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Quiz for BRIGHT People

Ecky Thump

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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.'
 

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Here goes...

1) Boxing
2) :?:
3) Rhubarb and..... :?:
4) Stawberry
5) Pear is grown inside the bottle....?
6) So wanted to look in a dictionary for this... dwell, dwindle, dwarf
7) Comma, full stop, exclamation mark, question mark, apostrophe, quotation marks, brackets, colon, semi-colon.... (keyboard helped a bit but still cant think of them all....)
8) :?:
9) Shoes, socks, slippers, stockings, sandles.... :?:
 

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1. Orienteering
2. Mount Rushmore (on the grounds that it faces east, but the whole continent is moving west into the san andreas fault)
3. Potatoes and leeks (the questions wrong- theirs loads to include Onions, Chicory, Beet etc etc)#
4. Strawberry
5. Bottle is hung over the shoot and the fruit grows inside the jar forming its own greenhouse- very succesful way of growing fruit.
6. Dwarf, Dwell and dwindle (Dwayne?)
7. Full stop, Comma, Hyphen, Colon, Semi Colon, quotation, apostaphe, question mark, solidus, guillemets,
8. Cucumber (think this is true for the UK- but in Chinese cookery you can use cucumber in a number of ways )
9. Shoes, Socks, Slippers, Sandals, surfboards, stockings, slip-ons, skiis, skates, umm that's all i can think of
 

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i think Ecky should post his first attempt before he knew the answers :whistle:
 
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Add ellipsis mark (...) for no. 7 . That's as bright as I get :)
 

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Here you go


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 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.
 

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Ecky Thump said:
Here you go


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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.

Would someone like to show me a 'period' in ENGLISH? I assume a Full Stop is implied, but what the Americans are supposed to know about English language, I really cannot fathom!

Nice quiz, Ecky
 

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Jon Wildsmith said:
Add ellipsis mark (...) for no. 7 . That's as bright as I get :)
Or was that from the daughter's homework Jon??? :p
 

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No, asking Jessica would show just how bright I am (not) :roll: :lol:
 

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Jon Wildsmith said:
No, asking Jessica would show just how bright I am (not) :roll: :lol:
Yeah, I'm wrestling with Anya's homework these days - was it really that tricky back in the day??? :oops:
 
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