ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

1968: Th­ese seven boys were se­lected STAR Kings at their sixth an­nual out­ing at the Puerto Seco Beach, Dis­cov­ery Bay, St Ann, in De­cem­ber The boys are (from left) Selvin Hinds, Las­celles Foster, Keith Ged­des, By­ron Nem­b­hard, Sla­ton Baker, Eric Williams and Bar­ring­ton Williams. They also trav­elled by air to Mon­tego Bay as a part of their prize. 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: ALL IN THE FAM­ILY

Each an­swer con­tains a word de­not­ing a rel­a­tive. (e.g., The imag­i­nary au­thor of nurs­ery rhymes. An­swer: Mother Goose.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. A per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of the US gov­ern­ment. 2. Two Ger­mans who col­lected and re­searched folk tales. 3. Bib­li­cal woman who be­came a pil­lar of salt.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. Comics Chico, Harpo, Grou­cho and Zeppo. 5. Pop­u­lar mu­si­cal by ABBA. 6. Per­son­i­fi­ca­tion fea­tur­ing an old man with a scythe and hour­glass.

PHD LEVEL

7. Ap­ple with a green skin and hard, tart flesh. 8. A wealthy older man who gives a young per­son gifts in re­turn for friend­ship. 9. Bio­graph­i­cal film about leg­endary coun­try mu­sic singer Loretta Lynn.

AN­SWERS FOR THURS, DEC 1:

1. De­cline. 2. De­ceive. 3. De­clare. 4. Deci­bel. 5. Dec­i­mal. 6. De­cency or deco­rum. 7. De­creed. 8. De­cease. 9. De­cided.

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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