ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
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.
(e.g., He is said to have been inspired by a falling apple. Answer: Isaac Newton.)
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.
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.
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.
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?