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.

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Subject: THE AFTERLIFE

What lies beyond death? Identify the faith. (e.g., A rejection of deities and an afterlife. Answer: Atheism.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. The good enjoy endless pleasures in the presence of Allah.

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2. The evil are sent to hell and exist in a state of painful isolation from God.

Answer________

3. Afterlife is not a focus, but the arrival of the Messiah is anticipated.

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. Nirvana, the end of all desire, is the ultimate goal of reincarnation.

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5. The soul, through reincarnation, eventually merges with Brahma for eternity.

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6. Afterlife is most commonly described as "The Summerland."

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. People are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature.

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8. Spiritual reality is the only reality, and the material world is an illusion.

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9. A person's spirit is placed in a jar and asked to impart its wisdom.

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ANSWERS: 1. Islam. 2. Roman Catholicism (Christianity). 3. Judaism. 4. Buddhism. 5. Hinduism. 6. Wicca. 7. Scientology. 8. Christian Science. 9. Voodooism (Haitian vodou).

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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