ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

J.E.McFar­lane, Ja­maica’s Poet Lau­re­ate, speak­ing at the Lec­ture Hall of the In­sti­tute of Ja­maica in Oc­to­ber when the medal­lion to the mem­ory of Tom Red­cam, Ja­maica’s first Poet Lau­re­ate, was un­veiled. On the plat­form (from left) are Frank Cameron, C. Bernard Lewis, Kath­leen Robin­son and W. Adolphe Roberts. 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: MEA­SURE­MENTS

To what unit is the given mea­sure­ment equiv­a­lent? (e.g., Twelve inches. An­swer: One foot)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. 1,760 yards 2. 8 pints 3. 39.37 inches

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. 6 feet 5. 640 acres 6. 220 yards

PHD LEVEL

7. 42 gal­lons 8. 4 inches 9. 14 pounds (av­oir­du­pois)

AN­SWERS FOR MON, OCT 17:

1. Hills. 2. Is­land. 3. Beach. 4. Bay. 5. Springs. 6. Rapids. 7. Creek. 8. Bluffs. 9. Rock.

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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