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Isaac Asimov's Super Quiz

 

Take this Isaac Asimov's 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: CREATURES

 

(e.g., Mythical creature that guarded the golden apples. Answer: Dragon).

 

FRESHMAN LEVEL

 

1. These creatures rob graves and feed on corpses.

 

2. A corpse brought back to life by voodoo magic.

 

3. This ghost or spirit is reputed to make much noise.

 

GRADUATE LEVEL

 

4. These gnomes or goblins were blamed for aircraft problems in World War II.

 

5. Monster fabled to be the offspring of a lion and an eagle.

 

6. Jinn are spirits capable of assuming various forms. In America they are usually called --------.

 

PH.D. LEVEL

 

7. This female spirit wails when someone is about to die.

 

8. These three creatures had serpents on their heads instead of hair.

 

9. A fairy child that is left in the place of a stolen human baby.

 

 

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ANSWERS: 1. Ghouls. 2. Zombie. 3. Poltergeist. 4. Gremlins. 5. Gryphon (Griffin). 6. Genies. 7. Banshee. 8. Gorgons. 9. Changeling.

 

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?

 

 

(c) 2004 Ken Fisher

 

Reprinted with permission from Barracade Books Inc.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/living/7870835.htm

 

North America Syndicate Inc.

 



 

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