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., Why is rubber so called? Answer: Originally used as an eraser.)
1. What is the common term for what is considered the densest wood? 2. What plant is threatened by the pest boll weevil? 3. The ‘death cap’ is considered the most poisonous _____.
4. The flowers of the willow tree are called ____. 5. Term for the female part of a flower. 6. How many ‘eyes’ (stoma) has a coconut shell?
7. The banyan tree is the national tree of which country? 8. What flowering plant was named after naturalist Dr Alexander Garden? 9. From what plant is linseed oil obtained?
1. Polyandry. 2. Plutocracy. 3. AFL-CIO. 4. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. 5. Margaret Mead. 6. Comparative study of cultures. 7. Abandonment of one’s religious faith. 8. Same-sex marriage as a fundamental right (2015). 9. Live theatrical performance.
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?