How well do you know your scifi lingo?

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If you are between the ages of 18 and 80 chances are you've either tuned into a science fiction TV show, watched a science fiction movie and/or read a science fiction book. But are you a true fan of science fiction?

Do you know the definitions of some of the more popular words created by the giants of the genre? Do you know who said it first? Take the quiz and find out.

Created by: Michele Poague of Science Fiction Author Michele Poague
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  1. What is the definition of grok?
  2. Who first used the word grok in his writings?
  3. What is the definition of psychohistory?
  4. Who first used the word psychohistory in his writings?
  5. What is the definition of precog?
  6. Who first used the word precog in his/her writings?
  7. What is the definition of terrid?
  8. Who first used the word terrid in his/her writings?
  9. What is the definition of sophont?
  10. Who first used the word sophont in his/her writings?
  11. What is the definition of light-sail?
  12. Who first used the word light sail in his/her writings?
  13. What is the definition of astrogate?
  14. Who first used the word sophont in his/her writings?
  15. What is the definition of esper?
  16. Who first used the word esper in his/her writings?
  17. What is the definition of uplift?
  18. Who first used the word uplift in his writings?
  19. What is the definition of granfalloon?
  20. Who first used granfalloon in his/her writings?

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Quiz topic: How well do I know my scifi lingo?