Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Do You Know

Got your thinking cap on today?

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.'

Scroll down for answers

Answers To Quiz:

1. Boxing

2. 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. Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. Strawberry.

5. 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. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

7. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8. Lettuce.

9. 'S' Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates,

Did you get them all? Congratulations, you're a mental giant.  Did I get them all?  Uh, no.


DEZMOND said...

pffft we don't even have rhubarbs and asparagus here :)

Pat Hatt said...

I got 1,2,5,6 and 7, some of 9 forgot skis and skates

Sandra Cox said...

Dez, what no rhubarb and asparagus? You've probably got something else yummy to make up for it.

Sandra Cox said...

Way to go, Pat!!!!

Sandra Cox said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Julia Barrett said...

Interesting! I missed rhubarb. I'm not sure it's a vegetable. And asparagus is a grass. Now I have to think about this.

Fundy Blue said...

What a fun post, not that I did well on the questions after too much wine tonight. Loved the Niagara Falls one! Thanks for sharing this Sandra!,

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Ms. Julia, I didn't realize asparagus is really asparagrass. Heh heh.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Fundy, too much wine works for me:)