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Fictional Places 2
In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, London is situated in Oceania.

Fictional Places 2

There are fictional places as varied as the Delectable Mountains in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and Hades in both Homer’s Odyssey and Vergil’s Aeneid. There are schools such as Greyfriars attended by Billy Bunter, the infamous Grange Hill or J.K. Rowling’s school of witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts. And who can forget Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World, Skull Island, inhabited by the giant ape King Kong or the mystical Shangri-La in James Hilton's Lost Horizon?

This is the second in our series of three quizzes on fictional places of literature, film, stage, TV and radio. You can find memorable locations in a variety of dramas, comedies, fantasies and thrillers but how many of them can you remember? Have a go at this quiz and test your knowledge of fictional homes, towns, villages, islands and countries.

1.
Which classic western film is set in the town of Hadleyville?
High Noon
The Magnificent Seven
Rio Bravo
Shane
Made in 1952, High Noon starred Gary Cooper alongside Grace Kelly
2.
Which crime writer created the fictional city of Isola, where the action takes place in the 87th Precinct?
Raymond Chandler
Elmore Leonard
Ed McBain
Mickey Spillane
There are a total of 54 87th Precinct mysteries
3.
In the classic Tomkinson's Schooldays episode of the TV series Ripping Yarns, what is the name of Tomkinson's school?
Graybridge
Grimbridge
Gritbridge
Grotbridge
Ripping Yarns was the creation of the Monty Python members, Michael Palin and Terry Jones
4.
In the George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, London is situated in which superstate?
Eastasia
Eurasia
Oceania
Westasia
Oceania is (allegedly) at war with Eastasia and Eurasia
5.
What is the name of the fictional Cambridge college created by the novelist Tom Sharpe?
Peterhouse
Pooterhouse
Porterhouse
Punterhouse
Peterhouse is a real Cambridge college, founded in 1284
6.
Where does children's TV character Postman Pat deliver his letters?
Greenacre
Greendale
Greenside
Greenwood
The first episode of Postman Pat was broadcast in 1981 and 166 more have followed so far (2015)
7.
Which seaside town was defended by the Home Guard in the TV sitcom Dad's Army?
Walmington-on-Sea
Warmington-on-Sea
Werrington-on-Sea
Wilmington-on-Sea
Walmington-on-Sea was supposed to be a seaside resort in Kent
8.
Coronation Street is set in which fictional area of Manchester?
Waterfield
Weatherfield
Winterfield
Woodfield
Weatherfield is said to be based on Salford, a rundown area of Manchester when Coronation Street began, but regeneration has revived its fortunes
9.
In the Superman stories, what is the name of Clark Kent's home town?
Clarksville
Homeville
Hooverville
Smallville
He moves to the city of Metropolis to work as a reporter on the Daily Planet
10.
Which fictitious island was the setting for the TV sitcom Father Ted?
Craggy Island
Jaggy Island
Raggy Island
Scraggy Island
There were only 3 series of Father Ted, broadcast between 1995-1998 when the star, Dermot Morgan, sadly passed away

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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