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H.G. Wells: Books and Movies

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HG Wells Books and Movies game quiz
"The sci-fi tales of H. G. Wells have been fodder for the Hollywood fantasy machine. This quiz compares their book and movie versions."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Who directed 'The Invisible Man' in the 1930s?
    Tod Browning
    Byron Haskin
    Edgar G. Ulmer
    James Whale


2. What actor did NOT play the mad Dr. Moreau in the movies?
    Marlon Brando
    Charles Laughton
    Boris Karloff
    Burt Lancaster


3. What did Moreau do to the men who washed ashore on his island?
    made them supergeniuses
    turned them into plants
    made them telepaths
    turn them into 'manimals'


4. In Wells' original 'War of the Worlds', how did the invading Martians get around?
    in airplanes
    on tripod-legged machines
    in hovercraft
    in anti-gravity cars


5. And in George Pal's 50s film of 'War of the Worlds', what 'improvement' did he give to the Martian machines?
    big wheels
    magnetic 'legs'
    wings
    rockets


6. The filmmakers of the 50s film of 'War of the Worlds' switched the locale of the invasion from England to what American state?
    Nevada
    California
    New York
    Montana


7. What actor-director influenced the 50s film of 'War of the Worlds'?
    Billy Wilder
    Preston Sturges
    John Huston
    Orson Welles


8. How did the 'First Men In The Moon' get there?
    hot-air balloon
    'Cavorite'
    moon gun
    spaceship


9. When did the first film version of 'First Men In The Moon' come out?
    1949
    1964
    1956
    1962


10. What did the two men take with them in the movie of 'First Men In The Moon' that they didn't in the book?
    Answer: (Two Words, first is A)


11. True or false: In the book 'First Men In The Moon', the lunar surface had breathable air.
    Answer: (One Word)


12. In George Pal's version of 'Time Machine', what name do we see on a plaque on the machine?
    Hugo Grenback
    George Pal
    H. George Wells
    Jules Verne


13. What 'unofficial' version of the Wells 'Time Machine' starred Malcolm McDowell?
    Answer: (Three Words)


14. True or false: Wells himself wrote some screenplays.
    Answer: (One Word)


15. True or false: a musical(!) was made from a Wells story.
    Answer: (One Word)


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Compiled Jun 28 12