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.

Thu Jul 31 03:00:00 PDT 2014


Subject: NONFICTION

(e.g., Diary of a girl in Amsterdam. Answer: "The Diary of Anne Frank.")

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. Author of "On the Origin of the Species."

Answer________

2. Author of "Mein Kampf."

Answer________

3. Ralph Nader's book about problems with cars.

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. Author of "The Prince."

Answer________

5. For what type of book was Samuel Pepys noted?

Answer________

6. Author of "The Republic."

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. Title of a dictionary written by Ambrose Bierce.

Answer________

8. Title of Erma Bombeck's best-seller about motherhood.

Answer________

9. John Perkins wrote "Confessions of an Economic ____."

Answer________

ANSWERS: 1. Charles Darwin. 2. Adolf Hitler. 3. "Unsafe at Any Speed." 4. Niccolo Machiavelli. 5. Diary. 6. Plato. 7. "The Devil's Dictionary." 8. "Motherhood: the Second Oldest Profession." 9. Hit Man.

SCORING:

18 points - congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points - honors 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 - enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points - who reads the questions to you?

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