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Test Your Comic Book Knowledge! – 10/4

Here’s a 20-question comic book trivia quiz. Try and see how many you know!

It’s a Small World, After All

Name the (non-US) countries that these Marvel and DC superheroes are from.

Enjoy!

1. Templar
2. Wolverine
3. Wild Huntsmen
4. Defensor
5. Impala
6. Banshee
7. Fire
8. Godiva
9. Talisman (female)
10. Nightcrawler
11. Ice
12. Honey Lemon
13. Crimson Fox
14. Talisman (male)
15. Bushmaster
16. Ursa Minor
17. Thunderlord
18. Arabian Knight
19. Spitfire
20. Tuatara

Good luck, and have fun!

33 Comments

Wolverine is Canadian, Banshee is Irish, Fire is Brazilian, Nightcrawler is German, Ice is, what, Norwegian?, Crimson Fox is French, Tuatara is probably from New Zealand, because that’s the only place a tuatara lives.

Ha! I took all the easy ones, suckers!

SanctumSanctorumComix

October 4, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Some I know, other’s I’ll take a stab.

1. Templar – England?
2. Wolverine – Canada (America Jr)
3. Wild Huntsmen – Scotland?
4. Defensor – Spain (or was it Mexico? damn)
5. Impala – Italy?
6. Banshee – Ireland
7. Fire – Brazil
8. Godiva – England?
9. Talisman (female) – Canada (Alpha Flight- daughter of Shaman)

10. Nightcrawler – Germany
11. Ice – Nederlands?
12. Honey Lemon – England???
13. Crimson Fox – France
14. Talisman (male) – Canada (Shaman of Alpha Flight was briefly called Talisman too)

15. Bushmaster – Congo?
16. Ursa Minor – Russia
17. Thunderlord – wherever baked beans are sold.
18. Arabian Knight – Saudi Arabia
19. Spitfire – England
20. Tuatara – Austrailia or New Zealand

How’d I do?

~P~
P-TOR

Oh…and WOO HOO!
First post!

Whenever there is a triva thing at CSBG I always feel like an idiot because they are way too hard for me.

2. Wolverine – Canada
6. Banshee – Ireland
10. Nightcrawler – Germany

1. Templar- England
2. Wolverine- Canada
3. Wild Huntsman- Russia
4. Defensor- no idea
5. Impala- South Africa
6. Banshee- Ireland
7. Fire- Brazil
8. Godiva- England
9. Talisman (female)- Canada
10. Nightcrawler- Germany
11. Ice- Norway
12. Honey Lemon- no idea
13. Crimson Fox- France
14. Talisman (male)- Canada?
15. Bushmaster- Venezuela
16. Ursa Minor- Russia
17. Thunderlord- Tibet
18. Arabian Knight- Saudi Arabia
19. Spitfire- England
20. Tuatara- New Zealand

Yay for most of them being Global Guardians! I always liked them and remembered most of them from their appearances in Justice League and Who’s Who.

The male Talisman is Australian. He was in the original Contest of Champions. I believe the rest has been called by now.

Sanctum and Andrew got most of ‘em. Defensor’s from Argentina, and Honey Lemon’s from Japan.

Honey Lemon is from Japan, I think?

Goofy ass question: Are there two or more Arabian Knights? Back in the Hulk’s early 80s tour of the Mideast, he encountered Sabra in Israel and an Arabian Knight (I think) in Egypt.

Two issues later he ran afoul of Ursa Major and the rest of the Soviet Super Soldiers. (Are they now based in Russia? Ukraine? Latervia?)

Without seeing anybody else’s responses:
2. Canada
3. Germany (West, I guess)
5. Kenya? Africa, someplace, anyway
6. Ireland
7. Brazil
8. England
9. Canada
10. Germany (dunno which one)
11. Norway
13. France
15. Uh, Venezuela, I think
16. Russia, or, if you insist, USSR
17. Taiwan?
20. New Zealand

oh, c’mon! Defensor’s from Cybertron, of course! :D

The second Arabian Knight just made his debut the other week, unless you count the one in Black Panther, which I don’t.

2. Wolverine – Canada
4. Defensor – Cybertron
6. Banshee – Ireland
7. Fire – Brazil
10. Nightcrawler – Deutschland
11. Ice – Iceland?
13. Crimson Fox – France
15. Bushmaster – Australia
16. Ursa Minor – Russia
19. Spitfire – UK

I did not read B Cole’s comment before I posted that.

without looking at any comments so far:

1. Templar-France?
2. Wolverine-Canada
3. Wild Huntsmen-?
4. Defensor-?
5. Impala-damn…I forget
6. Banshee-Ireland
7. Fire-Brazil
8. Godiva-?
9. Talisman (female)-?
10. Nightcrawler-he’s German/Austrian
11. Ice-damn
12. Honey Lemon-?
13. Crimson Fox-?
14. Talisman (male)-?
15. Bushmaster-?
16. Ursa Minor-?
17. Thunderlord-?
18. Arabian Knight-Ill guess and say Saudi Arabia
19. Spitfire-?
20. Tuatara-?

yeah, I got all the easy ones

By the way, do we ever get the answers to these? I’m still waiting for the answers for the supporting-characters one.

B Cole and Michael both beat me to Defensor’s place of origin. :-)

Anyhoo…

They are all from AMERICA. They are all fictional characters created in the UNITED STATES.

2. Wolverine – Canada

10. Nightcrawler – Germany

who the hell are the others?!

4 8 15 16 23 42

Without looking..

2. Wolverine – Canada
7. Fire – Argentina?
10. Nightcrawler – Germany
11. Ice – Norway
13. Crimson Fox – France
15. Bushmaster – Australia?

Arse – I got Fire wrong

1. Templar-England
2. Wolverine-Canada
3. Wild Huntsmen-Germany
4. Defensor-Argentina
5. Impala-Kenya
6. Banshee-Ireland
7. Fire-Brazil
8. Godiva-England
9. Talisman (female)Canada
10. Nightcrawler-Germany
11. Ice-Norway
12. Honey Lemon-?
13. Crimson Fox-France
14. Talisman (male)-Australia
15. Bushmaster-Australia?
16. Ursa Minor-Russia
17. Thunderlord-China
18. Arabian Knight-Saudi Arabia
19. Spitfire-England
20. Tuatara-New Zealand

Without looking at anybody else’s answers:

1. Templar – England
2. Wolverine – Canada
3. Wild Huntsmen – Germany
4. Defensor – I have no idea. I keep thinking of the Transformer.
5. Impala – Kenya
6. Banshee – Ireland
7. Fire – Brazil
8. Godiva – England
9. Talisman (female) – Canada
10. Nightcrawler – Germany
11. Ice – Norway
12. Honey Lemon – Japan
13. Crimson Fox – France
14. Talisman (male) – Australia
15. Bushmaster – Australia
16. Ursa Minor – Russia
17. Thunderlord – Vietnam
18. Arabian Knight – Saudi Arabia
19. Spitfire – England
20. Tuatara – New Zealand

19/20, I can live with that (and I guessed right that Defensor was from “Contest of Champions”) – but, wow, you mostly picked some awfully obvious ones. Centrix, for example – that would have been tough.

Didn’t Origin retcon Logan into an American?

And Thunderlord was Taiwanese.

IIRC Origin never gave any clue as to what country it was set in

Without looking at any of the previous comments/answers:

1. England
2. Canada
3. Scandanavia
4. Mexico
5. South Africa
6. Ireland
7. Brazil
8. England
9. Canada
10. Germany
11. Norway
12. Who?
13. Paris
14. Australia (this was the guy from Clash of the
Champions, right?)
15. Congo
16. Russia/Soviet Union
17. China
18. Saudi Arabia
19. England
20. New Zealand

Thought Nightcrawler was Austrian?

Eric the half a bee

October 5, 2006 at 4:14 pm

I am far from an expert, but I am incredibly anal, so I think that Defensor is from Argentina, Impala is actually from Zambia, and although Crimson Fox is certainly ethnically French, I think that an issue of JLE established that they were actually born in Algeria.

1. Templar — England (but that’s a guess)
2. Wolverine — Canada, eh.
3. Wild Huntsmen — if you mean the Wild Huntsman, Germany
4. Defensor — Spain
5. Impala — South Africa
6. Banshee — Ireland
7. Fire — Brazil
8. Godiva — England
9. Talisman (female)– Canada
10. Nightcrawler — Germany
11. Ice — Norway
12. Honey Lemon
13. Crimson Fox — France
14. Talisman (male) — Australia
15. Bushmaster — Australia
16. Ursa Minor — Do you mean Ursa Major? Russia, if so.
17. Thunderlord — Taiwain
18. Arabian Knight — Saudi Arabia
19. Spitfire — England
20. Tuatara — New Zealand

This is all off the top of my head (and with a very quick scroll–down to the posting field to avoid reading what’s already up, honest!) to be fair. Wolverine (Canadian), Banshee (Irish) and Nightcrawler (German, Austrian or something of the sort) are the only characters I recognized for sure. I think that Spitfire is the flame–powered woman from Roy Thomas’s Invaders (and, if so, English). Crimson Fox was the subject of one of the recent Urban Legend pieces and seemed French there. Bushmaster sounds Australian. I guess that’s just me not reading much in the way of new comics in the past dozen years. Even so, it was fun, Brian. Thanks. Let’s post this and check the others.

Now I’ve looked. I should have suspected the Global Guardians, which Andrew Collins gave a “yay!” Me, my first thought was, “That’s taking the easy way out,” but I’ll admit that there may not have been enough “foreign” heroes in US–distributed comics otherwise. Hope you’re planning on posting a definitive right–answers list (or at least saying, “So–and–so got them all right, check his list”). If Nightcrawler is German, rather than Austrian (and I see that I’m not the only one to consider THAT possibility) or Swiss or something, then, given the fact that he debuted in the mid–70s and would have been born in the ’50s, East or West should need to be specified.

1. Templar – England
2. Wolverine – Canada
3. Wild Huntsmen – Germany
4. Defensor – Argentina
5. Impala – South Africa
6. Banshee – Ireland
7. Fire – Brazil
8. Godiva – England
9. Talisman (female) – Canada
10. Nightcrawler – Germany
11. Ice – Norway
12. Honey Lemon – Japan
13. Crimson Fox – France
14. Talisman (male) – Australia
15. Bushmaster – Venezuela
16. Ursa Minor – Russia
17. Thunderlord – Taiwan
18. Arabian Knight – Saudi Arabia
19. Spitfire – England
20. Tuatara – New Zealand

Hope you had fun!

Post–mortem:

My apologies for failing to notice the DC & Marvel proviso.

Since Nightcrawler IS German, West or East does indeed need to be indicated, but it has since occurred to me that maybe MARVEL never did so, which certainly lets YOU off that hook!

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