Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quiz for Bright People

by Sac Barb

There are only nine questions. 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.'

  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…
  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.


Zona said...

Good Morning!!

BARB: Well geez..I saw the title and almost gave up right there!! :D I got a few right..but it wasn't easy..I think I might have given up a brain cell or two trying! ;) Thanks for the fun blog this morning!

JODI: I guess I better go replenish some brain cells..yes? ;D

Zona said...

We had huge thunderstorms last night..lots of lightning..and RAIN! It was wonderful! :)

BARB, J/LIN and LYNN: Have a blast..or two..k? :D

ALL OWLS: Just a reminder..Bail Fund jar is at the door..drop in a buck or two.. ;)

*clink clink clink clink* sorry..I only had quarters this morning.. :D

Have a good day everyone!!

Just_Lin said...

Hi! It's J/L again.

Zona. I only knew a few of them. I couldn't cheat and ask Barb as she is in the shower. Time for me to start the rigorous routine that makes me presentable to.the public. We will be picking Lynn up at the airport this morning. : )

Dianne/Denver said...

I barely knew any of them. Funny blog Barb--- thanks for sending it for all of us to read!!!

Barb, JL and Lynn, you will be having fun now. How long are you staying at Barbs? Have a good time.

Zona---quarters--- you working the street again? I told you to up the price to a dollar for experience. Heck, you are a couger to some and a young chick to others!!! Lol

Hi Michael if you are peeking in----

sacBarb said...

Hello Owls.

Well, J/L and I successfully collected Lynn at the airport and we went to Dead Lobster for lunch. Lynn and J/L each had a GIGANTIC Margarita with their lunch. Now we are just hangin' at home catching up.

I hope you're all having a good day.

Dianne/Denver said...

I think the lunches there are pretty good plus you don't have to fight the crowd!!

Dianne/Denver said...

Hi Lynn

Dianne/Denver said...

Hey you California gals---are you already getting in trouble tonight?

Zona said...

DI: HA!! I thought you'd know why I had extra quarters..remember that trick you told me I could do with them? Well I finally mastered I carry quarters with me all the time.. ;D

BARB: YAY! I'm glad you are all together and having fun! I hope it's cooled down there! If you guys have any down me..I can tell you how to do DI's quarter trick.. ;D

Well it's bedtime for where are those quarters?? :D Good night everyone!

Dianne/Denver said...

Zona---I told you a long time ago to quit "doing tricks" lol