ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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: PEO­PLE

(e.g., For what was King Croe­sus known? An­swer: His wealth.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. He was born at Brau­nau am Inn in Aus­tria in 1889. 2. He fa­mously rode from Bos­ton to Lexington. 3. He is the most fa­mous per­son born in Cor­sica.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. She is known for her World War II di­ary. 5. His mis­sion­ary hospi­tal was at Lam­barene, Gabon. 6. Julius Cae­sar crossed the Ru­bi­con to fight this man.

PHD LEVEL

7. This revo­lu­tion­ary was killed in Bo­livia in 1967. 8. Her fa­ther was Chief Powhatan. 9. Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in this man’s car.

AN­SWERS FOR TUES, NOV 22:

1. Am­trak. 2. The Tube or the Un­der­ground. 3. The Metro. 4. France (Train a Grande Vitesse). 5. Seg­way. 6. Bay Area Rapid Tran­sit. 7. Un­manned Aerial (Air) Ve­hi­cle. 8. High-speed craft. 9. Five times.

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?

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