Quiz: A Wardrobe of Invisible Cloaks

Staff

4 Min Quiz

Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

That's quite a snazzy outfit you have on, but an invisibility cloak would totally complete the look. But which one will you choose from the wardrobe of invisibility? We better test your knowledge on the subject of invisibility in fiction and myth.

The invisibility cloak is a favorite fashion accessory of wizards and warlocks -- and famous boy wizard Harry Potter certainly had a nice one. Why was it so special?

Harry's invisibility cloak should not be machine washed, as it is one of the three legendary Deathly Hallows given to the Peverell brothers by Death himself.

Advertisement

In "The Lord of the Rings," the wizard Gandalf exposes Bilbo Baggins' ring of invisibility as an item of considerable power. Who forged it?

The ring Bilbo obtains in "The Hobbit" turns out to be the One Ring crafted by the dark lord Sauron.

Advertisement

"Star Trek" cloaking devices render whole starships invisible. According to the "Star Trek" movies, a time-traveling James T. Kirk provides humanity with its first taste of this technology. What was he trying to do?

In the 1986 film "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," Kirk and crew fly back in time to 1980s San Francisco, where they plan to steal a whale.

Advertisement

Big-game hunters from outer space often find invisibility a must when hunting on Earth. Which of the following causes the cloaking devices of "Predator" aliens to malfunction?

"Predator" aliens seem to have a bad habit of diving into lakes and streams with their cloaking devices on -- no doubt voiding the warranty.

Advertisement

Some people settle for an invisible cloak; others go all out and purchase an invisible airplane. Which comic book character owned one?

Wonder Woman's invisible plane allowed her to fly through the air, seemingly in an upright and seated position.

Advertisement

Other superheroes can actually turn themselves invisible. Which of the following super groups has Marvel's Invisible Woman NOT been a part of?

While primarily a member of the Fantastic Four, the Invisible Woman has also teamed with The Avengers. She's not Canadian enough to be a member of Alpha Flight, however.

Advertisement

Who played the title role in the classic 1933 adaptation of "The Invisible Man?"

As the opening lyrics in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" remind us, Claude Rains was in fact the Invisible Man.

Advertisement

Which Greek hero, by some accounts, wore a cap of invisibility to kill Medusa?

Also known as the Helm of Hades, the cap helped Perseus defeat the deadly Gorgon -- at least in some versions of the myth.

Advertisement

Another cloak of invisibility, the Tarnkappe, aids the hero Siegfried in which Middle High German epic?

That would be Richard Wagner's operatic adaptation of "The Nibelungenlied, "Der Ring des Nibelungen."

Advertisement

In Shakespeare's day, what seed was said to render a person invisible if eaten? Said to be visible only on St. John's Eve, it is referenced in "Henry IV."

We know now that ferns actually have spores, not seeds, but the tiny spores were long thought to be seeds. As some of them were nearly invisible to the naked eye, it was believed that consumption would pass this power onto a human.

Advertisement

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!

Explore More Quizzes