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: ON THIS DATE

What event took place on the date? A clue is provided. (e.g., July 20, 1969: a first. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. Aug. 8, 1974: resignation

Answer________

2. Dec. 8, 1980: assassination

Answer________

3. Nov. 19, 1863: a delivery

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. Oct. 19, 1781: a surrender

Answer________

5. July 31, 1975: a disappearance

Answer________

6. Oct. 4, 1957: race began

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. Feb. 23, 1836: a beginning

Answer________

8. Nov. 17, 1869: an opening

Answer________

9. Oct. 20, 1944: a return

Answer________

ANSWERS: 1. President Richard Nixon announced his resignation. 2. John Lennon was shot. 3. Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. 4. Gen. Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. 5. Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. 6. Sputnik launched (the Space Race began). 7. The siege of the Alamo began. 8. The Suez Canal opened to navigation. 9. Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines (as promised).

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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