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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book

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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book

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20 сент. 2015 г.


In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, what is the name of Tom Bombadil's wife? Which character does Scarlett Johansson play in the 2012 film The Avengers? Who is the protagonist of the video game The Legend of Zelda? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called “Graywand”?

How well do you know the who, where, what, when and how of science fiction and fantasy? Do you dare face the ultimate test of knowledge drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and televisions shows in the history of these genres? Complete with questions ranging from easy to mind-bogglingly hard and including true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and match-up sections, this fun-filled book is the perfect gift for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.
20 сент. 2015 г.

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Joseph A. McCullough's first brush with writing for games was as co-author of The Grey Mountains supplement for the Middle-Earth Role-Playing Game, and he has remained passionate about Fantasy gaming since, going on to become an award-winning game designer. He is the creator of the “Frostgrave Family” of skirmish wargames (the Fantasy titles Frostgrave, Ghost Archipelago, Rangers of Shadow Deep, and the Sci-Fi evolution, Stargrave) and of the Oathmark Fantasy battle game and The Silver Bayonet, a game of Napoleonic Gothic Horror. The latest information on his game design and other writing can be found at: josephamccullough.com.

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1. Who directed the 1986 film Aliens?

a) Paul Verhoeven

b) James Cameron

c) John Carpenter

d) Steven Spielberg

2. Stan Lee served as both the president and chairman of which of these comic book companies?

a) Marvel

b) DC

c) Image

d) Dynamite

3. Which science-fiction television series featured aliens called Goa’uld?

a) Star Trek: The Next Generation

b) The X-Files

c) Stargate: SG-1

d) Battlestar Galactica

4. What is the title of the second book in the Harry Potter series?

a) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

b) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

c) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

d) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

5. Who portrayed the character Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

a) Charisma Carpenter

b) Michelle Trachtenberg

c) Kristine Sutherland

d) Alyson Hannigan

6. What is Zork?

a) a comic book

b) a novel

c) a computer game

d) a radio show

7. Which television show featured a character nicknamed Starbuck?

a) Buck Rogers

b) Battlestar Galactica

c) Space: Above and Beyond

d) Stargate: SG-1

8. What was the title of the second Conan movie to feature Arnold Schwarzenegger?

a) Conan the Destroyer

b) Conan the Conqueror

c) Conan the Usurper

d) Conan the Warrior

9. In the Star Wars universe, what species is Chewbacca?

a) Jawa

b) Trandoshan

c) Ewok

d) Wookiee

10. Which character does Scarlett Johansson play in the 2012 film The Avengers?

a) Wasp

b) Black Widow

c) Silver Sable

d) Scarlet Witch



1. In The X-Files, what is Agent Scully’s first name?

a) Alice

b) Jean

c) Dana

d) Linda

2. Which character did Liam Neeson play in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace?

a) Qui-Gon Jinn

b) Obi-Wan Kenobi

c) Anakin Skywalker

d) Nute Gunray

3. Who wrote the novel The Time Machine, first published in 1895?

a) Edward Page Mitchell

b) Jules Verne

c) H. G. Wells

d) Edward Bellamy

4. Which of these was a recurring villain in Star Trek: The Next Generation?

a) B

b) F

c) L

d) Q

5. Which of these Dwarves was NOT a member of Thorin Oakenshield’s company in J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit?

a) Ori

b) Gimli

c) Dwalin

d) Bifur

6. Master Chief is the protagonist of which science-fiction video game?

a) Halo

b) Mass Effect

c) Gears of War

d) Doom

7. Torchwood is a spin-off from which science-fiction television series?

a) Blake’s 7

b) Doctor Who

c) Stargate: SG-1

d) Lost

8. Which character from The Princess Bride is a giant?

a) Vizzini

b) Fezzik

c) Westley

d) Miracle Max

9. The Minotaur was the son of a woman and which animal?

a) a horse

b) a lion

c) a bull

d) a snake

10. Who directed the 1982 film Blade Runner?

a) Steven Spielberg

b) James Cameron

c) Ridley Scott

d) George Lucas



1. Katniss Everdeen represented District 9 at the Hunger Games.

2. Wonder Woman is actually an Amazon princess.

3. In The Lord of the Rings, Pippin’s full name is Peter Todd Took.

4. Severus Snape is Harry Potter’s second cousin.

5. A Song of Ice and Fire is the official name of George R. R. Martin’s series of books that begins with A Game of Thrones.

6. Barsoom was Edgar Rice Burroughs’ invented name for the planet Venus.

7. Vulcan blood is blue when exposed to oxygen.

8. Bram Stoker’s Dracula was the first vampire novel.

9. The Hobbit was first published in French.

10. Scientology was founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.



1. According to Return of the Jedi, on what planet does Jabba the Hutt live?

2. What 1992 science-fiction sequel features the subtitle Judgment Day?

3. Complete this phrase as it relates to Spider-Man: With great power…

4. Who is The Once and Future King?

5. What novel served as the basis for the 1982 film Blade Runner?

6. Which character was played by Mark Ruffalo in the 2012 film The Avengers?

7. Close encounters of the which kind?

8. What kind of creature will you become if you catch lycanthropy?

9. What is the code name of X-Men founder Charles Xavier?

10. Which term came first, cyberpunk or steampunk?



Match up these science-fiction heroes with their spaceships.



1. Who was the third actor to portray the title role in Doctor Who on television?

a) Jon Pertwee

b) Tom Baker

c) Patrick Troughton

d) Peter Davidson

2. Which 2005 film continued the story of the short-lived television show Firefly?

a) Serenity

b) Splicer

c) Silent Running

d) City of Lost Children

3. In C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, what type of creature is Mr Tumnus?

a) Centaur

b) Satyr

c) Faun

d) Glaistig

4. In which year was Star Wars: A New Hope first released in the United States?

a) 1975

b) 1977

c) 1979

d) 1981

5. Which alien species is most likely to wield a bat’leth?

a) Vulcan

b) Romulan

c) Klingon

d) Borg

6. How many claws does Marvel Comics’ Wolverine possess?

a) 2

b) 4

c) 6

d) 8

7. Who wrote the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?

a) John R. Neill

b) Ruth Plumly Thompson

c) P. T. Barnum

d) L. Frank Baum

8. Which type of creature does Anita Blake normally hunt?

a) Vampires

b) Werewolves

c) Ghosts

d) Demons

9. Who plays Tyrion Lannister in the television series Game of Thrones?

a) Iwan Rheon

b) Richard Madden

c) Sean Bean

d) Peter Dinklage

10. In The Hobbit, the character of Beorn can change into which animal?

a) a lion

b) a boar

c) a hawk

d) a bear



1. In the 1999 film Galaxy Quest which actor played Jason Nesmith, the actor who played Commander Peter Quincy Taggart?

a) Alan Rickman

b) Tim Allen

c) Tony Shalhoub

d) Jeremy Howard

2. In Frank Herbert’s Dune, which kind of creatures are ridden by the native inhabitants of the titular planet?

a) Worms

b) Centipedes


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  • (3/5)
    This is, literally, The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Quiz Book. You have a bunch of questions about every geeky thing you can think of. And nothing more. I kept expecting to find some kind of explanation, something besides that one page of answers with 4) a and 51) d. Just more.

    My bad.

    I had never read a quiz book and was expecting something else. Still, it is entertaining.
  • (5/5)
    4.5 StarsA perfect gift for any dedicated Sci-fi/fantasy fan! This quiz book includes books, movies, television shows, and games in different difficulty levels. Almost every cult classic has at least one question. The question types mix true or false, multiple choice, and open-ended questions. What can I say, it's fun. Geeky, but fun. This book would be great for trivia night. I suggest the print copy so you can flip back and forth easily from the quizzes to the answers.Net Galley Feedback
  • (5/5)
    The Science Fiction and Fantasy Quiz Book is what has been missing in my sci-fi library! It is every sci-fi nerds dream book. It stretches the mind to remember things from videos, movie series, movies, comics, cartoons, and books. It has easy, medium, and hard questions. There are multiple choice, matching, short answer, true or false, and others. It is so much fun to dig up those memories. I wanted to call my friends and ask them for help when I got stuck. It would be a perfect book for get togethers or parties. I enjoyed it alone but I sure wanted to share the fun. The answers are in the back for those who wanted to give up; quitters! I have lived and breathed sci-fi as long as I can remember, but this old lady got many of the easy and medium right. Lots of fun, a book for the fantasy and sci-fi fan in your life! I was given this book for a honest review and boy am I glad I got to review this one!!!