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Monday, April 10, 2006

Smart Ass Questions (not trick questions)

These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.
Please don't hate me for posting them. Someone sent them to me.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants knows 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. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

6. 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?

7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

8. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?

10. There are 7 ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way. Name the other 6.

11. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

12. 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 only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball . . . baseball.

5. The fruit with its seeds on the outside . strawberry.

6. 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.)

7. Three English words beginning with dw . dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

8. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar . . . period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

9. The original lakes referred to in Lakers . . . in Minnesota.(The team was originally known as the MinneapolisLakers, and kept the name when they moved west.)

10. Seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit . . . taking a base on balls (a walk) . . batter hit by a pitch, passed ball, catcher interference, catcher drops third strike, fielder's choice, and being designated as a pinch-runner.

11. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh lettuce.

12. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s" . . . shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts

11 Comments:

  • At 4/10/2006 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Vest said…

    (4) Also Cricket.
    (7) Also Dwelling and Dwelled.
    Plus Dwale, the deadly nightshade plant.
    DWT = penny-weight.
    Dwine, To waste away.
    Dweeb, U/S slang for fool.

    Maybe,Dwipping, dwip, dwop, dwiving, and dwolly good

    Surname, Dwyer. Given name, Dwayne.

     
  • At 4/10/2006 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Vest said…

    In the game of Cricket the batting side will score extra runs from;
    Illegal deliveries ( Called,
    No Balls).
    Byes, when the wicket keeper fails to stop the ball.
    Also , Overthrows.

     
  • At 4/10/2006 11:47:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Vest, you win!

     
  • At 4/11/2006 09:26:00 AM, Blogger Peter said…

    Bridget, you might like to have a look at Meg's site (on my blogroll) she is talking about starting a trivia game , she just happened to use the same questions, so I did very well on yours!!!

     
  • At 4/11/2006 10:37:00 AM, Blogger lime said…

    i love this sort of weird thing. i am a triva junkie.

     
  • At 4/11/2006 03:39:00 PM, Blogger tshsmom said…

    I LOVE this stuff, even though I didn't do too well on these.
    They still didn't name the Mpls lakes. Calhoun, Minnetonka, and Lake of the Isles

     
  • At 4/11/2006 09:28:00 PM, Blogger SME said…

    Man, I'm dumb! I think I only got #5 & 6, tho I haven't checked the answers yet. I think strawberries have their seeds on the outside, and those pears-in-a-bottle are the result of bottles being strapped to the tree when the pear is really teeny. And I only know that 'cause I used to work in a liquor store and people were constantly asking me.

     
  • At 4/11/2006 09:53:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    Limey, Tshsmom, will get more of these and vest and peter you're obviously fans of this stuff too!

    SME, I am not a sports person either but like you got the fruits/vegs stuff (gee, eating's what I'm good at!) so don't feel bad!

     
  • At 4/11/2006 10:53:00 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said…

    I didn't know that about the pear in the bottle. But my roommate has a bottle of that stuff and it's very strange to see. I can only imagine all these pear trees with bottles hanging off them...

     
  • At 4/12/2006 01:53:00 AM, Blogger Vest said…

    Give people two days to answer the questions,by E mail, before you post the answers.

     
  • At 4/12/2006 06:33:00 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said…

    WC, allegedly somewhere in O town, folks are collecting their doggies' poop in plastic bags and hanging the bags on trees. That's far worse than the bottle pear trees but it cracks me up thinking of it. Talk about strange fruit.....

    Vest, OK Ok ....

     

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