ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1976: Tivoli Gar­dens linkmen (in dark shirt) giv­ing their Cal­abar coun­ter­parts the runaround in the Novem­ber Man­ning Cup fi­nal at the Na­tional Sta­dium. Tivoli downed Cal­abar 2-1 in ex­tra time and be­came the first non-tra­di­tional school to cap­ture the Cor­po­rate Area and Span­ish Town sec­ondary school­boys’ rich­est soc­cer prize. 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: CHIL­DREN’S LIT­ER­A­TURE

(e.g., Iden­tify the pi­rate who was Peter Pan’s en­emy. An­swer: Cap­tain Hook.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. What char­ac­ter was cre­ated by Gepetto? 2. This green char­ac­ter tried to steal Christ­mas. 3. Who was King Arthur’s wiz­ard?

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Who fell through a rab­bit hole into a fan­tasy world? 5. What kind of an­i­mal is Mrs Tiggy-Win­kle? 6. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book in this se­ries.

PHD LEVEL

7. What was the name of the pet owl owned by Harry Pot­ter? 8. In what book does Char­lie Bucket ap­pear? 9. In what se­ries is there a druid named Getafix?

AN­SWERS FOR MON, NOV 7:

1. Henry Mor­ton Stan­ley. 2. Charles Lind­bergh. 3. Spar­ta­cus. 4. Israel. 5. Af­ford­able Care Act (Oba­macare). 6. Ari­zona. 7. Pope Fran­cis. 8. Socrates. 9. Lady Jane Grey.

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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