ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

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1966: The leader of the Op­po­si­tion, Nor­man Manley, QC (right), had his tag pinned on by Ever­ton Tucker, a pupil, at Manley’s cham­bers in con­nec­tion with the tag drive to raise funds for the wes­t­end in­sti­tu­tion in Oc­to­ber. Con­rad Ball, di­rec­tor of Boys’ Town, and Yvonne Fred­er­icks, pres­i­dent of the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Club and a mem­ber of the Tag Drive Com­mit­tee, look on. 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: ‘A’ IN SCI­ENCE

Each an­swer starts with ‘A.’ (e.g., Open­ing that al­lows light to fall onto an in­stru­ment’s op­tics. An­swer: Aper­ture.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Study of the space be­yond Earth and of its con­tents. 2. Height in space of an ob­ject rel­a­tive to sea level or ground level. 3. Layer of gases sur­round­ing a star or a planet.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Also known as ‘mi­nor plan­ets.’ 5. The op­po­site to or­di­nary mat­ter. 6. Chem­i­cal el­e­ment with the sym­bol Ar.

PHD LEVEL

7. The most dis­tant point from Earth on a satel­lite’s or­bit. 8. The point on a planet’s el­lip­ti­cal or­bit at which it is fur­thest from the sun. 9. Au is the sym­bol for gold, but for what is AU an ab­bre­vi­a­tion.

AN­SWERS FOR TUES, OCT 4:

1. Richard Nixon. 2. Prince Ed­ward Is­land. 3. Maine. 4. Ye­men. 5. South Africa. 6. James Buchanan. 7. Marie Curie. 8. Martha Washington. 9. Bar­bra Streisand.

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?

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