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: SMALLEST, LOWEST, ETC.
(e.g., The shortest month of the year. Answer: February.)
1. The smallest (area) of the seven continents. 2. The smallest (area) country in the world. 3. The shallowest and smallest by volume of the Great Lakes. 4. The smallest (area) of the 50 US states. 5. The smallest of the eight planets.
6. The smallest bird in the world. 7. Earth’s lowest elevation on land. 8. The smallest (area) of New York City’s five boroughs. 9. The fewest number of moves a player can make to win a game of chess. 10. Commonly considered to be the lowest possible temperature.
11. The smallest and lightest bone in the human body. 12. Quote the shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible. 13. The shortest NBA player in history to win the MVP award. 14. The lightest element on the periodic table. 15. The smallest (population) of New York City’s five boroughs.
ANSWERS FOR FRI, SEPT 23:
1. Tom. 2. Simon. 3. Thomas. 4. George. 5. Jane. 6. Alec. 7. Steven. 8. Roger. 9. Susan.
24 to 30 points — congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points — honours graduate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — enrol in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?
1968: Delroy Markland, president of the newly formed Constant Spring Youth Club, receiving his enrolment card from Pearl Robinson of the Youth Development Agency at the enrolment ceremony at Swallowfield Primary School in September.