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: HISTORY: "MAC"

Each answer begins with "Mac." (e.g., Canada's first prime minister. Answer: Macdonald, John A.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. General who formally accepted the Japanese surrender (World War II).

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2. His masterpiece was "Il Principe" (1532, "The Prince").

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3. Region ruled by Philip and his son Alexander the Great.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

4. Region returned to Chinese control by Portugal in 1999.

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5. He overthrew King Duncan in 1040.

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6. English prime minister who suffered the setback of the Profumo Affair.

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PH.D. LEVEL

7. Scottish engineer who pioneered a type of road construction.

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8. The name given to a family of Jewish patriots who headed a revolt.

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9. Austrian physicist after whom the speed of sound in air is named.

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ANSWERS: 1. MacArthur, Douglas. 2. Machiavelli. 3. Macedon (Macedonia). 4. Macau. 5. Macbeth. 6. Macmillan, Harold. 7. Macadam, John. 8. Maccabees. 9. Mach, Ernst.

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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