When the CBS series, The Big Bang Theory, was first released in 2007, people didn't know whether or not audiences would be able to relate to the series. The cast was filled with a number of characters with extreme social awkwardness and their high intelligence created a dialogue that couldn't be understood by the general public. Yet, there was something incredibly appealing about their characters and their relationships. While each of the members of the cast adds a depth to the series, it is Sheldon Cooper that is truly the breakout star of the show.
As a boy genius, many of his personality quirks seem child-like and excusable. While it's definitely bothersome to deal with his compulsive-obsessive issues, his sweet nature and difficulties with registering emotion made people want to help and befriend him. The persona of Sheldon Cooper is so captivating that CBS has already started creating a spin-off series about his younger years. Young Sheldon is garnering a huge amount of attention and seems like it's going to be a big hit, with more than just The Big Bang Theory fans.
While all of the characters in the series have their own appeal, it's undeniable that Sheldon Cooper has the most interesting storyline in regards to evolving. Raj may be able to talk to women without drinking alcohol now but that's nothing compared to Sheldon proposing to Amy Farrah Fowler. Whether you're a huge fan of the series or just obsessed with Sheldon's character, check out our quiz and test your knowledge on this lovable boy genius.
What was the name of this drill?
In Season 5, Sheldon Cooper was seen blaring an alarm in order to wake up his roommate, Leonard Hofstadter. This was a regular occurrence since Leonard seemed completely aware of what was going on. Yet, that didn't mean he was fully embracing the experience. Seeing Sheldon looming over his bed and waking him up from a sound sleep was just the straw that broke the camel's back. It sparked a huge fight between them, despite the fact that Sheldon felt that the drill was necessary. What was the name of this drill?
What was he trying to create that he thought would make him a bunch of money?
In the first season of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon is fired from his job at the university after insulting the new physics department head. While out of work, Sheldon seemed to spiral out of control and adopted new obsessions daily. He purchased a loom, performed experiments on eggs and contemplated creating an adult mail order bulk tampon service. Another of his experiments involved elements from jellyfish and goldfish. What was he trying to create that he thought would make him a bunch of money?
Halloween party: what did Sheldon dress up as?
In the first season of the series, Penny invites the entire gang over for a Halloween party she's hosting. Leonard sees it as an opportunity to show her how he would mix in with others in her peer group. The entire gang meets before the party and realize that they've all chosen to dress up as The Flash. They all leave to get new costumes but Sheldon's seems a little odd. Howard is Robin Hood, Leonard is a hobbit and Raj is Thor. Yet, what did Sheldon dress up as?
Sheldon is often criticized for his obnoxious and demanding behavior in his normal state but that is exponentially increased when he is sick. In this first season of the series, Sheldon gets sick and Leonard frantically leaves the apartment so he won't be asked to take care of him. Sheldon wound up going to The Cheesecake Factory and ultimately wrangled Penny to take care of him instead. This is when audiences got to hear Sheldon's sick song for the first time. What is it called?
What edible treat did Sheldon use as the positive reinforcement?
In Season 3 of the series, Penny and Leonard's relationship is going quite well and it has resulted in Penny spending an increased amount of time at his apartment. Sheldon takes this opportunity to impart some positive reinforcement tactics in order to modify her behavior. Leonard finds it incredibly wrong for Sheldon to try and change Penny in order to suit what Sheldon believes is "correct behavior." Yet, it is quite interesting that his tactics seem to work. What edible treat did Sheldon use as the positive reinforcement?
Sheldon’s twin: What is her name?
The guys walk past Sheldon's office and notice that there is a beautiful woman in there talking to him. Howard let it slip that he knew exactly where she was parked in the parking structure and the men seem to clamor to spend more time with her. It is later revealed that she is the fraternal twin sister of Sheldon and is there on a short visit. Her visit turns into a huge competition between the guys fighting over the chance to date Sheldon's sister. What is her name?
What's Sheldon’s Kryptonite
While Sheldon and Penny have been able to grow their relationship over the years, it wasn't always like that in the beginning. While the rest of the gang had already given in to Sheldon's obsessive compulsions, Penny was the only one to stand up to him for always getting his way. During their biggest altercation, the two began to seek revenge on each other. After Penny took up Sheldon's routine laundry day, Sheldon decided to throw all of her laundry outside. Yet, Penny ultimately got him to apologize because of a trick Leonard called, "Sheldon's Kryptonite." What did she do?
The university gave him some difficulties over changing his focus but in the end, it worked out. What did he change it to?
While the series has shown the characters making significant contributions to science, it's also been noted that nothing has truly changed in science for decades. While Sheldon is often thought of as the most intelligent person on the show, there came a point when he started to become frustrated with String Theory. After considering it a dead end subject, he chose to switch his focus to something else. The university gave him some difficulties over changing his focus but in the end, it worked out. What did he change it to?
What furniture were they arguing about?
One of the glaring points of Sheldon Cooper is the fact that he doesn't like change. Anytime something is different than how he has become accustomed to it makes him practically unbearable to be around and it often leads to rash decisions. There was a portion of the apartment that didn't seem to get much use and Leonard suggested buying different furniture to fill the space. This led to Sheldon wanting to break up with Amy until she proved that she was on his side about buying the furniture. What furniture were they arguing about?
Amy’s birthday gift: What was the gift he gave her for her birthday?
When Sheldon and Amy began dating again after taking some time apart, Sheldon is faced with a dilemma on whether or not to spend her birthday with her. The new Star Wars film was being released on the exact date of Amy's birthday and he purchased the tickets before they had began dating again. He ultimately wound up spending her birthday with her in an effort to show her how much he cares about her. What was the gift he gave her for her birthday?
Storage unit: What was the item that broke that sparked Sheldon to show the unit to Amy?
Just when audiences felt that they finally got a good handle on all of Sheldon's eccentricities, he revealed the last layer to his compulsive obsessive behavior. After one of his belongings broke, he became distressed over the idea of getting rid of it or recycling it. He opened up to Amy about his secret shame of hoarding all of his belongings in a storage unit. The items in the unit ranged from a previous pinecone collection to discarded toothbrushes. What was the item that broke that sparked Sheldon to show the unit to Amy?
Where was the expedition?
In Season 2, Sheldon is given the opportunity to lead an expedition that might have correlation to proving String Theory. With Sheldon being able to bring a crew along with him, he asked his friends if they would like to join him. Despite the idea of being trapped with Sheldon on this expedition, the group decides that it was worth it in order to be part of this extraordinary scientific expedition. In an effort to prepare themselves, they practiced in the freezer at The Cheesecake Factory. Where was the expedition?
The cats were all named after famed scientists, except for one. What was this one cat's name?
When Sheldon and Amy have their first fight, they don't work out their differences in a disagreement that wasn't too big of a deal. Instead, they immediately commenced to agreeing to never see each other again and then Sheldon went out and began adopting cats. He claimed that he wasn't thinking about Amy at all and that their ended relationship wasn't affecting him at all. Yet, the plethora of cats seemed to paint a different picture. The cats were all named after famed scientists, except for one. What was this one cat's name?
Winning back Amy
Sheldon and Amy got into an argument when he seemed completely disinterested by her achievements in her field. In an effort to skip over any emotional requirement, Sheldon attempts to win back her affection with an empty financial gesture. He took Penny along with him to the jewelry store so that they could pick out a present for Amy that would make her no longer be angry at him. While he got distracted by a pocket watch for awhile, he wound up finding something that she ultimately loved. What did he buy her?
How old was Sheldon when his dad died?
Sheldon's mother is often featured in the series and she's given some insight into how he was raised. She often comes with stories from Sheldon's youth and mentions his father frequently. Sheldon has also mentioned his father on a number of occasions, even though many of his memories didn't exactly paint him in the best light. One of the most heartfelt moments was when Bernadette's father seemed to bond with Sheldon while watching football on Thanksgiving. The sad part of Sheldon's father is that he passed away when Sheldon was quite young. How old was Sheldon when his dad died?
The relationship agreement Sheldon has with Amy, states that the other one has to take care of them when they are sick. Yet, Sheldon didn't seem to think of that part of the agreement when Amy got sick. He put that clause into the agreement, only thinking of himself and seemed irritated when Amy actually needed him to take care of her. She enjoyed it so much that she wound up prolonging her illness by faking the symptoms. When she is caught, Sheldon proposes a particular punishment. What does he do to punish her?
Sheldon’s ring: Where did the ring come from?
After Sheldon and Amy had been dating for quite some time, it seemed like he had finally met the woman that completely understood him. Amy was able to work around all of his eccentricities and even seemed to enjoy spending time with him. Yet, it still came as a huge surprise to audiences when it was discovered that he was about to propose marriage. The first time he planned to give her the ring didn't go off as planned because she broke up with him before he could propose. Where did the ring come from?
Online show: What is Sheldon's show about?
While Sheldon Cooper was born as a math genius with a huge propensity towards science, he was also hugely influenced by a television he watched as a child. Professor Proton was a science show that encouraged kids to be excited about science and he later got to spend time with the real Professor Proton, Arthur Jeffries. Sheldon undoubtedly was inspired to start his own program to reach out to others that share his same interests What is Sheldon's show about?
Train trip: What was the item he needed her to retrieve in his room?
Sheldon, Raj, Howard, and Leonard were all making their way to San Francisco to attend a convention and, of course, they decided to take a train. While it was the longer and most expensive method, Sheldon insisted and the group caved. Yet, while they were on their way, Sheldon realized that he accidentally left something crucial to the trip at home. He called Penny so that she could retrieve it for him. What was the item he needed her to retrieve in his room?
While they are at the pet store looking at the turtles, Sheldon let it slip that he had filled out an application that would take him far from Amy if he were to be accepted. Where was the destination?
Sheldon and Amy think that their relationship has reached the point where they are ready to take it to the next step. In their case, they feel that they are ready to adopt a pet together and choose a turtle as their best pet. While they are at the pet store looking at the turtles, Sheldon let it slip that he had filled out an application that would take him far from Amy if he were to be accepted. Where was the destination?
Howard’s letter: What did Sheldon say was in it?
Howard and Bernadette have a large closet that has become a dumping ground for all of the items that haven't been fully organized. This is the perfect environment for Sheldon to thrive in because he seems to find joy in organizing things. While sorting through everything, Sheldon found a letter that was written by Howard's father. Howard burned it before reading it and the group decided to each present an account of what was in the letter without telling him which one is correct. What did Sheldon say was in it?
While Sheldon is often portrayed as obnoxious and lacking in social skills, it's interesting to note that he's actually had a number of suitors over the years. A woman practically threw herself at him after they met at a mixer and there were Grad students that seemed utterly enamored by him. There was one Grad student that really stood out for her devotion to him and was featured twice in the series. Her second appearance showed that she had gone on to be quite successful in her field and she was also an Olympic swimmer. What was her name?
Physics Bowl: Sheldon is forced to create a different four-person team. What is his team's name?
When the group see that there is a spot open at the annual Physics Bowl, the group decides to create their own four-person team. Sheldon is a bit hesitant at first but then he becomes completely overbearing as a team member. He becomes extremely obnoxious, making it seem like he is the only one worthy of answering questions or making team decisions. It becomes so bad that they kick him off of the team and replace him with Leslie Winkle. Sheldon is forced to create a different four-person team. What is his team's name?
Leslie Winkle and Sheldon Cooper have had a difficult relationship from the very start of the series. Winkle once corrected one of Sheldon's boards that contained an equation with a mistake and she often talked down to him with various insults and remarks. Sheldon didn't ever give her credit for her accomplishments and had continued animosity towards her, especially when they would interact at the university. There was a particular nickname she had for Sheldon, which she called him a multitude of times. What was the nickname?
What is the name of the princess he compared to Lalita?
In the first season of the series, Raj Koothrappali is forced to go on a date when his parents set him up with Lalita Gupta. Raj discovered that he was able to talk to women if he has alcohol so Penny suggests that he take her to The Cheesecake Factory. While on his date, Raj gets smashed drunk and becomes quite obnoxious. Sheldon can't help but compare Lalita to a favorite Indian folktale book. What is the name of the princess he compared to Lalita?