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: AMERICANA

(e.g., Whose initials are FDR? Answer: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. What special day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June?

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2. In which sport is there a hail Mary pass?

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3. What was Jefferson Airplane?

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4. Who or what were called "doughboys"?

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5. What kind of "nickels" are you warned not to accept?

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GRADUATE LEVEL

6. Linda Blair was nominated for an Oscar for her role in this horror film.

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7. Which play is set in the fictional town of Grover's Corners?

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8. According to the saying, what belongs to the victor?

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9. What material is used to make a Quonset hut?

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10. Translate "Cinco de Mayo."

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PH.D. LEVEL

11. Who were the Tlingit?

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12. What were the "Chicago Seven" against? (Also referred to as the "Chicago Eight.")

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13. In which juvenile story is a doomed pig named Wilbur rescued?

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14. What were the first names of the detective couple named Charles?

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15. What was the profession of Charles Bulfinch (1763-1844)?

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ANSWERS: 1. Father's Day. 2. Football. 3. Rock band. 4. American soldiers in World War I. 5. Wooden nickels. 6. "The Exorcist." 7. "Our Town." 8. The spoils. 9. Metal (corrugated iron). 10. The Fifth of May. 11. Indian people (Alaska area). 12. The Vietnam War. 13. "Charlotte's Web." 14. Nick and Nora. 15. Architect.

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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