The Green Lantern is one of the most popular superheroes from DC. It hasn’t had the same on-screen success as characters like The Flash and Wonder Woman but it is still popular in the comic world. We have put together a Green Lantern quiz, which will test your knowledge of the character. This will include specific questions about the comics, movies, and more.
The Ultimate Green Lantern Quiz
Instructions: Make sure to answer the questions below and we will give you a result at the very end. It will automatically move you to the next one after selecting your answer and there will also be social buttons so you can easily share your score.
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Trivia Questions And Answers
Below are all of the quiz questions and answers. We have also provided some additional context for each of these, which will help you if you got any of them wrong.
1) What Year Did Green Lantern Make His Comic Book Debut?
The answer is 1940, as his debut came in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940). A fun fact is that this the same year that The Flash made its debut.
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2) Who Is Credited With Creating The Original Green Lantern Character?
Martin Nodell is credited with creating the character. A fun fact is that Nodell is also credited with creating the iconic Pillsbury Doughboy character.
3) What Is The Real Name Of The Original Green Lantern?
The real name of the original character was Alan Scott. The character has had several different names over the years but Alan Scott was the very first one.
4) What Was Alan Scott’s Job Before Becoming The Green Lantern?
Alan Scott was a railroad engineer before he became The Green Lantern.
5) What Year Did The Green Lantern Movie Come Out, Which Starred Ryan Reynolds?
The Green Lantern movie came out in 2011 and it did over $219 million at the Worldwide Box Office. The movie was considered a box office flop and Ryan Reynolds has said that he is “pretty much unhirable” after the movie came out.
6) True Or False: Green Lantern Was A Member Of The Original ‘Justice Society of America’ group.
This is true as the character was a founding member of the ‘Justice Society of America’. This is considered to be the first official team of superheroes that have been featured in comics. Other founding members included names like The Flash, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
7) Who Is The First Female Green Lantern Of Earth?
The answer is Jessica Cruz as she is the first female Green Lantern of Earth. She made her first official appearance in the comics in 2014. According to IMDB, Penelope Cruz was the visual inspiration for the character.
8) Which Of These Names Has NOT Taken Up The Mantle As The Green Lantern In The Comics? (Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, Simon Baz, or Steven Raines)
The answer is Steven Raines as Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, and Simon Baz have all taken up the mantle in the comic books. Steven Raines is an actor who was active from the 1940s to the 1970s.
9) Which Of These Names Became The White Lantern?
The answer is Kyle Rayner, who first appeared in 1994. His first appearance came in Green Lantern (Volume 3), #48.
10) Who Was The First Black Green Lantern?
The answer is John Stewart and he debuted in 1971. The character made its debut in Green Lantern (Volume 2) #87.
Who Has Played The Green Lantern?
Here are all of the actors who have played the role in live-action:
- Howard Murphy played the role in the Legends of the Superheroes TV special that aired in 1979.
- Matthew Settle played the role in the 1997 pilot, Justice League of America but it didn’t get picked up.
- Ryan Reynolds played the role in the 2011 movie, Green Lantern.
Why Didn’t Green Lantern (2011) Receive A Sequel?
At the end of the Green Lantern movie in 2011, a sequel was set up involving Sinestro. Due to the poor box office results, the plans for a sequel were disbanded by Warner Brothers.
So, how did you score on our Green Lantern quiz? Let me know in the comment section below. We would also love to know which actor that you think should be the next to take up the character!
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