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.

Wed Sep 24 23:00:00 PDT 2014


Subject: SCIENCE

(e.g., Familiar term for diluted acetic acid. Answer: Vinegar.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. Of what is a diamond made?

Answer________

2. How many sides are on a snowflake?

Answer________

3. What zeppelin exploded in 1937?

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. What is fool's gold?

Answer________

5. What temperature scale starts at absolute zero?

Answer________

6. What was the V-2?

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. What are the two main divisions of chemistry?

Answer________

8. What typographic unit contains 12 point units of measure?

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9. Who is credited with discovering electromagnetic induction?

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ANSWERS: 1. Carbon. 2. Six. 3. Hindenburg. 4. Iron pyrite. 5. Kelvin. 6. First long-range ballistic missile. 7. Organic and inorganic. 8. Pica. 9. Michael Faraday.

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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