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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. 

    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."

    Correct Answer
    C. “The thing is, officer, I have a license to kill.”
    Explanation
    The other lines are from Halo 3, Resident Evil, and Duke Nukem 3D, respectively.

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  • 2. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Ray Bradbury
    Explanation
    He made the comment in an interview with Salon in 2001.

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  • 3. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. A red O button
    Explanation
    The red O is on the Playstation 3 controller.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Kill-to-death ratio
    Explanation
    In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, players are likely to brag about their kill-to-death ratio. This statistic represents the number of kills a player has compared to the number of times they have been killed. A high kill-to-death ratio indicates that a player is skilled and successful in eliminating opponents while minimizing their own deaths. Therefore, players often take pride in having a high kill-to-death ratio and use it as a measure of their proficiency in the game.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Tim Curry
    Explanation
    Tim Curry is the correct answer because he is the actor who provided the voice for Premier Anatoly Cherdenko in the 2008 game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. The question also mentions that Jenny McCarthy voices Special Agent Tanya in the same game, but this information is not relevant to the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Beatles
    E. Green Day
    Explanation
    The Beatles and Green Day are the correct answers because both of these musical groups have a version of the game Rock Band dedicated entirely to their music. The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, and Metallica do not have a version of Rock Band dedicated to their music.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Killtastrophe

    • B.

      Killimanjaro

    • C.

      Killtacular

    • D.

      Killerific

    • E.

      Killionaire

    Correct Answer
    D. Killerific
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Killerific" because it is not a medal that can be won in Halo 3. The other options - Killtastrophe, Killimanjaro, Killtacular, and Killionaire - are all medals that players can earn in the game. "Killerific" is not a recognized medal in the Halo 3 game.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Sony’s PlayStation 3
    Explanation
    Sony's PlayStation 3 started making a profit on each device only this summer, after four years on the market. This means that for the first four years, the PlayStation 3 was not generating enough revenue to cover its production and manufacturing costs. However, this changed recently, indicating that the console has become more successful and profitable.

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  • 9. 

    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”

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Jackson from the “Thriller” music video
    Explanation
    His estate complained about the resemblance of the zombie, which, like Jackson, was wearing a red jacket and short, tight pants.

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  • 10. 

    In his New Yorker piece on video games, Nicholson Baker plays several 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Her own hair
    Explanation
    "She wears hip eyeglasses and looks like Tina Fey. When she goes wild with a kick combination, her hair suddenly swooshes out and forms itself into a swirling lethal force that helps her defeat her enemy."

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Ronald Reagan
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that video games can improve hand, eye, and brain coordination, and the Air Force believes that young people who excel in these games could potentially become exceptional pilots. The statement is attributed to Ronald Reagan.

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  • 12. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!
    Explanation
    The other lines are from the TV show "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"; the video game Sonic the Hedgehog, which would be played on a Sega Game Gear, not an N.E.S.; and the computer game Oregon Trail.

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  • 13. 

    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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Circular megastructures with their own ecosystems.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Circular megastructures with their own ecosystems." In the popular series Halo, the title refers to these circular megastructures which are known as Halo rings. These rings are massive structures created by an ancient alien race, and they are inhabited by various species and have their own unique ecosystems. The Halo rings play a significant role in the storyline of the game series, making this the correct answer.

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