I hope you are smarter than I am

A friend of mine in Wyoming sent me an email with a quiz.  There are nine (9) questions.

I totally flunked the quiz 😦  When I saw the answers…well, let’s just say I have a flat spot on my forehead from smacking it with the heel of my hand 🙂  Hopefully you will do better than I did 🙂

Oh, and if you are so inclined….feel free to copy and paste this quiz to send on to those “Know-It-All’s” you may know.  Not that I’m saying you guys are Know-It-All’s, but I think there are some pretty sharp cookies in this bunch 😀

Quiz for Bright People

                              Quiz for Bright   People
                               There are only nine  questions.
                               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.’

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.

PLEASE DO YOUR  PART Today is  National Mental Health  Day.
You can do your  part by remembering to send this to at   least one mentally-challenged   person.
Well, my job’s   done!

Just don’t  send it back to me. I’ve already flunked it   once!

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I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

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