ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1993: Lisa Hanna, Miss Ja­maica World 1993 (left), con­grat­u­lates 13-year-old Tracey Fisher, win­ner of STAR/FAME FM ‘Pick the Win­ner’ Miss World Com­pe­ti­tion in Oc­to­ber. Look­ing on is Fran­cois St Juste, FAME as­sis­tant pro­gramme man­ager. Fisher, a Mon­te­go­nian, won $7,000 and a trip to any BWIA des­ti­na­tion. 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: ‘USA’ IN THE MID­DLE OF THINGS Each an­swer is a word con­tain­ing ‘usa’ but not be­gin­ning or end­ing with ‘usa.’ (e.g., Term for be­hav­iour so bad that it can­not be for­given. An­swer: In­ex­cus­able.) FRESH­MAN LEVEL 1. A food in a tube of skin con­tain­ing very small pieces of meat mixed with spices. 2. Early ex­pe­di­tions by Euro­pean Chris­tians to re­cover the Holy Land. 3. The first whole num­ber that when writ­ten out con­tains the let­ter ‘a.’ GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL 4. Is­rael claims this city as its cap­i­tal. 5. Some con­tracts con­tain the ‘right of first ____.’ 6. Min­strel song by Stephen Fos­ter: Oh! _____. PHD LEVEL 7. South Korea’s chief port and sec­ond largest city. 8. Claim­ing that a per­son stole some­thing is a se­ri­ous ____. 9. The ini­tial _____ of the agree­ment in­di­cated sev­eral prob­lems. AN­SWERS FOR WED, OCT 19: 1. Tolls. 2. Prose. 3. Sculpt­ing. 4. Nazi con­cen­tra­tion camp. 5. John F. Kennedy. 6. The Bat­tle of York­town. 7. Strate­gic Arms Lim­i­ta­tion Talks. 8. Le­vant. 9. Pan­dora. 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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