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: SCIENCE

(e.g., A frog is an amphibian, and a tortoise is a ____. Answer: Reptile.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. What is Yuri Gagarin's claim to fame?

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2. How many degrees do the internal angles of a triangle equal?

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3. For what is Sn the chemical symbol?

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4. A mach number is a measure of _____.

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5. Your patella is better known as your _____.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

6. What type of motion do Kepler's laws describe?

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7. What is the claim to fame of the Mariana Trench?

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8. The sun is a natural ____ reactor.

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9. What does an entomologist study?

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10. Animal or plant remains, preserved in rock, are known as ____.

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PH.D. LEVEL

11. What nine-letter word describes the flexible snout or trunk of an elephant?

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12. What type of table did Dmitri Mendeleev create?

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13. What is the largest (size) known extant fish species?

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14. The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

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15. To the nearest minute, how long does it take for sunlight to reach Earth?

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ANSWERS: 1. Made the first space flight. 2. 180. 3. Tin. 4. Speed. 5. Kneecap. 6. Planetary motion. 7. Deepest part of the ocean. 8. Fusion. 9. Insects. 10. Fossils. 11. Proboscis. 12. Periodic table. 13. Whale shark. 14. Pi. 15. Eight minutes.

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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