ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

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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: SCIENCE

(e.g., What shape is an oxbow lake? An­swer: Cres­cent shaped.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. What wad­ing bird is of­ten seen stand­ing on one leg? 2. What was once con­sid­ered our so­lar sys­tem’s ninth planet? 3. The Euro­pean con­ger is the heav­i­est true ____.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. So­lid­i­fied car­bon diox­ide is known as ____. 5. Per­ma­nently frozen sub­soil is known as _____. 6. What does the math­e­mat­i­cal sym­bol > mean?

PHD LEVEL

7. The mus­cles at the back of your up­per arm are called _____. 8. In tech­nol­ogy, for what does VoIP stand? 9. What was a clep­sy­dra used to mea­sure?

AN­SWERS FOR THURS, NOV 3:

1. Preacher. 2. Sher­iff. 3. Coal Miner. 4. Car­pen­ter. 5. Writer. 6. Dancer. 7. Clown. 8. Gigolo. 9. Post­man.

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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