ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
Ten-year-old Heather Clarke, a sixth-grader at the Rollington Town Primary school, won first-place in the Kingston and St Andrew ‘Heritage Week Essay Competition’ in October. Heather wrote an interesting composition about her favourite hero, Sam Sharpe. Here she receives her first prize and a special mayor’s trophy from Councillor Colleen Yap. Take this Super Quiz to a PhD Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the PhD Level.
Subject: WE GET LETTERS: USA
(e.g., Which state is last alphabetically?
Answer: Wyoming.) FRESHMAN LEVEL
1. Name the two US presidents with 10-letter surnames. 2. Name two presidential surnames ending with ‘-ton.’ 3. Provide a presidential surname that ends with ‘-on’ but not ‘-son’ or ‘-ton.’
4. Name three state names that contain three or more ‘a’s. 5. Name four presidential surnames ending with ‘-son.’ 6. Name the four US presidents with surnames containing double ‘o’s.
7. A state name using only letters in ‘the United States’ (as often as used). 8. State capital name using only letters in ‘the United States’ (as often as used). 9. The five US presidents with fourletter last names.
ANSWERS THURS, OCT 20:
1. Sausage. 2. Crusades. 3. Thousand. 4. Jerusalem. 5. Refusal. 6. Susanna. 7. Pusan (Busan). 8. Accusation. 9. Perusal.
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?