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Sunday Afternoon Quiz

Here’s a quick quiz to test your mem­ory and think­ing skills which should work out your tem­po­ral and frontal lobes. See how you do!

  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 one 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.”

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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.  The 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 marks, 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.

PS: Enjoy these 50 brain teasers to test your cog­ni­tive abil­ity. Free, and fun for adults of any age!

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  1. Alvaro says:

    Happy to see so much, and much of it unex­pected, brain activ­ity going on :-)

  2. Natovr says:

    Really intrest­ing :) some stuff I didn’t know about…
    Num­ber 1 I thought was ath­let­ics, or chess (yeah, chess is a sport :D)
    Num­ber 3, I thought it was pota­toes and toma­toes (but these can’t grow over sea­sons)
    Num­ber 4 and 5 I got instantly.. its how they grow square water­mel­ons too :p
    Num­ber 6 I only got dwin­dle
    Num­ber 7, i almost for­got ques­tion mark but i got it 😀
    Num­ber 8… had a prob­lem… I thought pineap­ple, because they can’t really be frozen or canned… that’s what i THOUGHT o.o
    Num­ber 9 i thought stock­ings and socks were the same thing

    Stum­bled 😀

  3. superpablo says:

    I agree with Alvaro. The quiz was a good brain teaser and chal­leng­ing it is another. Keep think­ing, people!

  4. angelee says:

    for the last ques­tion, stil­letos could be an answer! btw

  5. Cai says:

    Cab­bage ( a form of let­tuce) comes in all kinds of bags and cans.

    Sauer­kraut.

  6. NoDownloadsKThxBai says:

    Because hav­ing to down­load an RTF to get the answers is just plain stu­pid, here they are:

    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. The 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 marks, 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.

  7. Alvaro says:

    I have to dis­agree that some­thing we did is “plain stu­pid” (we do things for a rea­son) but I agree that at this point it is a pain more than a good option, so will main­tain the answers here.

    Thanks for being proac­tive and solve a problem.

  8. chris says:

    Dwarf!

  9. hh says:

    Natovr, …you’ve never had or seen canned pineapple?

  10. Gurubaliga says:

    4) The Cashew which is a seed grow out­side its fruit.

  11. nick says:

    4) Straw­ber­ries

  12. mark says:

    Answer to ques­tion on Feet and “S” — Sun Tan lotion (I have been burned before)

  13. Ashy says:

    8. You know, not to play devil’s advo­cate here, but aren’t all vegtables/fruits some­how served as baby food?

    7. is the slash, / not con­sid­ered a valid punc­tu­a­tion mark?

    1. in box­ing, the guy who’s bleed­ing the most is likely los­ing. If you’re well versed in box­ing, it’s not too hard to deter­mine a leader by spec­tat­ing. I think fish­ing or sumo are much bet­ter answers.

  14. Expat says:

    The Asian fruit is called a durian, not “dar­ian”. It stinks like a rot­ten peaches over an open sewer. It is eaten raw or is used to make smooth­ies, ice cream, and cakes. Let­tuce fig­ures heav­ily in Asian cui­sine, both in soups and fried.

    I don’t think there is a sin­gle veg­etable which is not pre­pared some­how, some­where (cut­ting or shred­ding does not count).

  15. Mike says:

    Ashy — not let­tuce, dope.

    9. Stir­rups

  16. ubergoober says:

    ASHY — let me know when you find your first jar of let­tuce baby food for sale. And some of the rest of you don’t read well. The Ques­tion said “name one” veg­etable not “there is only one” Some­times when you focus to tightly on being right you force your­self to be wrong. Part of being a pro­gres­sive thinker is not so much to find fault but to offer alter­na­tive views. These are two dif­fer­ent things.

  17. Al says:

    Isn’t let­tuce trans­ported frozen?

  18. Yvette says:

    umm straw­ber­ries have its seeds on the outside!

    and i think bananas r always sold fresh.

  19. Larry says:

    And let’s not for­get about #9 Spurs…for all those cow­boys out there.

  20. Lisa says:

    Dwarf Dwell Dwindle!

  21. Rick says:

    What about gym­nas­tics for #1?

  22. Miss Blu says:

    Hey Larry… As a cow­girl who wears spurs I’d have to say there are lots of cowboy/girl sports that qual­ify you may know the time but you don’t know where you’ll fall until the end… Bar­rel Rac­ing, Pole Bend­ing, Team Rop­ing, Break-a-way rop­ing, calf rop­ing, etc.

  23. b mor says:

    1. If we are going to include chess, then what about poker (it’s on ESPN) and ball­room danc­ing (nearly in the Olympics).

    Gym­nas­tics: as one sees the scores on an ongo­ing basis, one knows the leader.

    7. How could one for­get “?” when there are 5 in the questions–including ques­tion 7. Includ­ing the intro­duc­tion, there are 7 punc­tu­a­tion marks.

    8. The ques­tion says “sold frozen”, so being trans­ported frozen, doesn’t make it a looser.

    9. Wouldn’t “ski boots” be a bet­ter answer than skis?

  24. Kyle says:

    - Name the one sport in which nei­ther the spec­ta­tors nor the par­tic­i­pants know the score or the leader until the con­test ends. –Skate is another sport that nobody knows their score until it ends. =)

  25. Myranda says:

    4.don’t straw­ber­ries have their seeds on the outside?

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