Friday, March 28, 2008

A Tough Quiz

This one comes from one of my blogging friends up north in Canada. She posted it on her blog and made us all look stupid in a big hurry. Here's the questions and the answers will follow, as always, next week.
  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? (Lana, you are not allowed to get this one wrong)
  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. (Although those of us who posted answers to Stinkypaw maintain there are at least two more.)
  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.'
  10. Name the longest word type with only the left hand and then the longest word with the right hand.
In the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you that I got #4, #5, #7, #8, and four of the items in #9 right.


ScottE. said...

I like to think I'm a smartie, but these are a little tough.

1. ?
2. Niagara Falls
3. Melons & Strawberries?
4. Strawberries
5. The little baby pear is grown inside?
6. dwell, dwindle, ?
7. period, question mark, comma, semi-colon, colon, exclamation mark, quotation mark,
8. ?
9. shoes, socks, sandals, slippers, skis,
10. ?

Anna van Schurman said...

I only know the word ones:
#4 strawberry
%5 it's grown on the inside--they do this in Slovenia. But the dude wouldn't buy it.
#6 dwell, dwindle, dwarf, (dweeb and Dweezil Zappa). Interestingly, my word verification for this post is dwoink, which certainly should be a word. I think it's the sound that is made when the football bounces off a goalpost and back onto the field.
#7 period, comma, question mark, exclamation point, hyphen, dash, colon, semicolon, quotation mark, apostrophe, ellipses, parenthesis, brackets, slash (too easy, it's my job)
#9 socks, shoes, sneakers, slippers, slides, slingbacks, sandals, snowshoes, ski boots, swim socks, stilettos, skates.

Anonymous said...

Will have to wait to see what the answers are, but Special K and I believe we answered 1, 3 (half of that answer for sure, but maybe both), 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 correct.

Amy said...

I think I knew all the punctuation marks, but that's about it. Kind of makes up for the 69 percent you scored on the Abe Lincoln quiz I blogged about yesterday. I'm still laughing about that. (Being in a hurry is no excuse!) As for MARAC, we'll see....

Unknown said...

Just the ones that I haven't seen answered.

3 - asparagus and rhubarb
5 - the bottle is slipped over the pear while it's still small enough
8 - lettuce (although the "processed" part isn't technically true any more)
9 - I'll add snowshoes.
10 - left is stewardesses

Lana Gramlich said...

1. Dog shows?
2. Niagara Falls (of course!)
3. Is a pumpkin a vegetable?
4. Strawberry
5. There's some physics property behind this, I'm sure. Sounds familiar...
6. Dwarf, dwell (& variants,) dwindle, dwamish, dwale.
7. Period, comma, exclamation point, question mark, colon, semi-colon, quotation marks, apostrophe?
8. Lettuce? No...they sell those salad kits, don't they. Jeeze, this is a toughy!
9. Shoes, socks, sandals, stilletos, stockings, knee-high stockings? *LOL*
10. Stewardesses (for the left. No clue on the right.)