The Ultimate Captain America Quiz

Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What is Captain America's primary weapon?
His mind
A shield
He uses his shield to stop incoming fire and also throws it at his foes.
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In which year did the Captain America character first appear?
1939
1941
He was one of the most popular comic book characters in wartime America.
1946

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What was the alter ego of the third Captain America?
Jeff Mace
When he became Captain America, he donned a shield made of titanium.
Rick Jones
William Naslund

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What is the name of Captain America's alter ego?
Steve Rogers
His humble demeanor belies his superhero status.
Joe Simon
Joe Gareth

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Where was Steve Rogers born?
New York City
The all-American boy was born in an all-American city.
Charlotte
Denver

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In what year was "Captain America" discontinued?
1955
1950
Many Golden Age characters lost their popularity following WWII.
1963

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What other superhero was a part of the Invaders during WWII?
Human Torch
Namor the Sub-Mariner also took part in WWII hijinks.
Hawkeye
Scarlet Witch

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Which Captain American nemesis inadvertently killed himself with an avalanche in South America?
Black Talon I
Baron Zemo
Zemo is continually infuriated that Cap evades his homicidal plans.
Baron von Strucker

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How does Steve Rogers gain his superpowers?
atomic explosion
experimental chemical concoction
The serum is invented by the government to aid the fight against Axis enemies in WWII.
electrical accident

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Why was Steve Rogers unable to enlist in the U.S. Army?
His father was a communist sympathizer.
His mother's father was a Nazi.
He failed the physical requirements.
The serum, however, imbues him with the strength to become a super soldier.

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What secondary element was necessary to make the serum work properly within the human body?
ultrasound
special radiation rays
The so-called "Vita-Rays" triggered enormous physical pain but eventually caused a spectacular transformation.
A mercury injection

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Which supervillain manages to neutralize the effects of the super serum within Captain's body, rendering him powerless?
Iron Nail
Iron Nail's real name is Ran Shen, and he can transform into a dragon.
Blackwing
Dr. Octopus

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How high can Captain America jump?
20 feet
10 feet
He can also bench-press more than 1,000 pounds.
5 feet

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What was Steve Rogers' religion?
Catholic
He was from an Irish Catholic family.
Methodist
Unitarian

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How did Rogers' mother die?
Pneumonia
He lost both of his parents early in life.
Smallpox
At the hands of his archenemy

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What material makes up the bulletproof suit that Captain wears until his primary uniform?
Adamantium
Kevlar
Duralumin
This isn't fictional. It's an actual type of hardened aluminum alloy first created in the early 1900s.

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As Captain's special serum begins to wear off, he begins to succumb to what?
Dementia
Cancer
Paralysis
But like he always does, Captain eludes an untimely end and lives to fight again.

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Why was Steve Rogers the only one to receive the super soldier serum?
The research team destroyed the project, thinking it would be used for evil.
The lead scientist on the project was murdered.
The murder strands Rogers as a one-of-a-kind solider out to save the world.
The combination of serum and radiation was an accident that scientists couldn't repeat.

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In one instance, Cap is apparently able to sprint at what speed?
about 100 MPH
about 60 MPH
Imagine being able to run a mile in about a minute.
about 30 MPH

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Captain America's first mission is to foil the nefarious plans of which supervillain?
Red Skull
Red Skull is Hitler's evil successor.
Baron Blood
Crossbones

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Who is Captain America's primary sidekick in the early years of the comic?
Bucky
He was named after a childhood friend of writer Joe Simon.
Ricky
Tommy

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Which U.S. president ordered the project that ultimately resulted in the development of Captain's shield?
Eisenhower
McKinley
Roosevelt
The super-tough material was originally intended for tank armor.

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What is Captain America's shield made of?
Chromium
Vibranium
The material comes from meteorite remains found in Africa and Antarctica.
Titanium

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What is NOT an alias used by Captain America?
The Sentinel of Liberty
The American Crusader
In many issues of the comic book he simply goes by "Cap."
Nomad

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The first Captain America comic book showed our hero physically attacking which foe?
Hitler
He punches Hitler right in the face, setting the tone for the entire franchise.
Emperor Hirohito
Stalin

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As WWII-era conflicts wind down, what happens to Captain America?
He takes up a civilian job.
He becomes depressed and retreats to Alaska.
He is frozen in ice.
When he's finally thawed, his return is celebrated around the world.

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What occupation has Steve Rogers NOT held?
police officer
artist
lawyer
Captain America is known less for his brains and more for his brawn.

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What shape was Captain America's first shield?
triangle
It was a boring steel shield; his vibranium shield was disc-shaped.
rectangle
disc

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Which superhero team does Captain America join after being thawed from a block of ice?
Redeemers
Avengers
He immediately became the group's leader.
S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Steve Rogers settles in which city?
Newark
Philadelphia
Brooklyn
He moves to the Red Hook neighborhood in the early 2000s.

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