ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - CARING FOR & NURTURING OUR CHILDREN -

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: ‘B’ IN GEOG­RA­PHY Each an­swer be­gins with ‘B’ (e.g., The largest coun­try in South Amer­ica. An­swer: Brazil.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Term for a small stream. 2. City for­merly known as Pek­ing. 3. An in­ter­na­tional scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hur­ri­cane).

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Name a ‘B’ coun­try with only five let­ters in its name. 5. ‘The Land of Ben­gal.’ 6. The largest is­land in Asia.

PHD LEVEL

7. The cap­i­tal city of Colom­bia. 8. The de facto cap­i­tal of the Euro­pean Union. 9. The solid rock that un­der­lies all soil or other loose ma­te­rial.

AN­SWERS FOR WED, OCT 5:

1. As­tron­omy. 2. Al­ti­tude. 3. At­mos­phere. 4. As­teroids. 5. An­ti­mat­ter. 6. Ar­gon. 7. Apogee. 8. Aphe­lion. 9. Angstrom unit or astro­nom­i­cal unit.

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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