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2061: Odyssey Three: Quiz


Question 1: It is also indicated that humans have found more quantities of diamond from the former Jupiter and used it to create ________ and an orbital ring connecting them, as suggested by Kreuger.
SatelliteSpace elevatorMarsCentennial Challenges

Question 2: Scientist Rolf van der Berg, a second-generation ________ refugee, studies pictures of Mount Zeus and determines that it is in fact one enormous diamond.
South AfricaAfrikanerAnglo-AfricanSouth Africa under apartheid

Question 3: However, the probe's launch was delayed in the aftermath of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster so that it would not arrive at Jupiter until ________.

Question 4: The article was subtitled "Diamonds in the Sky?" in reference to the ________ song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
The BeatlesGeorge HarrisonStrawberry Fields ForeverI Want to Hold Your Hand

Question 5: In the previous novel, 2010: Odyssey Two, Jupiter was converted into a mini-sun which was dubbed "________" following the Soviet ship Leonov’s mission to Jupiter to find out what happened to the Discovery.

Question 6: The black population of ________ had rebelled in the 2030s and formed the United States of Southern Africa (USSA).
Sierra LeoneMauritiusCanadaSouth Africa

Question 7: (2061 was published in 1987, at which time ________ was still in force in South Africa.) Large-scale interplanetary travel is now commercially viable with muon-catalyzed fusion-powered spacecraft.
RacismJim Crow lawsRacial segregationSouth Africa under apartheid

Question 8: Because the Odyssey series is closely concerned with ________ and its moons, Clarke had originally intended to delay writing a third book until the Galileo mission to the planet had returned its findings.
Ganymede (moon)Io (moon)JupiterCallisto (moon)

Question 9: A message was sent to Earth by Dave Bowman, through ________: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.
2001: A Space Odyssey (novel)2010 (film)HAL 90002001: A Space Odyssey (film)

Question 10: Deciding not to wait, Clarke instead took his inspiration from the approach of Comet Halley in ________ and focused his sequel on the comet's future return, in 2061.


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