Comic Coverage Pseudo-science Quiz

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Comic Coverage Pseudo-science Quiz

Superhero comic books have always been known for their unique brand of pseudo-science. How many of these outlandish devices 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 choice. I'll be using the standard A-F classroom grading, so take the test and see if you make the grade!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What substance enabled Ray Palmer to alter his size and mass as the Atom? 
    • A. 

      White dwarf star matter

    • B. 

      Antimatter

    • C. 

      Pym Particles

    • D. 

      Immodium

  • 2. 
    A brain-amplifying device created by Charles Xavier to detect the presence of mutants across the world.
    • A. 

      Cerberus

    • B. 

      Amazo

    • C. 

      Cerebro

    • D. 

      MODOK

  • 3. 
    Jay Garrick, the first Flash, derived his super-speed by inhaling the vapors of which substance?
    • A. 

      Hard Water

    • B. 

      Plutonium

    • C. 

      Helium

    • D. 

      Ionized Water

  • 4. 
    A Thanagarian device used by Hawkman to obtain the knowledge of a planet from the minds of its inhabitants. 
    • A. 

      Nth Metal

    • B. 

      The Ultimate Nullifier

    • C. 

      Absorbascon

    • D. 

      The Fusionkaster

  • 5. 
    What is the mathematical formula recited by Johnny Quick to invoke his powers of super-speed and flying? 
    • A. 

      4A(XYZ)3XY

    • B. 

      3X2(9YZ)4A

    • C. 

      E=MC2

    • D. 

      H/2 (b1 + b2)

  • 6. 
    Following the injection of the Super-Soldier Formula, Steve Rogers was exposed to what sort of radiation to complete his transformation into Captain America?
    • A. 

      Bio-Rays

    • B. 

      Gamma Rays

    • C. 

      Alpha-Waves

    • D. 

      Vita-Rays

  • 7. 
    What device grants the robotic Metal Men their intelligence and distinctive personalities?
    • A. 

      The Psioni-tron

    • B. 

      Midi-Chlorians

    • C. 

      The Flux Capacitor

    • D. 

      The Responsometer

  • 8. 
    A rare, energy-absorbing metal primarily found in the African nation of Wakanda.
    • A. 

      Adamantium

    • B. 

      Vibranium

    • C. 

      Inertron

    • D. 

      Uru Metal

  • 9. 
    A hidden race named the Inhumans gain superhuman abilities through the ritualistic exposure to this gene-altering substance.
    • A. 

      The Vapors of Valtorr

    • B. 

      Zeta Beams

    • C. 

      Terrigen Mists

    • D. 

      Miracle-Gro

  • 10. 
    To avoid this explosive substance falling into enemy hands, Roy Lincoln swallowed it, which then cursed him with the destructive powers of the Human Bomb.
    • A. 

      Miraclo

    • B. 

      X-24

    • C. 

      Serum-X

    • D. 

      Ilium 349