From 'Congo' to 'Jurassic Park': The Michael Crichton Books Quiz
by Staff
Michael Crichton has sold over 200 million books. How much do you know about the novels by this prolific author? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

When was the author Michael Crichton born?

  • 1940
  • 1942
  • 1944

What was Michael Crichton's first name?

  • James
  • Anthony
  • John

What was the title of the first book Michael Crichton published?

  • "Odds On"
  • "Zero Cool"
  • "Easy Go"

True or false: Michael Crichton wrote paperback thrillers to support himself while in journalism school.

  • true
  • false

Which novel was Michael Crichton's first best-seller?

  • "The Terminal Man"
  • "The Andromeda Strain"
  • "Drug of Choice"

When was the Michael Crichton novel "Congo" published?

  • 1980
  • 1975
  • 1970

What was the name of the popular computer game that Michael Crichton wrote and created in 1982?

  • "Crossfire"
  • "Battlestoad"
  • "Amazon"

Which novel by Michael Crichton is about a man being sexually harassed by a woman?

  • "Disclosure"
  • "Prey"
  • "Runaway"

Which 1990 Michael Crichton novel is a cautionary tale of genetic engineering?

  • "Prey"
  • "Congo"
  • "Jurassic Park"

How many Michael Crichton novels were made into feature films?

  • five
  • nine
  • 13

How many nonfiction titles did Michael Crichton publish?

  • two
  • four
  • six

True or false: Michael Crichton has a dinosaur named after him.

  • true
  • false

Which ocean is the setting for Michael Crichton's novel "Sphere"?

  • Atlantic
  • Pacific
  • Arctic

Which popular television medical drama did Michael Crichton create, write and produce?

  • "ER"
  • "Chicago Hope"
  • "Grey's Anatomy"

Michael Crichton co-wrote the screenplay of this 1996 film starring actor Bill Paxton.

  • "Titanic"
  • "Apollo 13"
  • "Twister"

What era do the characters of the Michael Crichton book "Timeline" time travel to?

  • Victorian era England
  • medieval France
  • American Revolution

The plot of the Michael Crichton novel "Rising Sun" revolves around a fictional Japanese company. What is the name of the company?

  • Nakamoto
  • Yakuza
  • Nakatomi

True or false: Michael Crichton taught a course in anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • true
  • false

Michael Crichton's 1968 novel "A Case of Need" was published under which pseudonym?

  • John Lange
  • Michael Douglas
  • Jeffery Hudson

Which Michael Crichton novel received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1980?

  • "Congo"
  • "The Great Train Robbery"
  • "Eaters of the Dead"

This Michael Crichton novel features eco-terrorists in the name of global warming.

  • "State of Fear"
  • "Next"
  • "Pirate Latitudes"

Which Michael Crichton novel features a talking chimpanzee and genetics as the central theme?

  • "Congo"
  • "Micro"
  • "Next"

What is the cause of the seizures character Harry Benson has in the novel "The Terminal Man" by Michael Crichton?

  • car accident
  • medical experiment
  • deadly virus

What is the name of the fictional aviation company featured in the novel "Airframe"?

  • Aerowing Aviation
  • Thunderbird Aerospace
  • Norton Aircraft

Which Michael Crichton novel, published in 1995, features the return of the character Dr. Ian Malcolm?

  • "The Lost World"
  • "Airframe"
  • "Timeline"

What is the origin of the killer virus in the novel "The Andromeda Strain"?

  • African jungle
  • space
  • South American rainforest

In Michael Crichton's novel "Prey," investigators are threatened by a deadly strain of what?

  • virus
  • bacteria
  • nanobots

Which Old English story is the Michael Crichton novel "Eaters of the Dead" based on?

  • "Beowulf"
  • "Hamlet"
  • "The Battle of Maldon"

True or false: Michael Crichton was the first director to use computer-generated graphics as a movie special effect.

  • true
  • false

When did the author Michael Crichton die?

  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012