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: ALL IN THE FAMILY

Each answer contains a word denoting a relative. (e.g., The imaginary author of nursery rhymes. Answer: Mother Goose.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. A personification of the U.S. government.

Answer________

2. Two Germans who collected and researched folk tales.

Answer________

3. Biblical woman who became a pillar of salt.

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. Comics Chico, Harpo, Groucho and Zeppo.

Answer________

5. Popular musical by ABBA.

Answer________

6. Personification featuring an old man with a scythe and hourglass.

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. Apple with a green skin and hard, tart flesh.

Answer________

8. A wealthy older man who gives a young person gifts in return for friendship.

Answer________

9. Biographical film about legendary country music singer Loretta Lynn.

Answer________

ANSWERS: 1. Uncle Sam. 2. Brothers Grimm. 3. Lot's wife. 4. Marx Brothers. 5. "Mamma Mia!" 6. Father Time. 7. Granny Smith. 8. Sugar daddy. 9. "Coal Miner's Daughter."

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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