Magic: The Questioning

Written by Kuberr on May 27, 2008

Magic: The Questioning

by Kuberr

So you’ve proven yourself king of your local FNM scene, you’ve got a couple of pro points on your name, or you’re PV. You go to bed every night with the comfortable thought Magic has no more secrets left to be revealed to a guru like you. Time to break that illusion I’d say! How many wonders and obscurities can 15 years of Magic history hold? Take the quiz and find out yourself.

(Note: Cards from the following sets nor the sets themselves are considered to be valid answers to any of the following questions: Unglued, Unhinged, Portal, Portal: Second Age, Portal: Three Kingdoms, any other starter set and Vanguard cards.)

1.) Which of the following cards isn’t blue ?

A.    Balduvian Conjurer
B.    Kyscu Drake
C.    Overburden
D.    Power Taint
E.    Backslide

2.) Who or what transformed Jeska into the dreadful Phage, the Untouchable?

A.    Chainer, Dementia Master
B.    Cabal Patriarch
C.    Ixidor, Reality Sculptor
D.    Braids, Cabal Minion
E.    The Mirari

3.) Which color has got the most morph creatures?

A.    White
B.    Blue
C.    Black
D.    Red
E.    Green

4.) How many magic cards have all 5 mana symbols printed on them?

A.    15
B.    20
C.    25
D.    30
E.    35

5.) Which magic set has the most cards?

6.) From which set on was the word “Tap” replaced with a tap symbol ?

A.    It has always been a symbol; Alpha
B.    Beta
C.  Unlimited
D.  Revised
E.  Fourth Edition

7.) The Winner of the Magic Invitational gets to create his or her own card. Who created the following cards?

8.) What was the original name of “Magic: The Gathering”?

     A. It has always been “Magic: The Gathering”
     B. “Magic”
     C. “Magic: Planeswalker “
     D. “Magic: Deckmaster”
     E.  “Mana Clash”

9.) What’s the name of these 3 Magic cards?


10) What’s the current creature type of these creatures?

A. Blood Pet                
B. Shelkin Brownie
C. Thornscape Familiar
D. Deathgazer
E. Toymaker

11.) How many cards are banned in the vintage (type 1) format?

A.    0
B.    5
C.    11
D.    18
E.    26

12.) Name 6 lands that don’t produce mana or let you search for a mana producing land. (Not even colorless mana.)

13.) Which of these pictures cannot be found on a magic card ?


14.) Until when did the Tolarian Academy work with time ?

15.) How many cards does the set Invasion have ?

A.    143
B.    180
C.    301
D.    350
E.    451

16.) Which famous character is also known as “Lord Macht” ?

A.    Volrath
B.    Laquatus
C.    Karn
D.    Yawgmoth
E.    Konda

17.) Here you can see a close-up of six different magic cards. Which cards?


18.) Which magic expansions share their name with a magic card ?

19.) Two cards are tied for having the longest name. which cards?

20.) Two cards were accidentally left out of magic’s Alpha Edition printing . Which two cards, that were part of a cycle, didn’t we see until Beta Edition came out?

[Editor's Note: Answers will be posted next week.]

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by Nickname7 on 2008-05-27 23:22 CET

Hard tbh! :]

by gypsy on 2008-05-27 23:22 CET

not knowing these questions doesnt make any difference if your good at magic or not

by BusDriver on 2008-05-27 23:41 CET

This is probably the best autism test around.

by Bigshow on 2008-05-28 01:13 CET

if you get 100% you are most likely albino and have no way to talk to a girl, but if you can, you could never go through with it

by StormFTW on 2008-05-28 02:21 CET

ever herd of teh gatherer i have a feeling only few can get then with out "cheating" and how does ones memory negatively impact ones social skills un less you have a really bad memory?

by floodstorm64 on 2008-05-28 02:44 CET

1) b
2) c
3) B
4) E 35
5) lorwyn?
6) 3rd edition - revised
7) solemn is jens i don;t know the rest
8) mana clash
9) acid rain, Don't know, something prayer
10) A thrull
b ouphe
c insect
d basilisk
e construct
11) B ante cards and orb
12) maze of ith, ice floe, glacial chasm, tabernacle at pendrell vale, plus all the banding legends lands
13) middle picture, others are threads of disloyalty and cinder seer
14) until it was banned? time spiral. I didn't understand this question
15) C
16) Yawgmoth - this is a guess

by floodstorm64 on 2008-05-28 02:47 CET

17) all i see is grinning demon, obliterate, and mirari

18) onslaught, time spiral, planar chaos, future sight, torment, that's all i can think of

19) okina, temple to the grandfather and problably another card from that cycle

20) Cop black and tropical island. or is it volcanic island? I can't remember!

That's all i know from memory

by floodstorm64 on 2008-05-28 02:54 CET

i think that other picture might be mana crypt

by DS_McWerp on 2008-05-28 02:56 CET

This is dumb.

by floodstorm64 on 2008-05-28 02:59 CET

well, i don't know what that picture is but i think its an artifact or land

by floodstorm64 on 2008-05-28 03:14 CET

I was way off, however when i saw i did think "phyrexian" :)

by flea on 2008-05-28 03:34 CET

blazing archon is one of the pics

by gypsy on 2008-05-28 06:15 CET

solemn is jens thoren, rootwater theif is mike long, sylvan safekeper is olle rade

by sheamuffin on 2008-05-28 06:21 CET

For 17, the top left picture is grinning demon, methinks...

Also, the answer to 13 is not the pic to the far left, as that is threads of disloyalty.

by Ro on 2008-05-28 07:00 CET

17 grinning deamon, majamoti djinn thingy, blazing archon, rakdos pit dragon.

The article was boring so didn't look at the rest

by Vedrfolner on 2008-05-28 08:41 CET

12) Dark Depths and Arena... the four others was mentioned by floodstorm64... I have never heard of banding legend lands.

19) The Ultimate Nightmare of the Wizards of the Coast Customer Service is probably the longest - how can anything tie with that? (hmm "cards from the following sets _nor_ the sets themselves are valid answers...> does he mean "are not"?

by Eldariel on 2008-05-28 12:21 CET

Had to resort to Gatherer with 10 due to the late type changes, and some of the 17 pictures were ones I didn't recognize. Otherwise quite easy.

EDIT: Alpha lacked Volcanic.

The "Bands with Others" Legends lands are:
Adventurers' Guildhouse
Cathedral of Serra
Seafarer's Quay
Unholy Citadel
Mountain Stronghold

EDIT #3: Lord Macht = Karn

by Spokes on 2008-05-28 12:37 CET

rootwater thief was mike long's iirc

by SaCu on 2008-05-28 14:40 CET

1. n/a
2. Chainer ?
3. Blue
4. 15
5. n/a
6. Unlimited
7. Solemn Simulacrum = Chris Pikula
8. A
9. n/a
10. Thruul ?
11. 0
12. Oasis, Desert, Library of Alexandria, Maze of Ith, Bazzar of Bagdad, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale.
13. The one in the middle is not a Magic Card
14. Rome's PT ?
15. 350
16. Yawgmoth ?
17. Grinning Demon, Mirari, the on the bottom right is Urza's Destiny Green Seer
18. Time Spiral, Morningtide, Future Sight
19. n/a
20. n/a

Im not that geekish


by NiRVeS on 2008-05-28 15:05 CET

Without help from gatherer or anything else:

1) B. Kyscu Drake
2) B. Cabal Patriarch
3) B. Blue
4) A. 15
5) Time Spiral (if you include the timeshifted sheet)
6) D. Revised
7) No Clue/Jens Something/Ole, euhr, Rade?
8) A. It has always been “Magic: The Gathering”
9) No CLue/Gate to Phyrexia/No Clue
10) Thrull/Ouphe Shaman/Insect/Beast/Construct
11) C. 11
12) Elephant Graveyard, Dark Depths, Sorrow's Path, Maze of Ith, Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Glacial Chasm.
13) Middle one.
14) Until time ran out (and Urza screwed up).
15) C. 301
16) D. Yawgmoth
17) Grinning Demon/Obliterate/Mirari
Rakdos Whatever/Blazing Archon/Ivy Seer
18) Apocalyps, Onslaught, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Morningtide
19) Kami of the name that never seems to end/Some other Kamigawa crap
20) Volcanic Island and Circle of Protection: "I like my circle like it like my women" Black

by Eldariel on 2008-05-28 17:08 CET

Out of the listed ones, lands that add mana to your pool:
Library of Alexandria, Elephant Graveyard

Comprehensive list of the ones that don't:

Bazaar of Baghdad
Diamond Valley

Adventurers' Guildhouse
Cathedral of Serra
Mountain Stronghold
Seafarer's Quay
Unholy Citadel
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale


Maze of Ith
Save Haven
Sorrow's Path

Glacial Chasm
Ice Floe
Hall of Mists

Dark Depths

by on 2008-05-28 17:26 CET

1) B
2) B
3) B
4) A
5) Fifth Edition
6) D
7) Mike Long, Jens Thoren, Olle Rade
8) A, unless you're talking about what Richard Garfield originally called this game, then E
9) Acid Rain, Gate to Phyrexia, Sheltering Prayers
10) Thrull, Ouphe, Insect, Lizard, Spellshaper
11) 11
12) Maze of Ith, Sorrow's Path, Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Glacial Chasm, Bazaar of Baghdad, Arena
13) B
14) Huh?
15) D
16) C
17) Grinning Demon, Obliterate, Mirari, Rakdos Pit Dragon, Blazing Archon, Ivy Seer
18) Visions, Prophecy, Apocalypse, Torment, Onslaught, Coldsnap (could disqualify this because it doesn't have a space in between), Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Morningtide
19) Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers (26), don't know the other
20) Volcanic Island, Circle of Protection: Black

by Lynolf on 2008-05-28 18:33 CET

How is that Rakdos Pit Dragon? That's Rakdos the Defiler himself...

by ACM on 2008-05-28 19:50 CET

19) Our Market Research Shows That Players Like Really Long Card Names So We Made This Card To Have The Absolutely Longest Card Name Ever Elemental?

If UG and UNH counts, that is.

by Carados on 2008-05-29 03:03 CET


by bylon on 2008-05-30 10:31 CET

14 : until time ran out

by Ashmatan on 2008-06-01 03:05 CET

all we need to know is rules, not story content or anything else. Unless you've got a doctorate in anti-socialism and magic fanaticism. My answer to most of the questions was "who cares?"

by flea on 2008-06-01 23:17 CET

all we need to know is rules, not story content or anything else. Unless you've got a doctorate in anti-socialism and magic fanaticism. My answer to most of the questions was "who cares?"

I mostly said B.

by on 2008-06-04 11:50 CET

heh, the invitational cards question is good

and Mike Long
Jens Thoren
Olle Råde

should have had the rest of them :P

Chris Pikula
Jon Finkel
Kai Budde
Darwin Kastle
Olivier Ruel (etc etc)
Robert Maher Jr.
Terry Soh

and to an extent

Tsuyoshi Fujita

again, good question.

by Nameless24x on 2008-06-04 14:47 CET

7 mike long on the looter

by asgarov on 2008-06-04 18:27 CET

I'm PV?


by Wiley on 2008-06-06 03:05 CET

hey Nuberr I have a question you can add to your test: who cares?

by Kuberr on 2008-06-06 07:03 CET

hey Whiney, thanks. Just that little bit closer from being banned again! Keep fighting for a Whiney free ML.

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