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: MATH

(e.g., This number should ring a bell: 3.1416. What is it? Answer: Pi.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. What time is 1305 hours?

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2. The point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots.

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3. Term for a calculating frame with rows of wires along which beads are slid.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

4. What geometrical shape is a cell in a honeycomb?

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5. What type of triangle is formed by a person standing, legs apart, on a floor?

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6. Write 1789 in Roman numerals.

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PH.D. LEVEL

7. What abbreviation is used to mean "which was to be proved"?

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8. What is the simple two-word name for a "clepsydra"?

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9. This type of arch was a feature of English Gothic architecture.

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ANSWERS: 1. 1:05 p.m. 2. Fulcrum. 3. Abacus. 4. Hexagon. 5. Isosceles. 6. MDCCLXXXIX. 7. Q.E.D. 8. Water clock. 9. Ogee arch.

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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