Brain teasers

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by ghrit, Oct 27, 2014.


  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    There are only nine questions.
    This is a quiz for people who know everything!
    These are not trick questions.
    They are straight questions with straight answers.

    1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

    2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

    3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

    4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

    5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

    6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them.

    7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

    8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

    9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'

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    Answers To Quiz:

    1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.

    2. North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls . The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

    3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.

    4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.

    5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

    6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle...

    7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

    8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

    9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S': Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
     
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I failed 1, 2, 5, 8. So I guess I am 1/2 way smart. Not bad for a Monday.
     
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  3. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Got 5 , but # 3 is WRONG , then again this is only western food & what we consider to eat. Some I knew I would never get since I don't think that way . We all smart MM , but everyone has there own way & area .

    Sloth
     
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  4. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    I believe dwelling is also a word...
    IE
    I live in a 2 storie dwelling
    But i may be wrong ...Anyway thanks this made for great conversation at diner keep them coming ...
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Going by that rule, dwarfish would also be a separate word. Considering only the root --

    Then of course, there are dweebs.
     
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