IGGPPCamp Geeky Trivia Questions and Answers

IGGPPCamp is taking place this week, and I was lucky enough to be able to host Geeky Trivia on Tuesday night. Here’s the video. I’ve also included the questions and answers below, if you want to play along :)

Books

1. The upcoming movie Fifty Shades of Gray is an adaptation of fanfiction based of which set of novels?

The Twilight Saga

2. Two famous fantasy series are composed of seven books. Name them.

The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter

*Some people answered with the A Song of Ice and Fire series, but it’s not complete–and who knows if it will actually end up with seven books, since GRRM has already extended the series.

3. According to The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, what is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?”

42

4. By the early 1940s, J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy was published in most European countries—what is the most notable exception?

Germany

5. Which set of awards is given yearly for the best science fiction or fantasy works?

The Hugo Award

6. Which English author is also known as the “mother of modern sci-fi?”

Mary Shelley

7. In what year did Harry Potter first attend Hogwarts?

1991

8. Which Young Adult novel published in 2013 presents a much better picture of fanfiction than the success of Fifty Shades of Gray?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

9. In terms of book sales, name the three best-selling sci-fi/fantasy authors of all time.

J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King

10. Disney’s failed movie John Carter, was originally a book titles what? You get an extra two points if you can name the author.

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rise Burroughs

 

Video Games

1. Which video game company made handheld gaming popular, and continues to lead that market today?

Nintendo

2. The bestselling game of all time, what game was invented by Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984?

Tetris

3. When Mario first appeared, he was known by a different name. What was it?

Jumpman

4. Which breakaway hit was published as part of a collection by Valve, in order to appease customers who were waiting for the next Half Life game?

Portal

5. Four ghosts appear in the Pac-Man video game. What are their names?

Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde

6. How many Final Fantasy games have been released in the main series?

14

7. The current generation of console wars are waged between Sony and Microsoft. Which companies duked it out between 1989 and 1994?

Sega and Nintendo

8. What popular PS1 stealth series features a character whose signature move is to hide under a box?

Metal Gear Solid

9. Which Resident Evil game is famous for changing the tone of the series, as well as blamed for the demise of “survival horror” in general?

RE4

10. What anthropomorphic animal character did Sony use as a Mascot from 1996-2000 in an attempt to replicate the success of Mario and Sonic?

Crash Bandicoot

 

Movies

1. How many movies have been released by Marvel Studios?

10

*The X-Men and Spiderman franchises are owned by Fox and Sony, respectively.

2. Halle Berry accepted the Razzie for wost acting in person for her role in what 2004 Superhero film?

Catwoman

3. Which actress is becoming well-known for her role in genre movies, having appeared in Avatar, Star Trek, and Guardians of the Galaxy?

Zoe Saldana

4. Which sci-fi movie was famously written with characters that could have been played by an actor of either sex?

Alien

5. Which movie company helped pave the way for genre movies though it’s creature features in the 30s and 40s?

Universal

6. Which of these movies was not inspired by a comic book? Weird Science, 30 Days of Night, Dark Shadows, Annie, or Over the Hedge?

Dark Shadows

7. What is the lowest-grossing movie based on a Marvel title?

Punisher: War Zon

8. Who was the first comic book superhero to appear on the big screen?

Captain Marvel

9. How many actors have played both a Marvel and a DC superhero (or villain) on the big screen?

2– Halle Berry, Ryan Reynolds.

*Ben Affleck will be three once Dawn of Justice comes out.

10. Seven actors have played Batman on the Big Screen. Name them all.

Lewis G. Wilson, Robert Lowrey, Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale.

 

Comics

1. What are the “Big Two” companies in the comic book industry?

DC and Marvel

2. Which three characters are known as DC Comics’ “Holy Trinity”?

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman

3. This year marks which anniversary of Batman’s first appearance in comics?

75th

4. Which of these characters was not a founding member of The Avengers? Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk?

Captain America

5. In which title did Superman first appear?

Action Comics

6. Which famous Batman villain did not originally appear in the comic books, but on TV instead?

Harley Quinn

7. What is the only comic/graphic novel on Time’s list of the 100 Best Novels in the English language?

Watchmen

8. Which of these Marvel characters was not created or co-created by Stan Lee? Ant-Man, Mr. Fantastic, Black Widow, Wolverine

Wolverine

9.  Which deceased comic book artist created the Avengers alongside Stan Lee?

Jack Kirby

10. Put these comic publishers in order of their date of creation: DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Image, Marvel

DC—1934; Marvel—1939; Dark Horse—1986; Image—1992; IDW—1999

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