The Suicide Squad Quiz

By: Ed Grabianowski

The Suicide Squad Quiz
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About This Quiz

Take a group of supervillains serving lengthy prison terms or even awaiting execution and send them on government missions so dangerous that some of them will almost certainly die. That's the Suicide Squad.
Who is the commander of the Suicide Squad?
Lex Luthor
Amanda Waller
Waller ruthlessly pursues the government's agenda (and her own) as commander of the Suicide Squad.
the Joker

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Where is the Suicide Squad based?
Metropolis University
Arkham Asylum
Belle Reve Penitentiary
Belle Reve is a prison for superpowered criminals.

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What comic book series did the original incarnation of the Suicide Squad first appear in?
"Action Comics"
"The Brave and the Bold"
The first Suicide Squad appeared in "The Brave and the Bold" No. 25 in 1959.
"Justice League International"

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What is the name of the government agency the Suicide Squad operated under when Waller founded the team?
Task Force X
The Suicide Squad was part of Task Force X, although they functioned independently or at the pleasure of other government agencies over the years.
Checkmate
the CIA

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In what DC crossover event did the modern Suicide Squad first appear?
"Zero Hour"
"Crisis on Infinite Earths"
"Legends"
Amanda Waller assembled the modern Suicide Squad for the first time in the "Legends" miniseries.

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The only people who were members of both the original Suicide Squad and the modern Suicide Squad were medic Karin Grace and…
Rick Flag Jr.
Rick Flag Jr. led the original team and is brought on as the field leader of the modern Suicide Squad (all subsequent questions will exclusively refer to the modern Suicide Squad).
Deadshot
Harley Quinn

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Who was the first villain recruited to the Suicide Squad?
the Phantom Stranger
Deadshot
Rick Flag Jr. recruits Deadshot from Riker's Island in "Legends" No. 2.
Cheetah

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How does Amanda Waller keep the villains on the Suicide Squad from going rogue while on a mission?
She maintains a list of their secret identities which she will reveal to the media if they disobey her.
She keeps a close family member of each villain hostage as insurance.
She makes them wear explosive arm bands that are set off if they go too far away.
The explosive bracelets are a simple but effective method of keeping the villains in line.

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Who was the first member of the Suicide Squad to die in action?
Mindboggler
King Shark
Blockbuster
Blockbuster was killed battling Brimstone in "Legends" No. 3.

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Barbara Gordon appears using what codename for the first time in "Suicide Squad?"
Azrael
Batgirl
Oracle
Gordon takes on the Oracle identity, acting as the Suicide Squad's technical support.

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Whose identity does Amanda Waller threaten to reveal if he continues investigating the Suicide Squad?
the Flash
Batman
Batman and Waller butting heads is an ongoing Suicide Squad theme.
Cyborg

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What did Waller's role become when the team was exposed to the public?
She continued to lead the team, but an actor pretended he was the leader to ease public tensions with the Squad.
While the actor was "leading" the Squad, they portrayed themselves as a more traditional hero team, but Waller was still in control.
She was fired by the government and only communicated with the Squad in secret.
She was demoted to NSA liaison.

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What other team was also part of Task Force X?
the Injustice League
Checkmate
Both the Suicide Squad and Checkmate were divisions within Task Force X until the events of the "Janus Directive" caused them to be separated.
the Crime Syndicate

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What role does Father Craemer play for the Suicide Squad?
Team Sniper
Team Medic
Team Chaplain
Father Craemer, the team chaplain, lets the members of Suicide Squad talk about their issues and desires for redemption.

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What traditional gag happens to most members of the Suicide Squad?
They get a pie in the face.
Captain Boomerang was the original pie flinger, but others have carried on the pie-to-the-face tradition.
They sit on a whoopee cushion.
They get cold water dumped on them while they're asleep.

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Which phrase is associated with the Suicide Squad?
"Carry on for us"
"Carry on for us" is a phrase often spoken when a major member of the team dies (which happens fairly often).
"Justice … like lightning"
"Redemption is both the key and the lock"

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Who was the only member of the Force of July to live through the explosion at the end of the "Janus Directive?"
Lady Liberty
Major Victory
Everyone in the Force of July except Major Victory is killed when Kobra's pule cannon explodes. Victory is then assigned to join the Suicide Squad.
Silent Majority

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How does Lex Luthor coerce Manchester Black into leading the Suicide Squad?
He tricks him into thinking it's a different team by making the other Squad members wear fake costumes.
The old exploding bracelet trick.
He injects nanites into Manchester Black's spine.
You know what they say, "Nanites in the spine, works every time."

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Why does Deadshot stay with the Suicide Squad for such a long time?
He likes the variety of teammates the Squad's frequent fatalities offers.
He's so abrasive no other team will work with him.
He wants to die, and their insanely dangerous missions give him the best chance of accomplishing it.
Deadshot's death wish keeps him on the Suicide Squad for obvious reasons.

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How does Slipknot lose an arm while on a Suicide Squad mission?
His arm is torn off by a robot.
Captain Boomerang tricks him into thinking the explosive arm bands are fake (they're not).
Captain Boomerang tells Slipknot he thinks the arm bands are fake, mainly to see what happens if Slipknot goes out of range. What happens is his arm is blown off.
Deadshot fires an explosive round into his shoulder.

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Who was the first non-villain to join the Suicide Squad?
Vixen
Nightwing
Bronze Tiger
Bronze Tiger was brought on when the team formed to keep an eye on the villains that were being recruited.

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What villainous identity did Amanda Waller take on during the "Blackest Night" storyline?
Dr. Light
Sinestro
Mockingbird
Waller posed as Mockingbird in a complex plan to manipulate both the Suicide Squad and the Sinister Six.

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Who was killed during a mission to stop Black Adam?
Atom Smasher
Persuader
Waller only wanted to goad Black Adam's family into committing a murder on film to discredit them, and Persuader ended up punching his ticket, leaving team leader Atom Smasher feeling manipulated.
Black Adam

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Arguably the most powerful incarnation of the Suicide Squad, assembled to defeat Imperiex, included what mind-altered monster who once killed Superman?
Bane
Doomsday
Manchester Black altered Doomsday's mind to align with the Squad's goals, but the mission was still a disaster.
Crocodile

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What happened when Sidearm tried to betray the Suicide Squad and leave while on a mission?
King Shark killed him.
Unofficially, King Shark has probably killed more Suicide Squad teammates than any other Squad member.
His arm band exploded, killing him.
He was caught by the criminal syndicate they were going after in the first place, and they killed him.

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Whose face does Deadshot end up wearing not long after Harley Quinn joins the Suicide Squad?
Harley Quinn
the Joker
Harley Quinn has a long conversation with "the Joker," actually a tied up Deadshot whom she has placed Joker's skinned face upon. Look, it's about true love, and you wouldn’t understand.
Robin

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In the "New 52" Prime Earth version of the Suicide Squad, Waller broke 37 criminals out of Belle Rive. How many made it through her brutal tests to become the Suicide Squad?
6
Seven made it to the first "mission," which was really just another test to see who could hold up while being tortured. Six made the actual team.
8
13

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What classic war movie is the Suicide Squad's "criminals offered clemency for taking on a suicidal mission" concept based on?
"Where Eagles Dare"
"The Longest Day"
"The Dirty Dozen"
"The Dirty Dozen" is about a group of imprisoned soldiers, some on death row, recruited to carry out a suicide mission to assassinate Nazi leaders just ahead of the D-Day invasion.

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What are the members of the "New 52" Suicide Squad kept in line by, instead of the old exploding bracelets?
surgically implanted nanobombs
It's just like the old saying, "Surgically implanted nanobombs, that's a thing now I guess."
a cybernetic mindwipe chip
Batman

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Who nearly kills Amanda Waller in one-on-one combat during a mission to Apokolips?
Nightshade
Granny Goodness
It was Granny Goodness, which is only surprising if all you know about her is her name.
King Shark

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