Quiz – Genres Timeline Fantasy

A new series. Each quiz focuses on a specific genre with the questions in date order – a kind of potted history genre by genre.

  • Question /

    The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest surviving work of literature and contains elements of fantasy. What form was it written in?

    • Poetry
    • Prose
  • Question /

    Which Ancient Greek wrote the play The Birds, which contains many fantasy elements?

    • Aristophanes
    • Sophocles
  • Question /

    Ovid’s magnum opus Metamorphoses ends with the deification of which historical figure?

    • Julius Caesar
    • Nero
  • Question /

    Beowulf was written by an unknown Old English writer, but where is it set?

    • Scandinavia
    • Germany
  • Question /

    Which fantasy poem by Edmund Spenser is one of the longest poems in English?

    • The Faerie Queen
    • Lycidas
  • Question /

    Which of Shakespeare’s comedies with fantasy elements took its plot from such sources as Metamorphoses and Chaucer?

    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • The Tempest
  • Question /

    Which novel by MacDonald is considered to be the first fantasy novel written specifically for adults?

    • Phantastes
    • Lilith
  • Question /

    In Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray what is the profession of his love, Sibyl Vane?

    • Actress
    • Governess
  • Question /

    Finish the title of Morris’ fantasy poem: The — at World’s End

    • Well
    • House
  • Question /

    What is the subtitle of Tolkien’s The Hobbit?

    • There and Back Again
    • The Treasure of Smaug
  • Question /

    Which Pevensie child is the first one to go through the wardrobe in Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe?

    • Lucy
    • Susan
  • Question /

    Finish the title of the final novel in Peake’s Gormenghast series: — in Darkness

    • Boy
    • Girl
  • Question /

    Who is Roland of Gilead chasing in King’s novel The Gunslinger?

    • The man in black
    • Daemon Zoltan
  • Question /

    In Pratchett’s The Colour of Magic who is Rincewind?

    • A Wizard
    • The Emperor
  • Question /

    Which novel by GRR Martin won the Hugo and Nebula Awards?

    • A Game of Thrones
    • A Clash of Kings
  • Question /

    What was the final novel Le Guin’s Earthsea series?

    • The Other Wind
    • Tehanu
  • Question /

    Finish the title of Rothfuss’ heroic fantasy novel: The Name of the —

    • Wind
    • Dark
  • Question /

    In Morgenstern’s The Night Circus one of the magicians is named after a magic Shakespearean character, which one?

    • Prospero
    • Oberon
  • Question /

    Season of Storms, part of the Witcher series by Sapkowski originated in which country?

    • Poland
    • Romania
  • Question /

    The City We Became by NK Jemisin is a fantasy set in which city?

    • New York
    • Los Angeles

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