Quiz: Birds in Magic

Posted in Daily Deck on December 24, 2013

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of DailyMTG.com and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

During the holiday rerun weeks, we are presenting some of the year's most popular Arcana articles. It was a challenge to narrow down to just ten, so we hope you enjoy this look back into 2013!

—DailyMTG Staff




Next week is a holiday here in the States called "Thanksgiving," which centers around gathering together with friends and family, often with a meal that features turkey as the main course. So, today, we are going to have a quiz about Birds in Magic.




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Let this serve as an official disclaimer that I am purposefully and willfully ignoring them for the purposes of this quiz.




Q1. Birds appear in every color of Magic, with blue having the most. Which color has the fewest? (Note: We are talking mono-color birds.)

(Difficulty: Easy)

50/50 Hint Click this to eliminate two wrong answers.

  • White
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green

Q2. There is only one card with the Bird subtype on Theros, what is it?

(Difficulty: Easy)


Hint | Reveal


Q3. The real world has a number of examples of flightless birds; in Magic, however, there are only five such Birds, one of which was printed in Dragon's Maze. Can you recall what it is?

(Difficulty: Medium)


Hint | Reveal


Q4. Which are there more of in Magic: Birds with the word "Falcon" in their name or artifact Birds?

(Difficulty: Medium)

Q5.Commander (2013 Edition) gave us Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, who is a legendary Bird Wizard. A fact remarked upon in the latest "Friday Nights" episode. But, Derevi is far from our first legendary Bird. Which of these other legendary Birds was the first to see print?

(Difficulty: Hard)

50/50 Hint Click this to eliminate two wrong answers.

  • Commander Eesha
  • Kangee, Aerie Keeper
  • Lieutenant Kirtar
  • Major Teroh




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