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Monday, October 25, 2010

Test Yourself!

There are only nine questions.
This is a quiz for people who know a little bit of everything!     
These are not tricky questions.  
They are straight forward questions with straight forward 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.'

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. 



8 comments:

  1. according to ur test,i should have serious mental defect,which is very likely:)))

    i only guessed,

    dwell,

    lettuce,

    three puncuation marks,

    socks and shoes only,

    and for sure i will forget to resend this,

    thanks for making my evening:)

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  2. LOL I almost guessed the same things as Naisan!0_O
    *msh b2ollek we're on the same frequency?

    I like this though..bs try next time to remember to omit the part saying "please forward the email" LOL

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  3. I only guessed Q#7 and half of Q#9
    It's really bad :D...
    Thank you :)

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  4. thx 4 making me "us" feel "more" stupid! :(

    I knew 2 / 4 / 2 of # 6 / 7 / 8 / 3 of # 9

    # 8 <=== cheated "my wife got that one" :)

    e7em... bwt # 5 ,, how do u xpect us to know tareq ;)))))

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  5. lol... Definitely I didn't mean that..
    Haitham, u r too humble..

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  6. No I`m not! I`m just selling myself short so no high expectations r set ;), good strategy, no? :D

    H.

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