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Utopia

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A very difficult quiz on utopia and "utopias".

Question 1:


The word "utopia" comes from this language.
Greek
Latin
Hebrew
Swahili

Question 2:


This famous thinker and teacher wrote a book about a utopian type of city that was run by the best thinkers.
Plato
Peter of Tarssus
Socrates
Aristotle

Question 3:


This is the man who wrote "Utopia", a work describing an ideal community on an island off the coast of Europe in the Atlantic Ocean.
Machiavelli
Erasmus of Rotterdam
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Sir Thomas More

Question 4:


Ayn Rand's "Anthem" and Alan Moore's "V for Vendetta" describe this type of community.
Utopian Republic
Dystopia
Pre-Utopian Community
Heterotopia

Question 5:


In 1933 James Hilton wrote the novel "Lost Horizon", which describes a utopian place with this name.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


This utopian society originated in New York but swiftly spread to New England, Ohio, and Kentucky in the 19th century. They are best known for their furniture and for inventing the clothes spin.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


This utopian group was strongly influenced by the Transcendentalist writers in the USA and ran a farm in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Koresh Society
Brook Farm
Zoar Farm
Koreshan Unity

Question 8:


The members of this utopian society, led by John Humphreys Noyes, were not married to anyone but were married to the group, so they had multiple sexual partners.
Harmony
Brook Farm
Koreshan
Oneida Community

Question 9:


This group was led by Robert Owen. Their philosophy was called "utopian socialism" by Karl Marx.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Brook Farm
Oneida Community
New Harmony
Zoar

Question 10:


This utopian society was established in Tuscarrawa County, Ohio in 1817 by Germans who immigrated to the US to seek religious freedom.
Zoar
New Harmony
Koreshan Unity
Tweed Village

Question 11:


The 1993 movie "Below Utopia" featured Tommy "Tiny " Lister and this rapper/actor.
Ice-T
Tupac Shakur
LL Kool J
Ice Cube

Question 12:


This comedy team starred in "The Road to Utopia" in 1946.
Jack Klugman and Tony Randle
Paul Lynde and Alice Ghostly
Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
John Barrymore and Hillary Brooke

Question 13:


In which US state was Old Salem established in 1766?
Oregon
Nebraska
Wyoming
North Carolina

Question 14:


This utopian community was begun in the 1870's in New York State and then moved to Estero, Florida.
New Harmony
Zoar
Eastwitch Village
Koreshan Unity

 


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