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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Worlds In Literature Quiz

Do you recognize these extraterrestrial worlds from fantasy and science fiction literature? 10 Questions.

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This vast artificial world designed by Larry Niven encircles a Sun-type star. What's its name?

  • Bishop Ring
  • Godwheel
  • Orbital
  • Ringworld

Question 2 Photo

Terry Pratchett designed this flat world resting on the backs of four huge elephants which are in turn standing on the back of an enormous turtle. What's its name?

  • Discworld
  • Flatworld
  • Pancake World
  • Strata

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John Varley wrote a number of stories about a very large Stanford torus space habitat in orbit around Saturn. What's its name?

  • Gaea
  • Ophiuchi Hotline
  • Space Station V
  • Titan

Question 4 Photo

A double ring Stanford torus was designed by Arthur C. Clarke. What's its name?

  • Discovery 2
  • HAL 9000
  • Space Station V
  • TMA-1

Question 5 Photo

Stephen Baxter's "The Time Ships", a sequel to H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine", features a system of orbiting satellite worlds that completely encompass a star. What's the name of such a space habitat?

  • Annular Space Habitat
  • Bishop Ring
  • Death Star
  • Dyson sphere

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What kind of space habitat is the Battle School in Orson Scott Card's novel "Ender's Game"?

  • Babylon 5 Space Station
  • Concentric Cylinder Tube Torus
  • O'Neill cylinder
  • Spindle cylinder

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In his novel "Eon", Greg Bear describes a hollowed out asteroid, subdivided into 7 vast terraformed cylindrical chambers. What's the name of this world that is larger on the inside than the outside?

  • Axis
  • Geshel
  • Hyperion
  • The Way

Question 8 Photo

Jack L. Chalker designed an artificial planet, composed primarily of 1560 large hexagonal regions, each with an independent climate and ecosystem. What's the name of this world?

  • Core World
  • Hex World
  • Spice World
  • Well World

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Larry Niven designed the Godwheel in the "Ultraverse" books. What kind of artificial world is the Godwheel?

  • Alderson disk
  • Nevinyrral's Disk
  • Warlock's Wheel
  • Wheel of Time

Question 10 Photo

Stephen Baxter's alien Xeelee race made a cosmic string into a loop, somewhat similar to a Tipler cylinder. What's it called?

  • Freeway
  • Hula hoop
  • Ring
  • Terra