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Isaac Asimov's Super Quiz  
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3775 posts, RR: 5
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

Does your local newspaper run this feature? How do you usually do at it?

I usually score "you're plenty smart, but no grind," or "you really should hit the books harder."

Today however, something strange happened, which is that I got two right on the Freshman level and on the Graduate Level, but all three right on the Ph.D. level.   

I hardly ever get all three right on a given level, but for Ph.D. to be the only level where I do this? It must be the heat wave warping my brain.

For those who don't know what I'm talking about, some U.S. newspapers run this little quizlet type feature - which is nearly all there is to say, as the topics vary oh so widely.

Today's, as it appears in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, is "Literary Titles." See how you do!

Each answer is a book title taken from literature [Airstud's note: Can you instead take a book title from a avocado tree?] The author, the literary reference and the initials of the title are provided. (e.g. William Faulkner; 2 Samuel 19:4; "A, A!" Answer: "Absalom, Absalom!"

Freshman Level
1. John Steinbeck; "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns; "Of M. and M."
2. Robert Penn Warren; "Humpty Dumpty"; "A. the K.M."
3. O. Henry; "The Walrus and the Carpenter" by Lewis Carroll; "C. and K."

Graduate Level
4. John Steinbeck; Genesis 4:16; "E. of E."
5. Noel Coward; "To a Skylark" by Percy Byshe Shelley; "B.S."
6. John Steinbeck [Steinbeck much?]; "The Battle Hymn of the Republic;" "The G. of W."

Ph.D. Level
7, George Bernard Shaw; "The Aeneid" by Virgil; "A. and the M."
8. William Faulkner; "The Odyssey" by Homer [d'oh!]; "A.I.L.D."
9. E.M. Forster; "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman; "A P. to I."

Answers in a few minutes. 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.

18 points - congratulations, doctor
15 to 17 - honors graduate
10 to 14 - you're plenty smart but no grind
4 to 9 - you really should hit the books harder
1 to 3 - enroll in remedial courses immediately
0 - who reads the questions to you?!??

Pancakes are delicious.
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User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 8808 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Only one, the first one. I never studied English literature. Now if there actually was an Asimov reference, I would probably have found it.

New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3775 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Answers (no peeking, if you haven't already written your answers!!   ) :

1. Of Mice and Men
2. All the King's Men
3. Cabbages and Kings

4. East of Edn
5. Blithe Spriti
6. The Grapes of Wrath

7. Arms and the Man
8. As I Lay Dying
9. A Passage to India

Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 12151 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
8. William Faulkner; "The Odyssey" by Homer [d'oh!]; "A.I.L.D."
Quoting Airstud (Reply 2):
8. As I Lay Dying

Ha, I got that one correct, but not because I knew the answer. When I saw "A.I.L.D.", the first thing to pop into my head was the metal band As I Lay Dying.

I'm watching Jeopardy. The category is worst Madonna songs. "This one from 1987 is terrible".
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