ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1973: Miss Credit Union, Bar­bara McKen­zie, is crowned by the 1972 out­go­ing queen, Dorothy Ann Abra­hams, at the In­ter­na­tional Credit Union Cel­e­bra­tions Dance on Oc­to­ber 26 at the Sher­a­ton Kingston Ho­tel. At left is Morene Cole (se­cond run­ner-up) and right, Maria Foster (third place). 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: SCI­EN­TISTS

(e.g., He is said to have been in­spired by a fall­ing ap­ple. An­swer: Isaac New­ton.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. This Ger­man-born sci­en­tist was of­fered the pres­i­dency of Is­rael. 2. She was the first woman to win a No­bel Prize, and the only woman to win twice. 3. As­tronomer for whom a space tele­scope was named.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. He was tried by the in­qui­si­tion for heresy. 5. This sci­en­tist’s life was the topic of the 2014 film The The­ory of Ev­ery­thing. 6. His re­search lab was lo­cated at Menlo Park in New Jer­sey.

PHD LEVEL

7. In 1816, he took a trip on a steam­boat that was a prod­uct of his in­ven­tions. 8. He was a pi­o­neer­ing bi­ol­o­gist friar who ex­per­i­mented with pea plants. 9. He ex­per­i­mented with the ef­fects of elec­tric­ity on frog legs.

AN­SWERS TUES, OCT 25:

1. Bis­marck. 2. USS Maine. 3. HMS Vic­tory. 4. USS Ari­zona. 5. RMS Ti­tanic. 6. HMS Bounty. 7. ARA Gen­eral Bel­grano. 8. Mayflower. 9. Golden Hind.

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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