ISAAC ASIMOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

1966: Frank Brown (right) and Os­car Black (left) Rail­way and Reg­i­ment play­ers, re­spec­tively, caught in dra­matic ac­tion when their teams met at the Sta­dium in the Di­vi­sion 1 com­pe­ti­tion. Reg­i­ment won the match 3-1. Look­ing on is Frank Jack­son, Rail­way’s right back. 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: SHORT COASTLINES

Each an­swer is the name of a coun­try with a short coast­line (no is­lands). (e.g., It is bor­dered by Syria and Is­rael. An­swer: Le­banon.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. The Baltic State that is last al­pha­bet­i­cally. 2. It con­tains the Negev Desert. 3. The sec­ond-small­est and the most densely pop­u­lated coun­try in the world.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

4. This Arab king­dom is on the east bank of the Jor­dan River. 5. It has a 36-mile coast­line on the north­ern Per­sian Gulf. 6. Its two main groups are the Flem­ish and the Wal­loon pop­u­la­tions.

PHD LEVEL

7. From 1971 to 1997 it was named Zaire. 8. Border­ing on the Mediter­ranean, its most im­por­tant river is the Euphrates. 9. The Danube River emp­ties through its delta into the Black Sea.

ANSWERS FOR MON, OCT 30:

1. El­iz­a­beth II. 2. Henry VIII. 3. George III. 4. George V. 5. El­iz­a­beth I. 6. George VI. 7. George II. 8. Queen Vic­to­ria. 9. Wil­liam III.

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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