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Thriller (genre): Quiz


Question 1: In the Odyssey, the hero Odysseus makes a perilous voyage home after the Trojan War, battling extraordinary hardships in order to be reunited with his wife ________.

Question 2: Prison Break follows ________, an engineer who has himself incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in order to break out his brother, who is on death row for a crime he did not commit.
Lincoln BurrowsPrison Break (season 1)Alexander MahoneMichael Scofield

Question 3: Science-fiction thriller: Alien and Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy and Ian Irvine's Human Rites Trilogy and ________ are examples of science-fiction thrilers.
DasavathaaramK. S. RavikumarMuthu (film)Jaggubhai

Question 4: The Thirty-Nine Steps is an early thriller by ________, in which an innocent man becomes the prime suspect in a murder case and finds himself on the run from both the police and enemy spies.
John Buchan, 1st Baron TweedsmuirGeorges VanierVincent MasseyAdrienne Clarkson

Question 5: [citation needed] Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful ________ who must thwart the plans of more powerful and better equipped villains.
Greek mythologyGreek hero cultPlatoHero

Question 6: The Innocent Man by ________ is a well known example of the type.
Isaac Bashevis SingerKen FollettJohn GrishamMichael Connelly

Question 7: False memories are implanted, along with a subconscious trigger that turns them into ________ at a moment's notice.
Honor killingMass murderAssassinationInfanticide

Question 8: Ancient epic poems such as the ________, Homer's Odyssey and the Mahābhārata use similar narrative techniques as modern thrillers.
Aga of KishEpic of GilgameshDeluge mythEnkidu

Question 9: ________, Hammond Innes, and Brian Callison are best known for their thrillers, but are also accomplished writers of man-against-nature sea stories.
Force 10 From NavaroneIce Station Zebra (novel)HMS Ulysses (novel)Alistair MacLean

Question 10: While such heroes have traditionally been men, women lead characters have become increasingly common; for an early example see ________'s character Ripley, in the movie Alien, 1979.
Sigourney WeaverCherWhoopi GoldbergJulia Roberts

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