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Jo da Plumbr 06-09-2009 03:48 PM

IQ Test
 
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. (Isn't "Dweeb" a word?)

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, swim fins.

dog2000tj 06-09-2009 04:39 PM

Not too bad, 6/9. :) Got stumped by questions 1, 3 and 8. Although it took me a while to figure the strawberry and 3rd word starting with "dw".

So what do I win? :D

Jo da Plumbr 06-09-2009 05:30 PM

If you missed #1 I wouldn't be looking for a prize.

Ubergopher 06-09-2009 05:58 PM

For number one, what about UFC?

Jo da Plumbr 06-09-2009 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Ubergopher (Post 115011)
For number one, what about UFC?

I'll have to check with the judges on that one...
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Yes the UFC will be an acceptable response.:D

cpttango30 06-09-2009 06:10 PM

Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar.1 Period,2 comma, 3 colon, 4 semicolon, 5 dash, 6 hyphen, 7 apostrophe, 8 question mark, 9 exclamation point, quotation mark, 10 brackets, 11 parenthesis, 12 braces, and 13 ellipses.

So what is the fourteenth one?

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Punctuation

1. apostrophe ( ’ ' )
2. brackets (( )), ([ ]), ({ }), (< >)
3. colon ( : )
4. comma ( , )
5. dashes ( ‒, –, —, ― )
6. ellipses ( …, ... )
7. exclamation mark ( ! )
8. full stop/period ( . )
9. guillemets ( )
10. hyphen ( -, ‐ )
11. question mark ( ? )
12. quotation marks ( ‘ ’, “ ” )
13. semicolon ( ; )
14. slash/stroke ( / )
15. solidus ( ⁄ )

Ubergopher 06-09-2009 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Jo da Plumbr (Post 115012)
I'll have to check with the judges on that one...
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Yes the UFC will be an acceptable response.:D

...So what you're saying is the first question is wrong, and by default the rest of the test meaningless right? :cool:

propex 06-09-2009 06:28 PM

For number 1 I put horse racing...sport of kings :D

Jo da Plumbr 06-09-2009 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Ubergopher (Post 115018)
...So what you're saying is the first question is wrong, and by default the rest of the test meaningless right? :cool:

No what I'm saying is you were going to get extra credit.


Till you started hasseling the judges.:D

Jo da Plumbr 06-09-2009 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by propex (Post 115022)
For number 1 I put horse racing...sport of kings :D

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

The spectators can see who's winning a horse race.


Fail!


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