Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz

  • Article by: KEN FISHER , North America Syndicate Inc.
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Take this Super Quiz to a Ph.D. Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level.

Fri Nov 21 22:00:00 PST 2014


Subject: SCIENCE

(e.g., What has been called the "ship of the desert"? Answer: Camel.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. How many planets are in the solar system?

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2. How many ounces are in a pound?

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3. How many valves are there in the human heart?

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4. How many carats is pure gold?

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5. How many surfaces does a Mobius strip have?

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GRADUATE LEVEL

6. What is the basic element in all organic compounds?

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7. What is lost in an exothermic reaction?

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8. Mass x velocity = ____.

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9. The smallest independent part of an organism.

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10. What is absolute zero on the Kelvin scale?

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PH.D. LEVEL

11. Identify the small bone in your middle ear between the malleus and the stapes.

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12. What property does iron, nickel and cobalt have in common?

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13. Anything that absorbs more carbon than it releases is called a ____.

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14. What does VFR indicate to a pilot?

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15. What ancient instrument was used to predict the positions of the planets and stars?

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ANSWERS: 1. Eight. 2. Sixteen. 3. Four. 4. Twenty-four. 5. One. 6. Carbon. 7. Heat. 8. Momentum. 9. Cell. 10. 0 K. 11. Incus. 12. Ferromagnetic (attracted to a magnet). 13. Carbon sink. 14. Visual flight rules. 15. Astrolabe.

SCORING:

24 to 30 points - congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points - honors 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 - enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points - who reads the questions to you?

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