Superhero Names to the Rescue!
What defines a superhero? Is it superior strengths, special powers, or perhaps … a strong name? Put your smarts to the test with this quiz, featuring a POW!erful lineup of marvelous men and fantastic females.
Question 1 of 10
When she is not wielding the Lasso of Truth or flying an invisible plane, Wonder Woman flies undercover in the military as:
Diana Prince, the Amazonian princess, even without her powers, is a superior athlete and acrobat.
Question 2 of 10
Superman is known by many names, EXCEPT for which one below?
Jor-El is Superman's father on the planet Krypton. Nicolas Cage named one of his sons after Superman's birth name, Kal-El.
|The Man of Tomorrow|
|The Man of Steel|
Question 3 of 10
Which superhero is not one of the X-Men?
Johnny Blaze is the stunt motorcyclist who becomes the supernatural Ghost Rider.
Question 4 of 10
This lonely, shy high-school student is transformed into Spider-Man and learns that with "great power comes great responsibility." What is his name?
Norman Osborn, Otto Octavius, and Mysterio have all been Spiderman foes. Steve Rogers is the alter-ego of Marvel Comics character Captain America.
Question 5 of 10
What is Catwoman's real name?
Selina Kyle is the plain-Jane identity of Catwoman, a villain and love interest in the Batman series. Newmar, Meriwether, Kitt, and Pfeiffer are all names of actresses who have portrayed Catwoman.
Question 6 of 10
Which name is not one of the Fantastic Four?
Jack Kirby, the Silver Surfer
Jack Kirby is the creator of the Silver Surfer, who helped the Fantastic Four in their fight against Galactus.
|Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic|
|Johnny Storm, the Human Torch|
|Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman|
|Ben Grimm, Thing|
Question 7 of 10
This Irish name is shared by a sword-and-sorcery barbarian, a late night talk show host, a 7th-century saint, and the creator of fiction's most prominent sleuth?
The name Conan has many associations including Conan the Barbarian, late night talk show host Conan O'Brien, Saint Conan, a bishop of the Isle of Man, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Question 8 of 10
Poison Ivy was the first plant-based environmentalist super-foe. This botanist turned eco-terrorist first appeared in Batman issue #181 in June of 1966:
Pamela Isley is the name of the DC Comics character known for her lethal kiss, thanks to the presence of deadly toxins in her lips.
Question 9 of 10
What is the real name of comic book creator and former Marvel Comics president Stan Lee?
|Stan Lee Kowalski|
Stanley Martin Lieber
As an assistant at Timely Comics, Stanley Martin Lieber got his start filling inkwells for artists and erasing their pencil marks from the finished pages. Among the characters he created or co-created with collaborators were Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, and Iron Man.
Question 10 of 10
Which actor did not don the red cape as Superman or serve as inspiration for his alter-ego, mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent?
Christopher Reeve played the Man of Steel in the 1978 film, Superman with Marlon Brando, who was cast in the part of Jor-El, Superman's father. The name of Superman's alter-ego, Clark Kent, found its origins in actors Clark Gable and Kent Taylor and his mild persona was inspired by actor Harold Lloyd.
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