My mom has gotten into this nasty habit of Forwarding Pointless Emails.
The latest was this "quiz" to test your intelligence.
I know, I know. The title of this blog is "The Honesty Quiz", because I actually don't care how many questions you can correctly answer, I'm just more curious of how many questions you honestly know the answers to.
Ever notice those tricky types of intellectual meters are full of sneaky outside-the-box type answers that people only seem to know the answer to because they've heard it someplace else before? So I tried to use what was already in my brain from just plain ol' knowing and not from remembering, and it turns out I only knew 4, barely.
So here it is, my mom's latest Forward... and let me know how many you actually knew the anwers to. Like, for real.
Subject: FWD: Quiz for People Who Know Everything
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:
2. North American landmark constantly moving backward:
(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:
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:
9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S':
Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
However, if you'd like to prove that you really really know stuff, feel free to try this short current events quiz I posted last month... Go ahead and prove that you're smarter than me. That is the one thing I actually know for sure. That you're likely smarter than me.