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Answers to the "Astronomy in Popular Culture" Quiz:
2. John Updike
3. Mars bars, Milky Way bars, Starburst candy, Sun-Maid raisins, Moon Pies, Eclipse gum and mints, Orbit gum, Sun Chips, Luna bars
4. The Heavenly Body (directed by Alexander Hall)
6. Good News
7. The Dean's December by Saul Bellow
8. Rush, "A Farewell to Kings"
9. Simon Newcomb, His Wisdom the Defender
10. The UFO Incident (about the Betty and Barney Hill Case) and Fire in the Sky (about the Travis Walton case)
11. Subaru, which means Pleiades in Japanese
12. Total Eclipse by Liz Rigbey
13. Vangelis Papathanassious (he mainly goes by the name Vangelis)
14. Timescape by physicist Gregory Benford
15. Herbie Hancock
16. Supernova by Roger MacBride Allen and Eric Kotani
17. "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry
18. Factoring Humanity by Robert Sawyer
20. Harmony of the World by Paul Hindemith
0-5 correct answers: Too many nights at the observatory you need to get out more and mix with nonastronomers.
6-10: Good for you you know when to put away your telescope and enjoy popular culture.
11-15: Very good you must live in a cloudy climate to have so much time for popular culture!
16-18: Excellent you are a renaissance man or woman.
19-20: Too good you need to spend more time with your telescope and waste less time in front of the TV or plugged in to your MP3 player!
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