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Think you're a true fan of The Walking Dead? It's time to find out! (CONTAINS SPOILERS!)

The Walking Dead
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1. We'll start off with an easy one: When did the very first episode premiere in 2010?

The questions will get tougher as the gallery goes on! Also: SPOILERS. Spoilers everywhere.

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October 31st -- Halloween

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2. In Season 1, a doctor says which country almost found a cure for the virus?

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So close.

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3. Which part was created specifically for an actor who'd auditioned for a different role?

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Norman Reedus auditioned to be Merle Dixon.

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4. How many people have played Judith Grimes?

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Eight different sets of twins have portrayed her.

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5. Which network originally passed on the series, saying it was too violent?

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Yup -- sweet, cuddly HBO.

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6. When the walkers eat "human flesh" on screen, what are they actually chowing down on?

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Ham soaked in vinegar


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7. Which actress wasn't cast on the show until after her character had been introduced?

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Danai Gurira (Michonne)

This scene from the episode "Beside the Dying Fire" was the first time we ever met Michonne. See how her face is covered? The show hadn't cast Gurira yet, so Michonne remained literally shrouded in mystery.

Another fun fact: Her walkers only look armless -- they were wearing sleeves made of green screen material so they could be edited out in post-production.

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8. Name one of the two visual references to Breaking Bad that have appeared on the show.

Breaking Bad

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The Dodge Challenger and the bag of blue meth

The red car Glenn drives in Season 1 is a nod to the car Walter White buys Walt Jr. in Breaking Bad. Also, in Season 4 of The Walking Dead, Daryl finds a bag that contains some pretty iconic blue meth.

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9. Why does no one ever call the walkers "zombies"?

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Because they live in a parallel universe where zombie movies never existed.

We can only imagine what George Romero did with himself in that universe.

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10. Three of the actors on the show used to be on The Wire. Name two of them.

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Seth Gilliam (Rev. Gabriel Stokes), Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob Stookey).

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11. The dog that sets off Daryl's noise traps only has one eye. How did the dog lose it in real life?

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Saving his owner from a carjacking

He's an IRL hero!

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12. Speaking of losing an eye: Which actor has a titanium eye socket?

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Norman Reedus

In 2005, he was in a nasty car accident that also left him with four metal screws in his nose.

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13. What is T-Dog's real name?

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Theodore Douglas


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14. Why did Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale) ask to be written out of the show?

RIP to you too, friend.

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Because AMC had fired his good friend Frank Darabont as showrunner.

DeMunn later changed his mind and asked that they not kill him off, but the scene had already been written.

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15. Fill in the blank: In the world of the The Walking Dead, the dead outnumber the living by to 1.

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16. What real-life city was originally called Terminus?

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It was called Terminus back in the 1830s, when it was the settlement at the end of the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

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17. Which actor got a real-life SWAT team called on him during filming?

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Michael Rooker

While Rooker was working on Season 1, locals saw him firing a gun (full of blanks) from a roof and called the police to report a sniper.

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18. How do the actors who play the walkers produce the inhuman sounds they make?

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Trick question! They're asked to stay as silent as possible

The grunts, groans, and other assorted sound effects are added in post-production.

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19. What fictional place is Rick originally from?

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King County, Georgia

The name is a nod to horror master Stephen King.

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Why did Jon Bernthal's Shane character suddenly sport a beard in Season 3?

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Because he was portraying a character with a beard in The Wolf of Wall Street and was contractually obligated to keep it.

Hey, probably not a lot of extra shaving supplies kicking around there anyway.

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21. When do we first see Grady Memorial Hospital?

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​In the Season 2 premiere

When Rick is on the roof in Atlanta talking on a walkie-talkie, you can see it clearly behind him. Foreshadowing!

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22. Who's the only female character to survive all of the first five seasons?

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Carol, played by Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Gallery - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

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23. How did Carl die in Season 8?

He will be missed.

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He shot himself so Rick and Michonne wouldn't have to.

At least he didn't become a walker.

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24. Why is Negan's bat named "Lucille"?

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Austin Amelio as Dwight - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 11 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
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He named the bat Lucille... after his late wife.

How romantic?

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25. Name three major characters on the show who never appeared in the comics.

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Daryl, Merle, Sasha, T-Dog, Beth, Noah, Lizzie, Mika

Alexandria residents Deanna and Reg are also fair answers.