drew also came up with the Hardy boys.

  • true
  • false

Where do the Hardy boys live?

  • Newport News
  • Bayport
  • Quahog

Which of the following is NOT one of the Hardy boys?

  • Mike
  • Joe
  • Frank

What year did the Hardy Boys series debut?

  • 1907
  • 1917
  • 1927

What was the name of Frank and Joe's best friend?

  • Chet
  • Chief
  • Chisholm

What year did "The Hardy Boys: Undercover Brothers" debut?

  • 2000
  • 2005
  • 2010

What is the title of the first novel in the series?

  • "The Hidden Staircase"
  • "The Lost Treasure"
  • "The Tower Treasure"

How many books make up the original Hardy Boys canon?

  • 58
  • 79
  • 102

What do Frank and Joe's father do for a living?

  • private detective
  • lawyer
  • doctor

Who played Joe Hardy in the 1977 TV series "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries"?

  • David Cassidy
  • Bobby Sherman
  • Shaun Cassidy

What is the name of the Hardy brothers' live-in aunt?

  • Gertrude
  • Francine
  • Laura

What is the name of Frank's love interest in the novels?

  • Allison
  • Callie
  • Carol

Who is the chief of the Bayport Police Department?

  • Collins
  • Collig
  • Colton

What do Joe and Frank name their boat?

  • Hardy
  • Queen
  • Sleuth

How many Hardy Boys books have been sold?

  • 20 million
  • 40 million
  • 70 million

True or false: Many of the original Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew novels were completely rewritten in the 1950s and 1960s.

  • true
  • false