ISAAC ASI­MOV’S SU­PER QUIZ

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

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: CUL­TURAL LIT­ER­ACY

(e.g., Which for­eign coun­try did Pres­i­dent Trump visit first? An­swer: Saudi Ara­bia.)

FRESH­MAN LEVEL

1. This is­land was the chief US im­mi­gra­tion sta­tion from 1892 to 1943.

2. FBI agents gunned down this bank rob­ber out­side a the­ater in Chicago.

3. Who was the cen­tral char­ac­ter in the Chap­paquid­dick in­ci­dent?

4. The play The Mir­a­cle Worker drama­tised this per­son’s life.

5. Suf­frage is the right to ____.

GRAD­U­ATE LEVEL

6. Pro­vide the last name: Ralph Waldo ____.

7. Who is cred­ited with the re­mark, “I never met a man I didn’t like”?

8. Pro­vide the next line: “Je­sus loves me, this I know.”

9. John Bartlett is best known for publishing what type of re­marks? 10. Who is ar­guably the best known Amer­i­can traitor?

PHD LEVEL

11. Who wrote the words to The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner?

12. Their works in­clude H.M.S. Pi­nafore and The Mikado.

13. Quote the first line of the poem To the Vir­gins, to Make Much of Time.

14. Who was the au­thor of The Love Song of J. Al­fred Prufrock?

15. In which play is this phrase used by the ti­tle char­ac­ter: “Ev­ery inch a king?”

1. Long jump. 2. Long Beach.

3. Long johns. 4. Long suit.

5. Long Is­land. 6. Long ton.

7. Long March. 8. Long-winded.

9. Long shot (long odds).

24 to 30 points – con­grat­u­la­tions, doc­tor; 18 to 23 points – hon­ours grad­u­ate; 13 to 17 points – you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points – you re­ally should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points – en­rol in re­me­dial cour­ses im­me­di­ately; 0 points – who reads the ques­tions to you?

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