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by Dan Simmons

Hyperion: The Things They Carried Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Hyperion? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which device connects Brawne Lamia to Hyperion?

A cross worn by the poet John Keats
A Schrön loop holding the consciousness of the poet John Keats
A Möbius cube holding a force-field-generating alien
Söme öther öbject with an umlaut
Q. Father Lenar Hoyt is carrying (and can't put down) what?

Two cruciforms—living, cross-shaped objects buried under his skin
A Bible found on Hyperion 4,000 years ago
A communion wafer to offer the Shrike
A holy hand grenade
Q. What did Het Masteen bring to Hyperion?

A Möbius cube holding a force-field generating alien
A sapling from the World Tree Yggdrasil
Secret Vatican documents
An advance copy of the video game Assassin's Creed 37
Q. Who does Sol Weintraub bring to Hyperion?

His wife, Sarai
His infant daughter, Rachel
The disembodied consciousness of John Keats
Percy Jackson
Q. What can the Consul call to his aide?

A hawking mat
A farcaster portal
His ebony spacecraft
Captain Planet