ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

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.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

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.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

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.

PHD LEVEL

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.

SCOR­ING:

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.

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