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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?
William
Victor
Volfgang
Ernest

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
Nautilus
Nemo
Captain Duncan

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?
Arthur Conan Doyle
Robert Louis Stevenson
Walter Scott
Thomas Hardy

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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 being alone
the fear of the future
the fear of reality
the fear of death

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
Hector
Helen of Troy
Achilles

 


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