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: HISTORICAL NOVELS

The title and author are provided. Name the country that is the primary setting. (e.g., "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell. Answer: The United States.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. "Exodus" by Leon Uris.

Answer________

2. "The Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco.

Answer________

3. "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas.

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. "Cue for Treason" by Geoffrey Trease.

Answer________

5. "Funeral Games" by Mary Renault.

Answer________

6. "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie.

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. "Jalna" by Mazo de la Roche.

Answer________

8. "The Thorn Birds" by Colleen McCullough.

Answer________

9. "King Solomon's Mines" by H. Rider Haggard.

Answer________

ANSWERS: 1. Israel. 2. Italy. 3. France. 4. The U.K. 5. Greece. 6. India. 7. Canada. 8. Australia. 9. South Africa.

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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