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: A-B-C POTPOURRI

The answers start with "A," "B" and "C" at each subsequent level. (e.g., The capital city of Greece. Answer: Athens.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. Fictional comic-book character whose last name is Andrews.

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2. A word that means the opposite of another word.

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3. A hard, yellow-brown substance used in making jewelry.

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4. A burrowing mammal with a body covered with strong, horny plates.

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5. A waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

6. A long, loose garment worn in public by many Muslim women.

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7. A marshy outlet of a lake or river (in the Southern U.S.).

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8. The film title "Papillon" translates to "The ____."

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9. A hill with a flat top and steep sides in a flat area of land.

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10. The capital and largest city of Serbia.

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PH.D. LEVEL

11. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is not a lighthouse but a _____.

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12. The hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified.

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13. The seeds of a plant used on or in food such as bread or cakes.

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14. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb.

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15. A unit for measuring electrical charge.

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ANSWERS: 1. Archie. 2. Antonym. 3. Amber. 4. Armadillo. 5. Ambergris. 6. Burka (burqa). 7. Bayou. 8. Butterfly. 9. Butte. 10. Belgrade. 11. Campanile (bell tower). 12. Calvary (also known as Golgotha). 13. Caraway. 14. Croatia. 15. Coulomb.

SCORING:

24 to 30 points - congratulations, doctor; 18 to 23 points - honors graduate; 13 to 17 points - you're plenty smart, but no grind; 5 to 12 points - you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 4 points - enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points - who reads the questions to you?

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