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