Wednesday, February 23, 2011

From Will and Guy

Test For People Who Know Everything

Trust us, this is a good test. So many of the questions are tantalising. You should be able to get at least three, but you have to be a genius to get 10/12. Question (2) is especially tricky.

12 Tests - (Answers supplied tomorrow)

(1) There's one "sport" in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?

(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? (Biennials don't count.)

(4) Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defence, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

(5) What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

(6) 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?

(7) Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw." They are all common. Name two of them.

(8) There are fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name half of them?

(9) Where are the lakes that are referred to in the "Los Angeles Lakers?"

(9a) For English readers, What is the Vale referred to in Vale Park.

(10) There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Being designated a pinch-runner is one way. Name the other six.

(10a) For English and Colonial readers, there are 10 ways of being out in Cricket. Hit the ball twice is one. Can you name the other 9.

(11) It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?

(12) Name six (or more) things that you can wear on your feet that begin with the letter "S."


Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ I have had a go at the quiz but not very hopeful of a big score. Ann Landers had some great quotes, didn't she. I liked the chicken ones.
Your roast chicken sounded grest and as for the needed nap, even 10 or 20 minutes picks one up. Glad you and Abe liked some of the jokes, and I liked the one you liked too "A hug is a sign of love etc."
Take care dear friend,Love, Merle.

claude said...

Hello Patty !
I can ansmwer to the questions 5, 6, 9 and 12... only !

~Cheryl said...

I love mind benders! I'm pretty sure I have 6 of them. I have my own answer to 2 of them and will be mulling over #11 all day or until I think of it. I may have to go back to the public market...