Note: Erin Stough has been supplying readers with pop quizzes and interesting trivia about the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts since the beginning of the WDW POP! Quiz series. However, for this week’s quiz, she decided to venture into the MARVEL Universe, and her topic proved too intriguing for her husband, Eric Marino. So, he has stepped in to supply the questions and trivia for this special MARVEL themed quiz.
In July of 1991, I was 14 years old and paid my monthly visit to my local comic store. After this visit, my comic world would be shattered. At the time, I had only read about The Infinity Gauntlet through a small trade paper that contained synopsis of this soon to be released series. Unlike modern day comics, the writing level was significantly higher than that of my 14 year old brain. In fact, for most of the reading, I kept a dictionary nearby (remember no internet yet). Believe it or not, this comic book series actually boosted my SAT score since words like omnipotence and ephemeral actually did appear on the test.
The Infinity Gauntlet was released as a six part mini-series in 1991 between July and December with two follow up series: The Infinity War and The Infinity Crusade. The series focused on Thanos of Titan, and unlike the cinematic universe, began after Thanos had already seized control over the infinity stones, making him virtually unstoppable by almost any being in the Marvel Universe. The following quiz starts off easy and progresses in difficulty. Getting all questions correct grants you the prize of omnipotence! Okay it doesn’t, but we can pretend.
1. Who is the main antagonist (villain) in The Infinity Gauntlet?
- Adam Warlock
2. What power does the Infinity Gauntlet grant its user?
- Healing Factor
- High Cholesterol
3. Who many infinity gems reside on the Infinity Gauntlet?
- 4 and 1/3
- 9 and 3/4
- None of the above
4. What fraction of beings in the universe did Thanos kill using the Infinity Gauntlet?
5. What cosmic being was Thanos enthralled with?
- Mistress Death
- The Stranger
- The Watcher
6. What infinity gem was eventually used to usurp the power of the Infinity Gauntlet?
Extra Credit: In my introduction, I alluded to the Infinity Gauntlet being almost unstoppable. What cosmic being did possess the power to defeat Thanos (or subsequent holders of the Gauntlet) but chose not to intervene?
- A Celestial
- The Living Tribunal
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