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Quiz for bright people

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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.'

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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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I learned I don't know everything, but I do know a lot. I still don't understand the Niagra Falls question, how is it moving backwards? Can someone explain this one to me.

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I got a couple! Thank You for giving the answers Big Papa, because the ones I missed would have made my poor little brain go into a pretzel trying to figure them out! Funny because they are so simple, really.

Good One! tongue.gif

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I learned I don't know everything, but I do know a lot. I still don't understand the Niagra Falls question, how is it moving backwards? Can someone explain this one to me.

I just barely got 3 of them right. Pretty embarrasing isn't it?

As for Niagra Falls, that is the correct. If anyone here has ever been to the falls, you will have noticed a large pile of rocks at the bottom of the mains falls. These rocks accumulate there year after year from the force of the from above as millions of gallons per minute flow over the Falls and breaking off the soft shall rock that makesup the Niagra Falls bed rock.

Given the rate the water is wearing away the rock, in 100 years, the falls will be about 250 feet from where it is now Also, every so many years consrtuction contractors go into the bottom of the falls and dredge all of the piles of rocks away to make it look stunning againf.

I hope this short verson was of some help.

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I must be a freaking genuis I missed 2 and one of them I missed I disagree with completely.

Thanks that was fun :D

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I didn't know the pear in the bottle one nor the boxing (I had forgotten about boxing when I was going through the sports :( ). The rest took me a few minutes to get but I did it!!

That was fun....and good brain exercise :lol:

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