ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

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: IT’S ‘FREE’

Each an­swer is two words, and the first one is ‘free.’ (e.g., Pro­fes­sional ath­lete able to sign with any team. An­swer: Free agent.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. The free­dom to say what­ever one wants. 2. Lack of tar­iffs be­tween na­tions. 3. The abil­ity to choose, as op­posed to fate.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Ac­cord­ing to the say­ing, there is no such thing as this. 5. Po­etry that does not rhyme or have a reg­u­lar me­ter. 6. An un­hin­dered bas­ket­ball shot from the foul line.

PHD LEVEL

7. An eco­nomic sys­tem in which sup­ply and de­mand are not reg­u­lated. 8. A rapid, un­con­trolled de­cline in the mar­kets. 9. An atom or group of atoms with at least one un­paired elec­tron.

AN­SWERS FOR TUES, NOV 29:

1. Jane (Austen). 2. James (Joyce). 3. Jules (Verne). 4. JeanPaul (Sartre). 5. Judy (Blume). 6. Joseph (Heller). 7. Joel (Chan­dler Har­ris). 8. John (Jakes). 9. Jo­hanna (Spyri).

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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