Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Isaac Asimov's Super Quiz" Still Runs in Some Newspapers

As for example the Minneapolis Star Tribune: http://superquiz.king-online.com/client_temps/startribune.php
Here's an example of one such quiz:

Isaac Asimov's Super Quiz


King Features Syndicate

Published Jun. 16, 2011

Subject: PROVERBIAL WISDOM

(e.g., How much is a bird in the hand worth? Answer: Two in the bush.)

FRESHMAN LEVEL

1. What makes Jack a dull boy?

Answer________

2. How strong is a chain?

Answer________

3. What makes a good ending?

Answer________

GRADUATE LEVEL

4. What never boils?

Answer________

5. What is an ounce of prevention worth?

Answer________

6. What should you do if you can't stand the heat?

Answer________

PH.D. LEVEL

7. What begins with a single step?

Answer________

8. What is the soul of wit?

Answer________

9. What makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise?

Answer________

ANSWERS: 1. All work and no play. 2. As strong as its weakest link. 3. A good beginning. 4. A watched pot. 5. A pound of cure. 6. Get out of the kitchen. 7. A journey of a thousand miles. 8. Brevity. 9. Early to bed and early to rise.

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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