Outside the Inner Limits Quiz Show Featuring the Novel  Anathem By: Neal Stephenson BarnesandNoble.com Flickr.com-AMagill
1. What concent does Erasmas come from?  <ul><li>A. Concent of Saunt Edhar  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Concent of Saunt Baritoe ...
2. Who was on Erasmas’ clock winding team? <ul><li>A. Taunga, Mentaxenes, Delrakhones  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Lio, Jesry, an...
3. Why is Apert only 10 days long? <ul><li>A. The number 10 fits evenly in the one, ten, hundred, and thousand time keepin...
4. Why did Erasmas get the book thrown at him during Eliger?  <ul><li>A. He snuck up to the Starhenge </li></ul><ul><li>B....
5. Who was  Anathematized (Thrown Back) ? <ul><li>A. Fraa Orolo </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Osa  </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa H...
6. Why was Erasmas evoked along with seventeen other Avout?  <ul><li>A. The aliens know where the Millenarian Maths are.  ...
7. Who did Erasmas find at Bly’s Butte instead of Fraa Orolo? <ul><li>A. Fraa Crolandin  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Paphlag...
8.Who rescues Raz when he is mugged by Ghetths in Mahsht? <ul><li>A. The military convoy </li></ul><ul><li>B.  Brajj, Laro...
9. Who did Fraa Orolo put in the last military aircraft leaving the exploding island of Ecba?   <ul><li>A. Lise Durand of ...
10. Who was the InterLOCuTOR at Raz’s Plenary?  <ul><li>A.  Suur Maroa  </li></ul><ul><li>B.  Fraa Lodoghir   </li></ul><u...
11. Who was the impostor at the  Plurality of Worlds Messal at Avrachon’s Dowment  ? <ul><li>A.  Suur Asquin  </li></ul><u...
12.Who was the Incanter that traveled alternate Narratives with Raz until he chose the one with the best outcome for peace...
13. Who is the Rhetor with Thousanders for companions that will smooth out the overlapping wrinkles in the Narrative where...
14. Who was married at the double wedding?  <ul><li>A. Cord </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Erasmas </li></ul><ul><li>C. Surr Al...
Congratulations! You have completed the Anathem Game Show Quiz
Now for the answers! Amazon.co.uk BarnesandNoble.com
1. What concent does Erasmas come from? <ul><li>A. Concent of Saunt Edhar  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Concent of Saunt Baritoe  ...
2. Who was on Erasmas’ clock winding team? <ul><li>A. Taunga, Mentaxenes, Delrakhones  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Lio, Jesry, an...
3. Why is Apert only 10 days long? <ul><li>A. The number 10 fits evenly in the one, ten, hundred, and thousand time keepin...
4. Why did Erasmas get the book thrown at him during Eliger? <ul><li>A. He snuck up to the Starhenge </li></ul><ul><li>B. ...
5. Who was  Anathematized (Thrown Back) ? <ul><li>A. Fraa Orolo </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Osa  </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa H...
6. Why was Erasmas evoked along with seventeen other Avout? <ul><li>A. The aliens know where the Millenarian Maths are.  <...
7. Who did Erasmas find at Bly’s Butte instead of Fraa Orolo? <ul><li>A. Fraa Crolandin  </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Paphlag...
8.Who rescues Raz when he is mugged by Ghetths in Mahsht? <ul><li>A. The military convoy </li></ul><ul><li>B.  Brajj, Laro...
9. Who did Fraa Orolo put in the last military aircraft leaving the exploding island of Ecba? <ul><li>A. Lise Durand of La...
10. Who was the InterLOCuTOR at Raz’s Plenary? <ul><li>A.  Suur Maroa  </li></ul><ul><li>B.  Fraa Lodoghir   </li></ul><ul...
11. Who was the impostor at the  Plurality of Worlds Messal at Avrachon’s Dowment  ? <ul><li>A.  Suur Asquin  </li></ul><u...
12.Who was the Incanter that traveled alternate Narratives with Raz until he chose the one with the best outcome for peace...
13. Who is the Rhetor with Thousanders for companions that will smooth out the overlapping wrinkles in the Narrative where...
14. Who was married at the double wedding?  <ul><li>A. Cord </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Erasmas </li></ul><ul><li>C. Surr Al...
Congratulations to the Winner!  Thanks to everyone who participated  
Now for the Anathem Trailer! NealStephenson.com  : Videos &quot;The World of  Anathem &quot; Official Preview Video ,  MyS...
<ul><li>Neal Stephenson’s Website </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.nealstephenson.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Anathem Wiki  </li>...
Favorite Quotes from Anathem <ul><li>“ Boredom is a mask that frustration wears.” –Fraa Orolo  </li></ul><ul><li>“ So, you...
Favorite Quotes from Anathem <ul><li>“ Our noses are quantum devices?” – Fraa Erasmas </li></ul><ul><li>“ How is yanking m...
Favorite Quotes from Anathem <ul><li>“ I never thought I’d hear myself saying this, but; take us to your leader” – Fraa Li...
Discussion Questions For: Anathem By: Neal Stephenson
Question 1 <ul><li>Did you finish the book?  </li></ul><ul><li>If you did not finish, how far did you get?  </li></ul><ul>...
Question 2 <ul><li>How does this book compare to others you have read?  </li></ul><ul><li>It has been compared to titles s...
Question 3 <ul><li>Did you find the invented language hurtful or helpful in the story? </li></ul>
Question 4 <ul><li>Do you think that the alien spaceship - Daban Urnud traveled backwards through the Hylaean flow (HTF) t...
Question 5 <ul><li>What did you think of Laterre (Earth) being down wick of Arbre? </li></ul>
Question 6 <ul><li>What do you think of the Thousanders developing a praxis to slow down their aging process after they ma...
Question 7 <ul><li>When Fraa Jad says that he is either present or absent from the parallel Narratives –how is this differ...
Question 8 <ul><li>Were you satisfied with the reasons behind allowing the Avout to mingle in the Saecular world again? Wh...
Question 9 <ul><li>Was anyone able to understand how the Geometers deciphered Fraa Orolo’s  analemma ? </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Question 10 <ul><li>Did you feel like the book was similar to the Star Wars series in that--the teacher must die after he ...
Thanks for Coming to Book Club! See you on  January 15, 2009   7:00-8:30 PM. Our book selection will be  Neverwhere  by Ne...
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Independence Regional Library's science fiction and fantasy bookclub (http://outsidetheinnerlimits.blogspot.com) icebreaker quiz show and discussion questions for Neal Stephenson's Anathem, our November 2008 book selection. (.ppt version)

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  1. 1. Outside the Inner Limits Quiz Show Featuring the Novel Anathem By: Neal Stephenson BarnesandNoble.com Flickr.com-AMagill
  2. 2. 1. What concent does Erasmas come from? <ul><li>A. Concent of Saunt Edhar </li></ul><ul><li>B. Concent of Saunt Baritoe </li></ul><ul><li>C. Concent of Saunt Muncoster </li></ul><ul><li>D. Concent of Saunt Rambalf </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2. Who was on Erasmas’ clock winding team? <ul><li>A. Taunga, Mentaxenes, Delrakhones </li></ul><ul><li>B. Lio, Jesry, and Arsibalt </li></ul><ul><li>C. Crolandin, Holbane, Haligastreme </li></ul><ul><li>D. Gredick, Phaphlagon, Spelikon </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Why is Apert only 10 days long? <ul><li>A. The number 10 fits evenly in the one, ten, hundred, and thousand time keeping of the concent clock. </li></ul><ul><li>B. It coincides with a Saecular holiday at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>C. It takes 2 weeks for Saecular food to give you the feeling of “happiness” from the Allswell laced in the food. </li></ul><ul><li>D. The Saecular government will only allow 10 days to prevent avout spies from infiltrating government agencies. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Why did Erasmas get the book thrown at him during Eliger? <ul><li>A. He snuck up to the Starhenge </li></ul><ul><li>B. He overslept during his Eliger ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>C. He stayed out too long at Apert </li></ul><ul><li>D. Warden Regulant Suur Trestanas was jealous that Erasmas spoke with an Inquisitor twice privately and he was only a Fraa. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5. Who was Anathematized (Thrown Back) ? <ul><li>A. Fraa Orolo </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Osa </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Harbret </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Criscan </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6. Why was Erasmas evoked along with seventeen other Avout? <ul><li>A. The aliens know where the Millenarian Maths are. </li></ul><ul><li>B. A Convox was announced at the Concent of Saunt Tredegarh </li></ul><ul><li>C. The Saecular powers need the skills of the Avout that have been called. </li></ul><ul><li>D. All of the Above </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7. Who did Erasmas find at Bly’s Butte instead of Fraa Orolo? <ul><li>A. Fraa Crolandin </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Paphlagon </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Estemard </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Jad </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8.Who rescues Raz when he is mugged by Ghetths in Mahsht? <ul><li>A. The military convoy </li></ul><ul><li>B. Brajj, Laro and Dag </li></ul><ul><li>C. Raz’s caravan - Cord, Ita Samann, and Yulassetar and Ganelial Crade. </li></ul><ul><li>D. The Vlors from Ringing Vale </li></ul>
  10. 10. 9. Who did Fraa Orolo put in the last military aircraft leaving the exploding island of Ecba? <ul><li>A. Lise Durand of Laterre </li></ul><ul><li>B. Suur Tulia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Suur Ala </li></ul><ul><li>D. Cord </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10. Who was the InterLOCuTOR at Raz’s Plenary? <ul><li>A. Suur Maroa </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Lodoghir </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Lio </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Jesry </li></ul>
  12. 12. 11. Who was the impostor at the Plurality of Worlds Messal at Avrachon’s Dowment ? <ul><li>A. Suur Asquin </li></ul><ul><li>B. Madam Secretary Ignetha Foral </li></ul><ul><li>C. Grandsuur Moyra </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Zh’vaern </li></ul>
  13. 13. 12.Who was the Incanter that traveled alternate Narratives with Raz until he chose the one with the best outcome for peace between the spaceship Daban Urnud and the planet Arbre? <ul><li>A. Fraa Jad </li></ul><ul><li>B. Suur Vay </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Gratho </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Osa </li></ul>
  14. 14. 13. Who is the Rhetor with Thousanders for companions that will smooth out the overlapping wrinkles in the Narrative where the peace treaty was signed? <ul><li>A. Magnath Foral </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Lodoghir </li></ul><ul><li>C. Gan Odru </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Sildanic </li></ul>
  15. 15. 14. Who was married at the double wedding? <ul><li>A. Cord </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Erasmas </li></ul><ul><li>C. Surr Ala </li></ul><ul><li>D. Yulassetar Crade </li></ul><ul><li>E. All of the above </li></ul>
  16. 16. Congratulations! You have completed the Anathem Game Show Quiz
  17. 17. Now for the answers! Amazon.co.uk BarnesandNoble.com
  18. 18. 1. What concent does Erasmas come from? <ul><li>A. Concent of Saunt Edhar </li></ul><ul><li>B. Concent of Saunt Baritoe </li></ul><ul><li>C. Concent of Saunt Muncoster </li></ul><ul><li>D. Concent of Saunt Rambalf </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is A. </li></ul>Ted as Fraa Erasmas Flickr.com -Lisa Brewster
  19. 19. 2. Who was on Erasmas’ clock winding team? <ul><li>A. Taunga, Mentaxenes, Delrakhones </li></ul><ul><li>B. Lio, Jesry, and Arsibalt </li></ul><ul><li>C. Crolandin, Holbane, Haligastreme </li></ul><ul><li>D. Gredick, Phaphlagon, Spelikon </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is B. </li></ul>
  20. 20. 3. Why is Apert only 10 days long? <ul><li>A. The number 10 fits evenly in the one, ten, hundred, and thousand time keeping of the concent clock. </li></ul><ul><li>B. It coincides with a Saecular holiday at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>C. It takes 2 weeks for Saecular food to give you the feeling of “happiness” from the Allswell laced in the food. </li></ul><ul><li>D. The Saecular government will only allow 10 days to prevent avout spies from infiltrating government agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is C. </li></ul>
  21. 21. 4. Why did Erasmas get the book thrown at him during Eliger? <ul><li>A. He snuck up to the Starhenge </li></ul><ul><li>B. He overslept during his Eliger ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>C. He stayed out too long at Apert </li></ul><ul><li>D. Warden Regulant Suur Trestanas was jealous that Erasmas spoke with an Inquisitor twice privately and he was only a Fraa. </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is D. </li></ul>
  22. 22. 5. Who was Anathematized (Thrown Back) ? <ul><li>A. Fraa Orolo </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Osa </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Harbret </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Criscan </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is A. </li></ul>10,000 year clock chimes Flickr.com-ToastyKen
  23. 23. 6. Why was Erasmas evoked along with seventeen other Avout? <ul><li>A. The aliens know where the Millenarian Maths are. </li></ul><ul><li>B. A Convox was announced at the Concent of Saunt Tredegarh </li></ul><ul><li>C. The Saecular powers need the skills of the Avout that have been called. </li></ul><ul><li>D. All of the Above </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is D. </li></ul>
  24. 24. 7. Who did Erasmas find at Bly’s Butte instead of Fraa Orolo? <ul><li>A. Fraa Crolandin </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Paphlagon </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Estemard </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Jad </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is C. </li></ul>Flickr.com-deltaMike The ropes that allow &quot;change ringing&quot;.
  25. 25. 8.Who rescues Raz when he is mugged by Ghetths in Mahsht? <ul><li>A. The military convoy </li></ul><ul><li>B. Brajj, Laro and Dag </li></ul><ul><li>C. Raz’s caravan - Cord, Ita Samann, and Yulassetar and Ganelial Crade. </li></ul><ul><li>D. The Vlors from Ringing Vale </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is D. </li></ul>Flickr.com-y3rdua
  26. 26. 9. Who did Fraa Orolo put in the last military aircraft leaving the exploding island of Ecba? <ul><li>A. Lise Durand of Laterre </li></ul><ul><li>B. Suur Tulia </li></ul><ul><li>C. Suur Ala </li></ul><ul><li>D. Cord </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is A. </li></ul>Flickr.com-briamschulman Chant group
  27. 27. 10. Who was the InterLOCuTOR at Raz’s Plenary? <ul><li>A. Suur Maroa </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Lodoghir </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Lio </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Jesry </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is B. </li></ul>Fraa Erasmas using a Laterran jeejah Flickr.com-hober
  28. 28. 11. Who was the impostor at the Plurality of Worlds Messal at Avrachon’s Dowment ? <ul><li>A. Suur Asquin </li></ul><ul><li>B. Madam Secretary Ignetha Foral </li></ul><ul><li>C. Grandsuur Moyra </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Zh’vaern </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is D. </li></ul>Sphere in chord netting Flickr.com-hober
  29. 29. 12.Who was the Incanter that traveled alternate Narratives with Raz until he chose the one with the best outcome for peace between the spaceship Daban Urnud and the planet Arbre? <ul><li>A. Fraa Jad </li></ul><ul><li>B. Suur Vay </li></ul><ul><li>C. Fraa Gratho </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Osa </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is A. </li></ul>Neal Stephenson Anathem Discussion at MIT Flickr.com-dleithinger
  30. 30. 13. Who is the Rhetor with Thousanders for companions that will smooth out the overlapping wrinkles in the Narrative where the peace treaty was signed? <ul><li>A. Magnath Foral </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Lodoghir </li></ul><ul><li>C. Gan Odru </li></ul><ul><li>D. Fraa Sildanic </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is B. </li></ul>Spade Vlor Flickr.com -Long Now
  31. 31. 14. Who was married at the double wedding? <ul><li>A. Cord </li></ul><ul><li>B. Fraa Erasmas </li></ul><ul><li>C. Surr Ala </li></ul><ul><li>D. Yulassetar Crade </li></ul><ul><li>E. All of the above </li></ul><ul><li>The answer is E. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Congratulations to the Winner! Thanks to everyone who participated 
  33. 33. Now for the Anathem Trailer! NealStephenson.com : Videos &quot;The World of Anathem &quot; Official Preview Video , MySpaceTV , August 28 , 2008
  34. 34. <ul><li>Neal Stephenson’s Website </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.nealstephenson.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Anathem Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://anathem.wikia.com/wiki/Anathem_Wiki </li></ul>BarnesandNoble.com
  35. 35. Favorite Quotes from Anathem <ul><li>“ Boredom is a mask that frustration wears.” –Fraa Orolo </li></ul><ul><li>“ So, you’re worried that a pink dragon will fly over the concent and fart nerve gas on us?” – Fraa Orolo </li></ul><ul><li>“ Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs,” I said. “We have a protractor.” –Fraa Erasmas </li></ul>
  36. 36. Favorite Quotes from Anathem <ul><li>“ Our noses are quantum devices?” – Fraa Erasmas </li></ul><ul><li>“ How is yanking my rope going to help?” – Fraa Erasmas </li></ul><ul><li>How was that for a ride? – Ita Samann </li></ul><ul><li>I want my money back. –Fraa Erasmas </li></ul>
  37. 37. Favorite Quotes from Anathem <ul><li>“ I never thought I’d hear myself saying this, but; take us to your leader” – Fraa Lio </li></ul><ul><li>“ If odors can travel between cosmi, everything down-Wick of us is about to die.” –Fraa Lio </li></ul>
  38. 38. Discussion Questions For: Anathem By: Neal Stephenson
  39. 39. Question 1 <ul><li>Did you finish the book? </li></ul><ul><li>If you did not finish, how far did you get? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you rate the book on a scale of one to ten and why? </li></ul>
  40. 40. Question 2 <ul><li>How does this book compare to others you have read? </li></ul><ul><li>It has been compared to titles such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Canticle for Liebowitz by: Walter Miller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Foundation Trilogy by: Isaac Asimov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rendezvous with Rama by: Arthur C. Clarke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001 : A Space Odyssey by: Arthur C. Clarke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kung Fu – the tv series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by: Douglas R. Hofstadter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Gormenghast Trilogy by: Mervyn Peake </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Question 3 <ul><li>Did you find the invented language hurtful or helpful in the story? </li></ul>
  42. 42. Question 4 <ul><li>Do you think that the alien spaceship - Daban Urnud traveled backwards through the Hylaean flow (HTF) to the four planets is has discovered or do you think that it traveled sideways into parallel universes like Fraa Jad? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think the ship traveled back in time as a possible way to travel “upwick”? </li></ul>
  43. 43. Question 5 <ul><li>What did you think of Laterre (Earth) being down wick of Arbre? </li></ul>
  44. 44. Question 6 <ul><li>What do you think of the Thousanders developing a praxis to slow down their aging process after they mastered avoiding radiation poisoning from the spent nuclear material in the Millenarian Maths? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that the Thousanders collectively chose a specific Narrative to assist in aging as little as possible? </li></ul>
  45. 45. Question 7 <ul><li>When Fraa Jad says that he is either present or absent from the parallel Narratives –how is this different from being alive or dead? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think about Fraa Jad choosing the best Narrative for peace between the alien space ship Daban Urnud and the planet Arbre when so many of the other Narratives ended in destruction for one or the other side? </li></ul>
  46. 46. Question 8 <ul><li>Were you satisfied with the reasons behind allowing the Avout to mingle in the Saecular world again? Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saecular government feeling afraid that they were behind in the space race with the aliens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Saecular government can’t take away anymore Praxis from the Avout (The Avout Incantor and Rhetor mental abilities) </li></ul></ul>
  47. 47. Question 9 <ul><li>Was anyone able to understand how the Geometers deciphered Fraa Orolo’s analemma ? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the significance of the analemma? </li></ul>
  48. 48. Question 10 <ul><li>Did you feel like the book was similar to the Star Wars series in that--the teacher must die after he has imparted all important information to the student so that they can make their mark on the world with no one wondering if the teacher could do it better? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a better formula for a coming of age story? </li></ul>
  49. 49. Thanks for Coming to Book Club! See you on January 15, 2009 7:00-8:30 PM. Our book selection will be Neverwhere by Neal Gaiman! BarnesandNoble.com

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