Test Your Sci-Fi and Fantasy Knowledge With These Five Questions


So you think you know your nerdery, and got your geek game on lock? Great! So you won’t mind a little test, right? Osprey Adventures’s The Science-Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book is here to challenge your mastery of all things geek: video games, movies, comic books, novels, television shows, and more!

There’s true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and even match-up sections, all arranged in varying levels of difficulty from easy to ultra-hard. Have a go at them on your own, or team up to tackle them—and don’t worry: The answers are all in the back, so there’s no way you’ll see them until you are ready (to give up).

Want to really amp up the fun factor? Grab the book, some snacks, stock up the fridge with your favorite beverages and invite all of your friends over for a Geeky Trivia Night! Do it for fun or keep score: either way, it’s going to be a fun evening.

Our friends at Osprey Publishing have given me permission to share five multiple choice questions from the medium, hard, and ultra-hard sections of the book. The correct answers are below.

1) Which of these novels was not written by John Wyndham?
A) The Day of the Triffids
B) The Kraken Wakes
C) Chocky
D) The Wanderer

2) In which film was the hero “…nearly killed a million miles from nowhere with a gung-ho iguana?”
A) The Last Starfighter
B) Enemy Mine
C) Wing Commander
D) Return of the Jedi

3) Who did Ursula K. Le Guin as “The First Terrible Fate That Awaiteth Unwary Beginners in Fantasy”?
A) H. P. Lovecraft
B) William Makepeace Thackeray
C) Lord Dunsany
D) J. R. R. Tolkien

4) The Akballabeth is which part of the five parts of The Silmarillion?
A) First
B) Second
C) Third
D) Fourth

5) In the final issue of the original series of Wonder Woman comics, who did Wonder Woman marry?
A) Howard Shelton
B) Lyle Waggoner
C) Steve Trevor
D) George Newbern



1. D
2. A
3. C
4. D
5. C


What character did Peter Cushing portray in Star Wars: A New Hope? Who was Arwen Evenstar’s mother? According to Isaac Asimov, what is third law of robotics? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called ‘Graywand’?

Do you dare face the ultimate test of science fiction and fantasy knowledge? This fun-filled book offers the chance to prove your expertise, with questions ranging from easy to nearly impossible, drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and television shows in the history of the genre.