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Author Quiz

How much do you know about the authors who bring the many worlds of science fiction and fantasy to life?

1. J K Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in a café in which city?

Glasgow
Liverpool
Edinburgh

2. When was H G Wells born?

1856
1866
1876

3. When did Tolkien die?

1973
1974
1975

4. Where was Mervyn Peake born?

Australia
Malaysia
China

5. During which year did George Orwell write 1984?

1945
1948
1951

6. Where was C S Lewis, author of the Narnia series, a professor of Medieval and Rennaissance English?

Oxford
Cambridge
Durham

7. Which of these books did John Wyndham write?

The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Chrysalids; The Midwich Cuckoos
The Day of the Triffids; The Silver Locusts; The Martians; The Midwich Cuckoos
The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; Next Stop the Stars; The Silent Invaders

8. What has Terry Pratchett cultivated as a hobby?

Bonsai trees
Carnivorous plants
An affected swagger

9. How old was Christopher Paolini when his novel Eragon was published?

15
18
19

10. What nationality is Trudi Canavan?

Australian
British
Canadian

11. Before becoming a writer, Elizabeth Moon worked in the military. What was her position and highest rank?

Lieutenant in the Green Berets
Ist Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps
Captain in the US Marine Corps

12. Which of these writers was held prisoner in Germany during the Second World War?

Arthur C Clarke
Kurt Vonnegut
Philip K Dick



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