How Well Do You Know Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man?

Riley Jones

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About This Quiz

We recently learned the sad but inevitable news of Spider-Man's departure from the MCU (for now) and although it was a bit of a shock, Sony Pictures has proved in the past they can make good Spider-Man movie, so although it might not be ideal, we have a feeling everything will work out. 

Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in the comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 in August of 1962. Although the character has been around since the 60s, Parker's actual birthday is August 27, 1993, which means the iconic Marvel character turned 26 years old this year. In celebration, we put together a quiz sure to challenge even the most knowledgeable fan. 

Do you often find yourself arguing with friends and random strangers over who played Spider-Man best? If so, you've come to the right place. Find out how well you know your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with our latest quiz! Will your Spidey sense lead you to Mary Jane or will you fall at the hands of the Sinister Six? Good luck and remember, with great power comes great responsibility! 


What is Spider-Man's alter ego?

Spider-Man is the alias of Peter Parker, a character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The well-known Marvel character made his first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15 in August 1962.

Who was responsible for reminding Peter "with great power comes great responsibility?"

Benjamin "Ben" Parker made his first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962), a character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Uncle Ben is said to be modeled after American founding father, Benjamin Franklin.

How did Peter Parker become Spider-Man?

Peter Parker became Spider-Man after being bitten by a radioactive spider while at a science exhibit. Shortly after the bite, Peter developed superpowers like heightened strength, agility, and speed, just to name a few.

What is the real name of the villain known as Doctor Octopus?

Otto Octavius became Doctor Octopus after an accidental radiation leak caused the metal apparatus to fuse with his body. The well-known Spider-Man villain made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #3 in July of 1963.

Who played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man in 2002?

Tobey Maguire is also well known for The Great Gatsby, Brothers, Seabiscuit, and Pleasantville.

Which of the following characters often bullied Peter Parker in high school?

Like Peter, Eugene "Flash" Thompson attended Midtown High School, where he bullied Peter on a daily basis. Flash has been portrayed in live-action movies by Joe Manganiello, Chris Zylka, and Tony Revolori.

Which iconic villain did Tom Holland’s Spider-Man face off against in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

Spider-Man went toe-to-toe with Adrian Toomes a.k.a. the Vulture (Michael Keaton) in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The iconic Spider-Man villain made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #2 in May of 1963.

What is the real name of Kraven the Hunter?

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Kraven the Hunter a.k.a. Sergei Kravinoff made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #15. Fun Fact: In In 2009, IGN's ranked Kraven 53rd on a list of the 100 Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

What is the name of Spider-Man’s grumpy landlord in 2002’s Spider-Man?

Peter Parker's landlord Mr. Ditkovich, father of Ursula Ditkovich, was created exclusively for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and has never appeared in any movie or comic since. Mr. Ditkovich was portrayed by actor Elya Baskin.

What is the real name of Peter Parker’s clone, also known as Scarlet Spider?

Also known as the Scarlet Spider, Benjamin Reilly was first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #149, during the “Clone Saga.” The Peter Parker clone was created by Gerry Conway.

What was Quentin Beck's occupation before becoming the super-villain known as Mysterio?

Quentin Beck worked as a special effect and stuntman in the film industry before deciding to become the supervillain, Mysterio. The iconic Spider-Man villain made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 in June of 1964.

Which alternate version of Spider-Man used to wield a pistol during combat?

In Spider-Man Noir, which takes place during the America's great depression of the 1930s, Peter Parker is a skilled marksmen known for using a revolver and sub-machine gun.

What color is Mary Jane Watson's hair?

Created by Stan Lee and John Romita Sr., Mary Jane Watson’s red hair is synonymous with the character. MJ made a brief appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #25 (1965), but her official reveal came in The Amazing Spider-Man #42 (1966).

Which of the following reprises his role as J. Jonah Jameson from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, in Spider-Man: Far From Home?

J.K. Simmons returned to the role during the mid-credits scene of Spider-Man: Far From Home, marking the first time the silver-haired boss of The Daily Bugle has appeared in the MCU, although to keep up with the times, the Daily Bugle is now a web show.

Which New York City borough is Peter Parker from?

Following his parent's death, Peter Parker moves to a borough of Queens in New York City to live with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Parker makes reference Queens during Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014), when Cap says, "You got heart, kid. Where are you from?"

The first Electro is one of Spider-Man most dangerous adversaries. What is his real name?

Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Maxwell Dillion a.k.a. Electro made his debut in The Amazing Spider-Man #9 (1964). In 2014, the iconic villain was portrayed by Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Which of the following actresses portrays a younger version of Aunt May in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Far From Home?

Marisa Tomei won an Academy Award in 1992 for her performance in My Cousin Vinny. Roughly 10 years later she was nominated once again for role In the Bedroom (2001) and again in 2008 for The Wrestler.

Who was the original Spider-Woman?

Jessica Drew made her first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #32 in winter of 1977 and two years later made his television debut in Spider-Woman. The animated television series ran for one season and aired from 1979 to 1980.

Who is the secret alter ego of Spider-Man from Spider-Man 2099 comic book?

While attempting to recreate Spider-Man’s abilities, Miguel O’Hara causes his DNA to be re-written with spider genetic code. The character was created by Peter David and Rick Leonardi in 1992.

Which member of the Fantastic Four does Spider-Man replace after they pass away?

In Fantastic Four #587 (2011), Johnny Storm tragically passes away during battle with Annihilus' army. In homage to his longtime friend, Spider-Man accepts an invitation to join the Fantastic Four.

What is the name of Peter Parker and Mary Jane’s daughter?

Making her debut in What If? Vol 2 #105 back in February of 1998, May “Mayday” Parker is the daughter of Peter and Mary Jane. Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz, Mayday eventually became known as Spider-Girl.

Which of the following villains was NOT featured in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse?

Quentin Beck a.k.a. Mysterio, made his first cinematic appearance in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). Other notable villains featured in Spider-Verse are Scorpion, Prowler, and Doctor Octopus.

Which of the following actors portrayed Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2 (2004)?

Since making his film debut in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, Molina has gone on to play roles in Frida (2002), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Boogie Nights (1997), and Maverick (1994).

Which actor played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1970s live-action TV series, The Amazing Spider-Man?

Nicholas Hammond played Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the live-action TV series 'The Amazing Spider-Man', which aired from 1977 to 1979. Hammond is also known for playing Friedrich von Trapp in the musical The Sound of Music (1965).

Spider-Man made his first appearance in which of the following comic books?

Spider-Man made his debut in the final issue of the Amazing Fantasy comic book anthology series, which was in circulation from 1961 to 1962. The Amazing Fantasy name was been received since, but each time was short lived.

Which of the following characters was NOT featured in Spider-Man: Far From Home?

Adrian Toomes a.k.a. The Vulture, portrayed by Michael Keaton, was the main villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and did not make an appearance in the sequel. The Vulture made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (1963).

Which of the following women is NOT one of Peter Parker's ex-girlfriends?

Over the years, Peter Parker has dated Felicia Hardy, Cindy Moon, Kitty Pryde, Silver Sable, Rogue, Emma Frost, and many more, but Doreen Green a.k.a. Squirrel Girl is not one of them. Parker and Green most recently teamed up in The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #28 (2015).

J. Jonah Jameson’s son, John Jameson, is also the super-powered being known as?

John Jameson was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, but it was Gerry Conway that turned Jameson into the werewolf known as Man-Wolf. He later became one of the lead characters in Creatures on the Loose.

In Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, who voiced Uncle Aaron a.k.a. the Prowler?

Other than voicing Miles Morales' Uncle Aaron in the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Mahershala Ali is best known for roles in Luke Cage, Moonlight, Green Book, and Alita: Battle Angel.

Who was the very first villain Spider-Man ever fought in the Amazing Spider-Man #1?

The Chameleon, also known as Dmitri Smerdyakov, was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #1. He is also known as the half-brother of Kraven the Hunter.

Why did Stan Lee use a hyphen in Spider-Man's name?

During a conversation on Twitter back in February 2010, Stan Lee confirmed he hyphenated Spider-Man's name to distinguish the character from Superman, although many believe Marvel Comics was also concerned with infringing on DC Comics trademark.

Roderick Kingsley a.k.a. the Hobgoblin made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #238 (1983), a villain co-created by Roger Stern and _______.

John Romita Jr., son of iconic Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr., is best known for his work on various Marvel Comics titles from the 1970s to the 2010s. He is also known for illustrating the Kick-Ass comic book series.

Which of the following actors revealed he was supposed to have a brief cameo in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man in 2002?

Unable to get access to Wolverine's costume worn in X-Men (2000), Jackman's cameo was scrapped, despite the actor traveling to New York to shoot the scene. Wolverine and Spider-Man were never as close as Parker was with the Human Torch, but the pair have teamed up on various occasions.

What is the longest-running Spider-Man series to date?

Ultimate Spider-Man surpassed Spider-Man: The Animated Series during its third season, which was re-titled Ultimate Spider-Man: Web-Warriors. The show ran for four seasons and consists of 104 episodes.

Peter Parker's long lost sister was first introduced in a graphic novel in April 2014. What is her name?

In that particular issue, Teresa Parker works for the C.I.A. and comes to Spider-Man's aid during a fight with a random gunman. Although fans were initially apprehensive upon hearing Peter Parker having a sister, Amazing Spider-Man: Family Business was generally been well-received.

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