Say His Name! How Well Do You Know Walter White From 'Breaking Bad'?


By: Mohammad Agha

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About This Quiz

Breaking Bad is without a doubt one of the most popular and critically renowned TV series ever made. Starring Bryan Cranston as a cancer-stricken high school chemistry teacher, the show follows his decision to wade into the illegal meth business in order to make money for treatment.

Slowly, though, he's overcome by his own ego and morphs from a sympathetic victim into a depraved sociopath. The show is universally loved and is often cited for having some of the most perfect character arcs in all of television.

The series was nominated for numerous industry awards during it's run, including 59 Emmy Awards, winning 16 in total. 

In 2015, a spin-off prequel titled Better Call Saul was released, created by Breaking Bad visionary Vince Gilligan. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will be a continuation of the TV series. The movie will be released in October of 2019, exclusively on Netflix. 

Were you a huge fan of Breaking Bad? Do you remember all of Walter's greatest foes? If you need a refresher before the movie, still re-watching the tv episodes, or just began watching the show, see if you can ace our quiz about the hit AMC series. 

Don't forget to challenge your friends to see who's the real expert on Walter White from Breaking Bad

Walt uses this pseudonym when confronting Tuco Salamanca for the first time:

Heisenberg was Walter White's chosen alias in the series. The name is a tribute to German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), a key pioneer of quantum mechanics who died of cancer.


What is the name of the company Walt co-founds with his friend Elliot and his then-girlfriend Gretchen?

Gray Matter is the company Walter White co-found with Elliot and his then-girlfriend Gretchen. Walt eventually sold his share for $5,000. The company would go on to have a net worth of $2.16 billion.


In Season 1, Walt’s former colleague Elliot offers him a job. Why does Walt turn it down?

After Elliot reveals that Gray Matter has an excellent health insurance plan, Walt realizes that his wife Skylar had told him of the cancer. Walt's pride got in the way, and he ended up turning down the offer.


How old is Walt when he dies?

In the final episode of Breaking Bad, Walter White met his demise. It was his 52nd birthday on the day of his death. The last episode of Breaking Bad was watched by over 10 million viewers in the U.S.


When Walt retires from the meth business in Season 5, how much is his fortune valued at?

Walter White's fortune was estimated at $80 million dollars for one year's work. Walt was able to produce a large volume of meth following a train heist of 1,000 gallons of chemical methylamine. White would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for Hank Schrader meddling in his business.


Lydia Rodarte-Quayle helps Walt expand his empire overseas by shipping meth to…

In the series, Lydia claims that the Czech Republic is the largest producer and user of meth in Europe. Lydia began appearing in Breaking Bad starting in Season 5. Lydia also appeared in the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.


In the Season 5 episode “Hazard Pay,” Skyler walks in on Walt and Walter Jr. watching this movie:

In the episode titled "Hazard Pay", Walter White and his son Walt Jr. were watching Scarface. Unsurprisingly, Skyler is not pleased. Mark Margolis, who portrays Héctor "Tio" Salamanca in Breaking Bad, also had a role as Alberto The Shadow in Scarface.


What’s Walt’s middle name?

Walter White's middle name is Hartwell. Walt’s son Walter “Flynn” Jr.’s middle name is also Hartwell. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan's inspiration for the name came from his girlfriend Lucy Hartwell Rice.


What street do Walt and his family live on?

Walter White and his family live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The actual address of the home used in the series differs from the one on the show. The owners of the actual house installed a fence in 2017 due to the number of fans who would visit the home.


Who is the first person Walt kills?

Emilio Koyama is the drug dealer who Walt traps in the RV and kills with phosphine gas in the pilot episode. Emilio was Jesse Pinkman's former partner in the drug game and was the cousin of Krazy-8.


What country is Walt’s business partner (and eventual enemy) Gustavo Fring originally from?

The Gustavo Fring character was born in Chile. According to Gus, his childhood was spent in extreme poverty. His character was a mainstay in Season 2, 3, and 4 of Breaking Bad. Fring also made appearances in the spin-off, Better Call Saul.


What sports car does Walt buy for his son Walt Jr.?

Walt purchased a 2009 Dodge Challenger for his son Walt Jr. on a whim. Skyler makes Walt trade in the Challenger for a PT Cruiser. Instead of returning the car, Walt takes the car to an empty parking lot and lights it on fire.


Skyler lies to Hank and Marie and tells them that Walt got the money to pay for Hank’s hospital bills from playing this casino game:

Walt's wife Skyler lied to Marie about how he obtained his riches. She told Marie he was really good at counting cards, and make millions playing Blackjack.


Walter White is a brilliant chemist. Which of these supporting characters was actually played by a real-life scientist?

Marius Stan plays Walt’s car wash boss Bogdan -- he's also a senior scientist at the Nuclear Engineering division at Argonne National Lab.


Walt hides out in what state after fleeing the authorities in Season 5?

He lives in a cabin with no external utilities for months under the name Mr. Lambert, Skyler's maiden name.


Which of the following said, “Just because you shot Jesse James don’t make you Jesse James”?

Mike says this to Walt in the Season 5 episode “Hazard Pay”.


What is the name of the man Gus kills with a box cutter in front of Walt and Jesse in the episode “Box Cutter”?

The box cutter is bright green.


Which character was originally supposed to die at the end of Season 1?

Initially, Jesse Pinkman was set to die at the end of the season, but Vince Gilligan knew by Episode 2 that'd be a mistake for the series.


In Season 2, Walt and Skyler have a baby girl. What is her name?

Walt and Skyler's daughter Holly was born on December 27, 2008.


How many times does Jesse Pinkman refer to Walter White by his first name over the course of the series?

Jesse only calls him by his first name twice: Once in Season 2 - "You need me more than I need you... Walt." and again in Season 5.


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