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: LITERATURE

(e.g., What fictional bear is named after a train station? Answer: Paddington Bear.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. John Irving title: "The Cider House ____"

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2. George Eliot title: "The Mill on the ____"

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3. Whose love interest is named Becky Thatcher?

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4. By what name is Theodor Seuss Geisel better known?

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5. The ancient mariner's shipmates hang this around his neck.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

6. For what novel is Mary Shelley best known?

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7. Laura Ingalls Wilder title: "Little House in the ____"

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8. What novel chronicles events in the course of the day June 16, 1904?

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9. Alice is asked this question: Why is a raven like a _____?

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10. What was the first James Bond novel by Ian Fleming?

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PH.D. LEVEL

11. "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a _____."

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12. What Douglas Adams work is a fictional guide book for hitchhikers?

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13. In what play does Prospero say, "Now my charms are all o'erthrown"?

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14. Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster were members of the _____ Group.

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15. In "Jurassic Park," what does Dr. Grant always carry in his pocket?

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ANSWERS: 1. Rules. 2. Floss. 3. Tom Sawyer. 4. Dr. Seuss. 5. Dead albatross. 6. "Frankenstein." 7. Big Woods. 8. "Ulysses" (James Joyce). 9. Writing desk. 10. "Casino Royale." 11. "... far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known." 12. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." 13. "The Tempest." 14. Bloomsbury. 15. A dinosaur claw.

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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