ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
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?