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: PORTMANTEAU WORDS
Provide the meaning of each portmanteau word then the two words blended. (e.g., Liger. Answer: Offspring of a male lion and a female tiger: lion + tiger.)
1. Brunch 2. Infomercial 3. Transistor
4. Grexit 5. Tanzania 6. Biopic
7. Modem 8. Clasp 9. Smog
ANSWERS FOR TUES, NOV 8:
1. Pinocchio. 2. The Grinch. 3. Merlin. 4. Alice (in Wonderland). 5. Hedgehog. 6. The Chronicles of Narnia. 7. Hedwig. 8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 9. Asterix.
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?
1974: Representatives of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) and the executive members of the Jamaica Women Teachers’ Association (JWTA) seen at a tea party held at the Western Memorial Hall on November 9. From left are Doris Morant, retired senior education officer for the Ministry of Education, Ellorine Walker, president of the JTA, Marjorie Myers, principal of Shortwood College, Violet Hawthorne, a retired teacher, Mr Hawthorne, secretary general for the JTA, and Enid Heron, president of the JWTA.