Sunday, November 25, 2007

So you think you know it all?

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."









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 marks, 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.






I hoped that I knew it all. I didn't. My team lost yesterday. My husbands team won. Thank goodness he is not brutal. He claimed that he will no longer watch the Iron bowl. He said that every year his stomach hurts, and with age it gets worse. Nervous stomach. I doubt he will hold to his claim. We shall see. The game was largely uneventful. I don't think either team really looked "good". The comedic relief of the night was when the guard dog bit the Auburn players hand. Poor guy, though funny.
We got our Christmas decorations out before the game and put on display. I don't know what it is but this year I just don't have the feverish decorating gusto as years past. It becomes a hassle. I mentioned in an earlier blog that I am simplifying. I am taking that to the decorating too. Perhaps things will change as we progress more into the season. The Helena Christmas parade will be on Saturday. I will bet that will help to officially give me the jingle bell rock. I haven't even stepped foot into the mall since the decorations were up. I am scared of the crowds. Touche. Tis the season.....

1 comment:

HEWY said...

Darn it, I could only answer 3 off the top of my head (4 if you count my guess about the pear). Neat quiz.