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Mad Scientists In Literature

written by: Eve
 
Identify these fictional mad scientists who have become obsessed with probing into the unknown.

Question 1:


What is the first name of Mary Shelley's character Frankenstein, who creates a humanoid creature by stitching together pieces of human corpses?
Ernest
Victor
William
Volfgang

Question 2:


This fictional scientific genius, who travels in a submarine, was featured in the novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Mysterious Island".
Pierre Aronnax
Nemo
Captain Duncan
Nautilus

Question 3:


Which author wrote a novella, centered around a good-natured doctor who transforms into a cruel and remorseless person after drinking a potion?
Walter Scott
Thomas Hardy
Robert Louis Stevenson
Arthur Conan Doyle

Question 4:


What Jules Verne novel features Thomas Roch, a genius inventor, who created a powerful weapon?
From the Earth to the Moon
Facing the Flag
Master of the World
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Question 5:


H. G. Wells' sci-fi novel "The Island of Doctor Moreau" focuses on experiments involving which of the following?
explosives
X-rays
vivisection
potions

Question 6:


Which of these stories is not part of the children's series "The Mad Scientists' Club"?
The Penultimate Peril
The Unidentified Flying Man of Mammoth Falls
The Voice in the Chimney
The Strange Sea Monster of Strawberry Lake

Question 7:


Which of these literary characters has a condition called dextrocardia (heart on the right side of the chest)?
Dr. Moreau
Dr. Jekyll
Doctor Death
Dr. Julius No

Question 8:


What character, depicted by English writer H. G. Wells, discovers a formula capable of rendering a human being invisible?
Griffin
Dr. Montgomery
Dr. Moreau
Professor Lidenbrock

Question 9:


In Don DeLillo's novel, "White Noise", professor Jack Gladney finds out that his wife participates in an experimental study of a new psychoactive drug, called Dylar. Which of the following does this medication treat?
the fear of death
the fear of the future
the fear of reality
the fear of being alone

Question 10:


Who does Dr. Faustus summon, after he sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge, in the play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus"?
Adam and Eve
Helen of Troy
Hector
Achilles

 


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