Isaac Asimov's Super Quiz

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.

Subject: I HAVE A "DATE"

(e.g., On March 15, 1964, Elizabeth Taylor made this man her fifth husband. Answer: Richard Burton.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. On Aug. 29, 1966, they played their last live concert at Candlestick Park.

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2. The "storming" of this took place in France on July 14, 1789.

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3. On April 21, 1960, Brasilia replaced this city as Brazil's capital.

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4. On Nov. 20, 1947, Elizabeth II married Prince ____.

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5. On Aug. 3, 1943, this U.S. military officer slapped and kicked a private.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

6. What historic "party" took place on Dec. 16, 1773?

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7. On Dec. 30, 1916, this mystic and holy man was assassinated in Russia.

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8. On April 13, 1964, he became the first black male to win the Best Actor Oscar.

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9. On April 8, 1974, he beat Babe Ruth's home run record by hitting number 715.

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10. On Sept. 22, 1980, war broke out between these two countries.

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PH.D. LEVEL

11. On Nov. 21, 1953, this "Skull" was finally found to be a hoax.

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12. On April 26, 1937, German bombers devastated this Spanish town.

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13. On Aug. 6, 1945, a historic event took place in this city.

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14. On July 4, 1919, he won the heavyweight crown by defeating Jess Willard.

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15. On Aug. 27, 1883, this volcano erupted.

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ANSWERS: 1. The Beatles. 2. Bastille. 3. Rio de Janeiro. 4. Philip. 5. George Patton. 6. The Boston Tea Party. 7. Rasputin. 8. Sidney Poitier. 9. Hank Aaron. 10. Iran and Iraq. 11. Piltdown Skull. 12. Guernica. 13. Hiroshima. 14. Jack Dempsey. 15. Krakatoa.

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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