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 Apr 18 03:00:00 PDT 2014


Subject: SCIENCE

(e.g., The mineral deposits growing upward in caves are called ____. Answer: Stalagmites.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. What is a tiglon?

Answer________

2. For what is LOX an acronym?

Answer________

3. Which mathematical instrument was made obsolete by the pocket calculator?

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. What is the only rock that floats in water?

Answer________

5. What is the common name for conjunctivitis?

Answer________

6. The name for this bone disease translates to "porous bone."

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. What potent opiate drug took its name from the Greek god of dreams?

Answer________

8. Where is your glabella?

Answer________

9. What is one-tenth of a bel?

Answer________

ANSWERS: 1. Offspring of a male tiger and female lion. 2. Liquid oxygen. 3. Slide rule. 4. Pumice. 5. Pink eye. 6. Osteoporosis. 7. Morphine (Morpheus). 8. Between eyebrows and above nose. 9. Decibel.

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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