The eighth and final season of HBO's hit series Game of Thrones is rapidly approaching, as the highly anticipated first episode is set to air on April 14. So, now more than ever, it's very important to be completely up to date on everything Ice and Fire.
It's been almost eight years since the first episode of the series aired on HBO, so remembering the exact details of everything can be a bit rough, especially for those who haven't re-watched any of the episodes.
A lot has happened in the show's eight years, as we've been introduced to and seen the demise of dozens of key characters, and we're probably set to see a few more of the show's most beloved characters meet their end in the upcoming season.
Game of Thrones is a show with a lot of layers, and a lot of very important characters. In fact, it's somewhat challenging to pinpoint who exactly the show's main character is.
But, with the final season coming in a matter of weeks, it's now more important than ever to be completely up to date with all things Game of Thrones, and this quiz will certainly help refresh even the most well-read Grand Maester's memory.
Who Orchestrated The Red Wedding?
While House Frey and House Bolton were the ones to carry out the events of what was arguably the,most memorable moment in the history of the show, The Red Wedding. Prior to the event, the former King in the North Robb Stark had refused a marriage pact with House Frey, and instead married Talisa. Lord Walder Frey then came back with another marriage proposal where Stark's uncle, Edmure Tully, would marry one of Frey's daughters, thus cementing the alliance between the north and House Frey. Of course, it ended up being a trap which was orchestrated by which noble lord of Westeros?
Who Are Jon Snow's Biological Parents?
At the end of season six, we saw a flashback to the events of King Robert's Rebellion, where the former King of Westeros teamed up with Ned Stark in an effort to overthrow the Mad King and the rest of the Targaryen family. The flashback specifically showed the birth of the current King in the North, Jon Snow, which naturally revealed who his biological mother was. We also learned the events which led to Jon Snow's birth at the end of season seven, which finally revealed the true identity of the former Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, who was named after one of the most famous figures in the history of Westeros.
Who Orchestrated The Purple Wedding?
The Purple Wedding, which was supposed to unite the Tyrell family with the Lannister family, had a surprising conclusion as it brought the reign of arguably the best villain on the show, King Joffrey Baratheon, to an end. Shortly thereafter, we found out who was truly behind the events of the Tyrell/Lannister wedding, although the Lannister family didn't figure that out until the end of last season. Of course, we all remember how Joffrey's reign was brought to an end, but who was behind slipping a little something extra into the former King's wine goblet which led to his demise?
Who Removed Stannis Baratheon From The Game Of Thrones?
Following the demise of his older brother, King Robert Baratheon, Stannis laid claim to the Iron Throne, as he was the former King's true heir. The one true King of Westeros was able to stay in the game for quite a while despite the fact that he made some pretty bad moves, with the most costly one being when he decided to lay siege to Winterfell, despite not having enough men, horses, or resources. While King Robert's true heir fought well in the battle, he was eventually weakened by a few soldiers prior to getting hit with one final blow from one of the realm's most honorable Knights.
Who Created The White Walkers?
The Night King, who is always being accompanied by his White Walkers, has been a consistent and looming threat ever since the show began about a decade ago. For several seasons fans wondered how the White Walkers and the Night King were created, and during one of Bran Stark's visions with the Three-Eyed Raven, we found out how the menacing army was created prior to the very first Long Night. In the vision, Bran saw who the Night King was prior to his transformation, and he also saw the magic that was used in order to create what would eventually become the biggest threat to the realm.
Who Was Truly Responsible For Ending King Tommen's Reign?
King Tommen Baratheon, the younger brother of Joffrey Baratheon, took over as the King of Westeros shortly after the events of the Purple Wedding. His reign didn't last long, and he was by far the least powerful ruler on the show, as he was constantly being duped by people who were simply more equip to play the Game of Thrones. During the first sequence in the final episode of season six, an event happens which was orchestrated by one person in particular which directly led to King Tommen's demise. Of course, the purpose of the event wasn't to bring his reign to an end.
What Order Did Eddard Stark Give To Beric Dondarrion In Season 1?
During Eddard Stark's short lived reign as Hand of the King back in season one, he gave an order to Beric Dondarrion, who is now the leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners. It's easy to forget what the order was, as the character was played by a different actor at the time, and on top of that, it wasn't focused on at all. In fact, we didn't see Beric for quite a while after the order was given out by Lord Stark. As of right now at least, Beric has been unable to complete the task he was given back in season one.
Who Was Behind The Demise Of House Frey?
Following the events of The Red Wedding, as the Frey family was granted the castle of Riverrun, a castle which used to be home to the Tully family. However, the Freys didn't end up holding onto the castle for very long, as the family was completely taken off the board just shortly after reclaiming Riverrun, with a little help from the Lannisters and Edmure Tully. During what looked to be a great feast and party, every single member of house Frey began to drop, and eventually, the mastermind behind it all revealed their identity right before permanently removing Walder Frey from the Game of Thrones.
What Was Jorah Mormont's Original Role In Daenerys' Army?
After being handed a harsh punishment for a crime he committed in an attempt to please his wife, Ser Jorah Mormont fled Westeros and began his journey in Essos. During the early seasons, the only son of Jeor Mormont had a very specific role in Daenerys Targaryen's army, which was revealed to the Dragon Queen in later seasons. There is a certain point in the show where Ser Jorah decides to go against what his original plan was, but unfortunately for him, he wasn't able to keep his original role a secret, which led to some pretty bad things happening to him.
Who Helped Eddard Stark Defeat Ser Arthur Dayne?
Prior to his showdown with Ser Arthur Dayne at the Tower of Joy, Eddard Stark was joined by several other northerners, one of which played a critical role in Stark's defeat of who many would consider to be the best swordsman in the story. When Lord Stark recalled this battle to his children, most notably Bran, he said that he defeated the "Sword of the Morning" on his own, but during this Three-Eyed Raven vision, we saw that the former Lord of Winterfell needed, and got a little bit of help from one of his allies before dealing the final blow.
Which Dragon Is Now The Night King's Steed?
After Jon Snow and company went north of The Wall at the tail end of last season, the Night King was able to take full control of one of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons after bringing it down. He then used that dragon to bring down The Wall, which caused Beric Dondarrion, Tormund Giantsbane, and the rest of the Night's Watch to flee towards Winterfell. The Mother of Dragons had three children prior to having one taken from her by the Night King, and the name of the dragon she lost to the White Walkers is actually quite fitting when you realized who it was named after.
Who Is Gendry's Biological Father?
Starting out as a blacksmith in King's Landing, Gendry has certainly worked his way up the ladder since season one, with one of the reasons being that he finally, courtesy of the Red Woman, found out the truth about his parentage. Of course, the Red Woman's original plan for Gendry was nothing good, but thanks to the Onion Knight, Ser Davos Seaworth, the master blacksmith was able to live to fight another day. Prior to being taken to what was described to him as his "father's house," the Red Woman told Gendry who his biological father was which came as a complete surprise to him.
Who Did Daenerys Leave In Charge Of Meereen?
Prior to her arrival in Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen conquered the city of Meereen and ruled as its queen. Upon leaving the city, she decided to leave one of her most loyal soldiers in charge of the city, as she trusted that this person would be the only one who could keep the peace that she brought to the city which was once ruled by slavers. Many do believe that this character will make his triumphant return during the show's final season, but some are concerned about whether or not he'll continue to be loyal to the Mother of Dragons and rightful Queen of Westeros.
Which Sellsword Company Did Cersei Hire For The Upcoming Season?
While the current Queen of Westeros, Cersei Lannister, told both Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen that she would join them while they battle the White Walkers, her intentions were something completely different. After telling her enemies what she thought they wanted to hear, she told Jaime that she plans to hold steady in Kings Landing while she, with the help of the Iron Bank, hires a powerful army of sellswords who always honor their contracts. At the end of last season, she sent Euron Greyjoy with the Iron Fleet to go get them and bring them to Kings Landing for the impending battle for the Iron Throne.
Who Saved Jon Snow When He Was North Of The Wall In Season 7?
During the most recent season of Game of Thrones, Jon Snow and a small group of men went north of the wall with the goal of capturing a White Walker. During the mission, Jon was tackled into a freezing lake, which almost led to his immediate demise. However, the King in the North survived the frozen lake, and right before he was run down by another gang of White Walkers, a familiar face rode to the rescue, as the heir to the Iron Throne was taken back to The Wall by his saviors' Horse. If it weren't for this person, we would have lost Jon Snow last season.
What Was Jon Snow's Original Role In The Night's Watch?
Back in Season One, Jon Snow joined the Night's Watch without really understanding what he'd find when joined up with his new brothers at The Wall. He was even more disappointed when he figured out what his role in the group would be, as he had hoped to become something more than the role he was given. Of course, he later grew to appreciate his role within the Night's Watch after Samwell Tarly explained to him the upside of his new role. But, at first, the future Lord Commander of the Night's Watch wasn't pleased with his position in the sworn brotherhood.
Which Crucial Task Led To Ramsay Bolton Being Legitimized?
Originally Ramsay Snow, the illegitimate son of Roose Bolton, the future Warden of the North was legitimized by King Tommen Baratheon at the request of Lord Bolton. Prior to being legitimized, Roose questioned his son's ability to lead, but promised to reconsider his position in the family if he was able to complete one crucial task. Upon completing the task, Roose Bolton, was was then the Warden of the North, revealed to Ramsay that he had been legitimized by the King, which made him Lord Bolton's heir, for the time being anyway. So what was the event which led to Ramsay Snow becoming a legitimate Bolton?
Who Helped Sansa Stark Escape The Purple Wedding?
Following the events of the Purple Wedding, Sansa Stark, who was formerly betrothed to King Joffrey Baratheon, was a prime suspect thanks to Queen Cersei. Of course, Ned Stark's daughter was able to escape the event before anyone noticed that she was gone, with the help of someone who she had just recently helped herself. This helpful man was able to take Sansa from the chaos of the wedding, get her on a boat, and row to another boat where she would then be safe for a short period of time. Unfortunately though, it didn't end well for Sansa Stark's rescuer.
What Is Jon Snow's Real Name?
At the end of last season we finally learned what Jon Snow's real name is, along with the truth behind his parentage. Of course, as of right now, Jon hasn't learned the truth of his birth, but he'll probably get that news during the first episode of next season. Shortly before Lyanna Stark made her brother Ned promise to protect her newborn son, she told the former Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North what she wanted her son's name to be, as it was revealed that Jon Snow was named after the most legendary figure in the history of Westeros.
What Is The Name Of Jon Snow's Valyrian Steel Sword?
After helping Lord Commander Jeor Mormant defeat a White Walker in his chambers, Jon Snow was presented with one of the few remaining Valryian Steel Swords in the realm, and moreover, a sword that had been in Mormont's family for several generations. The sword was originally meant for the Lord Commander's son Jorah, who as we know, fled from Westeros and forfeited the right to the sword. However, during the most recent season, Jon did offer the Mormont family sword to Ser Jorah, but the only son of Jeor decided to decline the offer because he "broke his father's heart."
Who Delivered Rickon Stark To Ramsay Bolton?
Prior to Bran going north of The Wall to find the Three-Eyed Raven, he and his brother Rickon split up, as Bran sent his brother to one of the many bannermen of House Stark, promising that they'd keep him safe. Long story short, the Stark's allies ended up siding with the Bolton's shortly after they captured and held Winterfell, and in an attempt to prove their loyalty, they delivered Rickon Stark to Ramsay Bolton. This didn't end up going well for the youngest Stark child, but it did lead to Jon Snow, along with some help from Sansa, recapturing Winterfell.
Who Delivered The Final Blow To Ygritte?
During the battle for Castle Black, the Wildlings went at the Night's Watch full force, but ultimately ended up falling short. This ended up being part one Mance Rayder's demise, which was solidified when Stannis Baratheon picked apart his army shortly thereafter. During the battle for Castle Black, we saw a brief reunion between Jon Snow and Ygritte, who spent a lot of time together during Jon's run with the Free Folk. However, the reunion didn't last long, and it didn't have a happy ending, as the bow and arrow specialist Ygritte was taken out by a blow that nobody saw coming.
What Is The Name Of Arya's Direwolf?
Way back in season one, the Stark family came across a pack of freshly born Direwolves, as one of each was given to each of the Stark children. Unfortunately, all of the wolves haven't made it through to the current season, however, last season, we did see Arya Stark reunite with her Direwolf shortly before returning to Winterfell. While the youngest living Stark child did ask her wolf to come with her, it looked like, as of right now at least, her wolf ended up going off on her own. But, don't be surprised if we see her return next season.
What Castle Did Jon Snow Give The Free Folk?
After Jon Snow was named King in the North, he made the Wildlings, or as they're otherwise known as the Free Folk, citizens of the realm, and he even gave them their own castle. The purpose of this was to have some sort of initial defense against the Night King and the White Walkers, which didn't end up going so well during the most recent season. Basically, due to the Night King's fiery attack on the wall, the Free Folk and the Brotherhood Without Banners were forced to flee the castle, as they're presumably heading towards Winterfell to let folks know what's up.
Who's Currently The Lord Commander Of The Night's Watch?
Even though there isn't much left of the Night's Watch after The Wall was taken down by the Night King and his new dragon, but nevertheless, the organization does still exist, and it still does have a Lord Commander. After being revived by the Red Woman, Jon Snow decided that he had fulfilled his vow as he had given his life for the Watch. But instead of having a traditional choosing where the Brothers of the Watch vote to decide their new leader, Jon decided to just name someone as the group's new Lord Commander, who, along with everyone else who was at The Wall, will be in Winterfell for the show's final season.
What Is Ellaria's Surname?
Illegitimate children are a common thing in Game of Thrones, and each region of Westeros has a surname for children who are born to parents who aren't married. Throughout the series, we've heard pretty much every illegitimate surname from around the Seven Kingdoms, one of which has been the name of the show's main character, Jon Snow. Of course, we now know that Snow isn't his true last name, nor is Jon his real first name. In total, there are nine surnames for illegitimate children in the world of Game of Thrones, most of which have been used during the show's decade long run on HBO.
Who Was The Lord Commander Of The Kingsguard In Season 1?
The Kingsguard has gone through an incredible amount of changes throughout the show's previous seven seasons, and it'll likely look a lot different when we reach the end of Season Eight, so it can be a little tough to remember who was the Lord Commander of the group back in Season One. This legendary warrior was dismissed from the Kingsguard by Joffrey Baratheon and Cersei Lannister, shortly before leaving the country in an effort to track down Daenerys Targaryen. He's widely regarded as one of the best three fighters in the history of the show, who could still go even in his old age.
Who Was Margaery Tyrell's First Husband?
Before being betrothed to King Joffrey Baratheon, Margaery Tyrell had joined her house with another who had aspirations of the throne. The marriage didn't end up lasting long, as her husband was removed from the Game of Thrones by a shadow with Stannis Baratheon's face. Shortly after, the Tyrell's decided to make a royal pact with the Lannister family, who agreed to marry her to the then King of Westeros, Joffrey Baratheon. Prior to the engagement, the Tyrell family proposed an alliance with the King, as the future Queen's brother Loras brought the proposal to the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.
Who Was The King Beyond The Wall?
The Wildlings, otherwise known as the Free Folk, decided to all come together for one common goal, which was to get south of The Wall before they could get hit by the Night King. All of the clans beyond The Wall ended up uniting thanks to one man who was referred to as the King Beyond The Wall. While they only spent a short amount of time together, the leader of the Free Folk had a strong amount of influence on Jon Snow, who echoed the King Beyond The Wall when he initially refused to bend the knee to Daenerys.
How Many Times Has Sansa Stark Been Married?
Sansa Stark, who is the oldest of the Stark daughters, has endured quite a bit throughout the show, largely due to the fact that she was regularly thrown into bad situations. While the Lady of Winterfell has had plenty of suitors, as she's looked at as the key to the north, most of them haven't been an ideal match. For the first few seasons, Sansa's marriage prospects kept going from bad to worse, until she was able to escape Winterfell thanks to Theon Greyjoy, who was finally able to break out of Reek mode to save someone who he considers to be family.
Who Was The Ruler Of The Iron Islands In Season 1?
Prior to Euron Greyjoy taking over the Iron Islands, the land was ruled by someone who commanded very little respect throughout the realm. He was someone who decided to launch a rebellion against the realm, despite the fact that he clearly didn't have the men to do so. When Theon Greyjoy was sent back to the Iron Islands by Robb Stark with the hope of striking an alliance between the two families, the then ruler of the Islands decided to refuse the pact, and instead launch yet another rebellion, as he became one of the key members in the War of the Five Kings.
Who Tried To Take Kings Landing During The Battle of the Blackwater?
The Battle of the Blackwater was one of the most memorable episodes of the show, and to some people it's considered to be the best single episode in the history of the show. During the battle, the one true King of Westeros attempted to take Kings Landing, but his attempt was ultimately unsuccessful. While the battle was going on, many, including the Queen Cersei Lannister, believed that the incoming army would be able to complete their mission, which wouldn't mean anything good for the Lannister family. But, much to Cersei's surprise, the crown was able to hold them off, and keep the Iron Throne.
Who Is The Biological Father Of Gilly's Son?
Prior to the Night's Watch arriving and freeing them from Craster's Keep, the women at the location had a pretty rough life. One of which was Gilly, who, while at the location, gave birth to a son. At the time, we'd just found out what Craster does with baby boys, as he would give them away to the White Walkers as a way of brokering peace between the two. So naturally, when Gilly gave birth to her son, both her and Samwell Tarly knew they had to escape, otherwise her son would be lost to the White Walkers, who did eventually try to take the kid when the two were on the run.
Who Did Tywin Plan To Marry Cersei To In Season 4?
After letting Cersei Lannister know that their gold mines had run dry, the former Hand of the King, Tywin Lanniser, ordered his daughter to marry the heir to one of the richest families in Westeros. Of course, the current Queen of the Seven Kingdoms eventually got out of having to marry this person by threatening to tell the realm the truth about her relationship with her brother Jaime. The purpose of the alliance was to make up for the fact that the ruling family was in a considerable amount of debt to the Iron Bank, which would be taken care of by the family of Cersei's new husband.
What Is The Relationship Between Lyanna And Jorah Mormont
Lyanna Mormont, who was named after Ned Stark's sister Lyanna Stark, and Jorah Mormont are obviously part of the same family tree. The "Little Bear" took over as the ruler of Bear Island after Jorah fled the country to avoid being punished for selling poachers into slavery. Now that he's back in the country, you could make the argument that he's the legitimate heir to Bear Island, but at this point, it's probably pretty safe to assume that he has no interest in the role. After all, he did refuse to take Longclaw after Jon offered it to him towards the end of last season.