The Batman vs. Superman Quiz

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About This Quiz

It's the ultimate superhero showdown. Whose side are you on? Take the quiz to see if you're on Team Batman or Team Superman.

Which superhero came to Earth from the planet Krypton?

Superman's parents sent him to Earth in an escape pod because his home planet Krypton was dying.

This superhero was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.

Bob Kane is co-creator of DC Comics and is credited with creating Batman with writer Bill Finger.

Did Superman or Batman first appear in Detective Comics No. 27?

That would be Batman. Superman first showed up in 1938 in Action Comics No 1.

How much did the finest known copy of Action Comics No. 1 sell for in a 2014 auction?

The copy, which is said to be better than any known copy of the comic, sold to an anonymous buyer for more than $3.2 million.

This superhero has a crime-fighting partner who was once part of a family of acrobats known as the "Flying Graysons."

Bruce Wayne, Batman's true identity, takes in Dick Grayson after he witnesses a mafia boss kill Grayson's parents to extort money from the circus that employed them. Dick eventually becomes Bruce Wayne's partner in crime, Robin.

True or false: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" received an R rating.

The movie has a PG-13 rating. However, the Blu-ray edition of Batman v Superman scored an R rating for sequences of violence.

What is Superman's nickname?

Superman is also known as the Man of Steel.

What is Batman's nickname?

Batman also went by The Caped Crusader.

In the first year of this superhero's comic book, he killed 20 evil doers.

Batman also slayed two vampires, three werewolves and a few monsters.

Who is the director of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"?

Zack Snyder also directed "Man of Steel."

What were Batman's parents' names?

As a child Bruce Wayne witnessed the murders of his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne.

In 1985 DC Comics hired Marvel's John Byrne to retool the Superman series. What was his new series called?

In 1985 DC hired Marvel writer John Byrne to retool Superman. The result was "Superman: Man of Steel."

True or false: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is the first live-action Superman movie NOT to feature Jimmy Olsen.

"Man of Steel" was actually the first live-action Superman movie that did not include Jimmy Olsen.

True or false: Two Oscar-winning actors have played the role of Superman's father, Jor-El.

Oscar-winning actors Marlon Brando and Russell Crowe have both played Jor-El.

What television comedy series episode heavily references the Bizarro and Bizarro World concepts from DC Comics?

"The Bizarro Jerry" is the 137th episode of the sitcom "Seinfeld."

True or false: Superman's home planet, Krypton, orbited a giant red star called Rao.

Rao was about 50 light-years from Earth and much larger.

Which villain breaks Batman's back?

Bane breaks Batman's back in "Batman: Knightfall" Part 11.

Which of these villains first appeared in the Batman comic?

Catwoman appeared first in "Batman No. 1" in 1940. The Penguin appeared in 1941, and the Riddler appeared eight years later in 1948.

What is the name of the dimensional plane where Kryptonian criminals are exiled for their crimes?

The Phantom Zone is where Kryptonian criminals are exiled for their crimes.

Who was the first criminal banished to the Phantom Zone?

Jax-Ur was banished for creating forbidden experiments with nuclear rockets that destroyed one of Krypton's moons.

Lana Lang, who became the superheroine known as Insect Queen, is which superhero's former sweetheart?

In "Superboy No. 124" Lana Lang gets a ring that gives her insectlike abilities. She decides to use her new powers to become the superhero Insect Queen.

Ace was which superhero's canine crime-fighting partner?

Ace the Bat-Hound was the canine crime-fighting partner of Batman in the 1950s and 1960s. Superman's dog Krypto first appeared in March 1955.

Which villain made his first full appearance in "Superman: The Man of Steel No. 18"?

Doomsday, who was created by a deranged scientist on Krypton, made his first full appearance in this comic.

True or false: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be the first time the two superheroes share the big screen together in a live-action film.

Several other superheroes make their film debut in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Which are NOT in the film?

Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg are all in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." The Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter, however, are not.

What year did Batman make his first live-action screen appearance?

It was in a 1943 film serial called "Batman."

The Joker is one of Gotham's biggest menaces. Which of these actors has NOT played the villain on the big screen?

Both Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson created chilling portrayals of the Joker. Willem Dafoe has never acted in the role.

How many types of Kryptonite are there?

There are five different types of Kryptonite: green k, red k, gold k, blue k and white k, all with different effects on Kryptonians and humans.

Which comic did the U.S. government censor during World War II?

During World War II and the top-secret Manhattan Project, the U.S. War Department demanded that DC delay a comic with Superman’s archenemy, Lex Luthor, launching an attack with what he called an "atomic bomb."

True or false: In "Man of Steel," Clark Kent publicly reveals his true identity.

His real identity was also revealed to the world in "Action Comics No. 41" on June 3, 2015.

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