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L. Neil Smith: Quiz


Question 1: Pallas is the story of Emerson Ngu, a boy who lives in a dystopian socialist commune in a crater on the asteroid ________.
Ceres (dwarf planet)4 Vesta2 Pallas3 Juno

Question 2: The Lando Calrissian Adventures Omnibus Edition (1994), is an omnibus collection of the three ________ novels, Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon and Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka .
Lando CalrissianObi-Wan KenobiLuke SkywalkerPrincess Leia Organa

Question 3: Another series of his works constitute the ________ (Star Wars) series:
Obi-Wan KenobiLando CalrissianLuke SkywalkerPrincess Leia Organa

Question 4: His entire world is shattered when he learned the German immigrant parents he grew up with adopted him, and that his true parents were a Jewish couple who were murdered in the ________.
Responsibility for the HolocaustThe HolocaustAntisemitismHolocaust (resources)

Question 5: The Probability Broach (1980) is an alternate history novel in which history has taken a different turn because a single word in the ________ was changed.
Declaration of independenceCyprusBosnia and HerzegovinaSerbia

Question 6: Neil Smith should not be confused with ________, another Libertarian science fiction writer.
Brad LinaweaverPrometheus AwardHarlan EllisonJ. Neil Schulman

Question 7: The novel thus functions both as a ________ and a story of political revolution.
Philip RothDavid Copperfield (novel)BildungsromanHayy ibn Yaqdhan

Question 8: The Nagasaki Vector is about a time traveller who is shifted into the Gallatin Universe by the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki (on August 9, 1945) during ________.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISoviet occupationsSecond Sino-Japanese WarWorld War II

Question 9: The antagonists of the series are styled Federalists after the historical political party of George Washington and ________.
Henry KnoxJames MadisonAlexander HamiltonJohn Jay

Question 10: Smith is the founder of and regularly contributes essays to The Libertarian Enterprise, an influential ________ and paleolibertarian journal, and his most influential essay is considered to be Why Did it Have to be ... Guns?.
Individualist anarchismAnarcho-capitalismFree-market anarchismAnarcho-capitalist literature

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