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Ray Bradbury

written by: Eve
 
This quiz is a tribute to Ray Bradbury, one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers.

Question 1:


Ray Bradbury was free to start a career in writing when he was rejected admission into the military during World War II due to this condition.
bad hearing
asthma
anaemia
bad eyesight

Question 2:


Ray Bradbury was greatly inspired by American author Edgar Rice Burroughs. Which of these famous novels was penned by Burroughs?
Tarzan of the Apes
The Fall of the House of Usher
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
A Farewell to Arms

Question 3:


What is emblazoned on the arm of Guy Montag's uniform in Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451?
a cross
blazing flames
a salamander
a snake

Question 4:


In which of his novels does Ray Bradbury describe a nightmarish traveling carnival called Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show?
Dandelion Wine
Death Is a Lonely Business
Fahrenheit 451
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Question 5:


In Ray Bradbury's book The Martian Chronicles, upon seeing their home planet Earth dwindle to the size of a pin dot, most colonisers succumb to this disease.
the Great Wrath
the Great Loneliness
the Red Desperation
the Red Planet Depression

Question 6:


In 1971, an impact crater on Earth's moon was named by the Apollo 15 astronauts in honor of one of Ray Bradbury's novels. What is the name of the crater?
The Halloween Tree
Dandelion Crater
Mr Electrico
451 Crater

Question 7:


In 1953, Ray Bradbury was hired by John Huston to work on the screenplay of the movie adaptation of this famous classic novel.
An American Tragedy
Moby-Dick
The Sound and the Fury
The Prince and the Pauper

Question 8:


What is Ray Bradbury's home city of Waukegan called in some of his novels?
Blue Town
Green Town
Ghost Town
Grim Town

Question 9:


What filmmaker stated that Ray Bradbury was "[his] muse for the better part of [his] sci-fi career"?
Steven Spielberg
Robert Zemeckis
George Lucas
Peter Weir

Question 10:


Ray Bradbury died on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91 during what rare astronomical event?
None of these
meteor shower
transit of Venus
total solar eclipse

 


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