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It's the End of the World
Thematic 10Q Very Difficult
"For centuries, people have been fascinated by the thought of the end of the world. How many of these literary, mythological, musical and downright strange "Ends" have you heard of?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is the significance of the personal "end of the world" for Americans William Kemmler and Martha M. Place?
First man and woman to suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge
First couple to have "flagrante delicto extremis" on their death certificates
First man and woman to be executed in the USA using the electric chair
First man and woman to win Darwin Awards for "supremely idiotic deaths"
Which book by Margaret Atwood features "Snowman" as the last man on earth, with wolvogs, pigoons and racunks for company?
Oryx and Crake
The Blind Assassin
The Handmaid's Tale
Which singer, born Mary Frances Penick, had a massive hit in 1962 with the song "The End of the World"?
Which country owns "Faro del Fin del Mundo" or the "Lighthouse at the End of the World" on Isla de los Estrados?
"The Last Man" is often considered to be the first 'apocalyptic science fiction' novel. Who wrote it?
John William Polidori
H G Wells
Complete this line of dialogue from "The Simpsons" - "It's the Rapture! Quick, get Bart out of the house __________"
(3 words - 6,3,5)
In the Book of Revelation of the Bible, who is described as the "King of Locusts"?
What term, used to describe a genre of novels in which a group of disaster survivors "get on with it" and rebuild themselves a hopeful new society, was coined by Brian Aldiss in his book "A Billion Year Spree"?
The 'apocalyptic' song "99 Luftballoons" by Nena was only the second German language song to go Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA.
Which fictional character's name appears in both the English and German lyrics of 99 Luftballoons? ("Everyone's a silver hero, everyone's a ________")
(Two Words 7,4)
Which dystopian film, based loosely on a book by Harry Harrison, was Edward G. Robinson's 101st, and last movie?
Neither by Day nor by Night
Mr. Winkle Goes to War
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