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The George R.R. Martin Quiz
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You may know a lot about this author's books or the television series his work inspired, but how much do you know about George R.R. Martin? Take this quiz to find out!

When was author George R.R. Martin born?

  • 1938
  • 1948
  • 1958

Where did Martin grow up?

  • Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Hempstead, New York
  • Waterford, Connecticut

True or false: Martin is the youngest of three siblings.

  • true
  • false

What do the initials R.R. stand for in George R.R. Martin's name?

  • Richard Reed
  • Raymond Richard
  • Raymond Ralph

When did Martin begin writing fiction?

  • elementary school
  • middle school
  • high school

Which high school did Martin attend?

  • Marist High School
  • Bayonne High School
  • Newark High School

From which university did Martin receive a bachelor's degree and master's degree in journalism?

  • Columbia University
  • Emerson College
  • Northwestern University

What year did Martin earn a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University?

  • 1969
  • 1971
  • 1973

During which war was Martin a conscientious objector?

  • Gulf War
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War

During which years did Martin perform his alternative service?

  • 1970-72
  • 1972-74
  • 1974-76

What type of tournaments did the author Martin direct in the 1970s?

  • chess
  • poker
  • "Dungeons & Dragons"

Which college course did Martin teach in the late 1970s?

  • English
  • speech
  • journalism

What year was Martin first married?

  • 1973
  • 1975
  • 1977

What was the title of Martin's first published work?

  • "The Kingdom"
  • "The Wizard"
  • "The Hero"

How old was Martin when "The Hero" was published?

  • 21 years old
  • 23 years old
  • 25 years old

True or false: Galaxy Magazine published George R. R. Martin's short story "The Hero."

  • true
  • false

Which year was Martin's collection of short stories, "A Song for Lya and Other Stories," published?

  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1978

What is the title of Martin's debut novel?

  • "The Light of the Dying"
  • "A Song of the Dying"
  • "Dying of the Light"

When was "Dying of the Light" published?

  • 1977
  • 1979
  • 1981

When did Martin and Gale Burnick divorce?

  • 1977
  • 1979
  • 1981

For which televised science fiction series was Martin an editor?

  • "The Outer Limits"
  • "Tales From the Darkside"
  • "The Twilight Zone"

Which CBS television series did Martin work on from 1987-89?

  • "The Equalizer"
  • "Beauty and the Beast"
  • "Airwolf"

Martin started on the series "Beauty and the Beast" as an executive story consultant, but what position did he hold when he left the series?

  • supervising producer
  • director
  • head writer

Martin was the writer and executive producer of which science fiction television movie?

  • "Sliders"
  • "Hallways"
  • "Doorways"

What is the name of Martin's popular series of fantasy novels?

  • "A Song of Fire and Ice"
  • "A Song of Ice and Fire"
  • "A Fire of Ice and Song"

When was the first novel of the series "A Song of Ice and Fire" published?

  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2000

When were Martin and his current wife, Parris McBride, married?

  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011

Which network airs the popular television series "Game of Thrones"?

  • Netflix
  • HBO
  • TNT

True or false: In 2013, Martin opened a movie theater.

  • true
  • false

Where does Martin live?

  • Taos, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico