Sunday, February 17, 2008

You know it?

This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. 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.'

10. Name the longest word type with only the left hand and then the longest word with the right hand.

I'll post the answers on Tuesday - have fun!

11 comments:

Marius said...

Ugh! You are an evil, evil person. Ok, time to embarrass myself. I promise that I won't look the answers up.


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

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
The White House
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?
Corn
Stephen Hawking


4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
Coconut.

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?

They put the pears into the bottles, still attached to whatever it is that pears grow on, while they are small enough to fit, then once they are mature the just snip them off?

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

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
period hyphen
comma question mark
colon exclamation point
semicolon quotation marks
parentheses elipsis
apostrophe brackets(?)

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

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'
shoes skis
socks stilts
snowshoes sandals

10. Name the longest word type with only the left hand and then the longest word with the right hand.

I shall name the first one Arnold, and the second one Bartholomew.

Ok, so maybe I copped out on a few, but did I get at least a couple of them right?

Brave Astronaut said...

WOW! I might have to steal this one for my periodic quiz feature on Order from Chaos. Here's my answers.

1. ?
2. ?
3. ?
4. Strawberry
5. Put the bottle on the tree as the fruit is growing.
6. I'm assuming "dweeb" is not correct?
7. period, comma, colon, semi-colon, exclamation point, question mark, quotation mark, apostrophe, parentheses, brackets, hyphen, and one more
8. lettuce?
9. shoes, socks, slippers, sandals,
10. OK, you're kidding. That's not right.

simplypink said...

I only know a couple. Can't wait until Tuesday when I can say...duh?!?! ;)

4. strawberry?
7. period, comma, exclamtion point, comma, colon, semi-colon, quotation marks
8. lettuce?

princess slea said...

2. Niagra Fallssl

Ananke said...

OK, I am officially STOOPID.

1. No idea.
2. Ummmmm.....
3. Hmmmmmm....
4. Gotta be strawberries.
5. When the pear is small enough, a bottle is attached to the branch and the pear matures, then the branch is removed. Or something like that.
6. Dwell. I'm guessing dweeb doesn't count.
7. Period, comma, question mark, exclamation point, colon, semi-colon, apostrophe.
8. Maybe lettuce?
9. Socks, shoes, sandals, can't think of anything else.
10. Crease. Moppin'. That's the best I can do. ;-)

Charlie said...

I'm only going to try two because I'm a well-known idiot.

3. Are strawberries a fruit or vegetable, because all berries are perennial. I say: cucumber.

Stephen Hawking. That's a good one.

8. Eggplant or kumquats (whatever the hell a kumquat is).

Trueself said...

Well, I'm sure dumb.

I believe that #3 is asparagus and artichokes.

#4 is strawberries.

#6 Dwell is one, but can't think of the other two.

#7 Periods, commas, colons, semi colons, question marks, exclamation points, apostrophes. There. You only asked for half (thank goodness) so I made it.

#8 Watermelon?

#9 Socks, Shoes, Sandals, Slippers, after that I got nuttin'

The rest of them: I am CLUELESS!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Tuesday? hmmm...I think I know a couple of them...but most of them nope!

Tammie said...

Thanks so much for the ego deflate. My head now fits comfortably through my door.

I think the answers to #3 are garlic and Stephen Hawking....

hasarder said...

Well, I know the answer to at least half of them I reckon.

1. ? But I agree with the others, boxing is probably it.
2. Niagra Falls
3. Broccoli and asparagus
4. Strawberries (but is a berry classed as a fruit?
5. Stick the bottle over the growing pear and cut it off when mature.
6. dwelling, dwindle.
7. Full stop, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, semi-colon, apostrophe.
8. ? But after looking at everyone else I think lettuce could be it, unless the Chinese pickle it.
9. Shoes, slippers, sandals, socks. - of course all the North Americans got snowshoes and skis!
10. No idea, but the longest word you can type using only the top row of the keyboard is typewriter.

Marius' answer to number 2 is absolute gold, I actually did LOL for that one! Much better than mine.

Marius said...

Blushes. :-)