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Are You a Geek?

There comes a time in a person's life when they have to answer the important questions. What are my religious/philosophical beliefs? What are my political affiliations? How much of a geek am I? Well, with the first two you are on your own. But with that last one I am here to help. Take this handy dandy quiz and find out just how much geek cred you have! It covers the areas of sci-fi and fantasy with a heavy emphasis on comics, as these are the cornerstone of current geek culture. You're welcome world.


For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What saying did PerryWhite make famous?
    • Great Scott
    • Holy Mackeral
    • Great Caesar's ghost
    • WTF?
  2. The first Supergirl to appear after the Crisis on Infinite Earths story was:
    • Kryptonian
    • an protoplasmic shapeshifter
    • a clone of the original Supergirl
    • Toyman's girlfriend
  3. Which hero never appeared on the Super Friends television show?
    • The Phantom
    • Green Arrow
    • The Flash
    • Plastic Man
  4. Caliban had a crush on which mutant?
    • Rachel Summers
    • Ororo Munroe
    • Jean-Paul Brebier
    • Kitty Pryde
  5. What doe the TIE in TIE Fighter stand for?
    • Turbo Inertia Energizer
    • Twin Ion Engine
    • Thruster Ionized Energy
    • Tuned Ion Electronics
  6. After having a nervous breakdown, Superman once masqueraded as what hero?
    • Guardian
    • Goliath
    • Golem
    • Gangbuster
  7. In the comics, who were the founding members of the Avengers?
    • Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Giant Man
    • Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye
    • Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Giant Man, Wasp
    • Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Ant Man, Wasp
  8. What role did Majel Barrett NOT play in Star Trek?
    • Nurse Chapel
    • Deanna Troi's mom
    • the ship computer
    • the Romulan captain who had the hots for Spock
    • Number One
  9. What television station did Clark Kent once work for?
    • WGBS
    • WABC
    • WKLM
    • WKRP
    • CW
  10. What sci-fi franchise did Peter Cushing NOT appear in?
    • Star Wars
    • Star Trek
    • Dr. Who
    • Space : 1999
  11. In the comics, which is NOT a name that Steve Rogers has used?
    • Captain America
    • The Captain
    • Nomad
    • The Flagg
  12. Who is the Inhuman who looks like a dog and has teleportation powers?
    • Rex
    • K-9
    • Lockjaw
    • Cosmo
  13. When Sabretooth was first introduced he was described as:
    • a modern pirate
    • a master assassin
    • a cunning strategist
    • a great tracker
  14. Akira helped destroy what city?
    • Neo-Sapparo
    • Neo-Hiroshima
    • Neo-Tokyo
    • Neo-Nagasaki
  15. What was Optimus Prime's original name?
    • Omega Supreme
    • Alpha Trion
    • Maximum Overdrive
    • Orion Pax
  16. What was the name of the original Hobgoblin's goon?
    • Matt Tiemy
    • Lefty Donovan
    • Harry Osborn
    • Wings Hauser
  17. The Pre-Crisis Superman once posed as what other hero?
    • Nightwing
    • Flamebird
    • Magnificent Man
    • Dynamoid
  18. In what city does Starfleet have its headquarters?
    • Washington DC
    • Geneva Switzerland
    • San Francisco CA
    • New York NY
  19. Kull was the ruler of what ancient land?
    • The Savage Land
    • Cimmeria
    • Aquilonia
    • Atlantis
  20. What job did the Leader have before his Gamma ray accident?
    • lab assistant
    • plumber
    • janitor
    • security guard
  21. What is the Riddler's real name?
    • Harvey Dent
    • Oswald Cobblepot
    • Edward Nigma
    • Alfred Pennyworth
  22. Who created the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons?
    • Gary Gygax
    • Robert Jordan
    • Hank Azaria
    • Steve Wozniak
  23. Who was Superman's aquatic love interest?
    • Mera
    • Marrina
    • Lori Lemaris
    • Ariel
  24. During his cross country rampage, what hero did Doomsday put in a coma?
    • Bloodwynd
    • Blue Beetle
    • Booster Gold
    • Guy Gardner
  25. When was the term Sith first used?
    • In the novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope
    • In the video game Knights of the Old Republic
    • In Star Wars The Phantom Menace
    • In the Marvel comics run of Star Wars
  26. In what year was the first Lord of the Rings film adaptation released?
    • 1967
    • 2001
    • 1999
    • 1978
  27. Which of the following was not a Jack Kirby creation?
    • Sub-Mariner
    • Captain America
    • Dr. Doom
    • The Silver Surfer
  28. Before J.J. Abrams reset the timeline, where was Captain James T. Kirk born?
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • space
    • Iowa
  29. Which lucky superhero teleported into She-Hulk's shower while she was using it?
    • Nightcrawler
    • Spider-Man
    • Comet Man
    • Speedball
  30. Which rock band appeared in an issue of Howard the Duck?
    • Van Halen
    • Kiss
    • Led Zeppelin
    • Motley Crue
  31. Who was the original Hobgoblin?
    • Richard Fisk
    • Joe Robertson
    • Ned Leeds
    • Flash Thompson
  32. In the comic Days of Future Past, who is Rachel Summers in love with?
    • Magneto
    • Franklin Richards
    • Peter Rasputin
    • Johnny Storm
  33. What Spider-Man villain later took on the identity of Hobgoblin?
    • Jack O'Lantern
    • Will O' The Wisp
    • The Lizard
    • Rocket Racer
  34. The Ewoks' forest moon circles what planet?
    • Bespin
    • Tatooine
    • Endor
    • Yavin IV
  35. What superhero shares a name with a Dirty Harry movie?
    • Sudden Impact
    • Deadpool
    • Magnum Force
    • The Gauntlet
  36. What color are Superman's eyes?
    • green
    • hazel
    • brown
    • blue
  37. How did Adrian Chase, the DC hero Vigilante, die?
    • suicide
    • in Crisis on Infinite Earths
    • killed by Deadshot
    • gunned down by police
  38. What do tribbles hate?
    • wheat
    • Klingons
    • the Borg
    • space
  39. What weapon was Cletus Cassidy planning to use to kill Eddie Brock in prison?
    • ice pick
    • sharpened spoon
    • broken bottle
    • zip gun
  40. Howard the Duck first appeared in what comic?
    • Howard the Duck #1
    • Marvel Premiere #17
    • Adventure Into Fear #19
    • Chamber of Chills #18
  41. When the Fantastic Four first battled Galactus, what robotic construct did he use against them?
    • The Destroyer
    • The Ultimate Nullifier
    • Taa-II
    • The Punisher
  42. What company first published a character named Captain Marvel?
    • DC
    • Marvel
    • Fawcett
    • Gold Key
  43. Metallo has a heart of:
    • stone
    • kryptonite
    • gold
    • nth metal
  44. The sorceress Zatanna works her spells by:
    • speaking backwards
    • altering probability
    • speaking in rhymes
    • casting them through her familiar
  45. What cartoon character's death was nixed due to the negative fan reaction to the death of Optimus Prime?
    • He-Man
    • Papa Smurf
    • Johnny Quest
    • Duke
  46. Which Robin was voted to die in a poll taken of fans?
    • Dick Grayson
    • Jason Todd
    • Tim Drake
    • Damian Wayne
  47. When C3P0 says "Thank the maker" in the original Star Wars, to whom would he have been referring?
    • Anakin Skywalker
    • Yoda
    • An engineer at the Intech Corporation
    • God
  48. In the comics, what is Wolverine's real name?
    • Victor Creed
    • Thomas Logan
    • James Hudson
    • James Howlett
  49. What movie featured the weapon known as the Glaive?
    • The Princess Bride
    • Excalibur
    • Krull
    • Flash Gordon
  50. What movie included Liam Neeson and Patrick Stewart in its cast?
    • The Princess Bride
    • Excalibur
    • Krull
    • Expendables 3

Answer Key

  1. Great Caesar's ghost
  2. an protoplasmic shapeshifter
  3. The Phantom
  4. Kitty Pryde
  5. Twin Ion Engine
  6. Gangbuster
  7. Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Giant Man, Wasp
  8. the Romulan captain who had the hots for Spock
  9. WGBS
  10. Star Trek
  11. The Flagg
  12. Lockjaw
  13. a modern pirate
  14. Neo-Tokyo
  15. Orion Pax
  16. Lefty Donovan
  17. Nightwing
  18. San Francisco CA
  19. Atlantis
  20. janitor
  21. Edward Nigma
  22. Gary Gygax
  23. Lori Lemaris
  24. Blue Beetle
  25. In the novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope
  26. 1978
  27. Sub-Mariner
  28. Iowa
  29. Comet Man
  30. Kiss
  31. Ned Leeds
  32. Franklin Richards
  33. Jack O'Lantern
  34. Endor
  35. Deadpool
  36. blue
  37. suicide
  38. Klingons
  39. ice pick
  40. Adventure Into Fear #19
  41. The Punisher
  42. Fawcett
  43. kryptonite
  44. speaking backwards
  45. Duke
  46. Jason Todd
  47. Anakin Skywalker
  48. James Howlett
  49. Krull
  50. Excalibur

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 15 correct answers: You need to take a break from watching football or sitcoms and start boning up on your geek creds.

If you got between 16 and 30 correct answers: You probably have a geeky relative or partner that you've picked up some trivia from. Congrats, you've learned enough to be able to hang with them and their friends and not get sompletely lost in the conversation.

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If you got between 31 and 40 correct answers: Your midichlorian levels are about average. You can still be a Jedi, but you won't be bringing balance to the Force anytime soon.

If you got between 41 and 45 correct answers: You are not the geek this city needs, but the geek this city deserves. Or something like that.

If you got between 46 and 50 correct answers: You're a super-geek, a super-geek, you're super geeking out! Show this score to someone of the gender of your preference and you are all but gauranteed to get laid! Seriously, try it!

If you didn't score well, worry not! You can increase your geek cred by reading about my favorite comic books, the dark side of Star Wars, or about some of the animated shows like the Transformers, Thundarr the Barbarian, or the animated Planet of the Apes! Or maybe you want to read about some geeky music to get you in the geek frame of mind.

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