ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
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.)
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.
4. Also known as ‘minor planets.’ 5. The opposite to ordinary matter. 6. Chemical element with the symbol Ar.
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.
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?