Superman Facts

A pretty easy quiz about a practically invincible superhero. Can you guess these facts about Superman?
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Last updated: February 5, 2017
First submittedFebruary 5, 2017
Times taken16,877
Average score68.4%
Rating4.26
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Hint
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His alter ego
Clark Kent
Newspaper he works for
Daily Planet
City he lives in
Metropolis
Town where he grew up
Smallville
… which is usually located
in this U.S state
Kansas
Planet where he was born
Krypton
His birth name
Kal-El
His father's name
Jor-El
Superman is faster than
a speeding ______
Bullet
... and can leap ____ _______
in a single bound
Tall Buildings
Hint
Answer
He is part of this team of superheros
The Justice League
His primary love interest
Lois Lane
His female cousin, also a superhero
Supergirl
His wealthy arch-nemesis
Lex Luthor
Villain who is a twisted, opposite
version of Superman
Bizarro
Villain who killed Superman
in a 1992 comic
Doomsday
Villain from his home planet
General Zod
Company that makes Superman comics
DC Comics
Actor who played Superman
in the 1978 movie
Christopher Reeve
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Level 6
Feb 5, 2017
I'm the first x)
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Level 60
Apr 13, 2017
No I'm Spartacus
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Level 66
May 9, 2017
No, I'M Spartacus!
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Level 84
May 9, 2017
I'M Spartacus!
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Level 87
May 9, 2017
Why are we referencing Spartacus on a Superman quiz?
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Level 75
Oct 12, 2018
No, I'm referencing Spartacus on a Superman quiz
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Level 76
Feb 5, 2017
Can you accept Supergirl's alter ego and real name?
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Level 48
Aug 4, 2020
Yes, please! I tried those first.
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Level 63
Feb 5, 2017
This has been my first "facts" quiz that I've been able to get 100% on my first attempt. Funny how there are no questions on Mr. Mxyzptlk or Braniac.

I'm serious about Braniac °___°

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Level 67
May 9, 2017
Is he as bad a dude as Brainiac? Or is he just evil on a wholewheat sort of basis?
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Level 58
Aug 10, 2020
I was looking for Mister Mxyzptlk. Growing up, he was one of my favorite Superman villians.
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2017
For all that it was a sales ploy, death of Superman was really good.
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Level 84
May 9, 2017
In retrospect should be renamed "the Sleep and Makeover of Superman"
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Level 84
May 9, 2017
you forgot "more powerful than a locomotive"
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Level 87
May 9, 2017
In the original comics Smallville is in Iowa. I don't think it moved to Kansas until the Donner movie. That's roughly 40 years of Kansas and 40 years of Iowa. I think both should be accepted.
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Level 60
Dec 1, 2017
In the original comics, Smallville's location was never specified. Same with Metropolis.
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Level 77
Aug 5, 2020
Metropolis, Illinois begs to differ. They have a giant statue of him, and in the 1970s the IL state legislature proclaimed it the official hometown of Superman, so it must be true.
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2020
I also thought Iowa, but I think I was conflating it with Captain Kirk.
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2022
Pre-Crisis, Smallville's state was never specified (as DC tends to do, like with Metropolis and Gotham City). One comic in 1978 said it was "a quiet town, nestled in the hills just inland from the eastern seaboard." Other official or officially sanctioned sources implied it to be in Maryland, or somewhere in the Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. Another placed it near Interstate 70, which could put its state anywhere between Maryland and Utah. At no point was there a definitive, widely-accepted answer.

Until Post-Crisis, of course. After John Byrne's reboot of Superman's origins, it's been pretty firmly established to be in Kansas. That gives us approximately 47 years of conflicting and uncertain locations, versus 36 years of Kansas.

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Level 50
May 9, 2017
Why does this have two stars? It's fine.
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Level 58
May 10, 2017
Under "his father's name" you should put "his biological father's name." Jonathan Kent raised him and an important part of the Superman mythos is that his earth parents loved him like their own.
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Level 60
May 10, 2017
I kept trying variations on Jonathan until I realized it said father, not adopted father.
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Level 75
Sep 13, 2017
Am I the only one who finds it quite amuzing that this quiz is called superman 'facts'
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Level 75
Dec 12, 2018
Hmm, don't think I'd ever spelled amusing with a z before
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Level 84
Jan 23, 2019
I like the clue "which is usually located in this U.S state". Makes it sound like Smallville drifts from place to place.
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Level 65
Aug 4, 2020
Much like Sokovia
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Level 67
Jul 15, 2019
I tried el-al first... I did get kal-el later though... Am I the only one? haha
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Level 82
Feb 17, 2020
I've never consumed any superman related media - no comics, no movies, no TV - yet I got all but two. I honestly have no idea where I knew 'Kal-El' from, but the character has clearly saturated the cultural zeitgeist. To be honest, though, one of the main reasons I've never got into it all is that he seems like a kind of boring character.
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2020
Completely agree. I'm not interested in Superheroes at all anyway but a protagonist who you know can basically do anything makes for very uninteresting stories
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2020
Technically, Doomsday didn't kill Superman. He just beat him into a healing coma that resembles human death.
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2020
Got them all except Doomsday, which was rattling around in my brain just out of my reach. I only got "Bizarro" from Seinfeld, and they don't even tie it to Superman directly. There's an episode where Elaine dates an opposite version of Jerry, and they label him "Bizarro Jerry." The show mentions Jerry's love of Superman a bunch of times, so I figured once I saw the clue that that's where Jerry got the name.
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2022
The Bizarro episode is one of my all time favorites. There's been a rumor going around since the show was on air that there's at least one reference to Superman in every episode of the series. Pretty sure that's false, but there are a lot --- thanks in large part to a Superman figurine on a shelf in his apartment.
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Level 71
Aug 5, 2020
How about accepting Kara for Supergirl?
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Level ∞
May 6, 2022
Okay
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Level 74
Jun 12, 2022
Dang it, I tried "Jar-El" for the dad. So close and yet so far...
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Level 15
Jun 12, 2022
easy when your dad is a superman fan
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2022
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