ISAAC ASI­MOV’S SUPER QUIZ

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1971: The first group of the 500 youth club run­ners who em­barked on the YDA’s round-the-is­land run in Oc­to­ber, af­ter leav­ing Ja­maica House where they were handed the Prime Min­is­ter’s Mes­sage to Youth by the prime min­is­ter. Roy Bryant can be seen with scroll con­tain­ing the mes­sage. At left is An­thony Ziadie and Der­rick Baker is at right. 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: ‘C’ IN HIS­TORY

Each an­swer be­gins with ‘C.’ (e.g., What rev­o­lu­tion ran from 1953 un­til 1959? An­swer: Cuban Rev­o­lu­tion.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Who was the first wife of Henry VIII? 2. Dur­ing which war did Florence Nightin­gale be­come fa­mous? 3. The goal of ISIS is to es­tab­lish this type of govern­ment.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Where was Thomas Becket mur­dered? 5. Who pi­loted the com­mand mod­ule for Apollo 11 in 1969? 6. What three letters did SOS re­place as a Morse may­day sig­nal?

PHD LEVEL

7. What con­flict was the last pitched bat­tle fought on Bri­tish soil? 8. What was the name of Welling­ton’s horse at the Bat­tle of Water­loo? 9. Name the four US pres­i­dents with ‘C’ sur­names.

AN­SWERS FOR THUR, OCT 6:

1. Brook. 2. Bei­jing. 3. Beau­fort scale. 4. Burma or Benin. 5. Bangladesh. 6. Bor­neo. 7. Bogota. 8. Brus­sels. 9. Bedrock.

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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