ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

1969: Miss Au­drey Blake being crowned Miss Youth De­vel­op­ment Agency by the 1968 win­ner, Miss Dawnette James, at the Colony Ho­tel in Oc­to­ber. Stand­ing at right is 20-year-old Loretta Wil­liams, Miss Blake’s run­ner up. At left is the YDA Boy of the Year for St James, 18-year-old Wel­ton Grey. 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: HIGH­EST GROSS­ING FILMS

Use the clue to name the high­est gross­ing films (ad­justed for in­fla­tion). Films are listed in or­der from first to ninth. (e.g., The only an­i­mated Dis­ney film in the top 10 (1937). An­swer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (No. 10).)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Rhett and Scarlett (1939). 2. Epic science fic­tion film di­rected, writ­ten and pro­duced by James Cameron (2009). 3. C-3PO and R2-D2 (1977).

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Ice­berg (1997). 5. Maria von Trapp (1965). 6. Ten-year-old El­liott longs for a good friend (1982).

PHD LEVEL

7. Moses (1956). 8. Pop­u­lar in the West but banned in the Soviet Union (1965). 9. The boat is named the Orca (1975).

AN­SWERS FOR THUR, OCT 13:

1. An­gel food cake. 2. Los An­ge­les. 3. Fallen an­gel. 4. Gabriel. 5. Hells An­gels mo­tor­cy­cle club. 6. It’s a Won­der­ful Life. 7. An­gel hair. 8. An­gel dust. 9. The Phantom of the Opera.

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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