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