Sunday, May 22, 2011

Batman or Shakespeare?

Quick, who said the following:
Smoldering, I burn you—burning you, I flare, hot and bright and fierce and beautiful.

Or this?
Welcome destruction, blood, and massacre. I see, as in a map, the end of all.
Were those two lines from a Shakespeare play, or from a Batman comic?

You can put yourself to the test at Sporcle's "Shakespeare or Batman" quiz.  You might be surprised at the answers.  (I scored a measly 67%.)

After that, you can go on to quiz yourself in how many U.S. Presidents you can name in ten minutes.  I somewhat redeemed my self-esteem for the paltry showing in the Shakespeare/Batman quiz by naming 36 out of 44 presidents.  I'm not sure if knowing who James K. Polk is is a better thing than being able to name a Batman quote, but I take my comics quizzes seriously.

There are quite a few other comics-related quizzes at Sporcle, even quizzes relating only to DC Comics, if you want to take a look.

(Also sad: I didn't know what Captain America's real name was.  Have I mentioned I want to go in to every Marvel movie completely fresh?  Doesn't get fresher than that.)

Have fun!

Oh, and Frank, this one's for you:

Color me surprised!


Eyz said...

I just love "Hub City". Such a fun random name^^

SallyP said...

Dagnabit. I got all the presidents with the exception of whomever came after James Garfield. It's going to drive me NUTS now!

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Diabolu Frank said...


Diabolu Frank said...

I missed General Zod (dubious,) Wonder Woman (stupid three years in Byrne's Gateway City,) the JSA (Civic City?) Kid Flash (Couldn't recall/care about Blue Valley,) complete forgot Nanda Parbat and didn't realize Hawkman was on there twice (missing St. Roch.)Some of these guys had multiple fictionopolises (Leesburg, anyone?) and Middleton is technically a real place (ghost town) where Middletown is not. Good quiz nonetheless.

Diabolu Frank said...

I got 97 out of 100 correct inside ten minutes on the secret identities test. I missed Thomas "Catman" Blake, Rachael "Raven" Roth and Victor "Mr. Freeze" Fries.