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Quiz about Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Quiz about Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Quiz


How well do you know Rick Wakeman's theme album?

A multiple-choice quiz by ubermom. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
ubermom
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
170,542
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
8 / 15
Plays
290
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Question 1 of 15
1. First an easy one. The album was recorded live in concert.


Question 2 of 15
2. How many vocalists (aside from the choir) does the album feature?

Answer: (Number)
Question 3 of 15
3. How many songs are on the album?

Answer: (Go for the obvious and easy answer.)
Question 4 of 15
4. Which tunnel did Professor Liedenbrock choose? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. How long did the party travel before they came to a dead end? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Which member of the party became separated from the others? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. What is the first adventure after setting out to sea? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. How is the raft destroyed? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Which sea monster won the battle? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Was the party able to successfully cross the sea?


Question 11 of 15
11. Why did the men flee the forest? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. What did the men discover when they fled the forest? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Where do the men return to the surface of the Earth? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. Which song was the victim of major technological problems? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. What famous composer did Wakeman borrow a few bars from? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. First an easy one. The album was recorded live in concert.

Answer: True

The performance was recorded in the Royal Festival Hall on January 18, 1974, using The London Symphony Orchestra, The English Chamber Choir, and a rock band. Wakeman said that part of the reason the album was recorded live was that he couldn't afford studio time.
2. How many vocalists (aside from the choir) does the album feature?

Answer: 2

Ashley Holt and Gary Pickford Hopkins share vocal duties, performing a sharp, piercing duet in "The Battle". The higher voice is Gary, the lower is Ashley.
3. How many songs are on the album?

Answer: 4

"The Journey", "Recollection", "The Battle", and "The Forest" are the only songs named on the album. There are many other unnamed musical interludes, including themes for a boiling river, a storm, and the party's return to the surface.
4. Which tunnel did Professor Liedenbrock choose?

Answer: Eastern

"Admiring shades of lava, which imperceptibly passed from reddish brown to bright yellow, their way lit by crystals appearing as lighted globes, they continued through the lava gallery which gently sloped until they reached the intersection of two roads. Without hesitation, Professor Liedenbrock chose the eastern tunnel." (Narrator)
5. How long did the party travel before they came to a dead end?

Answer: Three days

"The eastern route they had taken had come to a dead end. With three day's walk back to the fork to find Arne Saknussemm's original route, they found their water rations were limited to one day." (Narrator)
6. Which member of the party became separated from the others?

Answer: Axel

"Professor Liedenbrock's nephew, Axel, found himself alone. His mind was seized with unparalleled fear, and he saw memories of home flashing before him." (Narrator)
7. What is the first adventure after setting out to sea?

Answer: The battle

"But five days out to sea, they witnessed a terrifying battle between two sea monsters. One having the snout of a porpoise, the head of a lizard, and the teeth of a crocodile -- an icthyosaurus; and the other, the mortal enemy of the first, a serpent with a turtle shell -- a plesiosaurus." (Narrator)
8. How is the raft destroyed?

Answer: It is bashed against reefs by the storm.

"For four days the storm had raged, as they clung to the mast of their raft for safety. Finally, with their raft wrecked, after being bashed against the reefs, they lay sheltered from the pouring rain beneath a few overhanging rocks where they ate and slept." (Narrator)
9. Which sea monster won the battle?

Answer: The icthyosaurus

"Suddenly, the serpent's head shot out of the water bathed in red And the serpentine form lay lifeless on the ocean." (Choir)
10. Was the party able to successfully cross the sea?

Answer: No

"The next day, all trace of the storm had disappeared, and what remained of their stock seemed intact. But checking the compass brought only heartbreak, as it showed that a change of wind during the storm had returned them to just a few miles north of Port Grauben." (Narrator)
11. Why did the men flee the forest?

Answer: They saw mastodons being herded by a gigantic proto-human.

There are three references to what the men saw in the forest that frightened them so:
"Exploring the forest, they discovered a herd of gigantic animals, mastodons, which were being marshaled by a primitive human being, a proteus. He stood over twelve foot high, and he brandished an enormous bough, a crook worthy of this antediluvian shepherd." (Narrator)
"Their shepherd came, now long extinct, a huge primeval man. The three men filled with disbelief, just turned as one and ran." (Solo)
"Dumb with astonishment and amazement which bordered
on stupification, they fled the forest." (Narrator)
12. What did the men discover when they fled the forest?

Answer: A knife and carving on a rock

"Discovering a rusty dagger on the beach and the carved initials of the explorer before them on a slab of granite, they realized that they were once again treading the route of Arne Saknussemm." (Narrator)
13. Where do the men return to the surface of the Earth?

Answer: In Italy

"Trapped in the shaft of an active volcano, they rose through the ages of man, to be finally expelled out on a mountainside riddled with tiny lava streams. Their journey was completed, and they found themselves three thousand miles from their original starting point in Iceland.

They had entered by one volcano, and they had come out by another. With the blue mountains of Calabria in the east, they walked away from the mountain that had returned them, the frightening Mount Etna." (Narrator)
14. Which song was the victim of major technological problems?

Answer: "The Battle"

Buzzing and other problems in a section of "The Battle" couldn't be cleaned up, so the engineers (Paul Tregurtha and Pete Flanagan) were forced to reuse a section from later in the song. Hence, the original words, "Moving close to their raft's side, the three men prayed as one and cried," are replaced with, "Battle won, a victor's pride, the three men thanked the Lord and cried," which doesn't make any sense at that point in the song.
15. What famous composer did Wakeman borrow a few bars from?

Answer: Grieg

The closing musical sequence includes the famous theme from "In The Hall of the Mountain King."
Source: Author ubermom

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