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Question 1: It was in the Gernsback era that science fiction fandom arose through the medium of the "________" columns of Amazing and its competitors.
NewspaperMenachem BeginLetter to the editorIsrael

Question 2: In 1835 ________ published a short story, "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall" in which a flight to the moon in a balloon is described.
Edgar Allan PoeWilliam BlakeE. T. A. HoffmannJohann Wolfgang von Goethe

Question 3: In 1960, British novelist ________ published New Maps of Hell, a literary history and examination of the field of science fiction.
A. S. ByattAnita BrooknerKingsley AmisWilliam Golding

Question 4: The European brand of science fiction proper began later in the 19th century with the scientific romances of Jules Verne and the science-oriented novels of social criticism of ________.
The Time MachineH. G. Wells bibliographyH. G. WellsThe World Set Free

Question 5: When a story of a flying saucer crash was circulated from ________ in 1947, science fiction had become folklore.
Roswell, New MexicoLas Cruces, New MexicoAlbuquerque, New MexicoRuidoso, New Mexico

Question 6: ________ authors like William Gibson turned away from the traditional optimism and support for progress of traditional science fiction.
BiopunkCyberpunkCyberpunk derivativesSteampunk

Question 7: Soft science fiction was contrasted to the notion of ________.
Hard science fictionFuture historyAlternate historyScience fiction magazine

Question 8: The development of American science fiction as a self-conscious genre dates in part from 1926, when Hugo Gernsback founded ________ magazine, which was devoted exclusively to science fiction stories.
Wonder StoriesScience fiction magazineAmazing StoriesIf (magazine)

Question 9: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, ________, and A Clockwork Orange gave visual form to the genre's new dependence on style.
Eyes Wide Shut2001: A Space Odyssey (film)Dr. StrangeloveBarry Lyndon

Question 10: The linguistics of science fiction merged with the experiments of modernism in a ________ nightmare.
Beat GenerationAmerican literatureUnited StatesAbstract expressionism


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