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Thursday, March 05, 2009

A QUIZ

These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers. How many do you know?


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 2 can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only 2 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 & ripe, & the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. So, how did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only 3 words in standard English begin with the letters " dw," & they are all common words. Name 2 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 that begin with the letter "S."

(p.s. I had forgotten #2, did not know 3 or 5. Got the other 6. No cheating...no Googling!!!)

2 comments:

PJ said...

The answers

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 2.5 feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
3. The only 2 vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: asparagus & 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 & dwindle.
7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, & 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 that begin with "S": Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

Garden Girl said...

Loved this quiz. May I use it on my blog if I link to you? I think it is so fun. I knew most except the dw words. Only got dwell.
Thought tug-of-war for the game. Not.
Did not know rhubarb. Don't know much about the veggie in the first place! LOL
Interesting about the pear. Missed that one too of course!
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