Books Quiz - Fictional Places 2 (Questions)

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. Coronation Street is set in which fictional area of Manchester?
[ ] Waterfield
[ ] Weatherfield
[ ] Winterfield
[ ] Woodfield
2. In the Superman stories, what is the name of Clark Kent's home town?
[ ] Clarksville
[ ] Homeville
[ ] Hooverville
[ ] Smallville
3. Which fictitious island was the setting for the TV sitcom Father Ted?
[ ] Craggy Island
[ ] Jaggy Island
[ ] Raggy Island
[ ] Scraggy Island
4. 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
5. Which classic western film is set in the town of Hadleyville?
[ ] High Noon
[ ] The Magnificent Seven
[ ] Rio Bravo
[ ] Shane
6. Where does children's TV character Postman Pat deliver his letters?
[ ] Greenacre
[ ] Greendale
[ ] Greenside
[ ] Greenwood
7. In the George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, London is situated in which superstate?
[ ] Eastasia
[ ] Eurasia
[ ] Oceania
[ ] Westasia
8. What is the name of the fictional Cambridge college created by the novelist Tom Sharpe?
[ ] Peterhouse
[ ] Pooterhouse
[ ] Porterhouse
[ ] Punterhouse
9. 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
10. 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

 

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