Quiz – Genres Timeline: Dystopia

The first quiz in a new series. Each quiz will focus on a specific genre with the questions in date order.
To compliment our current time, the first quiz is on that darkest of genres – Dystopian novels.

  • Question /

    In Swrift’s Gulliver’s Travels what type of animals are Houyhnhnms?

    • Horses
    • Apes
  • Question /

    Finish the title of Dostoevsky’s novel: — from the Underground

    • Notes
    • Cries
  • Question /

    The Time Machine by HG Wells begins in which English county?

    • Surrey
    • Sussex
  • Question /

    For what crime is Josef K arrested in Kafka’s The Trial?

    • Unknown
    • Theft
  • Question /

    Which of these phrases was introduced in Huxley’s Brave New World: Sleep-learning or memory hole?

    • Sleep-learning
    • Memory hole
  • Question /

    How many years before the outbreak of World War 2 was Katherine Burdekin’s Swastika Night written?

    • 2 years
    • 5 years
  • Question /

    Where is the setting for Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down?

    • Northern Europe
    • California
  • Question /

    Which one of these is NOT one of the 4 ministries in Orwell’s 1984: Ministry of Plenty or Ministry of War?

    • Ministry of War
    • Ministry of Plenty
  • Question /

    Finish the title of Bradbury’s novel: Fahrenheit —

    • 451
    • 541
  • Question /

    Who is the protagonist and leader in Golding’s Lord of the Flies?

    • Ralph
    • Jack
  • Question /

    In Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange where do Alex and his gang hang out?

    • A milk-bar
    • A record store
  • Question /

    Which American wrote the novel that spawned Blade Runner, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    • Philip K Dick
    • William Gibson
  • Question /

    What is the name of the ‘ideal’ future society in Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time?

    • Mattapoisett
    • Commonweal
  • Question /

    In King’s The Stand where does the virus first break out?

    • Texas
    • Wyoming
  • Question /

    ‘We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.’ Is this the opening line of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Children of Men by PD James is set in 2021, but what event happens in 1994 that leads to the end of society?

    • Men’s sperm count plummets
    • Youth revolution
  • Question /

    Lois Lowry’s The Giver is a dystopian book written for which type of audience?

    • Young Adult
    • Children
  • Question /

    Which major prize did McCarthy’s The Road win in 2007?

    • Pulitzer Prize
    • Man Booker Prize
  • Question /

    ‘I prop myself up on one elbow. There’s enough light in the bedroom to see them.’ Is this the opening line of Collins’ The Hunger Games?

    • No
    • Yes
  • Question /

    Who is the protagonist of Q by Christina Dalcher?

    • Elena
    • Jean

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