Quiz: Video Games

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Quiz: Video Games

Video games are one of the most overlooked forms of media in the world. They are versatile to no end, given some can be fun and great for passing the time while others boast stories akin to some of the best movies and books you’ll ever read. In this quiz we’re going to find out just how much you know about video games. Think you can take control of the joystick and set the high score? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In his New Yorker piece on video games, Nicholson Baker plays a number of games, including Bayonetta, which stars a kickboxing woman dressed in what?
    • A. 

      A gown of roaches

    • B. 

      The skins of those she has slain

    • C. 

      Her own hair

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 2. 
    Who said, “I recently learned something quite interesting about video games. Many young people have developed incredible hand, eye, and brain coordination in playing these games. The Air Force believes these kids will be our outstanding pilots should they fly our jets.”
    • A. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • B. 

      George W. Bush

    • C. 

      Michael Dukakis

    • D. 

      Madeleine Albright

  • 3. 
    What line might you have seen on a Nintendo Entertainment System in the late eighties?
    • A. 

      Go get ’em, Gumshoes!

    • B. 

      Okay Vern, it's time to burn!

    • C. 

      Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!

    • D. 

      You have died of dysentery.

  • 4. 
    In the popular series Halo, what does the title refer to?
    • A. 

      The enemy fighters that disguise themselves as angels.

    • B. 

      Circular megastructures with their own ecosystems.

    • C. 

      The rings of the planet on which the game is set.

    • D. 

      The glow of characters who’ve been shot with prized green bullets.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not a line from a video game:
    • A. 

      “You know the music, time to dance.”

    • B. 

      "That was too close, you were almost a Jill sandwich."

    • C. 

      “The thing is, officer, I have a license to kill.”

    • D. 

      "It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all out of gum."

  • 6. 
    Who said it: “Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do.”
    • A. 

      Margaret Atwood

    • B. 

      Martha Stewart

    • C. 

      Ray Bradbury

    • D. 

      Warren Buffett

  • 7. 
    On the Xbox 360 controller, which of the following won’t you find?
    • A. 

      A green A button

    • B. 

      A red O button

    • C. 

      A joystick

    • D. 

      A silver dome that glows green

  • 8. 
    In the popular game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, what statistic are players likely to brag about?
    • A. 

      Rate of fire

    • B. 

      Number of medals

    • C. 

      Kill-to-death ratio

    • D. 

      Length of gun barrel

  • 9. 
    Which actor does the voice for Premier Anatoly Cherdenko in the 2008 game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, which also features Jenny McCarthy as Special Agent Tanya?
    • A. 

      Kevin Spacey

    • B. 

      Tim Curry

    • C. 

      Jim Carrey

    • D. 

      Gary Oldman

  • 10. 
    Which of these musical groups has a version of the game Rock Band dedicated entirely to its music? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      The Beatles

    • B. 

      The Rolling Stones

    • C. 

      The Grateful Dead

    • D. 

      Metallica

    • E. 

      Green Day

  • 11. 
    In Halo 3, which of the following is not a medal you can win?
    • A. 

      Killtastrophe

    • B. 

      Killimanjaro

    • C. 

      Killtacular

    • D. 

      Killerific

    • E. 

      Killionaire

  • 12. 
    Which gaming console started making a profit on each device only this summer, after four years on the market?
    • A. 

      Sony’s PlayStation 3

    • B. 

      Nintendo’s Wii

    • C. 

      Microsoft’s Xbox 360

    • D. 

      Apple’s iGame

  • 13. 
    A character in the computer and iPhone game Plants vs. Zombies had to be changed because it too closely resembled whom?
    • A. 

      Robert Pattinson from “Twilight”

    • B. 

      Sarah Michelle Gellar from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

    • C. 

      Michael Jackson from the “Thriller” music video

    • D. 

      Lurch from “The Addams Family”