Specialist: mazes & labyrinths

From the quiz on 13/6/17. Download the audio for Q11 here.

  1. In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was constructed by Daedalus to imprison the Minotaur on which Greek island? Crete

  2. In The Maze Runner, what is the name of the disease that slowly turns victims into crazed cannibals known as Cranks? The Flare

  3. Which member of Monty Python wrote the screenplay for the film Labyrinth? Terry Jones

  4. The earliest models of which video game console feature a hidden inbuilt game called Snail Maze, accessible by holding Up+1+2 while booting the system with no cartridge inserted? Sega Master System

  5. The Labyrinth of Solitude is perhaps the best-known work by which writer, who in 1990 became the first (and to date only) Mexican to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? Octavio Paz

  6. In 1981, which Irish republican was elected MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone while incarcerated at HM Prison Maze but died on hunger strike less than a month later? Bobby Sands

  7. In the film Labyrinth, the giant creature who is rescued by Sarah and can summon rocks shares his name with which board game? Ludo

  8. Which dinosaur chases the player in the 1982 ZX81 game 3D Monster Maze, one of the earliest examples both of 3D graphics and of survival horror? Tyrannosaurus rex

  9. In the film Pan’s Labyrinth, what is the name of the young girl played by Ivana Baquero who believes she is the reincarnation of a chthonic princess named Moanna? Ofelia

  10. The four categories of game in the Channel 4 game show The Crystal Maze are Skill, Physical and which two others? Mental, Mystery

  11. **What is the title of this David Bowie song from the movie Labyrinth, and what piece of fruit does Sarah eat before waking up to it in a ballroom? As the World Falls Down; peach

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