The Ultimate Superhero Quiz

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The Ultimate Superhero Quiz
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This quiz is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Bullets ricochet off its chest (although it ducks when the emptied gun is thrown at it). Test your knowledge of superhuman ability while we stretch your brain to the limits. Pow! Kunk! Whap!
After extensive consideration, who did HowStuffWorks conclude would win in a fight between Superman and Gandalf the magician?
Gandalf
Superman
It would be a draw.
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HowStuffWorks concluded that because he's virtually immortal and able to conjure magic, the Lord of the Rings' trilogy's Gandalf would eventually wear Superman down and win.

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Which newspaper does Peter Parker work for?
the Daily Bugle
the Daily Planet
the Daily Gothamite
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Wrong Answer

Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, works as a photographer for the Daily Bugle newspaper.

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In which Marvel comic did Elektra make her debut?
Green Lantern
Captain America
Daredevil
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Elektra made her debut in the first series of the Marvel comic Daredevil (Issue #168).

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What is the name of the Fantastic Four's archnemesis?
Llan the Sorcerer
Count Nefaria
Dr. Doom
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Dr. Doom, born Victor von Doom, serves as the old college rival of Fantastic Four leader Reed Richards and bane of the entire group.

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Which Spider-Man villain appears twice, first as a secret formula-crazed crime boss, then as his vengeance-bent son?
Green Goblin
Mysterio
Venom
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The Green Goblin (aka Norman Osborn) was long a thorn in Spider-Man's side before he died. His son, Harry Osborn, took up his father's mantle and continued the fight against Spider-Man.

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Which of these superheroes is a member of the Justice League of America (JLA)?
Aquaman
Apache Chief
Storm
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Wrong Answer

Aquaman is a member of the JLA. The other members include The Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, Superman and Wonder Woman.

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What are Wolverine's claws made of?
cadmium
adamantium
titanium
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Wrong Answer

X-Man Wolverine's claws are made from adamantium. His skeleton consists of the same durable (and fictional) metal.

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Who did Spy Smasher punch on the cover of a 1942 comic book?
Axis leaders
Uncle Sam
Captain America
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Spy Smasher clocks the World War II Axis leaders (Italy's Benito Mussolini, Japan's Hideki Tojo and Germany's Adolf Hitler) on the cover of a 1942 edition. Captain America punched Hitler in the face for the cover of his inaugural issue two years later.

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Fantastic Four foe Doom managed to steal the Power Cosmic, a force capable of destroying entire worlds, from which Marvel villain?
Count Abyss
Galactus
Living Monolith
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Galactus, also called the Devourer of Worlds, wears a special metal suit that helps him keep the Power Cosmic in check.

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Wonder Woman was created by a man whose professional training was in what field?
psychology
dentistry
criminal justice
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Wonder Woman was created in the early 1940s by psychologist William Marston, whose focus of research included differences between the sexes. Through his research, Marston came to conclude that women were the more honest and trustworthy of the two sexes.

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Which of the following superheroes is associated with the infamous line “Don’t make me angry; you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry"?
Flash
Batman
The Incredible Hulk
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This line was used in both The Incredible Hulk films in 2003 and 2008.

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In an attempt to appear more normal, the superhero Hellboy does what?
files his horns down
wears contacts
hides his right devil hand
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Wrong Answer

Because Hellboy is half human, he files down his horns as an attempt to blend in.

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Which of the following is NOT one of Wonder Woman’s special powers or weapons?
magic bracelets
lasso of truth
turbo boots
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Any superhero would benefit from the promises of turbo boots, but Wonder Woman will just have to use her regular speed. However, she is well equipped with her magic bracelets, the Lasso of Truth and even her invisible plane.

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How did The Fantastic Four obtain their superpowers?
evil curse
genetic manipulation
exposure to cosmic rays
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The Fantastic Four received their superpowers from exposure to cosmic rays during a space test flight.

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What does the special memory fiber in Batman’s cape allow him to do?
communicate with Batmobile
slowly fall
disappear
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Batman’s cape can be sculpted into a kind of glider that can slow his falls or even allow for short flights.

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What was Matt Murdock’s profession?
reporter
lawyer
police officer
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Matt Murdock, or Daredevil, was a lawyer.

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Before the Incredible Hulk became famous for his greenish tone, what was his original color of rage?
grey
blue
black
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The Hulk started out grey, but due to printing problems, the editor Stan Lee decided to go with green. He was sure that the color green would stay consistent after printing.

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What superhero can no longer transform back into his human form?
The Incredible Hulk
The Thing
Jacob
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Ben Grimm always had a minimal control over his transformation. As time passed, the transformations became rare and now he seems to be stuck as The Thing.

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Who was the first female member of the Justice Society of America?
Wonder Woman
Storm
Elecktra
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Wonder Woman was the first female member of the Justice Society of America. She was also the secretary.

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Which villain got his famed appearance from hazardous chemicals at a chemical plant?
Joker
Doomsday
Two-Face
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The Joker jumped into hazardous chemicals at a Gotham chemical plant while trying to escape from Batman. When he came out, the Joker discovered that his skin was white, hair was green and his mouth had a permanent grin.

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