Science Fiction Trivia

By William F. Bultas

See how many of these sci-fi trivia questions you can answer correctly. Par is 10 correct, & you are a true science fiction guru if you can answer more than 15 of these correctly. The answers to this quiz are on this page. Enjoy!

1. What's the name of the little green guy who trains Luke in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back?

The Master

2. In Asimov's book Foundation, who develops psychohistory?

Jasper Olivaw
Conrad Arflane
Elric of Melnibone
Hari Seldon

3. During the TV series Battlestar Galactica, the opponents of the humans (which look like robots) were called

Storm Troopers

4. Flash Gordon's main enemy was named

Kane the Betrayer
Tiriac the Cruel
Graal the Fearsome
Ming the Merciless

5. In Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End, the aliens look like


6. Who wrote Fahrenheit 451?

Ray Bradbury
Stanley Kubrick
George Shaw
Philip Dick

7. Who plays Dana Scully on The X-Files?

Marsha Hollinsworth
Melissa Duchovny
Janet Christensen
Gillian Anderson

8. In the movie Logan's Run, people are only allowed to live to age


9. Who plays Deckard in the movie Blade Runner?

Sylvester Stallone
William Shatner
Harrison Ford
Ed Harris

10. Who played Steve Austin on the Six Million Dollar Man?

Austin Powers
David Hasselhoff
Lee Majors
Burt Ward

11. Who was the Highlander in the movie by that name?

Christopher Lambert
Sean Connery
Tim Thomerson
Arnold Schwarzenegger

12. What is the name of the computer that kills much of the crew in 2001: A Space Odyssey?


13. The character in H.G. Wells' Time Machine encounters these 2 races in the future:

Eloi & Morlock
Eloi & Balrog
Balrog & Morlock
Balrog & Cytharian

14. "Danger Will Robinson" is from

Star Wars
Star Trek
Lost in Space
The Nomad

15. In the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, what did a man build a model of out of mashed potatoes?

A mountain
A space ship
A laser gun
An alien being

16. In Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse, the character Zane kills

His Wife
The Devil

17. The book Dune was written by

Frank Herbert
Isaac Asimov
Piers Anthony
George Lucas

18. What do you see at the end of the movie Planet of the Apes?

The remains of the Statue of Liberty
The remains of the Empire State Building
An Angel
A space craft

19. Who was Starman, in the movie by that name?
David Caruso
Jeff Bridges
Timothy Hutton
Billy Crystal

20. Who wrote & directed the horrible yet entertaining movie Plan 9 From Outer Space?

Steven Spielberg
Ed Wood
George Lucas
Roland Emmerich


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