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1. This Smith brought us "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations". Who is this pioneer in the field of economics?
2. This Smith may have captured the castle, but is best known for a lot of spotted dogs.
3. The next Smith is a smith - a worker in metal at a crossroads forge. I first encountered him as a child in the first story in Rudyard Kipling's "Puck of "Pook's Hill", and didn't learn until many years later that he wasn't invented by Mr Kipling. He is indeed a minor god in Norse and Teutonic mythology, and makes an appearance in "Beowulf". What's his name?
4. This Smith with the "White Teeth" has many thoughts to share with us "On Beauty", in her novels. Who is she?
5. This bestselling author of what could best be described as "ripping good yarns" grew up on his father's ranch in Zambia (at that time Northern Rhodesia). Almost all of his novels, historical and modern, are set in Africa.
6. "Once upon a time there was a Martian named ________________." Which Smith did Robert Heinlein write about?
7. This Smith brought us "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".
8. The literary character Psmith fits the theme of this quiz, as the "P" is silent ("as in pshrimp"). Who created him?
9. EE Smith Ph.D. was an early science fiction author, most noted for his "Lensmen" series. What was his nickname?
10. This prolific Smith seems to enjoy creating series characters - he has at least four series. His most famous character is probably a "traditionally built" lady detective in Botswana.
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