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: OBJECTS WITH SPECIAL POWERS
(e.g., This object brought Frosty to life. Answer: Silk hat.)
1. Cup or plate sought by knights of legend. 2. People stick pins into these dolls to hurt others. 3. In Snow White, the queen asked it, “Who is the fairest in the land?”
4. The magical sword of King Arthur. 5. Mineral able to deprive Superman of his powers. 6. This stone is said to endow people with the gift of gab.
7. This deep-blue diamond is supposedly cursed. 8. What were the two main magical objects used by Aladdin? 9. The Dark Lord Sauron created one of these to rule the others.
ANSWERS FOR THUR, SEPT 29:
1. US 2. North Korea. 3. Spain. 4. UK 5. Germany. 6. Dominican Republic. 7. France. 8. South Africa. 9. Indonesia.
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?
1986: Arnold Foote Jr, first place in the men’s category in the Pepsi Cross-the-Harbour Swim in September, receives the winner’s trophy from Paul Geddes (right), chairman of Desnoes and Geddes Limited. Foote finished second in the race behind Rachel Brinn. Brinn won the event in 30:06:05, with Foote coming in at a time of 31:33.00.