The ultimate Science Fiction quiz.

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Janus
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Okay all you SF fans out there, just how much of a fan are you?

The following is a triva quiz I've cooked up. How many can you get right?

A couple of ground rules first:

1.No googling for the answers. (I can't really stop you, but since this quiz is only for fun, you'd be just cheating yourself.) Other resources, like your own personal library are okay.

2.Do not post your answers to this thread! It spoils the fun for others who might want to give the quiz a try on their own.

3. If you want, you can post how many you think or know you can answer, just not the Answers.

4. If you want to check your answers, PM me with your answers and I'll tell you how well you did.


If you can get a majority of these questions right you can call yourself a true SF fan. If you can get all of them correct, then I think its time to move out of your parent's basement!



Good Luck!

1. What The New Twilight Zone episode was based on a 1954 short story by Tom Godwin?
2. What Star Trek episode was based on a 1944 short story by Fredric Brown?
3. The character Barlennan is from what book by which author, and what ship does he captain?
4. What is the name of the sequel to Verne's From the Earth to the Moon?
5. Life-line was the first published story of what Author?
6. In Larry Niven's novel World of Ptavvs, what is a ptavv?
7. In The Mysterious Island, how does Cyrus Harding light a fire after the castaways intial fire was drowned by waves?
8. According to Douglas Adams, what is the trick to flying?
9. The movie The Day the Earth Stood Still was based on what short story?
10 The movie Forbidden Planet was based on what Shakespeare Play?
11. In Lost in Space what is Dr. Smith a doctor of?
12. What is Spock's blood type?
13. James White is best known for what series of stories?
14. In Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy, what ship does Captain Krausa master? What language is the name of the ship in? BONUS: what does the ship's name mean?
15. Name four captains of the original U.S.S Enterprise. BONUS: Name all five.
16. On the original Enterprise(NCC-1701), there are several conduits marked "GNDN". According to the creators of the show, What does GNDN stand for?
17. What does Brennan do to kill off the Martians in Protector?
18. What is the name of the ironclad that destroys two fighting machines in The War of the Worlds?
19 What type of propulsion system does the spaceship in Deep Impact use?
20. In the original novel, The Planet of the Apes, to what star do they travel?
21. In the novel The Day of the Triffids, what was the origin of the Triffids, and why were they initally allowed to spread?
22. What was Isaac Asimov's personal favorite of his own short stories?
23. Harry Stubbs is better known as?
24. Isaac Asimov published his Lucky Starr juveniles under what pseudonymn?
25. Name a female SF Author who resorted to using intials in their name to disguise their femininity.
26. In the Blooper reel of the first season of STTNG, Where does Brent Spiner say the U.S.S. Stargazer was built?
27. What does R.U.R. stand for?
28. HAL 9000 was given two other different names in early verisons of the story. What were they.
29. The novel Make Room! Make Room! was the basis for what movie?
30. In the pilot episode of The Time Tunnel where did Tony and Doug find themselves?
31. In The Andromeda Strain what was the entrance to project Wildfire disguised as?
32. What was the name of the ship in Silent Running?

Fandom questions:
33.What is filking?
34.What is the significance of Lime Jello?
35.To what tune is The Ballad of Apollo XIII sung to?
36. What is a 'dane?
37. What is a FGoH?

Remember: Do not post your answers to this thread!
 
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Answers and Replies

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Njorl
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I know 3 of them!

Njorl
 
  • #3
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my head hurts......

HA Njorl! I know 0 of'em. I beat u! (hehe. j/k with you.)
 
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Do not post your answers to this thread!
Okay, We don't post answers to those questions but can you post answers to those questions? Do it please, I don't know a thing...True!
 
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I know the answer to # 8.
More Isaac Asimov questions! I know more about him than the rest of those questions.
 
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honestrosewater
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I'm know almost nothing about SF.
I know 10 and 25... and have a good guess at 11, 12 and 20.
Um, why not start another thread about the answers?
 
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I know number 8 as well, that's a funny one :) Would be bad for me to list Douglas Adams as one of my interests and not know the answer :rolleyes:
 
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jimmy p
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I know one of them... the war of the worlds question.
 
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I have partial confidence in being able to answer 4.

I know 22, 24, 27.

I kick myself for not knowing 28, since I am a big A.C. Clarke fan.
 
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Is it a good thing that I have absolutely no idea about any of those questions?
 
  • #12
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i knew some of the star trek ones
 
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I know #10, the Shakespeare quetion, #20 the Apes quetion, and #27, what RUR stands for.
 
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Njorl
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zoobyshoe said:
I know #10, the Shakespeare quetion, #20 the Apes quetion, and #27, what RUR stands for.
10 and 20 were 2 of the 3 I knew. I also knew 8.

Njorl
 

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