The Captain America Comics Quiz
by Staff
Captain America has been fighting for liberty for more than 70 years -- against Nazis, Cosmic Cube wielding madmen, alien invaders and corruption and fascism in his own government. Are you up to the challenge of this quiz on the comics?

Who is Captain America punching on the cover of his first comic book?

  • Dr. Doom
  • Hitler
  • Stalin

What hero did Captain America partner with consistently throughout the 1970s?

  • Iron Man
  • Bucky
  • the Falcon

What gives Captain America his enhanced strength, endurance and reflexes?

  • the Super-Soldier Serum
  • the Cosmic Cube
  • Adhesive X

Who created the Super-Soldier Serum?

  • Reed Richards
  • Arnim Zola
  • Abraham Erskine

Where was Captain America between the end of World War II and his rediscovery by the Avengers in the 1960s?

  • in suspended animation in a block of ice
  • stuck in a time bubble continually reliving his battles against the Nazis
  • trapped in a pocket dimension in which he was forced to fight against Communists

What was the first superteam Captain America joined, going by the Marvel Universe's time line?

  • the Avengers
  • the All-Winners Squad
  • the Invaders

What is the real name of Captain America's longtime nemesis, the Red Skull?

  • his real name has never been revealed
  • Frederick Keller
  • Johann Schmidt

If Cap was frozen during the 1950s, how did he appear several times during that decade fighting against Communists?

  • The 1950s Captain America was a clone created by the Red Skull.
  • Steve Rogers traveled back in time from the 1970s and 80s to appear in the 50s at crucial moments.
  • Several different men took on the identity of Captain America in the 1950s, but none of them was the real Steve Rogers.

What comic book series did Steve Rogers provide the art for in the 1980s?

  • "Sons of Liberty"
  • "The Uncanny X-Men"
  • "Captain America"

While Cap has had several love interests over the decades, his most enduring romantic relationship is with SHIELD agent…

  • Lacey Hennepin
  • Sharon Carter
  • Luke Foster

What was the name of the vigilante who murdered dozens of supervillains before eventually being defeated by Captain America?

  • the Punisher
  • the Scourge of the Underworld
  • the Enforcer

Who was Captain America's sometime partner in the 1980s?

  • Captain Britain
  • Nomad
  • Spider-Man

When Steve Rogers stepped down from being Captain America because the U.S. government tried to force him to work directly for them, who replaced him?

  • Nick Fury, who usually operates as the leader of SHIELD
  • John Walker, who later became U.S. Agent
  • Jack Monroe, who had earlier been Cap's partner as Nomad

Although the Red Skull eventually died of old age, he returned when Arnim Zola placed his mind into a body that was a clone of whom?

  • Steve Rogers
  • Hitler
  • Tony Stark

Captain America was assassinated at the end of what Marvel crossover event?

  • "Secret Wars"
  • "Crisis on Infinite Earths"
  • "Civil War"

Who takes over as Captain America after Steve Rogers dies?

  • Rachel Leighton
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Doc Sampson

What really happened when Steve Rogers was apparently killed?

  • It was actually a Life Model Decoy that was shot.
  • He was sent on an erratic time travel journey through events in his own life.
  • It was actually the Red Skull using a holographic projector to make himself look like Steve Rogers in an elaborate suicide plot.

Why isn't Cap knocked backwards when he blocks one of the Hulk's punches with his shield?

  • His shield is made from a vibranium alloy that absorbs and nullifies kinetic impacts.
  • Cap's finely tuned reflexes allow him to redirect the inertia of the impact into the ground.
  • The shield contains electronic dampeners that activate special shock absorbers on the shield's handle.

Which of these has Captain America NOT used as a shield when his vibranium alloy shield was not available to him?

  • a photonic energy shield
  • a piece of Galactus' armor cut into a shield shape
  • a shield made from adamantium

What comic book company published "Captain America Comics #1" in March 1941?

  • DC Comics
  • Marvel Comics
  • Timely Comics

Who was arrested for killing Steve Rogers (although his shot wasn't the one that "killed" him)?

  • the Falcon
  • Crossbones
  • Death Adder

In his battles against Hydra splinter group A.I.M., Cap frequently goes head-to-head with M.O.D.O.K. What does M.O.D.O.K. stand for?

  • Mysterious Object Designed Originally for Knifefights
  • Metal Occupant Destined Only for Knighthood
  • Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing

What was "Cap's Kooky Quartet?"

  • four teenagers who operated Cap's telephone hotline and did research on criminals with their home computers
  • an early change to the Avengers lineup, with Cap leading former villains Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver
  • a group of four Captain Americas brought together by an alien time traveler to fight the Celestials

What is Captain America's inspirational catchphrase when leading the Avengers?

  • "Avengers Assemble!"
  • "I Punched Hitler!"
  • "United We Stand!"

What snake-themed criminal did Captain America date (and attempt to turn away from a life of crime)?

  • Asp
  • Diamondback
  • Viper

Which supervillain accidentally glued his mask permanently to his face while battling Captain America?

  • Baron Zemo
  • Doctor Doom
  • Porcupine

What artist drew Captain America in his earliest appearances, then drew him again when he was reintroduced in the 1960s?

  • Don Heck
  • Jack Kirby
  • John Romita, Sr.

Who broke Captain America's shield with his bare hands in "Fear Itself?"

  • Nightmare
  • Juggernaut
  • Serpent (Odin's brother)

Captain America formed the Avengers Unity Squad, made up of members from what two teams?

  • the Avengers and the Masters of Evil
  • the Thunderbolts and the West Coast Avengers
  • the Avengers and the X-Men

How does Cap's shield return to him when he throws it?

  • Magnetic field projectors ensure its return.
  • It's magically bonded to his soul with Asgardian runes.
  • It bounces back entirely due to his skill in throwing it.