ISAAC ASIMOV’S SUPER QUIZ
1964: Mr Manchester 1964 Clifton Facey (wearing No.1) towers above his Guinness Bodybuilding Trophy after he won the title at the Tudor Theatre in Mandeville in November. From left are Vincent Campbell, most muscular; Van Roy White, second and best arms and legs; Lendore White, best chest; Clifton Facey, who also won the best pose award; Roland Dwyer, third place and best back; and Manley Bromfield, best abdominals. 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: STARTS WITH ‘DEC’
Each answer is a seven-letter word that begins with ‘dec.’ (e.g., A polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles. Answer: Decagon.)
1. To say politely that you will not accept something. 2. To trick someone by behaving in a dishonest way. 3. To officially announce that something is true or happening.
4. A unit for measuring how loud a sound is. 5. A system of numbers and arithmetic based on the number 10. 6. Behavior that is moral, good or reasonable.
7. Caesar Augustus ____ that all the world should be taxed. 8. The act of dying; death. 9. Definite; unquestionable.
ANSWERS FOR WED, NOV 30:
Free speech. 2. Free trade. 3. Free will. 4. Free lunch. 5. Free verse. 6. Free throw. 7. Free market. 8. Free fall. 9. Free radical.
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?