ISAAC ASI­MOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

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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.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

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.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

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.

PHD LEVEL

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.

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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