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.
(e.g., What is spinster Miss Marple’s first name? Answer: Jane.)
1. What animal is featured in the novel Life of Pi? 2. In which George Bernard Shaw play are Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle? 3. Which 1851 novel was first published under the title The Whale?
4. Who went to sea ‘in a beautiful pea green boat’? 5. Which famous horror novel is subtitled The Modern Prometheus? 6. What pirate had a pet parrot called Captain Flint?
7. What is the title of Harper Lee’s second novel? 8. Who wrote The Bluest Eye and Beloved? 9. In Gulliver’s Travels, what is Laputa?
ANSWERS THURS, NOV 10:
1. The pen. 2. Do as the Romans do. 3. Those who help themselves. 4. The bold. 5. Discretion. 6. Absence. 7. Familiarity. 8. Those who wait. 9. Necessity.
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?
1967: Miss Youth Development Agency Beverley Kirton of St James after she was crowned at the YDA ball held at Jacisera Park on Saturday night as a climax to their week-long celebrations.