ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
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: FILM ROLES
Identify the line of work for each film character. (e.g., George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) in The Artist. Answer: Film star.)
1. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) in Casablanca. 2. Charlie Allnut (Bogart) in The African Queen. 3. Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) in Black Swan. 4. Billy Flynn (Richard Gere) in Chicago. 5. Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) in Tootsie.
6. Alvy ‘Max’ Singer (Woody Allen) in Annie Hall. 7. Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) in Argo. 8. Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) in As Good as It Gets. 9. Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman) in Unforgiven. 10. The title character in Citizen Kane.
11. Carolyn Burnham (Annette Bening) in American Beauty. 12. Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) in An American in Paris. 13. Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall) in Tender Mercies. 14. Daniel Plainview (Daniel DayLewis) in There Will Be Blood. 15. Curtis Luther (Lee J. Cobb) in The Three Faces of Eve.
ANSWERS FOR FRI, NOV 4:
1. Flamingo. 2. Pluto. 3. Eel. 4. Dry ice. 5. Permafrost. 6. Greater than or equal to. 7. Triceps. 8. Voice over internet protocol. 9. Time (a water clock).
24 to 30 points — congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points — honours graduate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — enrol in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you?