ISAAC ASI­MOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1973: S. Walters of the Boys’ Bri­gade pin­ning a tag on Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Florizel Glasspole to mark the pur­chase of the first tag, of­fi­cially launch­ing a Boys’ Bri­gade tag drive at King’s House in Oc­to­ber. Look­ing on are Nor­ris Kent (left) of the 32nd Ja­maica Com­pany of the Bri­gade and G. O’Con­nor, or­gan­iser of the bri­gade. 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: FA­MOUS SHIPS

(e.g., The largest of the three ships used by Christopher Colum­bus on his first voy­age. An­swer: Santa Maria.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. This mas­sive Ger­man bat­tle­ship was sunk dur­ing World War II. 2. US ship that ex­ploded in Havana har­bour in 1898. Re­mem­ber it? 3. Lord Nel­son’s flag­ship.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. This ship be­came a memo­rial in Hawaii. 5. This luxury liner went down on her maiden voy­age in 1912. 6. This Bri­tish fri­gate is noted for its crew’s mutiny.

PHD LEVEL

7. This ship was sunk dur­ing the Falk­lands War. 8. This ship de­liv­ered the Pil­grims to Mas­sachusetts. 9. Sir Fran­cis Drake cir­cum­nav­i­gated the globe in this ship.

AN­SWERS FOR MON, OCT 24:

1. Alex Tre­bek. 2. Pat Sa­jak. 3. Vanna White. 4. ‘Dou­ble Jeop­ardy.’ 5. Six. 6. $250. 7. Art Fleming. 8. Chuck Wool­ery. 9. Twenty-four.

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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