Quiz for Bright People

April 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm 3 comments

My mom shared this with my dad, sister and I.  See how you do!

There are only nine questions. 

This is a quiz for people who know everything!   These are not trick questions.


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 othervegetables 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.’

Do you want to know the answers??

  1. Boxing.
  2. 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. Asparagus and rhubarb.
  4. Strawberry. 
  5. 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. Dwarf, dwell and dwindle… 
  7. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.  
  8. Lettuce. 
  9. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Surrey gal  |  April 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    That’s a good one! Unfortunately I don’t know everything, The first one I thought of bowling, that would be correct too, right?

    • 2. anissagoyalstein  |  April 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      When I have bowled, the scores are right there for all to see (not always a good thing!)

  • 3. avtobazar  |  April 19, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Thanks, its usefully


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