ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
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.)
1. It means ‘good airs’ in Spanish. 2. Named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom. 3. It means ‘peace’ in Spanish.
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.’
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.
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.