ISAAC ASI­MOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Brunch 2. In­fomer­cial 3. Tran­sis­tor

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Grexit 5. Tan­za­nia 6. Biopic

PHD LEVEL

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.

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?

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.

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