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Cartoons Quiz Finals - Etymology Round

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1. Tegrat was a super-sleuth that appeared in a youth magazine along with his super-dog Samosa. The magazine stopped publication in the early nineties in order to make way for another magazine called Teens Today. The question is how did Tegrat get his name?

2. How did Donald Duck get his name?

3. His French name means ‘sunflower’, and the English name derives from an invention of Newton. Who?

4. This cartoon strip has a non-English name which means ‘It does not follow.’ The creator says, ‘I like going in the opposite direction as the rest of the herd, and this format affords me the opportunity to break one the main tenants in cartooning...I get to kill my central character on a regular basis! I know this is a departure from my usual material, but that's why I chose it’s name.’ What strip?

5. He has got a pretty strange surname. His creator says it could mean ‘he who giggles in battle’ or ‘royal bore’ or ‘he who dances with cows,’ but most probably ‘cat-whipped.’ Who?

6. His name is derived from the fact that he doesn’t work.

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