ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - HEALTH -

1960: Edna Man­ley (cen­tre) buys the first flag of the Ja­maica Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion flag sale in Oc­to­ber, which is in aid of send­ing the Ja­maica net­ball team to Eng­land in March 1961. Pin­ning on the tag at ‘Drum­blair’, Man­ley’s home, is Beryl Wil­liams. Eily Gock­ing looks 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: CUL­TURAL LIT­ER­ACY

(e.g., Edgar Al­lan Poe ti­tle: “The Fall of the House of ___.” An­swer: Usher.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Ernest Hem­ing­way ti­tle: “For Whom the Bell ___.” 2. Or­di­nary writ­ing is not verse, it is ____. 3. In what spe­cific field did Au­guste Rodin ex­cel?

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. What was Dachau? 5. Who was US pres­i­dent dur­ing the Cuban Mis­sile Cri­sis? 6. What was the last bat­tle of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War?

PHD LEVEL

7. For what is SALT an acro­nym? 8. For­mer name for the na­tions on the east shore of the Mediter­ranean Sea. 9. To whom did Zeus give a box with in­struc­tions not to open it?

AN­SWERS FOR TUES, OCT 18

1. One mile. 2. One gal­lon. 3. One me­tre. 4. One fathom. 5. One square mile. 6. One fur­long. 7. One bar­rel (oil). 8. One hand. 9. One stone.

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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