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., The Chunnel is a blend of what two words? Answer: Channel + Tunnel.)
1. What is the name of the intercity passenger railroad in the US? 2. What is the rapid transit system in London called? 3. What is the rapid transit system in Paris called?
4. What country’s high-speed train is called TGV? 5. What is the name of the twowheeled, battery-powered personal transporter? 6. San Francisco’s rapid transit system is named BART, standing for ____.
7. For what does UAV stand in the aviation world? 8. For what does HSC stand in ‘HSC ferry routes’? 9. Are today’s passenger ships 2, 3, 4 or 5 times as large as the Titanic?
ANSWERS FOR MON, NOV 21:
1. Five cards in sequence, all of the same suit. 2. Gin and vermouth. 3. Must have four houses on each property of a color group. 4. 121 points. 5. At least 13. 6. A jack and a lug wrench. 7. Checkmate the opponent’s king. 8. Carbon dioxide, water, light, chlorophyll. 9. A ball.
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?