How well do you know the Marvel comics universe?

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From Thor's age to Star-Lord's dad, test your knowledge of some of Marvel's most entertaining characters.

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Doctor Strange
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Question 1 of 12 Score: 0

Where does Dr. Strange seek out a cure for his damaged hands?

After exhausting all modern methods to repair his hands, Dr. Strange travels to Tibet to seek out the Ancient One. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as the magician in the upcoming film, prepared for the role by teaching English for a year in an Indian monastery.

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Thor
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Question 2 of 12 Score: 0

How old is Thor?

Thor is at least 1,000 years old, consistently rejuvenating his youth by consuming the magical Golden Apples of Idunn in Asgard. By contrast, Wonder Woman, played by Israeli actress (and former law student) Gal Gadot, is an astounding 5,000 years old.

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Iron Man
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Question 3 of 12 Score: 0

The comic book version of 'Iron Man' is based on what real-life eccentric?

According to creator Stan Lee, Iron Man was based on the billionaire Howard Hughes. "He was an inventor, an adventurer, a multi-billionaire, a ladies’ man and finally a nutcase," Lee said. For the movies, starring Robert Downey Jr., American director Jon Favreau based that character off billionaire Elon Musk.

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Vanessa Fisk
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Question 4 of 12 Score: 0

Vanessa Marianna becomes the wife of this Marvel supervillain:

Vanessa Marianna, played by Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer in Netflix's "Daredevil" series, falls for the powerful Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin. Despite often disagreeing with her husband's criminal lifestyle, she is nonetheless steadfast in both her love and support.

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Wolverine
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Question 5 of 12 Score: 0

The clawed superhero Wolverine is what nationality?

Wolverine was actually created as a way to get the Canadian market excited about comic books. In his debut appearance, the comic cover proclaimed, “He’s here! The world’s first and greatest Canadian superhero!”

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Star Lord
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Question 6 of 12 Score: 0

Star-Lord's mother is from Earth and his father is from:

J'son of Spartax is the father of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. He meets Peter's mother after crash-landing on Earth and finding refuge in her home. In the sequel to "The Guardians of the Galaxy" film, J'son will be played by none other than American actor Kurt Russell.

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Spider-Man
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Question 7 of 12 Score: 0

This '80s heartthrob was originally sought after for Menahem Golan's "Spider-Man" film:

Filmmaker Golan, a prolific Israeli producer, attempted to bring "Spider-Man" to the big screen in 1985. The actor he most wanted to slip into the web slinger's blue tights was Tom Cruise. Though filming never happened, a teaser trailer still exists.

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Captain America
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Question 8 of 12 Score: 0

Captain America once faced off against this DC comics superhero:

In 1996, DC and Marvel comics partnered on a series where superheroes from each universe battled one another. Batman and Captain America ended up facing off, with the Caped Crusader pulling off the upset with a well-timed batarang hit.

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female thor
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Question 9 of 12 Score: 0

Which female character took on the role of 'Thor' when the original was unable?

Jane Foster, played by Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman, was revealed in 2015 to be worthy of wielding Thor's hammer Mjolnir. While he was incapacitated, Foster used the hammer's power to transform into the 'Goddess of Thunder.'

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Hulk comics
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Question 10 of 12 Score: 0

What allows the Hulk to increase his strength?

The Hulk's strength is rage-based, with his powers growing in direct correlation to how angry he becomes. Various Marvel comics have shown him using his powers to do everything from leap into orbit to breathe underwater.

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Venom comics
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Question 11 of 12 Score: 0

Who was first known host of the alien symbiote Venom?

Spider-Man was the first human to become infected by the alien, which requires another living thing to bond to in order to survive. Famed Israeli producer Avi Arad is helming a Venom solo film for Sony slated for release over the next couple years.

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Marvel characters
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Question 12 of 12 Score: 0

What superhero's healing abilities allows him to donate his organs to help others?

Deadpool's ability to regenerate his organs is so great that he regularly donates them to others in desperate need. His rapid healing has also allowed him to survive a nuclear bomb, dismemberment, decapitation and a host of other violent encounters.

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