Orbit's Ultimate 2015 Science Fiction and Fantasy Quiz

Think you know what happened in science fiction and fantasy games, TV, movies and books this year? Put your knowledge to the test with Orbit's definitive end of year quiz.

Orbit Books
Created By Orbit Books
On Dec 14, 2015
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Which film star made his San Diego Comic-Con debut this year?

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Geek idol Felicia Day released her biography in August this year. What was it called?

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Which of the following stars stepped off social network Twitter in 2015?

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Guess this 2015 novel from its opening paragraph.

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Who said this line in Game of Thrones: ‘Money buys a man's silence for a time. A bolt in the heart buys it forever’

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Which character in Avengers: Age of Ultron said (well, sang) the following? 'I once had strings, but now I'm free... There are no strings on me!'

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Saga, the space opera comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, won the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series for the third time in row this year. The fan-favourite character Lying Cat is:

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In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney subsists on a combination of what?

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Who said this line in Game of Thrones: ‘A lion does not concern itself with the opinions of sheep’

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, based on the short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, has won Game of the Year at the 2015 Game Awards. The television series also based on these short stories is called

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2015 saw the publication of the first original novel set in the friendly desert community of Night Vale. If you lived in Night Vale, which of the following might you want to avoid?

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Which of these ISN'T a quote from Jurassic World?

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Guess this 2015 novel from its opening paragraph.

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Which of the following classic(ish) horror movies didn't have a reboot TV series in 2015?

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2015 was a great year for SFF cinema. To date (December 5th 2015), which of these films released in 2015 is the highest grossing?

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Guess the 2015 film:

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In Chappie, who played the titular robot’s adoptive father?

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Who said this line in Game of Thrones: ‘There is only one hell. The one we live in now.’

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The ever-faithful, immortal companion from the Fallout series is inspired by the dog from which post-apocalyptic movie?

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Which of the following books did NOT have a film or television series in production in 2015?

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Tickets went on sale in Autumn 2015 for The Cursed Child, the official sequel to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. According to the information released about the play, it follows:

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Which of the following animals was NOT used in the genetic makeup of the Indominus Rex

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Guess this 2015 novel from its opening paragraph.

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Guess this 2015 novel from its opening paragraph.

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The Expanse, based on James S. A. Corey’s bestselling SF novels, is coming to televisions via the SyFy channel in the US this month. What is the name of the ship that Jim Holden is a crew member of, which is destroyed in the opening of Leviathan Wakes?

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Fallout 4 was released in November and looks set to become one of the biggest games of the year. One improvement from previous Fallout games? Your dog can’t die. What is he called?

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Fans visited the Discworld for the last time this year, with Terry Pratchett’s final book, The Shepherd’s Crown, released in August. If you were to visit Ankh Morpork, how would you recognise the city’s crest? It contains:

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In the movie Jurassic World, who said the following? 'Monster is a relative term.'

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The trilogy which began with Ann Leckie’s multi-award-winning Ancillary Justice ended in October 2015, with Ancillary Mercy. In this series, what is the designation of the ancillary body which survived the destruction of the Toren, and continues Breq’s revenge mission?

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In Jurassic World, in response to fan anger at the dinosaur who bested the Tyrannosaurus Rex in Jurassic Park 3, the T-Rex destroys the skeleton of which species of dinosaur?

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Sean Bean’s character in Jupiter Ascending is half-honeybee (just… just don’t ask, okay?) but what is his laughably appropriate name?

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Publishers Oni Press issued the first in the new Invader Zim comic series this year after winning a publishing agreement from Nickelodeon to continue the cancelled cartoon. Where was it revealed the alien invader had been hiding for months?

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2015 saw George Clooney battling robot agents in Tomorrowland. What was the Disney movie originally based on?

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Which of the following book adaptations did NOT release a trailer at Comic Con 2015?

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According to a recent fan theory, which character from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is a Sith Lord who will play a pivotal role in The Force Awakens?

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Guess the 2015 book

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This year saw the release of the latest installment of the Terminator franchise, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnie wasn’t however, the studio’s first choice to play the eponymous android back in ‘84. Who was?

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Station Eleven won the Arthur C. Clarke Award in May this year. Its main characters are part of a Travelling Symphony who share music and art with the survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. Their motto, "survival is insufficient", was taken by one of the characters from which sci-fi favourite?

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2015 saw second books from many bestselling authors. Which of the following authors did NOT release their second novel in 2015?

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Guess the 2015 game

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Not the maths question you’re looking for:
A is the year the very first Star Wars movie was released.
B is the episode number for The Force Awakens.
X is the single digit in the name of the new droid character introduced in The Force Awakens.
And Y is the single digit in the call-sign of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing when he destroys the Death Star in A New Hope.
(A – BX – 1) / Y =

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Guess the film from 2015

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Immortan Joe from Mad Max: Fury Road, was played by Australian actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, however this isn’t his first role in the saga of the Road Warrior. Who did he play in the original Mad Max from 1979?

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Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens promises to tell us more about the masked Sith Apprentice (or is he a Lord? I guess we’ll see!) What is their name?

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Guess this 2015 novel from its opening paragraph.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron was released this year, a movie where the Avengers fight Ultron, the megalomaniacal A.I. creation of Tony Stark. But in the comics, who really created Ultron?

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Who said this line in Game of Thrones: ‘The more people you love, the weaker you are’

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What is the quote that appears after the end of the final scene in Mad Max: Fury Road?

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Fans of post-apocalyptic movies, awesome female characters and death-defying car chases really found their franchise when Mad Max: Fury Road exploded into cinemas in May 2015. Can you remember the name of the War Boy that Max and Furiosa end up taking with them on their chase?

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Guess the 2015 game

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