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