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Isaac Asimov

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Imagine writing one book. Now make it ten. How about 40? He wrote more than 400 books and is one of the most prolific authors of all times. This is a general quiz about the great science fiction author Isaac Asimov.

Question 1:


What pen name did Isaac Asimov use for his science fiction series for teenagers titled 'Lucky Starr'?
Richard Philips
John Riverside
Paul French
Ivan Efremov

Question 2:


In 1964, this short story written by Isaac Asimov and first published in 1941 in the September issue of 'Astounding Science Fiction' magazine, was voted the best short science fiction story by the Science Fiction Writers of America.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The Secret Sense
Escape!
Nightfall
The Martian Way

Question 3:


Isaac Asimov and these other two writers were considered the 'Big Three' science-fiction writers during Asimov's lifetime.
H. G. Wells and Arthur C Clarke
Robert Heinlein and Frank Herbert
Frank Herbert and H.G. Wells
Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke

Question 4:


Which of these series was not written by Isaac Asimov?
Galactic Empire series
Dune series
Foundation series
Robot series

Question 5:


Isaac Asimov suffered from which of the following disorders?
claustrophobia
Frankenstein complex
fear of flying
agyrophobia

Question 6:


Which of these entries from the Oxford English dictionary is not a word created by Isaac Asimov?
robotics
positronic
psychohistory
cyberspace

Question 7:


What was the name of the first science fiction short story Isaac Asimov wrote?
Marooned Off Vesta
Cosmic Corkscrew
Liar!
Robbie

Question 8:


Which of these is not a science fiction novel co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg?
Nightfall
The Ugly Little Boy
The Positronic Man
The Shrouded Planet

Question 9:


In what genre of literature other than science fiction did Isaac Asimov write?
mystery
biography
horror
historical fiction

Question 10:


This book penned by Isaac Asimov won the Hugo (1972), Nebula (1973) and Locus (1973) Awards for best science fiction novel.
The Caves of Steel
The Gods Themselves
The End of Eternity
Nemesis

 


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