ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - RURAL EXPRESS -

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: BUILD­INGS AND CON­STRUC­TION

(e.g., On which river is the Hoover Dam? An­swer: Colorado River.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. What fa­mous struc­ture is found on Sal­is­bury Plain, Eng­land? 2. In which city is the Wail­ing Wall? 3. The Ro­mans built this wall to keep out Picts and Scots.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. In which city is the Doge’s Palace? 5. In which coun­try is the Pyra­mid of the Sun? 6. What is the tallest sky­scraper in the West­ern Hemi­sphere?

PHD LEVEL

7. What fa­mous tomb was built by Em­peror Shah Ja­han? 8. In which build­ing would you find Poets’ Cor­ner? 9. In which city is Top­kapi Palace?

AN­SWERS FOR WED, NOV 23:

1. Adolf Hitler. 2. Paul Re­vere. 3. Napoleon Bon­a­parte. 4. Anne Frank. 5. Al­bert Sch­weitzer. 6. Pom­pey. 7. Che Gue­vara. 8. Poc­a­hon­tas. 9. Ted Kennedy.

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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