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Trivia Quiz - H. G. Wells - "The Father of Futurism"

Born in Kent, England in 1866, H. G. Wells enthralled readers, listeners and movie-goers with his visions of the future. Test your knowledge of this fascinating man who lived life to the full.

Quiz Number: 5651
Date Submitted: January 24, 2017
Quiz Categories: Literature, Authors, British Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 52 percent
Times Taken: 20 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. What do the H. G. stand for in Wells' name?
  A.   Harold Garthsnead
  B.   Horace Geoffrey
  C.   Henry Graeme
  D.   Herbert George

2. Which book by H. G. Wells was his first success?
  A.   The First Men in the Moon
  B.   The Shape of Things to Come
  C.   When the Sleeper Wakes
  D.   The Time Machine

3. Wells was concerned about the future of humanity and had what political affiliation?
  A.   socialist
  B.   capitalist
  C.   communist
  D.   libertarian

4. Which of the following works was not written by H. G. Wells?
  A.   The Island of Dr Moreau
  B.   Day of the Triffids
  C.   The Invisible Man
  D.   The War of the Worlds

5. As a predictor of the future, Wells was remarkably accurate. Which of the following did he not foresee?
  A.   splitting of the atom
  B.   the rise of major cities
  C.   empowerment of women and women's rights
  D.   globalization

6. Wells was a renowned and unashamed pursuer of women. How many times was he married?
  A.   0
  B.   2
  C.   5
  D.   7

7. What physical disability did H. G. Wells suffer?
  A.   diabetes
  B.   poor hearing
  C.   epilepsy
  D.   vertigo

8. What other artistic talent did H. G. Wells possess and employ?
  A.   singing
  B.   sculpting
  C.   acting
  D.   drawing and painting

9. Which of the following themes did H. G. Wells not write about in his books?
  A.   class
  B.   world government
  C.   eugenics
  D.   race

10. Dying in August, 1946 aged 79, what epitaph did Wells suggest for his tombstone?
  A.   I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
  B.   Off I go into the great perhaps!
  C.   Damn, it's dark down here!
  D.   I told you so. Damned fools!®   

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