ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

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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: ‘A’ IN HIS­TORY

Each an­swer starts with ‘A.’ (e.g., He was Alexan­der the Great’s tu­tor. An­swer: Aris­to­tle.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. The USSR in­vaded this coun­try in 1979. 2. Dur­ing World War II, the ____ fought against the ____. 3. He beat Robert Fal­con Scott to the South Pole. 4. Ruler known as ‘_____the Hun.’ 5. The first per­son to walk on the moon.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

6. He is best known as an Amer­i­can traitor dur­ing the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War. 7. He was Cleopa­tra’s lover. 8. He shouted ‘Eureka!’ while in his bath­tub. 9. The youngest daugh­ter of the last Tsar of Rus­sia. 10. The founder of the Ro­man Em­pire and its first em­peror.

PHD LEVEL

11. He com­manded the Green Moun­tain Boys. 12. He re­signed as US vice pres­i­dent in 1973. 13. First chan­cel­lor of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many (1949-63). 14. Cred­ited with found­ing the Repub­lic of Turkey and its first pres­i­dent. 15. First Marx­ist pres­i­dent of Chile (1970-73). AN­SWERS FRI, OCT 21: 1. Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton, Dwight D. Eisen­hower. 2. Wash­ing­ton, Clin­ton. 3. Nixon. 4. Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas. 5. Jef­fer­son, Madi­son, Jack­son, Har­ri­son, John­son, Wil­son. 6. Roo­sevelt (Franklin D., Theodore), Coolidge, Hoover. 7. Utah (In­di­ana and Ten­nessee need re­peats). 8. Austin. 9. Polk, Taft, Ford, Bush (Ge­orge W., Ge­orge H.W.).

SCOR­ING:

24 to 30 points — con­grat­u­la­tions, doctor; 18 to 23 points — hon­ours grad­u­ate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you re­ally should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — en­rol in re­me­dial cour­ses im­me­di­ately; 0 points — who reads the ques­tions to you?

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