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Quiz: A Wardrobe of Invisible Cloaks
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That's quite a snazzy outfit you have on, but an invisibility cloak would totally complete the look. But which one will you choose from the wardrobe of invisibility? We better test your knowledge on the subject of invisibility in fiction and myth.

The invisibility cloak is a favorite fashion accessory of wizards and warlocks -- and famous boy wizard Harry Potter certainly had a nice one. Why was it so special?

  • It was one of seven Horcruxes.
  • It was one of three Deathly Hallows.
  • It was one of several Portkeys.

In "The Lord of the Rings," the wizard Gandalf exposes Bilbo Baggins' ring of invisibility as an item of considerable power. Who forged it?

  • Sauron
  • Saruman
  • Morgoth

"Star Trek" cloaking devices render whole starships invisible. According to the "Star Trek" movies, a time-traveling James T. Kirk provides humanity with its first taste of this technology. What was he trying to do?

  • help 20th-century earthlings hide from the Klingons
  • score a surprise attack on the Borg
  • scare the pants off some whale hunters

Big-game hunters from outer space often find invisibility a must when hunting on Earth. Which of the following causes the cloaking devices of "Predator" aliens to malfunction?

  • direct sunlight
  • immersion in water
  • exposure to a heavy Austrian accent

Some people settle for an invisible cloak; others go all out and purchase an invisible airplane. Which comic book character owned one?

  • Wonder Woman
  • Mr. Fantastic
  • Dr. Strange

Other superheroes can actually turn themselves invisible. Which of the following super groups has Marvel's Invisible Woman NOT been a part of?

  • The Fantastic Four
  • Alpha Flight
  • The Avengers

Who played the title role in the classic 1933 adaptation of "The Invisible Man?"

  • Claude Rains
  • Boris Karloff
  • Lon Chaney Jr.

Which Greek hero, by some accounts, wore a cap of invisibility to kill Medusa?

  • Perseus
  • Hercules
  • Odysseus

Another cloak of invisibility, the Tarnkappe, aids the hero Siegfried in which Middle High German epic?

  • Kudrun
  • Nibelungenlied
  • Tristan

In Shakespeare's day, what seed was said to render a person invisible if eaten? Said to be visible only on St. John's Eve, it is referenced in "Henry IV."

  • liverwort seed
  • mustard seed
  • fern seed