Arthur C. Clarke: Books & Short Stories


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Not only was Arthur C. Clarke a skilled writer, he was also a skilled _____.

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1. Which short story inspired Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey?

2. What is unique about the city Diaspar from Arthur C. Clarke's novel, The City and the Stars?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about Arthur C. Clarke. You'll be answering questions on various topics including something Clarke was good at other than writing and a story that influenced 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine what you know about:

  • The uniqueness of Diaspar from The City and the Stars
  • The reason Clarke could be considered a scientist
  • Aliens and their role in Childhood's End

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the works of Arthur C. Clarke
  • Making connections - use understanding of Childhood's End and its association with aliens
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the city of Diaspar from The City and the Stars and the reason it's unique

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the writer with the accompanying lesson entitled Arthur C. Clarke: Books & Short Stories. Listed below are the areas you'll be covering as you go along:

  • Background of Clarke's style of writing
  • His works in the science-fiction genre
  • Technology as a theme in some of his other works
  • Clarke's short stories and his development of a series