ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
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.)
1. What character was created by Gepetto? 2. This green character tried to steal Christmas. 3. Who was King Arthur’s wizard?
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.
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.
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?