Quiz for smart people

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  1. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Quiz for Smart People (or those who think they're smart)


    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. See how many you can get before you look at the 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 20 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, nor 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 g allons 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, nor 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, and Stilts.
     
  2. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    COOL! Don't know why I looked. I don't qualify for the title of the thread. LOL!
     

  3. catfishcentral

    catfishcentral New Member

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    Where the quiz for us dumb folk.:smile2:
     
  4. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Yhea what Chris said, try me i'm ready for this one.:smile2:
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I need to go back to school. Flunked this one.. Thanks.
     
  6. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    I got 5 of them right , did I pass ??
     
  7. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I knew better than to look......I never said I was real smart either:eek:oooh:
     
  8. wayne1967

    wayne1967 New Member

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    Woo Hoo! I got two right.
     
  9. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Me neither BG, when I seen it I went straight to the cheat sheet :smile2:, I did learn how to do that in school :wink::smile2:.
     
  10. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Pretty cool. I would thank you but ran out of thanks. So thanks:wink:
     
  11. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    What he said. LOL I got seven. LOL
     
  12. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Thanks Johnny! I got the one about niagra falls...we used to go there a few times a year. I got the one about strawberries simply because my son told about that once when were out fishing...and I wondered how they got the pear in the bottle and figure it must grow in there but I thought it was a crazy idea...