ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Take this Su­per Quiz to a PhD. Score one point for each cor­rect an­swer on the Fresh­man Level, two points on the Grad­u­ate Level and three points on the PhD Level.

SUB­JECT: CAP­I­TAL CITIES

Name the cap­i­tal city and the coun­try. (e.g., Its name is de­rived from the word ‘Nkra’, mean­ing ‘ants’. An­swer: Ac­cra, Ghana.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. It means ‘good airs’ in Span­ish. 2. Named after Athena, the goddess of wis­dom. 3. It means ‘peace’ in Span­ish.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Formed from the merger of two cities on op­po­site shores of the Danube. 5. Named after James Mon­roe. 6. De­rived from a word mean­ing ‘a dam on the Am­s­tel River.’

PHD LEVEL

7. It means ‘new port’ in Por­tuguese. 8. It means ‘given by God’ in Per­sian. 9. It means ‘abode of Is­lam’ in Urdu.

AN­SWERS FOR WED, SEPT 21:

1. Italy. 2. Ger­many. 3. Greece. 4. France. 5. Den­mark. 6. Mex­ico. 7. Spain. 8. Bel­gium. 9. In­dia.

SCOR­ING:

18 points — con­grat­u­la­tions, doc­tor; 15 to 17 points — hon­ours grad­u­ate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you re­ally should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — en­rol in re­me­dial cour­ses im­me­di­ately; 0 points — who reads the ques­tions to you?

1973: The mother-and-daugh­ter team of Norma (cen­tre) and Jennifer Had­dad re­ceive their women’s dou­bles cup and shield from Sey­mour Mullings, par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary re­spon­si­ble for sport in the Min­istry of Youth and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment. The pre­sen­ta­tion fol­lowed the fi­nals of the All-Ja­maica Bad­minton Tour­na­ment which ended at the Na­tional Arena in Septem­ber.

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