Pencils down. Let’s see how well you did.
1. Thor’s hammer is made of: (a) Uru (b) Ubu (c) Adamantium (d) Lead
(a) Uru. This is not from myth. Uru is something Stan Lee made up. Mjolnir — the name of Thor’s hammer — is from myth.
2. Marvel Thor is blonde. Mythological Thor’s hair is: (a) brown (b) red (c) black (d) gray (e) auburn
(b) Ancient Thor has red hair and a beard. His love Sif was known for her long golden locks. When Jack Kirby gave Marvel Thor long golden locks (for no apparent reason), Sif was turned into a raven-haired beauty.
3. True/False: Thor is a founding member of the Justice League of America.
False. Thor is a founder of The Avengers. You should know that.
(c) Balder the Brave. Balder is actually from Norse mythology. The Warriors Three are not.
5. Who is the coolest member of the Warrior’s Three?
Hogun the Grim. Because he’s grim. And fights with a mace. I also would have grudgingly accepted Fandral the Dashing. I would not accept Volstagg.
6. If you want to get to Norse Heaven, you gotta cross: (a) The Rainbow Bridge (b) The Yellow Brick Road (c) The Highway to Hela (d) The River Styx
(a) The Rainbow Bridge, called Bifrost.
7. Movie Jane Foster is an astrophysicist. Marvel Jane Foster was originally a: (a) schoolteacher (b) reporter (c) waitress (d) nurse
Marvel Jane was a nurse, working for Thor’s first secret identity. She later showed up as a doctor, but I have no idea how she got through medical school as quickly as she did given the compressed nature of Marvel Time.
8. Marvel Thor made his comic book debut in: (a) Tales of Suspense (b) The Brave and the Bold (c) Journey into Mystery (d) Tales to Astonish
(c) Journey into Mystery, where he battled the Stone Men from Saturn.
9. Why does Odin wear an eye-patch?
I have no idea. You’d think the King of the Gods could regenerate an eye.
10. Who of the following is NOT an early Thor villain: (a) Mister Hyde (b) Radioactive Man (c) The Shocker (d) Grey Gargoyle
(c) The Shocker is a Spider-Man villain.
11. Judgement day comes to all, even gods. The Norse time of reckoning is: (a) Armageddon (b) Apocalypse (c) The Rapture (d) Ragnarok
12. How many Led Zeppelin song reference Thor/Norse mythology? (Bonus: Name them)
Two: “No Quarter” and “The Immigrant Song.”
13. Who would win in a fight: Superman or Thor?
Thor. Don’t believe everything you read in “JLA-Avengers.”
14. Which day of the week is named after Thor? (a) Monday (b) Wednesday (c) Friday (d) None of the above
(d) None of the above. Thor’s Day is obviously Thursday.
15. Marvel Thor made his live-action television debut in the awful, awful made-for-TV movie: (a) The Return of the Incredible Hulk (b) Hammer of the Gods (c) The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (d) Adventures in Babysitting
(a) The Return of the Incredible Hulk
(a) Beta Ray Bill
17. How does Thor fly?
Simple. He twirls his hammer until it builds up appropriate speed, then throws it, then grasps the handle and is pulled skyward by the strength of his throw. That doesn’t explain how he is able to hover or change direction, but you can’t expect Stan Lee to think of everything.
I would have also accepted: He’s a god. The law of gravity doesn’t apply.
18. Vikings who die in glorious battle do not go to Hel. They go to: (a) Mount Olympus (b) Asgard (c) Valhalla (d) Niflheim
19. When The All-Father needs to recharge his batteries, he takes part in something called: (a) The Odinnap (b) The Odinsleep (c) The Odinvacation (d) The Odinretreat
(b) The Odinsleep. This is usually when Loki unleashes some nefarious scheme to take over Asgard.
15-10: Thou hast some reading to do
9-5: What a way to make a living
4-0: Thor would have words with thee