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Monday, April 13, 2009

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Moksha Literature and Vocabulary Quiz
Prelims Part 1

1. What is 'hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia a fear of'?

2. Why is the short story ‘Runaround’ first published in March 1942 notable in the field of Science Fiction?

3. While writing his/her major fantasy work, this author wished to pay tribute to JRR Tolkien. Therefore, in his/her invented language, there are two words, "tolk" and "ien", which mean "x" and "y" respectively. When joined together, we have "Tolkien" and "xy." XY is also the name of this author's principal fantasy world. Who, and which series?

4. X spent his last years in Europe, using the pseudonym Y. X composed the name Y after the eponymous hero of a novel by X's ancestor, Charles Maturin and the Christian martyr St Sebastian.Just give me X?

Answers in 2 days

Roshan

Answers:
1. Fear of the number 666
2. First explicit mention of the Three Laws of Robotics
3. Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin
4. Oscar Wilde

4 comments:

Kumar Shaurya said...

1. Fear of the devil/devils number - 666

2. Asimov's three laws explicitly mentioned for the first time

Anonymous said...

1) 666
2) isaac asimov's robot series. but what makes it special must be some hugo/nebula funda
3)earthsea, ursula le guin. thanks for the funda... i didn't know there was a tolkien connect.. nice. :-)
4)oscar wilde?

vijay krishnan

Navin Pai said...

1) Fear of 666?? (hexakosioihexekontahexa =666)
2)The first one featuring a robot??
3)Oscar Wilde??
4)Ursula Le Guin Series:Earthsea

siddharth said...

1. fear from 666
2. the 3 laws of robotics
3. robert jordan, wheel of time ?

Monday, April 13, 2009

One

Moksha Literature and Vocabulary Quiz
Prelims Part 1

1. What is 'hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia a fear of'?

2. Why is the short story ‘Runaround’ first published in March 1942 notable in the field of Science Fiction?

3. While writing his/her major fantasy work, this author wished to pay tribute to JRR Tolkien. Therefore, in his/her invented language, there are two words, "tolk" and "ien", which mean "x" and "y" respectively. When joined together, we have "Tolkien" and "xy." XY is also the name of this author's principal fantasy world. Who, and which series?

4. X spent his last years in Europe, using the pseudonym Y. X composed the name Y after the eponymous hero of a novel by X's ancestor, Charles Maturin and the Christian martyr St Sebastian.Just give me X?

Answers in 2 days

Roshan

Answers:
1. Fear of the number 666
2. First explicit mention of the Three Laws of Robotics
3. Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin
4. Oscar Wilde

4 comments:

Kumar Shaurya said...

1. Fear of the devil/devils number - 666

2. Asimov's three laws explicitly mentioned for the first time

Anonymous said...

1) 666
2) isaac asimov's robot series. but what makes it special must be some hugo/nebula funda
3)earthsea, ursula le guin. thanks for the funda... i didn't know there was a tolkien connect.. nice. :-)
4)oscar wilde?

vijay krishnan

Navin Pai said...

1) Fear of 666?? (hexakosioihexekontahexa =666)
2)The first one featuring a robot??
3)Oscar Wilde??
4)Ursula Le Guin Series:Earthsea

siddharth said...

1. fear from 666
2. the 3 laws of robotics
3. robert jordan, wheel of time ?