The Ultimate 2016 SFF Quiz from Orbit Books

Think you know what happened in the world of SFF this year? Put your knowledge to the test with the hardest quiz of the year.

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On Dec 1, 2016
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'Stranger Things', airing on Netflix this year, has been described as a homage to 'ET' and 'The Goonies'. Which of the following films were cast and writers NOT told to watch before filming?

2 / 40

Which of the following is NOT an incredible scientific discovery from this year?

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Chilean composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer worked on the iconic soundtrack for the film of ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’, released this year. He is also responsible for the original score for which of the following?

4 / 40

‘I wonder if you're the worst person I've ever met.’ Which 'Game of Thrones' character was this said to in Season 6?

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The Expanse series is now on Netflix! Steven Strait plays the role of James Holden, and was 28 when filming began. But how old is James Holden in the first book, 'Leviathan Wakes'?

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An enhanced edition of the award-winning video game Skyrim was released this year, to the delight of dragon-slayers the world over. Skyrim received widespread praise for the detail of its game world, including the specially-created dragon language, in which the player’s character is known as ‘Dovahkiin’. What is the literal translation of this term?

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'Suicide Squad', arguably 2016’s most over-hyped and underwhelming film, was recut several times by director David Ayer to make it more like the incredibly popular trailer. But which of the following appeared in a trailer and never made it into the film?

8 / 40

After a decade since it was first announced, the Warcraft movie was finally released this year and quickly became the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time. Which film previously held this accolade?

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Stranger Things launched in July this year and became an instant hit. The TV series is notable for its homages to 1980s pop culture, not least Dungeons and Dragons, which the young protagonists are seen playing at various times during the series. Which edition of the game are they playing?

10 / 40

Which of these is not a character in Ian Tregillis’s Alchemy Wars series?

11 / 40

In 'Orphan Black', how many clones has Tatiana Maslany played on screen by the end of season four (speaking roles only)?

12 / 40

Which actor from cult classic TV series Firefly pops up in HBOs 'Westworld'?

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'The Fifth Season' won the Hugo Award for Best Novel this year, but who were the shortlistees for this award?

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‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ was released in cinemas this year, starring Sennia Nanua in the titular role. The title is a reference to which famous woman of Greek myth?

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‘Bungo Stray Dogs’ was a break out anime hit of 2016. All the characters in it are named after what?

16 / 40

Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ was released via Netflix. What is Luke Cage’s real name?

17 / 40

Cast your mind back to the start of the year (a long time ago, we know). Which of the following films was released first in the UK?

18 / 40

‘Overwatch’ is a team-based shooter developed by Blizzard Entertainment, released in May 2016. Who of the following is not a Tank class character from ‘Overwatch’?

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The fourth installment in Brent Week’s bestselling Lightbringer series was released in October. In the Lightbringer world, ‘drafters’ are people who can shape light into a physical form known as luxin. Different colours of light create different types of luxin, each with their own unique scent. What does red luxin smell like?

20 / 40

Name the 2016 game from this image

21 / 40

In the novel of ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’, which road does Sergeant Parks decide they should walk down for most of their journey?

22 / 40

Which 2016 science fiction film starred three actors who each also had a key role in one of following films: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Man of Steel , Melancholia.

23 / 40

Writer Greg Rucka officially confirmed which DC Comics character is bisexual in an interview this September?

24 / 40

M. R. Carey revealed this year that he will be returning to the world of ‘The Girl With all The Gifts’ in 2017 with a brand new novel. This novel is called ‘The Boy On The’ what?

25 / 40

Which film won Best Dramatic Presentation: Long Form at the Hugo Awards this year?

26 / 40

Name the 2016 book from this image

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The Assassin’s Creed film will be released on 21st December and features many of the elements from the hugely successful video game series – including the signature ‘Leap of Faith’, which was filmed with a stuntman rather than using computer animation, and has been described as one of the highest freefalls performed for a film in 35 years. From what height did the stuntman jump?

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The Expanse, based on the novels by James S A Corey, was released on Netflix almost worldwide this year. Why does Joe Miller, played by Thomas Jane, wear what can uncharitably be described as a fedora?

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Of the below, which 2016 film had the highest global box office figures this year?

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Fans of multiplayer first person shooters thought their Christmas had come early when the massively successful 'Overwatch' was released in May 2016. Which of these is a character you can play?

31 / 40

Name the 2016 film from this image

32 / 40

In Anthony Ryan’s ‘The Waking Fire’, the blood of wild drakes is a highly-prized commodity. The drakes themselves come in four different colours: blue, red, green and black. Yet legend tells of a fifth drake, more powerful than any of the others. What colour is it said to be?

33 / 40

Which actor or actress appeared in both ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ and ‘The Expanse’, both adaptations of Orbit books or series?

34 / 40

We sadly lost David Bowie this year. ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust’, Bowie’s concept album about an alien rock superstar set five years before the end of the world, is one of his most famous sci-fi inspired pieces. Who was Ziggy named for and based on?

35 / 40

Which of these is not a quote from Ghostbusters (2016)?

36 / 40

In Star Trek Beyond, which Beastie Boys song played a key role in foiling the villain’s plan?

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Which 2016 SF book covers are these images taken from?

38 / 40

A question mixing algebra and 2016 Netflix sensation 'Stranger Things'. The name and cell number of the show’s young female character is a. Missing boy Will Byers’ age is b.

Will needed a 13 to beat the demigorgon but instead rolls a 7. x = the best number he could have rolled in Dungeons and Dragons, (also known as a ‘natural x’.)

If 13 – y = 7(ab/x), what does y equal?

39 / 40

In the final episode of Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’, Arya Stark finally gets revenge on Walder Frey for the Red Wedding. What are the names of his two sons who are served to him in a pie?

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ hit cinema screens in November. In the film we learn that Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts, but while at the illustrious school of witchcraft and wizardry, which house did he belong to?

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