ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
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.)
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.
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.
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.).
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?