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 Oct 10 23:00:00 PDT 2014


Subject: ANIMALS IN LITERATURE

(e.g., In "The Wizard of Oz," who exposes the wizard? Answer: Toto.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. What type of animal does Buck join up with at the end of "The Call of the Wild"?

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2. What insect nests in the carcass of the lion killed by Samson?

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3. Why does Travis Coates kill "Old Yeller"?

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4. In "Of Mice and Men," what type of animal does Lennie dream of tending?

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5. What animal is ridden by Sancho Panza in "Don Quixote"?

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GRADUATE LEVEL

6. In "The Pearl," what creature has caused the child Coyotito to become ill?

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7. What animal does Atticus Finch kill in "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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8. In which play by Tennessee Williams does Laura collect glass animals?

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9. What animal is central to the novel "The Old Man and the Sea"?

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10. What animal is featured in the novel "The Life of Pi"?

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PH.D. LEVEL

11. In "Gulliver's Travels," what type of animals are the intelligent Houyhnhnms?

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12. The head of what animal is put on a stick in "Lord of the Flies"?

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13. What animal's death is caused when Tess d'Urbervilles falls asleep?

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14. What type of animal created by Mark Twain was named "Dan'l Webster"?

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15. What animal bites Penny Baxter in "The Yearling"?

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ANSWERS: 1. Wolves. 2. Bees. 3. Infected with rabies. 4. Rabbits. 5. Donkey. 6. Scorpion. 7. A rabid dog. 8. "The Glass Menagerie." 9. Marlin. 10. Tiger. 11. Horses. 12. Pig. 13. Horse. 14. Frog. 15. A rattlesnake.

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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