ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - 24/7 Twist -

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.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

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?”

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

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.

PHD LEVEL

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.

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?

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.

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