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Test your Bat-knowledge

June 15, 2005 14:43 IST
With Batman Begins, the big screen sees the return of the caped crusader after a six-year sabbatical.

As Christian Bale plays the latest version of Gotham City's Batman, it's time to test your knowledge of the vigilante.

And these aren't going to be walkover questions like what Batman's real name is.

So here's when you put yourself in Bruce Wayne's expensive shoes, and show off your Bat-knowledge.

1. Why does Batman traditionally have the yellow ring around his chestplate?
a. To attract bullets
b. A neon source of light
c. Cause chicks love it

2. Which secret service organisation did young Bruce Wayne work for?
a. The Mossad
b. FBI
c. MI-5

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? When he was 20 years old, Bruce Wayne he entered the FBI and stayed for six weeks before realising that shuffling papers was no way to fight crime. He then travelled to the East to learn further skills.
Correct!
Did you know? When he was 20 years old, Bruce Wayne he entered the FBI and stayed for six weeks before realising that shuffling papers was no way to fight crime. He then travelled to the East to learn further skills.

3. Which of these was not, at some point of time, Robin?
a. Stephanie Brown
b. Carrie Kelly
c. Jean Paul Valley

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Stephanie Brown became the fourth Robin in the traditional DC Comics arc. She was captured by Black Mask, and became the second Robin -- after Dick Grayson -- to perish. Carrie Kelly, not officially among the DC arc, was the first female Robin, surfacing in Frank Miller's 1986 novel The Dark Knight Returns and it's sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Correct!
Did you know? Stephanie Brown became the fourth Robin in the traditional DC Comics arc. She was captured by Black Mask, and became the second Robin -- after Dick Grayson -- to perish. Carrie Kelly, not officially among the DC arc, was the first female Robin, surfacing in Frank Miller's 1986 novel The Dark Knight Returns and it's sequel, The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

4. What was Batman creator Bob Kane's first choice for his superhero's name?
a. Nightman
b. Black Knight
c. Birdman

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Bob Kane created a character called Birdman. His collaborator Bill Finger offered such suggestions as renaming the character Batman, giving the character a cowl instead of a simple domino mask, a cape instead of wings, giving him gloves and removing bright red sections of the original costume.

Finger wrote the first Batman story, while Kane provided art. Because Kane had already submitted the proposal for a Batman character to his editors at DC Comics, Kane was the only person given official credit at the time for the creation of Batman.

Correct!
Did you know? Bob Kane created a character called Birdman. His collaborator Bill Finger offered such suggestions as renaming the character Batman, giving the character a cowl instead of a simple domino mask, a cape instead of wings, giving him gloves and removing bright red sections of the original costume.

Finger wrote the first Batman story, while Kane provided art. Because Kane had already submitted the proposal for a Batman character to his editors at DC Comics, Kane was the only person given official credit at the time for the creation of Batman.

5. Which Batman character eventually became the Oracle?
a. Robin
b. Batgirl
c. Bane

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, adopted daughter of Gotham Commissioner James Gordon. In a crucial Batman story arc, The Killing Joke, The Joker shot her through the spine and crippled her. Confined to a wheelchair, she uses her skills as a librarian to fight crime as Oracle, with connections to a vast source of information which she provides to Batman and others as required.
Correct!
Did you know? Batgirl is Barbara Gordon, adopted daughter of Gotham Commissioner James Gordon. In a crucial Batman story arc, The Killing Joke, The Joker shot her through the spine and crippled her. Confined to a wheelchair, she uses her skills as a librarian to fight crime as Oracle, with connections to a vast source of information which she provides to Batman and others as required.

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Compiled by Raja Sen
Image: Uday Kuckian