Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Answer time

As promised, here are the answers to my little quiz. Thanks to all who did try.

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing - Good answer given by: Marius and Hasarder

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. - Good answer given by: Princess Slea and Hasarder.
But the best answer was Marius'!

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and Rhubarb. - Good answer given by: Hasarder for the Asparagus

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry. - Good answer given by: Brave Astronaut, Simplypink, Ananke, Trueself and Hasarder.

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. - Good answer given by: Marius, Brave Astronaut, Ananke and Hasarder.

6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, Dwell and Dwindle. - Good answer given by: Marius (all 3) Ananke, Trueself and Hasarder (partial).
I would suggest that "dweeb" should be added to the dictionary, don't you think?

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation, point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses. - Good answer given by: Marius, Brave Astronaut, Simplypink, Ananke, Trueself and Hasarder.
I had to look up "ellipses", didn't know those three little... were called that. I'll go to bed smarter tonight!

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce. - Good answer given by: Brave Astronaut, Simplypink, Ananke and Hasarder.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S': shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts. - Good answer given by: Marius (6), Brave Astronaut (4), Ananke (3), Trueself (4) and Hasarder (6).

10. This one, by the way, was for those of you who actually know the proper way to type, what they showed in typing classes... "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand. Bet you're trying this out right now, aren't you? - Good answer given by: Noone.

This was fun, wasn't it? It sure was for me, since I had all the answers! ;-)


Christina_the_wench said...

#6 - What about 'dwelling'?

I sucked at the rest. Ya 'all did better than I ever could.

Charlie said...

I only tried two, and got both of them wrong. Zero out of 10. Zilch.

I either flunked the entrance exam to Harvard or the third grade.

Oh well, I gotta get back to looking at the pictures in my comic books.

Purple Pigeon said...

I was going to give it a go, but then i sneaked a look at the answers cuz i read ur post when you had already posted the answers. I knew the strawberry and the pear thing though!!

Me likey tricsky questions!

Marius said...

I actually debated putting dweeb in, but decided it wasn't really a word. And I'm glad y'all liked my White House answer. I figure if I can't be correct, at least I can be disrespectful. ;-)

Loved the quiz. More, please.

Stinkypaw said...

christina: I think they went with the root of the word... so dweller, dwelling came from dwell.

charlie: Comic books are a great learning tool! ...at least they were/are for me! ;-)

pigeon: Cheater! ;-)

marius: It may not be in the dictionary but sure is in our langage!

I'll do another one soon. Stay tune!

PreppyGirl said...

Dang! I came in too late to give my answers. Dweeb is totally a word. Just like Dwayne. "Dwayne the tub I'm dwowning!"

Drowsey Monkey said...

Dang - I only got 2 right! lol

hasarder said...

Hey, just to clarify - I didn't really get 1 or 8, just looked at everyone else's answers! And I only got 4 things to wear on your feet; all the ones to do with snow/ice didn't occur to me, not having to ever deal with those things.

And dweeb is officially a word - I looked it up and it is in the Macquarie dictionary (the standard Australian dictionary).

Marius said...

Yeah, but in Australia 'dweeb' probably means 'salad fork' or some such. The things you Aussies do to the English language just ain't natural!


lizgwiz said...

Well, I got a few of them right. And I totally agree, "dweeb" should be included.

Ananke said...

At least I got a couple of them correct. Two out of ten, that's....really bad. ;-)

hasarder said...

Marius - Too funny! In all seriousness, it's classed as an American colloquialism.

Though you're right about what we do to the English language. We laugh ourselves silly at American companies with Rooter in their title - root is slang for sex over here.