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Quiz about 23rdCentury Literature
Quiz about 23rdCentury Literature

23rd-Century Literature Trivia Quiz


Come with me to the 23rd Century where some of our best known books have been re-written for these modern times.

A multiple-choice quiz by Christinap. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Christinap
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
346,229
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
6365
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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Question 1 of 10
1. One legged sea captain is sent for compulsory animal welfare re-education after trying to kill endangered species. Cabin boy gives sensational evidence.
Which classic may turn into this?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Scientist who created artificial man from spare parts and electricity is given Nobel Prize. He then creates a female by the same methods and their progeny go on to take over the world. Which classic horror novel could turn out this way? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Room 101 is what everyone aspires to enter, and 'Big Brother' is the most revered person on the planet. Which book has turned from futuristic horror to an account of daily living? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. When the banks and corporations collapse economic migrants attempt to flee to the country and a better way of life. At every turn they are reviled and moved on. Which great American novel could turn into this? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Marooned on a planet at the far end of the universe when their space ship malfunctions, a group of schoolboys work together to ensure their survival.
Can you name the original book?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. A mother is desperate for her daughters not to get married. She fears that entering into such an old fashioned arrangement will blight their chances in life. Which book plot is reversed to this? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. A boy sets sail on an inter-galactic voyage to find hidden treasure on another planet. Not all the crew can be trusted, especially not the cook with the robotic macaw on his shoulder. Which book is up-dated here? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Crusading lawyer defends alien immigrant against charges of unlawful intercourse with a human. The punishment for this is death. The tale is narrated by the lawyer's child. Which book, the only one the author wrote in the 23rd century, is this? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A young girl playing on her computer brings to life a virtual fantasy world when she conjures up a cyber white rabbit who persuades her to follow him.
This is which book up-dated to the 23rd century?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Instead of travelling forward in time in his machine, our traveller goes back to the 20th century. Here he is horrified by the amount of war, poverty, and injustice that he finds. Which early science fiction novel is this a reversal of? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. One legged sea captain is sent for compulsory animal welfare re-education after trying to kill endangered species. Cabin boy gives sensational evidence. Which classic may turn into this?

Answer: Moby Dick

In the 23rd century whaling will, hopefully, be viewed with complete abhorrence, and Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" will be completely changed. Captain Ahab will be charged with animal cruelty. He will be sent for compulsory re-eduction to a correctional facility, where he will be brainwashed into loving all animals. Ishmael, the cabin boy, will be hailed as a hero for alerting the authorities to the Captain's deviant behaviour.
2. Scientist who created artificial man from spare parts and electricity is given Nobel Prize. He then creates a female by the same methods and their progeny go on to take over the world. Which classic horror novel could turn out this way?

Answer: Frankenstein

In the 23rd century Baron Frankenstein is a hero. Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein" is no longer a horror story. Instead it is a story of a scientist succeeding in the ultimate dream of creating man without pregnancy and birth being involved. With both male and female beings created they go on to create progeny of their own, still by artificial means, and eventually they are the only beings populating the world.
3. Room 101 is what everyone aspires to enter, and 'Big Brother' is the most revered person on the planet. Which book has turned from futuristic horror to an account of daily living?

Answer: 1984

George Orwell's classic "1984" has been re-titled "2214", and is an account of day to day life. Room 101 is not something to be feared, instead it is a reward, given only to those who have rendered exceptional service to the state. 'Big Brother' is loved and adored as the saviour and benefactor of mankind.
4. When the banks and corporations collapse economic migrants attempt to flee to the country and a better way of life. At every turn they are reviled and moved on. Which great American novel could turn into this?

Answer: The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" no longer refers to farmers fleeing the dust bowls. Instead, broken and desperate city workers and bankers are fleeing from the collapse and wreckage they have caused by their bad practices. Trying to find a better life. they find no-one has any sympathy for them and no community wants them to settle there.

They have become the most reviled people on earth.
5. Marooned on a planet at the far end of the universe when their space ship malfunctions, a group of schoolboys work together to ensure their survival. Can you name the original book?

Answer: Lord of the Flies

In the 23rd century schoolboys, and humanity in general, have become so civilised that when a group of them become stranded they work together to ensure mutual survival. A far cry from the William Golding original work, "Lord of the Flies", where being stranded brought out the worst in the boys.
6. A mother is desperate for her daughters not to get married. She fears that entering into such an old fashioned arrangement will blight their chances in life. Which book plot is reversed to this?

Answer: Pride and Prejudice

In Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" Mrs Bennett is desperate to marry off her daughters. In the 23rd century version marriage is so old fashioned that any woman getting married is looked down on as a lower class citizen. Mrs Bennet, in a plot reversal, is desperate for her daughters to avoid this fate.
7. A boy sets sail on an inter-galactic voyage to find hidden treasure on another planet. Not all the crew can be trusted, especially not the cook with the robotic macaw on his shoulder. Which book is up-dated here?

Answer: Treasure Island

In "Treasure Island" young Jim Hawkins sets sail on the 'Hispaniola' to find pirate buried treasure somewhere in the Caribbean. Led by Long John Silver, complete with his parrot, the crew are mainly pirates. In the 23rd century version they are aboard the inter-galactic starship 'Hispaniola' searching for the treasure planet. Mr Silver leads the crew with his pet, a robotic macaw, as his constant companion.
8. Crusading lawyer defends alien immigrant against charges of unlawful intercourse with a human. The punishment for this is death. The tale is narrated by the lawyer's child. Which book, the only one the author wrote in the 23rd century, is this?

Answer: To Kill a Mockingbird

In the 23rd century aliens from other planets live in earth, but are forbidden from mating with humans. In Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird", Atticus Finch defends a black man against charges of raping a white woman. In the 23rd century version he defends the alien against charges of mating with a human.
9. A young girl playing on her computer brings to life a virtual fantasy world when she conjures up a cyber white rabbit who persuades her to follow him. This is which book up-dated to the 23rd century?

Answer: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

In Lewis Carroll's original book Alice is out of doors, lying on the grass, when she sees and follows the white rabbit. In the 23rd century she somehow brings him to life on her computer and follows him into a virtual fantasy world. She becomes trapped in the computer programme and only escapes when her father finds her, apparently asleep, at the computer and turns it off.
10. Instead of travelling forward in time in his machine, our traveller goes back to the 20th century. Here he is horrified by the amount of war, poverty, and injustice that he finds. Which early science fiction novel is this a reversal of?

Answer: The Time Machine

In H.G. Well's original book the traveller, who is never named, travels forward in history observing various changes in earth's population, industry and climate. In the 23rd century time travel is commonplace, and war and poverty is unknown. The traveller decides to investigate historic times, and goes back to the 20th century where he is horrified by world wars, famines and social injustice.

As in the original novel he tells his companions he is going to make one last journey, and is never heard from again.
Source: Author Christinap

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