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New Wave (science fiction): Quiz


Question 1: Dangerous Visions collected three ________, one for Best Novelette, one for Best Novella and one special award.
Hugo Award for Best Short StoryHugo Award for Best NovelHugo AwardHugo Award for Best Novella

Question 2: Burroughs, before it) were a fascination both with mass media and with ________, the idea that the universe (and human societies) will irrevocably run down.
ThermodynamicsStatistical mechanicsGibbs free energyEntropy

Question 3: New Wave is a term applied to ________ writing characterized by a high degree of experimentation, both in form and in content, and a highbrow and self-consciously "literary" or artistic sensibility.
Science fiction fandomAlternate historyScience fictionCyberpunk

Question 4: The term "New Wave" is borrowed from film criticism's nouvelle vague: films characterized by the work of ________, Fran├žois Truffaut, and others.
Alphaville (film)Breathless (1960 film)Jean-Luc GodardContempt (film)

Question 5: The New Wave movement started to explore many previously rarer subjects, including ________.
Single-gender worldSex and sexuality in speculative fictionLGBT themes in speculative fictionGender in speculative fiction

Question 6: Some have seen the emergence of ________ literature as a sequel of sorts to the aims of the New Wave movement.
Science fictionSteampunkCyberpunkCyberpunk derivatives

Question 7: In the U.S., the New Wave would be closely associated with opposition to the ________ and left wing political activism.
Cold WarKorean WarVietnam WarCentral Intelligence Agency

Question 8: ________'s Memoirs of a Spacewoman (1962) has elements that resemble New Wave, though it's not clear if there was any direct influence.
Naomi MitchisonNovelDenis MitchisonGilbert Mitchison, Baron Mitchison

Question 9: It must be noted that Ursula K. Le Guin, ________, and Michael Moorcock continued to be exceedingly popular in parts of the science fiction community.
Slippage (book)Angry CandyThe StarlostHarlan Ellison

Question 10: Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, Algis Budrys (especially for his novel Rogue Moon with its use of ________), and Alfred Bester can be considered as important precursors of the movement.
William JamesExistentialismImmanuel KantSigmund Freud


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