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Amulet of Quizzening +3 — The Dungeons & Dragons Quiz
by Staff
Dungeons & Dragons players have been taking on the roles of mighty heroes on magical quests for more than 40 years. Level up your D&D knowledge with this Dungeons & Dragons quiz.

What is another name for dark elves?

  • svirfneblin
  • sub-elves
  • drow

What does THAC0 stand for?

  • to hit armor class zero
  • true heroes always crit orcs
  • table hierarchy adjustment core zero

The campaign setting the Forgotten Realms depicts adventures occurring mainly on which fictional continent?

  • Faerûn
  • Glorantha
  • Ourupe

The two people credited with creating Dungeons & Dragons are Dave Arneson and …

  • Gary Gygax
  • Michael Moorcock
  • Johann Christian Ludwig Hellwig

In most editions of D&D, the barbarian class has a unique ability that lets them inflict extra damage. What is that ability called?

  • fury
  • intimidation
  • rage

What is the name of the massive dungeon complex that exists beneath the city of Waterdeep?

  • Elderdeep
  • Undermountain
  • Martyrdelve

What was unique about the AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Compendium?

  • All of the monster images were photos of painted miniatures.
  • It was only released digitally, as a CD-ROM.
  • The books were three-ring binders that allowed players to add additional monster pages as they were released.

The five main classes (not counting sub-classes) in 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons were Cleric, Fighter, Magic-User, Thief and …

  • Monk
  • Barbarian
  • Elf

The measure of a character's current health in D&D is called what?

  • vitality
  • hit points
  • armor class

There are two main types of dragons, metallic and …

  • chromatic
  • aberrant
  • abyssal

What 9th level spell, which has appeared in every edition of D&D, allows magic-users to do pretty much anything?

  • Deify
  • Wish
  • Ascension

What classic D&D monster terrified players not because it might kill their characters, but because it would destroy their equipment?

  • rust monster
  • hook horror
  • blue dragon

What is the only way to permanently kill a troll?

  • trick it into staying out in the sun
  • cast Remove Curse
  • finish it off with fire or acid

What realm does Strahd von Zarovich rule over?

  • Greyhawk
  • Ravenloft
  • Winterfell

What is a gazebo?

  • an aberration from the outer planes with a deadly gaze attack
  • an open-sided outdoor pavilion
  • a type of polearm with a curved blade and hook

What company published D&D from the game's creation until it was purchased by Wizards of the Coast in 1997?

  • TSR
  • Games Workshop
  • Penguin

STR, DEX, INT, WIS, CHA. What's missing?

  • SAV
  • WIT
  • CON

A wizard is basically useless without…

  • a spellbook
  • a pointy hat
  • an entourage

The heaviest, most protective type of armor in D&D is…

  • scale
  • ironwood
  • full plate

What is another name for a mind-flayer?

  • illithid
  • kuo-toa
  • malcanthet

How do clerics get their spells?

  • by doing elaborate ritual dances
  • clerics can only read spells from scrolls
  • by praying to a deity of some kind

What wizard is known for creating a variety of spells involving illusory hands and fists?

  • Halaster
  • Bigby
  • Mordenkainen

What was the name of the miniature war game that D&D grew out of?

  • Greyhawk
  • Chainmail
  • Axis & Allies

Which of these seemingly unpronounceable names is an actual D&D demon lord?

  • Ak'Lak'Latrl
  • Nrshbrkr
  • Zuggtmoy

Which D&D module introduced science-fiction elements to the game?

  • "Expedition to the Barrier Peaks"
  • "The Temple of Elemental Evil"
  • "In Search of the Unknown"

What alignment is a character who doesn't care for rules or regulations, but tries to help others and do the right thing?

  • Lawful-Neutral
  • Chaotic-Good
  • True Neutral

What monster has multiple eyes, each of which can cast a different spell effect at enemies?

  • shambling mound
  • black pudding
  • beholder

What is the name of the five-headed dragon (who is also a demon) that is a frequent D&D archvillain?

  • Jörmungandr
  • The Iron Duke
  • Tiamat

A monster hits you with a magical attack. To avoid some of the effects, you might have to make a…

  • knowledge (monsters) check
  • counterspell
  • saving throw

What is the most basic method for generating a D&D character's ability score?

  • divide 90 points among the six abilities however you want
  • roll a d20 and subtract two
  • roll 3d6 and add them together