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: WILDLIFE

(e.g., The glass snake is not a snake but a _____. Answer: Lizard.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. These rodents have a coat of sharp spines, or quills.

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2. These birds are noted for scavenging on carcasses of dead animals.

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3. Honey bees use this as a sugar source to produce honey.

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GRADUATE LEVEL

4. Insect bodies are divided into these three sections.

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5. This two-humped camel is far rarer than the dromedary camel.

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6. What marine mammal has a name that begins with "man"?

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PH.D. LEVEL

7. Term used to define perching birds.

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8. The term for these mammals is derived from the Latin word "cetus," meaning "large sea creature."

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9. Term for an animal that has both male and female sex organs.

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ANSWERS: 1. Porcupine. 2. Vultures. 3. Nectar. 4. Head, thorax and abdomen. 5. Bactrian camel. 6. Manatee. 7. Passerine. 8. Cetacea(ns). 9. Hermaphrodite.

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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