Frankenstein And Blade Runner

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Frankenstein And Blade Runner - Quiz

A short quiz to test students on the knowledge of these texts


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In what year was Frankenstein written?

    • A.

      1822

    • B.

      1818

    • C.

      1831

    • D.

      1816

    Correct Answer
    B. 1818
    Explanation
    Frankenstein was written in 1818. This novel was written by Mary Shelley and is considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction literature. The story follows Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque creature through his experiments. The novel explores themes of ambition, morality, and the consequences of playing god. Published anonymously at first, it gained popularity and critical acclaim. The year 1818 marks the initial release of this iconic novel.

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  • 2. 

    What genre of film is Blade Runner?

    • A.

      Adventure

    • B.

      Romance

    • C.

      Comedy

    • D.

      Film Noir/Sci Fi

    Correct Answer
    D. Film Noir/Sci Fi
    Explanation
    Blade Runner is categorized as a Film Noir/Sci Fi genre film. This is because it combines elements of both genres, featuring a dark and atmospheric setting reminiscent of classic Film Noir, while also exploring futuristic science fiction themes. The film's narrative, visual style, and themes of identity, morality, and humanity in a dystopian future align with the characteristics of both Film Noir and Sci Fi genres.

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  • 3. 

    Who said: “like the archangel who aspired to omnipotence, I am chained in an eternal hell.”

    • A.

      Roy

    • B.

      Deckard

    • C.

      Frankenstein

    • D.

      The Creature

    Correct Answer
    C. Frankenstein
    Explanation
    In Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein," the character of Frankenstein himself says, "like the archangel who aspired to omnipotence, I am chained in an eternal hell." This quote reflects Frankenstein's remorse and despair over the consequences of his ambition and the creation of his monster. He compares himself to Lucifer, who was cast out of heaven for his desire to be like God, and expresses his own feelings of being trapped and tormented by his own creation.

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  • 4. 

    What is the sub-title of 'Frankenstein'?

    • A.

      'Paradise Lost'

    • B.

      'The Modern Prometheus'

    • C.

      'Frankensteins's Monster'

    • D.

      'Prometheus Bound'

    Correct Answer
    B. 'The Modern Prometheus'
    Explanation
    The sub-title of 'Frankenstein' is 'The Modern Prometheus'. This sub-title refers to the Greek myth of Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods to give to humanity, just as Victor Frankenstein defies the natural order by creating life. The comparison highlights the theme of hubris and the consequences of playing god, as well as the moral and ethical implications of scientific advancement.

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  • 5. 

    How would you describe Roy's style of  speaking?

    • A.

      Concise

    • B.

      Poetic

    • C.

      Colloquial

    • D.

      Pragmatic

    Correct Answer
    B. Poetic
    Explanation
    Roy's style of speaking can be described as poetic because it is likely that he uses language that is imaginative, rhythmic, and expressive. This style of speaking may involve the use of metaphors, similes, and other literary devices to create a more artistic and aesthetic effect. Poetic language often evokes emotions and paints vivid pictures in the listener's mind, making it a suitable description for Roy's speaking style.

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  • 6. 

    When Walton states in his letter to his sister "...you cannot contest the inestimable benefit which I shall confer on all mankind to the last generation, by discovering a passage near the pole to those countries…”, what kind of personal quality is he portraying?

    • A.

      Generosity

    • B.

      Humility

    • C.

      Self-reflection

    • D.

      Egoism

    Correct Answer
    D. Egoism
    Explanation
    In his letter, Walton is expressing a sense of egoism. He believes that his discovery of a passage near the pole will confer an "inestimable benefit" on all mankind for generations to come. This shows a self-centered belief that his actions will have a significant impact on the world and highlights his egoistic nature.

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  • 7. 

    What are 'memories' in the replicants, referred to?

    • A.

      Upgrades

    • B.

      Internals

    • C.

      Implants

    • D.

      Artifices

    Correct Answer
    C. Implants
    Explanation
    The term "memories" in replicants is referred to as "implants". This suggests that replicants have artificially implanted memories, which may be used to provide them with a sense of identity and experiences. These implanted memories are likely created to make the replicants more human-like and to enhance their emotional responses and interactions with others.

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  • 8. 

    What does the Creature demand that Frankenstein must do for him?

    • A.

      Take him home to live with him

    • B.

      Destroy him

    • C.

      Create a companion for him

    • D.

      Make him better looking

    Correct Answer
    C. Create a companion for him
    Explanation
    The Creature demands that Frankenstein create a companion for him. The Creature feels lonely and isolated, and believes that having a companion like himself would alleviate his suffering. He believes that Frankenstein owes him this, as his creator, and threatens to continue causing harm and destruction if his demand is not met.

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  • 9. 

    What language device is Shelley using when the Creature says "I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom."

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Onamatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    In this statement, the Creature compares itself to a snake, emphasizing its intention to be cunning and dangerous. This comparison creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and helps to convey the Creature's sinister nature. Therefore, the language device being used here is a metaphor, as it directly compares two unrelated things without using "like" or "as".

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  • 10. 

    What was the Tyrell motto?

    • A.

      'Nature, Nurture and Knowledge'

    • B.

      'More life than life itself'

    • C.

      'Kill or be killed'

    • D.

      'More human than human'

    Correct Answer
    D. 'More human than human'
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "More human than human," is the Tyrell motto because it reflects the company's goal of creating replicants that are indistinguishable from humans. The motto suggests that the replicants should not only possess physical qualities similar to humans but also exhibit emotional and cognitive capabilities that make them even more human than actual humans. This motto encapsulates the Tyrell Corporation's aspiration to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence and blur the line between humans and replicants.

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  • 11. 

    In which year is Blade Runner set?

    • A.

      2012

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      2019

    Correct Answer
    D. 2019
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2019. Blade Runner is a science fiction film set in a dystopian future where advanced technology coexists with a decaying society. The film was released in 1982 and depicted a futuristic Los Angeles in the year 2019.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these words/phrases does not fit into the context of Blade Runner?

    • A.

      Hyper-Consumerism

    • B.

      Mass Media

    • C.

      Romanticism

    • D.

      Artificiality

    Correct Answer
    C. Romanticism
    Explanation
    Romanticism does not fit into the context of Blade Runner because the film is set in a dystopian future where technology dominates society and human emotions are suppressed. Romanticism, on the other hand, is an artistic and intellectual movement that emphasizes individualism, imagination, and nature. It celebrates emotions and the beauty of the natural world, which contrasts with the bleak and artificial environment depicted in Blade Runner.

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  • 13. 

    What is the obvious difference between the Replicants in Blade Runner and the Creature in Frankenstein?

    • A.

      The replicants are stronger

    • B.

      The replicants are better spoken

    • C.

      The replicants are beautiful

    • D.

      The replicants are smarter

    Correct Answer
    C. The replicants are beautiful
    Explanation
    The obvious difference between the Replicants in Blade Runner and the Creature in Frankenstein is that the replicants are beautiful. This suggests that the replicants are aesthetically pleasing and visually attractive, while the Creature in Frankenstein is not described as beautiful or visually appealing.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these words/phrases does not fit into the 19th century Europe of Frankenstein?

    • A.

      Gothic

    • B.

      Science Fiction

    • C.

      Horror

    • D.

      Cyberpunk

    Correct Answer
    D. Cyberpunk
    Explanation
    Cyberpunk does not fit into the 19th century Europe of Frankenstein because it is a subgenre of science fiction that emerged in the 1980s, combining advanced technology and a dystopian society. Frankenstein, on the other hand, was written in the early 19th century and is considered to be a Gothic novel, focusing on themes of horror and science fiction but not incorporating elements of cyberpunk.

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  • 15. 

    What is a 'Voight-Kampff'?

    • A.

      A vehicle Replicants travel in

    • B.

      A life-giving tool

    • C.

      An interrogation device

    • D.

      Deckard's gun

    Correct Answer
    C. An interrogation device
    Explanation
    A Voight-Kampff is an interrogation device. This device is used to determine if an individual is a human or a replicant (bioengineered android) by measuring their emotional responses to various stimuli. It is prominently featured in the science fiction film "Blade Runner" and is an essential tool used by the protagonist, Deckard, to identify and retire replicants.

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  • 16. 

    When Tyrell says to Roy, "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long", what does he mean?

    • A.

      That Roy does not have long to live

    • B.

      That a candle is about to go out

    • C.

      That Roy has a long life ahead of him

    • D.

      He asking Roy to kill Deckard

    Correct Answer
    A. That Roy does not have long to live
    Explanation
    Tyrell's statement "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long" implies that Roy's intense and passionate nature will lead to a shorter lifespan. This means that Roy's life expectancy is not very long, possibly due to the toll that his intense lifestyle and actions will take on his body and wellbeing.

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  • 17. 

    All but one of these words/phrases have something in common with both texts. Which is it?

    • A.

      Animation

    • B.

      Prodigal son

    • C.

      Hubris

    • D.

      Genealogy

    Correct Answer
    D. Genealogy
    Explanation
    All of the given words/phrases have something in common with both texts except for "Genealogy." "Animation" can be related to both texts through the use of animated characters or visual effects. "Prodigal son" can be a theme or character in both texts, representing a wayward or rebellious individual. "Hubris" can be a concept explored in both texts, referring to excessive pride or arrogance. However, "Genealogy" does not have a clear connection to both texts, making it the odd one out.

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  • 18. 

    In Frankenstein, what do the female characters, Elizabeth and Walton's Sister in England, have in common?

    • A.

      They both stay at home

    • B.

      They pursue studies

    • C.

      They travel widely

    • D.

      They have love affairs

    Correct Answer
    A. They both stay at home
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They both stay at home." In Frankenstein, both Elizabeth and Walton's sister are portrayed as domestic characters who stay at home. They are not shown pursuing studies or traveling widely, and there is no mention of them having love affairs. Their role in the novel is mainly confined to their domestic sphere, supporting and caring for the male characters.

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  • 19. 

    What is absent from the world of Blade Runner, that gives it it's post-modern feel?

    • A.

      Perpetual Rain

    • B.

      Cityscape

    • C.

      Constant Advertising

    • D.

      Nature

    Correct Answer
    D. Nature
    Explanation
    The absence of nature in the world of Blade Runner contributes to its post-modern feel. In the movie, the environment is dominated by urban landscapes, technology, and artificial elements. The lack of natural elements such as trees, plants, and animals creates a sense of detachment from the natural world and emphasizes the overwhelming presence of human-made structures. This absence reinforces the theme of a dystopian future where nature has been replaced by a cold, industrialized society, further enhancing the post-modern atmosphere of the film.

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  • 20. 

    What is the quality that both Tyrell and Frankenstein possess, that is ultimately their downfall?

    • A.

      Intelligence

    • B.

      Ambition

    • C.

      Wealth

    • D.

      Hubris

    Correct Answer
    D. Hubris
    Explanation
    Both Tyrell and Frankenstein possess the quality of hubris, which ultimately leads to their downfall. Hubris refers to excessive pride, arrogance, or self-confidence. Both characters believe that they have the power to create and control life, which leads them to overstep ethical boundaries and ignore the potential consequences of their actions. Their hubris blinds them to the potential dangers and moral implications of their creations, ultimately leading to their own destruction.

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