The Batman vs. Superman Quiz

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

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This superhero was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.
Batman
Bob Kane is co-creator of DC Comics and is credited with creating Batman with writer Bill Finger.
Superman

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Did Superman or Batman first appear in Detective Comics No. 27?
Batman
That would be Batman. Superman first showed up in 1938 in Action Comics No 1.
Superman

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How much did the finest known copy of Action Comics No. 1 sell for in a 2014 auction?
$2.1 million
$3.2 million
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.
$2.9 million

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

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True or false: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" received an R rating.
true
false
The movie has a PG-13 rating. However, the Blu-ray edition of Batman v Superman scored an R rating for sequences of violence.

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What is Superman's nickname?
Man of Steel
Superman is also known as the Man of Steel.
Speeding Bullet
Locomotive

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What is Batman's nickname?
Gotham Avenger
The Caped Crusader
Batman also went by The Caped Crusader.
Bat Boy

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In the first year of this superhero's comic book, he killed 20 evil doers.
Batman
Batman also slayed two vampires, three werewolves and a few monsters.
Superman

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Who is the director of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"?
Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder also directed "Man of Steel."
David S. Goyer
Steven Spielberg

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What were Batman's parents' names?
Thomas and Martha Wayne
As a child Bruce Wayne witnessed the murders of his parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne.
Elizabeth and John Bruce
Angus and Elise Elliott

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In 1985 DC Comics hired Marvel's John Byrne to retool the Superman series. What was his new series called?
"Superman: Man of Steel"
In 1985 DC hired Marvel writer John Byrne to retool Superman. The result was "Superman: Man of Steel."
"Superman Returns"
"Superman: The Caped Crusader"

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True or false: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is the first live-action Superman movie NOT to feature Jimmy Olsen.
true
false
"Man of Steel" was actually the first live-action Superman movie that did not include Jimmy Olsen.

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True or false: Two Oscar-winning actors have played the role of Superman's father, Jor-El.
true
Oscar-winning actors Marlon Brando and Russell Crowe have both played Jor-El.
false

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What television comedy series episode heavily references the Bizarro and Bizarro World concepts from DC Comics?
"Seinfeld"
"The Bizarro Jerry" is the 137th episode of the sitcom "Seinfeld."
"Cheers"
"Friends"

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True or false: Superman's home planet, Krypton, orbited a giant red star called Rao.
true
Rao was about 50 light-years from Earth and much larger.
false

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Which villain breaks Batman's back?
Bane
Bane breaks Batman's back in "Batman: Knightfall" Part 11.
Two-Face
Mr. Freeze

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Which of these villains first appeared in the Batman comic?
the Riddler
Catwoman
Catwoman appeared first in "Batman No. 1" in 1940. The Penguin appeared in 1941, and the Riddler appeared eight years later in 1948.
the Penguin

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What is the name of the dimensional plane where Kryptonian criminals are exiled for their crimes?
Planet Zore
the Phantom Zone
The Phantom Zone is where Kryptonian criminals are exiled for their crimes.
the Krypton Zone

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Who was the first criminal banished to the Phantom Zone?
Nor-Kan
Don-El
Jax-Ur
Jax-Ur was banished for creating forbidden experiments with nuclear rockets that destroyed one of Krypton's moons.

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

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

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Which villain made his first full appearance in "Superman: The Man of Steel No. 18"?
Doomsday
Doomsday, who was created by a deranged scientist on Krypton, made his first full appearance in this comic.
Metallo
Parasite

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True or false: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be the first live-action film to feature both Batman and Superman.
true
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will be the first time the two superheroes share the big screen together in a live-action film.
false

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Several other superheroes make their film debut in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Which are NOT in the film?
Wonder Woman and Aquaman
the Flash and Cyborg
Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter
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.

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What year did Batman make his first live-action screen appearance?
1956
1943
It was in a 1943 film serial called "Batman."
1940

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The Joker is one of Gotham's biggest menaces. Which of these actors has NOT played the villain on the big screen?
Heath Ledger
Jack Nicholson
Willem Dafoe
Both Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson created chilling portrayals of the Joker. Willem Dafoe has never acted in the role.

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How many types of Kryptonite are there?
three
four
five
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.

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

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True or false: In "Man of Steel," Clark Kent publicly reveals his true identity.
true
His real identity was also revealed to the world in "Action Comics No. 41" on June 3, 2015.
false

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