Science Fiction Movies Quiz

Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's Science Fiction Movies History and Vocabulary page. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. Science fiction fans love watching movies that are set

in the past
in the present
in the future
a) in the past b) in the present c) in the future

2. Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Darth Vader are characters in the _______ movies.

Star Trek
Mad Max
Star Wars
a) Star Trek b) Mad Max c) Star Wars

3. In which film does a young boy become friends with a creature from another planet?

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
War of the Worlds
a) E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial b) Alien c) War of the Worlds

4. What do we call sci-fi characters that are part-machine and part-human like RoboCop and The Terminator?

a) robots b) cyborgs c) cyberpunks

5. Dystopian dramas like The Handmaid's Tale, Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games are set in future _______ states.

a) democratic b) totalitarian c) revolutionary

6. Which is still not possible in the real world?

space travel
air travel
time travel
a) space travel b) air travel c) time travel

7. In 2001 Steven Spielberg made a sci-fi movie called A.I. or

Artificial Intelligence
Android Intelligence
Alien Invasion
a) Artificial Intelligence b) Android Intelligence c) Alien Invasion

8. A future in which a ruling elite uses fear, propaganda, surveillance and violence to control people can be called

a) utopian b) dystopian c) apartheid

9. Which adjective describes the time after a catastrophic global event like a nuclear war?

a) pre-apocalyptic b) apocalyptic c) post-apocalyptic

10. Before making the first Star Wars movie in 1977, George Lucas made a dystopian sci-fi film called

THX 1138
Fahrenheit 451
a) THX 1138 b) Fahrenheit 451 c) Avatar

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.