ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - FAMILY & RELIGION -

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: POT­POURRI

(e.g., Which city is Frank Si­na­tra’s ‘my kind of town’? An­swer: Chicago.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. Where did Tony Ben­nett leave his heart? 2. Whose bust was re­moved from a Dis­ney theme park in 2015? 3. For what do the first two let­ters stand in ISIS? 4. What singer was nick­named ‘The Man in Black’? 5. In which state is Man­hat­tan?

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

6. What forms the pri­mary diet of gi­ant pan­das? 7. Who is the most fa­mous per­son born in Mecca, Saudi Ara­bia? 8. In the song, what is to be eaten at the ‘old ball game’? 9. What is com­monly writ­ten on an oc­tag­o­nal sign? 10. What two seas are con­nected by the Suez Canal?

PHD LEVEL

11. In which city was Barack Obama born? 12. By what name is an Ein­steinRosen Bridge com­monly known? 13. What is of­fal? 14. What would you do with a how­dah? 15. Which lit­er­ary char­ac­ter said, “If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 mi­nus one day so I never have to live with­out you”?

AN­SWERS FOR FRI, NOV 25:

1. Spare chair. 2. Glad dad. 3. Mouse house. 4. Late mate. 5. Small doll. 6. Tan man. 7. Clear beer. 8. Loud crowd. 9. White knight.

SCOR­ING:

24 to 30 points — con­grat­u­la­tions, doc­tor; 18 to 23 points — hon­ours grad­u­ate; 13 to 17 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points — you re­ally should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points — en­rol in re­me­dial cour­ses im­me­di­ately; 0 points — who reads the ques­tions to you?

1963: The act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, the Hon Don­ald Sang­ster (right), em­brac­ing R.A. Njoku, min­is­ter of trans­port of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Nige­ria, at the Min­istry of Fi­nance on Novem­ber 26 when the Nige­rian paid a cour­tesy call on him.

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