Peppermint Patty trivia quiz answers

1a. Which parent does Peppermint Patty talk about all the time?
[Her dad]
1b. What is this parent's pet name for her?
[Rare gem]

2a. Peppermint Patty once entered a competition for which she obtained a sequined dress and a wig. What competition was it?
[A skating competition]
2b. Why did she get the wig and what did she eventually do with it?
[Charlie Brown's dad thought she was a boy and cut her hair accordingly so she bought the wig to hide her haircut. She eventually gave it to Snoopy as payment for his coaching.]

3a. The title of one comic collection is ``Don't Hassle Me With Your Sighs, Chuck!'' What was the occasion of this remark?
[Charlie Brown's school committed suicide so he had to go to Peppermint Patty's school for a while. They shared the same desk and Peppermint Patty kept complaining about Charlie Brown's habits.]
3b. Name three other complaints that Peppermint Patty had about Chuck in this context.
[Don't breathe through your mouth, don't lick your fingers when you turn the pages, don't chew on your pencil]

4a. When Peppermint Patty debuted in the strip, a common friend of her and Charlie Brown introduced them to each other in an effort to help Charlie Brown win some baseball games. Who was this friend?
[Roy]
4b. In the first game that Peppermint Patty played on Charlie Brown's team, what was the score when she gave up in disgust?
[Thirty-seven to five]

5a. Peppermint Patty once entered a kids' golf tournament. Who were the two other principal contenders?
[Joe Richkid and the Masked Marvel]
5b. Peppermint Patty and Marcie once caddied for two women. What were their names?
[Mrs. Bartley and Mrs. Nelson]

6a. Peppermint Patty once stayed in Charlie Brown's ``guest cottage.'' What was this guest cottage?
[Snoopy's doghouse]
6b. When she asked Charlie Brown what they usually did after dinner and was told that they usually watched TV, she suggested several alternatives - to no avail. List three of her suggestions.
[Watercolors, catching fireflies, stamp collecting, talking]

7a. Describe the occasion that Peppermint Patty first saw the little red-haired girl.
[Marcie pointed her out to Peppermint Patty at camp and Peppermint Patty cried and cried when she saw how beautiful the little red-haired girl was. There was a commotion and Charlie Brown's name was mentioned, so was sent home (on the grounds that he was obviously a troublemaker) without having to clean out the grease trap.]
7b. Charlie Brown once got a letter from Peppermint Patty that he mistakenly thought was from the little red-haired girl. What had led Peppermint Patty to write this letter?
[She convinced herself that Charlie Brown liked her but she felt obliged to write him a rejection letter]

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