The Ultimate Marvel Movies and Shows Quiz

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Marvel's superheroes leapt from comic book pages to blockbuster films and TV series. Test your mental strength with this HowStuffWorks quiz.

Howard Stark in "Agent Carter" is the father of which Marvel hero?

Howard Stark is the father of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

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The site of the charity gala where Vanessa is poisoned in "Daredevil" is said to be owned by someone named Van Lundt. What criminal organization does Van Lundt lead in the comic books?

Cornelius Van Lundt is the costumed villain known as Taurus, leader of the astrology-themed supervillain group called the Zodiac.

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What makes the spider that bites Peter Parker in "Spider-Man" special?

Although the comic book Spidey is bitten by a radioactive spider, in the movie version the spider is genetically engineered.

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Who accidentally creates Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron?"

Stark and Banner use the artificial intelligence in Loki's scepter to modify their incomplete global security software, and it becomes sentient.

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What is the name of the giant magical robot thing that Thor battles in "Thor"?

The Destroyer is an armored guardian that obeys whoever rules Asgard. In the comics, it's a suit of armor that you "wear" by projecting your consciousness into it.

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Who is the shadowy, crag-faced villain behind many of the events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Thanos seems to be trying to collect the Infinity Gems for some nefarious purpose.

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When does Nick Fury first mention "the Avengers Initiative?"

The post-credits scene in "Iron Man" was the launching point for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The character Claire Temple in "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones" is largely based on what character from Marvel comics?

Temple, played by Rosario Dawson, is a combination of Night Nurse and a doctor named Claire Temple.

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What company does Victor Von Doom own in "Fantastic Four" (2005)?

Von Doom Industries seems a little on the nose, but that's what he calls it. He should have just formed a band, like Van Halen.

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What is the full name of the villain Ronan from "Guardians of the Galaxy?"

Ronan is an Accuser, an official executioner for the Kree.

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In "Ant-Man," Henry Pym is the inventor of the Ant-Man technology. Which costumed identities has Pym taken on in the comic books?

In the comics, Pym started out as scientist, then became Ant-Man, then used his size-changing powers to grow and become Giant-Man, later Goliath; finally, he suffered a mental breakdown and became Yellowjacket.

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Who helps Tony Stark build the first Iron Man armor in "Iron Man?"

Fellow captive Yinsen helps Stark, sacrificing himself in the process.

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On "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," people who are exposed to terrigen mist and develop superhuman abilities are known as…

Unlike their comic book counterparts, the Inhumans on TV don’t live on the moon.

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In addition to superhuman strength, what superpower does Luke Cage have in the Netflix Marvel series?

His skin is impenetrable, which makes medical treatment challenging.

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What is the home realm of the dark elves in the Thor movies?

Malekith and the other dark elves are from Svartalfheim.

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Sebastian Shaw is the leader of what club in "X-Men: First Class?"

Shaw's Hellfire Club is mostly bent on world domination. The real-world Hellfire Club was mostly bent on getting drunk.

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What turns Flint Marko into Sandman in "Spider-Man 3?"

It's a particle accelerator that gives Marko his powers.

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The villain Killgrave in "Jessica Jones" never uses any other name, but he does in the comic books. What is his comic book codename?

While Killgrave likes the color purple, in the comic books his skin is permanently dyed purple, so he calls himself Purple Man.

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What is unique about the 1994 movie "Fantastic Four?"

The 1994 "Fantastic Four" was made on a tiny budget mainly to hold onto the film rights and was never released.

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In "Iron Man 3," the Mandarin's rings are purely decorative. What are they in the comic books?

Each of the Mandarin's alien space rings has a different superpower, making him extremely versatile and dangerous.

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What is Wilson Fisk?

Fisk offers an interesting interpretation of a Bible story in describing himself as "the ill intent that set upon the traveler on a road he should not have been on."

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What is the name of the senator pushing for the Mutant Registration Act in "X-Men?"

It's Sen. Kelly's anti-mutant law that sets the plot in motion.

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In "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," who is the Surfer a servant of?

Silver Surfer finds planets for Galactus to devour so he doesn’t devour Surfer's home planet.

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The armor worn by James Rhodes is known as the Iron Patriot and what other name?

The War Machine name is briefly discarded for being too militaristic, but is brought back in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

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In "Blade," Blade is half-vampire, half-human. This allows him to do something full vampires can’t do. What is it?

Since sunlight doesn’t hurt Blade, he's sometimes called the Daywalker.

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Who tries to kill the president at the beginning of "X2?"

Nightcrawler is brainwashed when he tries to assassinate the president.

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Where do the Avengers fight off the Chitauri invasion?

The climactic battle happens in New York City (though many of the scenes were filmed in Cleveland).

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Whose mind is controlling a supercomputer in a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier?"

Zola's brain patterns were preserved when his body was killed, which is still not as bizarre as his robotic face-in-the-chest body from the comic books.

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Who makes a cameo appearance in almost every Marvel movie?

Stan Lee, who helmed Marvel Comics for several decades, appears in most Marvel movies and also receives an executive producer credit.

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In "Iron Man," Obadiah Stane dies when his Iron Monger armor is deactivated, causing him to fall into a reactor. How does he die in the comics?

After spending months trying to destroy Tony Stark's life, Stane can't face defeat and kills himself with the repulsor blast on his Iron Monger armor.

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