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: BOAT TYPES

(e.g., A small boat moved by two oars. Answer: Rowboat (dory).)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. A small, light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle.

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2. A sailboat with two parallel hulls held together by a single deck.

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3. An inflatable rubber life raft.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

4. A flat-bottomed Chinese boat, with a high stern, and lugsails.

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5. A small, covered canoe that you move with a single paddle that has two flat ends.

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6. A flat-bottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals).

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PH.D. LEVEL

7. A large, open Inuit boat made of skins on a wooden frame.

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8. An Arab ship with low sides and sails shaped like triangles.

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9. A long, flat-bottomed boat with square ends, propelled by a long pole.

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ANSWERS: 1. Canoe. 2. Catamaran. 3. Dinghy. 4. Junk. 5. Kayak. 6. Barge.

7. Umiak. 8. Dhow. 9. Punt.

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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