On The Beach Novel Quiz! Trivia

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On The Beach Novel Quiz! Trivia

The novel, “On the Beach,” is a 1957 post-apocalyptic story written by British author Nevil Shute. The book demonstrates the idea of a world being taken over by nuclear war and destruction. There are only a few lasting survivors who are about to die from a radioactive cloud that is heading toward them. Take this quiz and learn more about the book, “On the Beach. ”


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the phrase "on the beach" mean?
    • A. 

      Vacation

    • B. 

      Navy term for "out of service"

    • C. 

      A place to be

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 2. 
    Where does the story take place?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      United States

    • C. 

      Scotland

    • D. 

      Mexico

  • 3. 
    When does the story take place?
    • A. 

      1953

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1959

    • D. 

      1963

  • 4. 
    What war caused the nuclear apocalypse?
    • A. 

      A nuclear attack by Albania on Italy

    • B. 

      The bombings of the United States and the United Kingdom by Egypt

    • C. 

      A retaliatory strike on the Soviet Union by NATO

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which hemisphere was affected?
    • A. 

      Northern Hemisphere

    • B. 

      Southern Hemisphere

    • C. 

      Both

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 6. 
    Which places were for the most part unaffected by the radioactive fallout?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      New Zealand

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What does the Australian government give to the civilians?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Suicide pills and injections

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Radiation suits

  • 8. 
    What do Osborne and the crew find out about the radiation when they go to the Gulf of Alaska?
    • A. 

      The state is destroyed

    • B. 

      Radiation levels are not decreasing

    • C. 

      Survivors

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 9. 
    What gave off the mysterious radio signal?
    • A. 

      The wind

    • B. 

      The machine malfunctioned

    • C. 

      A survivor

    • D. 

      A broken window sash swinging in the breeze and occasionally hitting a telegraph key

  • 10. 
    How does the story end?
    • A. 

      They survive in a bunker

    • B. 

      Everyone dies

    • C. 

      The submarine crew survives

    • D. 

      A few people survive

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