ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - COMICS/PUZZLES -

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: TRANS­PORTA­TION

(e.g., The Chun­nel is a blend of what two words? An­swer: Chan­nel + Tun­nel.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

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?

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

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 ____.

PHD LEVEL

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.

SCOR­ING:

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?

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Jamaica

© PressReader. All rights reserved.