How well do you know Batman and Superman?

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From the caped crusader's dating life to the family life of Kal-El, test your knowledge of these two iconic superheroes.

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Question 1 of 11 Score: 0

What 5,000-year-old superhero does Batman briefly date?

In the world of DC comics, Wonder Woman and Batman briefly date, but decide later to remain friends. That flirtatious relationship is hinted in "Batman v Superman," where the heroine, played by Israeli Gal Gadot, catches the eye of Bruce Wayne. Not bad for a gal reportedly pushing 5,000 years old.

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What element blocks Superman's X-ray vision?

The element lead blocks Superman's abilities to see through objects using his X-ray vision. While the metal stymies that superpower, it's useful in blocking Kryptonite radiation, one of Superman's greatest vulnerabilities.

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Which actor was a first choice for the role of Batman in a scrapped 1985 film?

When Canadian director Ivan Reitman was tapped to create a Batman film in 1985, his first choice for the role was none other than American comedian Bill Murray. As for the Joker? British star David Bowie was reportedly interested. Sadly, this incredible project never moved past development.

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What is the name of Superman's biological mother?

Lara Lor-Van is the wife of scientist Jor-El and the mother of Kal-El (aka Superman) on Krypton. The role of Lara was most recently portrayed by Ayelet Zurer, a prominent Israeli actress, in the 2013 film "Man of Steel."

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What is Batman's favorite food?

According to Batman Vol 1 #701, the caped crusader's favorite food is mulligatawny soup. An Indian dish, the soup generally contains a chicken broth, fried onions and curry. Nuts and rice, as well as a bit of wine, complete this healthy recipe.

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What sports icon did Superman fight in 1978?

Long before Batman took on Superman, the man of steel faced an even fiercer opponent: American boxing heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. A 1978 comic pitted the two against each other in a sporting event, with Superman temporarily robbed of his powers. Ali won in a knockout.

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Batman is the name of an actual city located in this country:

Batman is a city of almost 350,000 people in the country of Turkey. It is named after the nearby Batman River, a major tributary of the Tigris.

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In 'Superman IV,' what power does Superman use that he's never had in any other films or comics?

In 'Superman IV: The Quest for Peace,' produced by Israelis Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, Superman repairs the Great Wall of China using energy beams from his eyes. The superpower was apparently made up to save money on special effects.

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The look of Batman was inspired by this Renaissance artist:

American artist Bob Kane modeled Batman's costume after a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci of an ornithopter, a flying machine with huge bat-like wings. Other references to the Caped Crusader's look and identity came from Sherlock Holmes and the swashbuckler Zorro.

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Which American actor named his son after Superman?

In 2005, Nicolas Cage and his wife Alice Kim named their newborn son Kal-El Coppola Cage. The actor said his wife wanted an unusual but beautiful name. Kal-El, Superman's birth name on Krypton, immediately came to mind. "It had kind of a magical ring to it," Cage said.

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Before Henry Cavill became Superman, he was in the running to play this super spy:

In 2005, the search for a new James Bond came down to Cavill and British actor Daniel Craig. The producers ultimately decided they wanted an older Bond and went with Craig. Perhaps he'll take over when Craig retires.

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