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Children of the Atom: The 'Uncanny X-Men' Quiz
by Staff
The X-Men fight to protect a world that fears and hates them. How well do you know Marvel's mutant heroes? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

What street is the X-Mansion on?

  • Fifth Avenue
  • Xavier Place
  • Graymalkin Lane

Scott Summers' (Cyclops) brother Alex Summers is also known as the mutant hero named …

  • Cable
  • Mimic
  • Havok

What secret government agency experimented on Wolverine before he joined the X-Men?

  • Weapon X
  • Department Z
  • Section 8

Professor X is (usually) confined to a wheelchair because he was injured by an alien villain. What was the alien's name?

  • Lucifer
  • Plodex
  • Count Igwanus

The five original X-Men were: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and …

  • Banshee
  • Iceman
  • Woodgod

What writer wrote "Uncanny X-Men" from 1975 to 1991, putting the team through many changes and vastly increasing the popularity of the X-Men?

  • Harlan Ellison
  • Chris Claremont
  • Walt Simonson

Why were the Mark II Sentinels so difficult for the X-Men to defeat?

  • They could adapt themselves to counteract any threat.
  • Their armor was impervious to the attacks of all the X-Men.
  • They were from the future and used advanced alien technology.

Who was Madelyne Pryor a clone of?

  • Jean Grey
  • Kitty Pryde
  • Psylocke

Professor X's girlfriend and eventual wife, Lilandra, was the Majestrix of what alien race?

  • the Brood
  • the Galadorians
  • the Shi'ar

When the entire X-Men team was killed in Dallas during "The Fall of the Mutants," they were resurrected by the goddess Roma and sent where?

  • the Australian Outback
  • the Blue Area of the moon
  • San Francisco

Which X-Men antagonist is Professor X's step-brother?

  • Magneto
  • Apocalypse
  • Juggernaut

What is the name of the area in the X-Mansion where the X-Men run training exercises against robotic and holographic opponents?

  • the Siege Perilous
  • the Danger Room
  • the Sanctum Sanctorum

When Professor X recruited a new team of X-Men in "Giant-Size X-Men" No. 1, it was to rescue the original five X-Men from what?

  • the Microverse
  • Krakoa, the Living Island
  • Arcade's Murderworld

For several years Storm cut her hair into a mohawk and changed her costume to a black leather jacket. What happened to her during this period?

  • She lost her mutant powers.
  • Her children were revealed to be illusions created by Mister Sinister.
  • She inadvertently killed hundreds of people when she created a hurricane to battle the Hellfire Club.

What dimension is Longshot from?

  • the Mojoverse
  • the Negative Zone
  • Arkon

When Colossus throws Wolverine at an enemy, it's called a …

  • Five-Finger Discount
  • Maneuver B7
  • Fastball Special

Why was Hank McCoy was nicknamed "Beast"?

  • because of his blue fur and fangs
  • because of his habit of eating rare steaks
  • because of his extraordinarily large hands and feet

Which X-Men villain did NOT reform and become a member of the team at any point?

  • Mister Sinister
  • Emma Frost
  • Magneto

Which X-Men recruit was killed almost immediately after joining the team?

  • Thunderbird
  • Sunfire
  • Mimic

Who ripped the adamantium out of Wolverine's bones?

  • Nimrod
  • Magneto
  • Shingen Yashida

What group did the five original X-Men form to rescue and train young mutants?

  • eXcalibur
  • the Champions
  • X-Factor

What is the sound effect when Nightcrawler teleports?

  • BAMF!
  • MARF!
  • SPLOOSH!

Lorna Dane is also known as what hero (and occasional villain)?

  • Mystique
  • Polaris
  • the Goblin Queen

Why did Colossus once sacrifice his own life?

  • to cure the Legacy Virus
  • to deflect Asteroid M, which was going to impact Chicago
  • to protect Kitty Pryde from Sabretooth

Who saved Jean Grey when she was about to die while piloting a space shuttle through a radiation storm?

  • the Phoenix Force
  • the Avengers
  • a rogue Sentinel

Who was the first non-mutant to join the X-Men?

  • Danger
  • Longshot
  • Mimic

What happened in the alternate future of the "Days of Future Past" storyline?

  • Sentinels killed or imprisoned all mutants and other superhumans and took over the United States.
  • Magneto was sentenced to death for crimes against humanity, so he negated Earth's magnetic field, leaving it unprotected from cosmic radiation.
  • Professor X went insane and erased the minds of every non-mutant human on Earth.

What was unusual about the hero Cable existing in the same time and universe as Nathan Summers, the infant child of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor?

  • Cable was a cyborg who had been programmed with an irresistible urge to hunt and destroy Nathan Summers.
  • Cable was the adult Nathan Summers who had been sent to a distant future timeline and returned after reaching adulthood.
  • Cable's DNA contained an equation that was the antithesis of Nathan Summers' mutant life force, so they should have annihilated each other.

Which of these famous monsters have the X-Men NOT fought against as a team?

  • Dracula
  • Godzilla
  • Frankenstein

What is the name of the X-Men's jet?

  • the Blackbird
  • the Killer Shrike
  • the X-Phantom