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The Sentinel (short story): Quiz


Question 1: The Sentinel was written in 1948 for a ________ competition (in which it failed to place) and was first published in the magazine 10 Story Fantasy in 1951, under the title "Sentinel of Eternity".
Norwegian Broadcasting CorporationBBCTG4Raidió Teilifís Éireann

Question 2: It was subsequently published as part of a short story collection in Expedition to Earth in ________.

Question 3: The story deals with the discovery of an artifact on Earth's ________ left behind eons ago by ancient aliens.
Ganymede (moon)Mercury (planet)Io (moon)Moon

Question 4: "The Sentinel" is a short story by ________, famous for being expanded and modified into the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.
3001: The Final OdysseyThe Last Theorem2001: A Space OdysseyArthur C. Clarke

Question 5: Clarke actually expressed impatience with the common description of it as "the story on which 2001 is based." He was quoted as saying, it is like comparing "an ________ to the resulting oak-tree".

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