ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
1975: Marion Girard, second vice-president of the Excelsior Old Students’ Association, presenting Wesley Powell with a gift of appreciation, at the dinner/dance held in his honour at the Pegasus Hotel on November 1. Others from left are: Oliver Jones (seated) and Errol Moodie, first vice-president. 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.
(e.g., Around the World in 80 Days begins at this club. Answer: Reform Club.)
1. To what does the title refer in The African Queen? 2. What words open the cave in Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves? 3. On what island is Anne of Green Gables set?
4. What is the job of the title character in The Admirable Crichton? 5. What is the name of the farm in Animal Farm? 6. What is the name of the dog in The Call of the Wild?
7. Which female title character of a Daniel Defoe novel was born in Newgate Prison? 8. In Alice in Wonderland, what are used as mallets for croquet? 9. The title of this Charles Dickens novel is John Jarndyce’s home.
ANSWERS MON, OCT 31:
1. Australia. 2. Argentina. 3. Andorra. 4. Austria. 5. Afghanistan. 6. Algeria. 7. Armenia. 8. Albania. 9. Angola.
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?