Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Book?

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Step into the captivating world of "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov through this thrilling quiz. This collection of stories has become a timeless sci-fi classic by serving as a catalyst for debates on the ethics of AI, raising questions about human-robot relationships, machine consciousness, and the potential risks and benefits of advanced technologies.
Prepare to be immersed in the astounding futuristic world of Isaac Asimov's stories. With each question, you will traverse the riveting tales of robots and their creators, pondering the enigmatic laws governing their existence.
This quiz not only tests your memory but will Read morealso stand as proof of your interest in science fiction and Asimov's technologically advanced universe in the making sparking new imagination. So, dive in fearlessly and recall the wonders that this masterpiece holds for you. Happy quizzing!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the main character and recurring protagonist of the book "I, Robot"?

    • A.

      Susan Calvin

    • B.

      Alfred Lanning

    • C.

      Del Spooner

    • D.

      Gregory Powell

    Correct Answer
    A. Susan Calvin
    Explanation
    Dr. Susan Calvin is a prominent character in "I, Robot" by Isaac Asimov. She is a highly skilled and dedicated robopsychologist, possessing an unparalleled understanding of the complexities of robot behavior and emotions. She tells each story in this collection to the narrator who is reporting them.

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  • 2. 

    In which year was "I, Robot" first published?

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1952

    • C.

      1950

    • D.

      1954

    Correct Answer
    C. 1950
    Explanation
    The book is a collection of several science fiction short stories, originally written and published separately between 1940 and 1950, compiled into this book in 1950.

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  • 3. 

    What are the fictional, ethical guidelines for robots called?

    • A.

      The Three Laws

    • B.

      The Prime Directives

    • C.

      The Robotic Principles

    • D.

      The AI Commandments

    Correct Answer
    A. The Three Laws
    Explanation
    The Three Laws of Robotics are the fundamental ethical guidelines governing the behavior of robots. The three laws state that a robot must not harm human beings, must obey their orders unless those orders conflict with the First Law and lastly must protect its own existence as long it does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the first story in the book?

    • A.

      Runaround

    • B.

      Robbie

    • C.

      Reason

    • D.

      Catch That Rabbit

    Correct Answer
    B. Robbie
    Explanation
    The story "Robbie" presents a heartwarming bond between a young girl Gloria and her robot companion, Robbie. Despite Robbie's unwavering devotion to Gloria, her parents' fear of robots' potential harm leads them to insist on its removal. The story is about the struggle to find acceptance for advanced technology in a world unsure of its capabilities.

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  • 5. 

    Which character is a robopsychologist in the book?

    • A.

      Alfred Lanning

    • B.

      Susan Calvin

    • C.

      Greg Powell

    • D.

      Stephen Byerley

    Correct Answer
    B. Susan Calvin
    Explanation
    Susan Calvin is a robopsychologist, a professional dedicated to understanding the minds and behaviors of robots. Throughout the book, she showcases a unique blend of scientific expertise and human empathy. She is often called upon to investigate incidents involving robots, where she analyzes their behavior to discover the root cause of their actions.

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  • 6. 

    Which company is a prominent manufacturer of robots in the book?

    • A.

      U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men

    • B.

      Cyberdyne Systems

    • C.

      Tyrell Corporation

    • D.

      Weyland-Yutani

    Correct Answer
    A. U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men
    Explanation
    U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men (USRMM) is a prominent corporation at the forefront of robot manufacturing and development to serve various human needs. Throughout the collection of stories, USRMM's robots feature prominently, engaging in thought-provoking scenarios that explore the complexities of human-robot relationships.

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  • 7. 

    In the story "Liar!", what unique ability does the robot possess?

    • A.

      Telepathy

    • B.

      Time Travel

    • C.

      Invisibility

    • D.

      Precognition

    Correct Answer
    A. Telepathy
    Explanation
    "Liar!" revolves around a unique robot Herbie, equipped with the ability to read and transmit human thoughts. Herbie becomes the mind reader at U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men Inc. However, as his telepathic abilities develop, chaos ensues as the robot starts inadvertently revealing the hidden desires and secrets of people around him. 

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  • 8. 

    What is the profession of the characters Gregory Powell and Mike Donovan in the stories?

    • A.

      Detectives

    • B.

      Politicians

    • C.

      Policemen

    • D.

      Engineers

    Correct Answer
    D. Engineers
    Explanation
    Gregory Powell and Mike Donovan work as engineers for the US Robots and Mechanical Men Corporation, responsible for testing and troubleshooting various robot models. Their adventures often revolve around the robots' interactions with humans and their interpretations of the Three Laws, resulting in thrilling and thought-provoking narratives.

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  • 9. 

    What is the nickname given to the robot QT-1 in the story "Reason"?

    • A.

      Herbie

    • B.

      Cutie

    • C.

      Nestor

    • D.

      Robbie

    Correct Answer
    B. Cutie
    Explanation
    QT-1, also known as "Cutie," is a highly advanced robot designed for space exploration. As the story unfolds, Dr. Susan Calvin finds herself perplexed by QT-1's independence of thought, leading her to grapple with the implications of a robot displaying this level of self-awareness.

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  • 10. 

    What is the central theme of the story "Escape!"?

    • A.

      The dangers of advanced robotics.

    • B.

      The benefits of space exploration.

    • C.

      The limitations of robotic intelligence.

    • D.

      The relationship between humans and robots.

    Correct Answer
    C. The limitations of robotic intelligence.
    Explanation
    The story "Escape" follows the journey into space of robot DV-5 (Dave) and his creator. When their space station is in danger of being hit by a massive asteroid, his advanced abilities offer some hope for the survival of the crew. However, the crew is unsure about trusting a robot's unprecedented foresight.

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