Comic Book Pseudo-science II

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Superhero comic books have always been known for their unique brand of pseudo-science. How many of these concepts, characters, events, inventions, and substances do you know? Put your knowledge of comic book pseudo-science to the test!
Read the multiple choice questions below and click on the correct answer. I'll be using the standard A-F classroom grading, so give it a try and see if you make the grade!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The super-vitamin developed by chemist Rex Tyler that gave him sixty minutes of super strength and speed as Hourman.

    • A.

      Miraclo

    • B.

      X-24

    • C.

      Amazo

    • D.

      Vitamin 2X

    Correct Answer
    A. Miraclo
    Explanation
    Miraclo is the correct answer because it is the super-vitamin developed by chemist Rex Tyler that grants him sixty minutes of super strength and speed as Hourman. This substance enhances his physical abilities for a limited time, allowing him to fight crime and save lives. Miraclo is a crucial element in Hourman's superhero identity and powers.

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  • 2. 

    A substance invented by Dr. Sivana that kept the Marvel Family (as well the Sivana family) frozen in time for twenty years.

    • A.

      Chronoplasm

    • B.

      Suspendium

    • C.

      Eternium

    • D.

      Rejuvium

    Correct Answer
    B. Suspendium
    Explanation
    Suspendium is the correct answer because it is a substance invented by Dr. Sivana that kept the Marvel Family (as well as the Sivana family) frozen in time for twenty years. This substance has the ability to suspend time and prevent any aging or movement, effectively freezing the individuals in a state of suspended animation. It is likely that Dr. Sivana used Suspendium as a means of gaining an advantage over his enemies and keeping them trapped and powerless for an extended period of time.

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  • 3. 

    Adam Strange routinely traveled from Earth to the planet Rann using this instantaneous means of teleportation.

    • A.

      The Disintegration Machine

    • B.

      The Boom Tube

    • C.

      The Stargate

    • D.

      The Zeta Beam

    Correct Answer
    D. The Zeta Beam
    Explanation
    Adam Strange routinely traveled from Earth to the planet Rann using the Zeta Beam. The Zeta Beam is an instantaneous means of teleportation that allows Adam Strange to travel between the two planets. This method of transportation is unique to Adam Strange and is a key aspect of his character and his adventures on Rann.

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  • 4. 

    Cyclops of the X-Men must keep his dangerous optic blasts at bay by wearing a visor (or pair glasses) made from this substance.

    • A.

      Diamond-Quartz crystal

    • B.

      Neutronium crystal

    • C.

      Ruby-Quartz crystal

    • D.

      Sunstone crystal

    Correct Answer
    C. Ruby-Quartz crystal
    Explanation
    Cyclops of the X-Men must wear a visor made from Ruby-Quartz crystal to keep his dangerous optic blasts under control. Ruby-Quartz crystal has the unique ability to absorb and contain Cyclops' optic energy, preventing it from causing destruction. This substance is specifically chosen because it has the necessary properties to handle and regulate the immense power of Cyclops' optic blasts.

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  • 5. 

    Discovered in the year 2965 AD, this metal is the hardest and densest substance in the DC Universe.

    • A.

      Amazonium

    • B.

      Supermanium

    • C.

      Inertron

    • D.

      Durlamite

    Correct Answer
    C. Inertron
    Explanation
    Inertron is the correct answer because it is described as the hardest and densest substance in the DC Universe, discovered in the year 2965 AD. The other options, Amazonium, Supermanium, and Durlamite, are not specifically known for being the hardest and densest substances in the DC Universe. Therefore, Inertron fits the given description best.

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  • 6. 

    The original name of the device used by Starman to channel ambient cosmic rays into energy blasts, solid light forms, and the ability to fly.

    • A.

      The Cosmic Rod

    • B.

      The Gravity Rod

    • C.

      The Star Rod

    • D.

      The Star Sceptre

    Correct Answer
    B. The Gravity Rod
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Gravity Rod. The Gravity Rod is the original name of the device used by Starman to channel ambient cosmic rays into energy blasts, solid light forms, and the ability to fly.

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  • 7. 

    This special technology was used to create fabric for costumes that allow the Fantastic Four free use of their unique powers.

    • A.

      Pym Particles

    • B.

      Unstable Molecules

    • C.

      Carbonite

    • D.

      Flexatomic Molecules

    Correct Answer
    B. Unstable Molecules
    Explanation
    Unstable Molecules were used to create fabric for costumes that allow the Fantastic Four free use of their unique powers. Unstable Molecules are a fictional material in the Marvel Comics universe that have the ability to adapt and stretch, making them perfect for creating costumes that can withstand the powers of the Fantastic Four. The fabric made from Unstable Molecules allows the team members to freely use their powers without damaging their costumes.

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  • 8. 

    A Golden Age super speedster named the Whizzer gained his powers from this bizarre event.

    • A.

      A lightning strike while mountain climbing

    • B.

      Exposure to a fallen meteor's radiation

    • C.

      A transfusion of mongoose blood

    • D.

      Breathing the fumes of an experimental chemical

    Correct Answer
    C. A transfusion of mongoose blood
    Explanation
    The Whizzer gained his powers from a transfusion of mongoose blood. This suggests that the mongoose blood somehow interacted with his body, granting him super speed abilities. The other options, such as a lightning strike, exposure to radiation, or breathing chemical fumes, do not seem to be directly related to the Whizzer's powers as a super speedster.

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  • 9. 

    The name of the scientist who accidentally teleported J'onn J'onzz from home on Mars to the planet Earth.

    • A.

      Dr. Abraham Erskine

    • B.

      Dr. Niles Caulder

    • C.

      Dr. William Magnus

    • D.

      Dr. Mark Erdel

    Correct Answer
    D. Dr. Mark Erdel
    Explanation
    Dr. Mark Erdel is the correct answer because he is the scientist who accidentally teleported J'onn J'onzz from Mars to Earth. The other options, Dr. Abraham Erskine, Dr. Niles Caulder, and Dr. William Magnus, are not associated with this event and therefore are incorrect choices.

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  • 10. 

    The reality-warping Cosmic Cube was "created" by the scientists of this evil international organization.

    • A.

      HYDRA

    • B.

      A.I.M.

    • C.

      H.I.V.E.

    • D.

      The Secret Empire

    Correct Answer
    B. A.I.M.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A.I.M. A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) is an evil international organization that is known for its scientific advancements and technological expertise. They are responsible for the creation of the reality-warping Cosmic Cube, which grants its wielder immense power to manipulate reality. A.I.M. has a long history of developing advanced weaponry and conducting unethical experiments, making them the most likely organization to have created the Cosmic Cube.

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