Quiz: Are you a true nerd?

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About This Quiz

So, you pride yourself on math proficiency and an intimate knowledge of Wookiee mating rituals. But do you really know everything there is to know about nerd culture?

The TV series "Firefly," a cult favorite among nerds, was a mashup of sci-fi with what other genre?

The series "Firefly" combined sci-fi and western genres.

Who has been given credit for coining the term "nerd"?

No one's totally sure who coined the term "nerd," but there's some evidence it could have been children's book author Dr. Seuss, who used it in 1950 book "If I Ran the Zoo," according to Boston.com.

Which of these is associated with nerdiness?

Nerdiness is often associated with science and/or fantasy game playing.

Which of these superheroes does not have a nerdy alter-ego?

Batman's alter-ego Bruce Wayne is debonair, not nerdy.

What innovation did sci-fi author Philip K. Dick introduce to nerdiness?

Philip K. Dick spelled the word "nurd" instead of "nerd."

Which of these Web sites bills itself as "News for Nerds"?

Slashdot bills itself as "News for Nerds."

What date is National Nerd Pride Day?

According to National Nerd Pride Day's Facebook page, it occurs on May 25th.

Which country has a reality TV show in which a group of nerds form a soccer team?

In the Dutch TV show "FC Zulu," a group of nerds forms a soccer team.

Who uttered the quote, "What they lack in physical strength, they make up in brain power?"

The Nerdator, a character in the animated series "Steven Spielberg Presents Freakazoid!" spoke those words.

Which franchise's story line takes place first, chronologically?

"Star Wars" takes place in the distant past, while "Star Trek" begins in the 22nd century.

What is the fabled 13th human colony in "Battlestar Galactica"?

The fabled 13th human colony in the cosmos actually is Earth.

What did the nuclear physicist have for lunch?

The punchline to this nerd joke is "fission chips."

What is the current record for solving Pi?

The new record for calculating Pi, established in October 2011, is 5 trillion digits.

What book did Comic Book Guy translate into Klingon for his masters thesis in "The Simpsons"?

Comic Book Guy translated "Lord of the Rings" into Klingon for his masters thesis in folklore and mythology.

What does the third initial in J.R.R. Tolkien's name stand for?

The third initial in J.R.R. Tolkien's name stands for Reuel.

Is the theoretical Higgs boson particle bigger or smaller than a proton?

The theoretical Higgs boson is estimated to be about 1/100th the size of a proton.

What is Captain Picard's customary spoken order to subordinates?

Captain Picard customarily issues orders by saying, "Make it so."

What is an "RPG" in nerdspeak?

"RPG" is an abbreviation for "role-playing game."

Which of these is an acceptable alternative term for "hobbit"?

"Halfling" is another word for "hobbit."

Which of these creatures lives in tunnels in the Warhammer fictional universe?

The Skaven live in an "Under Empire" of tunnels.

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