ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

Take this Su­per Quiz to a PhD. Score one point for each cor­rect an­swer on the Fresh­man Level, two points on the Grad­u­ate Level and three points on the PhD Level.

SUB­JECT: ‘A’ COUN­TRIES

Each an­swer is the name of a coun­try that be­gins with ‘A’. (e.g., It has a ‘z’ and a ‘j’ in its name. An­swer: Azer­bai­jan.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. The world’s sixth-largest coun­try by to­tal area. 2. Gau­chos are found here. 3. A tiny coun­try be­tween Spain and France.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Its an­them trans­lates to ‘Land of Moun­tains, Land by the River.’ 5. Hamid Karzai’s gov­ern­ment re­placed the Tal­iban. 6. The largest coun­try in the Arab world.

PHD LEVEL

7. Its cap­i­tal and largest city is Yere­van. 8. Seven let­ter name. First, last and mid­dle let­ters are ‘a’. 9. A six-let­ter African coun­try that also ends in ‘a.’

AN­SWERS FOR SAT, OCT 29:

1. Apes. 2. Seag­ull. 3. Mice. 4. Flies. 5. Lion. 6. Mock­ing­bird. 7. Go­ril­las. 8. Bird. 9. Horses. 10. Dal­ma­tians. 11. Ele­phants. 12. Bees. 13. Sheep. 14. Pony. 15. Fox.

SCOR­ING:

18 points — con­grat­u­la­tions, doc­tor; 15 to 17 points — hon­ors 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 — en­roll in re­me­dial cour­ses im­me­di­ately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?

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