ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - FAMILY & RELIGION -

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: LEISURE AC­TIV­I­TIES

(e.g., What are you do­ing when you do the samba? An­swer: Danc­ing.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. What colour is the cue ball in a game of snooker? 2. What ac­tiv­ity uses a bow to pro­pel ar­rows? 3. In golf, what is an ea­gle? 4. The Wham-O toy com­pany trade­marked this fly­ing disc. 5. In which ac­tiv­ity are small mis­siles thrown at a cir­cu­lar tar­get?

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

6. This fab­ric-cre­at­ing ac­tiv­ity is from a French word mean­ing ‘small hook’. 7. This word game uses a game board di­vided into a 15 by 15 grid of squares. 8. What term is used for the study of your fam­ily’s line of de­scent? 9. What are you do­ing if you ‘purl one below’? 10. What are you do­ing if you per­form an axel jump?

PHD LEVEL

11. The name of this mod­ern mar­tial art trans­lates to ‘gen­tle way’. 12. What type of rac­ing is BMX rac­ing? 13. In lawn bowl­ing, what is the smaller tar­get ball called? 14. What does a cru­civer­bal­ist cre­ate? 15. In which ac­tiv­ity would you use a dou­ble-bladed pad­dle?

AN­SWERS FOR FRI, NOV 11:

1. Tiger (Ben­gal). 2. Pyg­malion. 3. Moby-Dick. 4. The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. 5. Franken­stein. 6. Long John Sil­ver. 7. Go Set a Watch­man. 8. Toni Mor­ri­son. 9. A fly­ing is­land.

SCOR­ING:

24 to 30 points — con­grat­u­la­tions, doc­tor; 18 to 23 points — hon­ours grad­u­ate; 13 to 17 points — youíre plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you re­ally should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — en­rol in re­me­dial cour­ses im­me­di­ately; 0 points — who reads the ques­tions to you?

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