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John Wyndham: 'The Kraken Wakes'

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John Wyndham The Kraken Wakes game quiz
"I noticed that all the quizzes about John Wyndham were about 'The Day of the Triffids', which is a great book, but he wrote lots of others and this quiz is about one. Enjoy!"

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1. The title of the book references a poem by Tennyson. This was Mike's choice. Which book did Phyllis want a quote from?
    The Blue Nursery Book
    The Pink Nursery Book
    The Book of Hideous Monsters
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


2. Mike and Phyllis Watson kept having to explain that they worked for the EBC, not the BBC. What does EBC stand for?
    European Broadcasting Corporation
    English Broadcasting Corporation
    English Broadcasting Company
    European Broadcasting Company


3. Mike and Phyllis were on their honeymoon when they saw the fireballs that were the arrival of the invaders. What ship were they on?
    The Keweenaw
    The Guinevere
    The Yatsushiro
    The Queen Anne


4. Where did Mike and Phyllis first see the invaders on land?
    Grand Cayman
    Salvatina
    Escondida
    Cornwall


5. Who was carried off by the 'sea-tanks' from the Bocker Expedition?
    Leslie Bray and Muriel Flynn
    Muriel Flynn
    Leslie Bray
    Ted Jarvey


6. For what did Mike mistake Phyllis's arbour at their Cornish cottage?
    A gazebo
    An outside toilet
    A wall
    A folly


7. What was the name of the Watson's cottage in Cornwall?
    Rose Cottage
    Wee Nooke
    Shady Nook
    The Laburnums


8. Where did the British Government move to when London was flooded?
    Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    They didn't move, the UK parliament is situated on very high ground
    The Highlands of Scotland
    The Isle of Wight


9. What was the name of the motor boat that took the Watsons to Cornwall out of drowned London?
    The Midge
    The Wasp
    The Gnat
    The Bee


10. At the end of the book, apparently only a fifth, an eighth or less of the population of the UK was left. What had killed most people?
    The 'sea-tanks'
    War
    Starvation
    Pneumonia


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Compiled Jun 28 12