Quiz for People Who Know Everything

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  1. Can you answer these 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."
     
  2. 1. Boxing.

    2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about 2 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. The pear 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 whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

    6. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

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

    8. Lettuce.

    9 Shoes, socks, sandals, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings


    How did I do?
     
  3. Spot On :D
     
  4. Praise be to our Blessed Lady of Google!
     
  5. Does anyone else out there have any other such quizzes to kept the brain cells ticking over :?
     
  6. Here's one that might take more than 30 minutes to complete - and google won't be much help!

    Fill in the blanks with the names of (British) football teams to complete the story – the number of letters in the name is shown.

    The sun shone __________ (8) the day we set sail for the ________ (6) in a ship with a _______ (4) riddled with holes. We sailed down the river which ________ (5) to the sea and waved to a fair maiden near a windmill leaning against the ____________(8).
    The _______ (5) was made up of Scots, Irish and others of the __________ (6) race. The exception was the cabin boy named Roger whose job it was to __________ (5) the boilers. He was illiterate, but won our __________ (6) with his ___________ (8) efforts to improve his ____________ (7). He was sent to _____________ (8) by the other villains who had brought their _____________ (7) of weapons on board. They were a rowdy lot and after a bout of drinking they did in fact ____________ (7) furniture.
    The voyage made my ______________ (10). She had not had a holiday ________ (6) too long and the sea ______ (3) did her ____________ (7) lot of good. We landed one day on the ___________ (8) of an island, just a few yards from where the natives _______ (4) their dead. We __________ (7) even though we could hear the sound of howling __________ (6). We eventually met a group of __________ (7) dressed in ____________ (7) green and wearing cowboy hats and ___________ (5).
    After a days journey we caught some dirty fish in a _____________ (9) and tried to get milk from a herd of cows but they did not like having their ______________ (12). At last we came to the home of the Hawaiian monarch, the ______/___/____/_______ (5, 2, 3, 5). She greeted us with a friendly ________ (5) but was clearly very upset as her ________/__________ (7, 6) had been destroyed when the __________ (7) fell down. While her ______________ (9) was being built she had to live in a sumptuous __________ (5).
    When we found treasure, someone suggested we put the _________ (5) the ship in a cabin with a ___________ (6) the door. We decided to put it all in the _________ (7) when we got home.
     
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  8. The sun shone BRIGHTON(8) the day we set sail for the IRELAND (6) in a ship with a HULL (4) riddled with holes. We sailed down the river which LEEDS (5) to the sea and waved to a fair maiden near a windmill leaning against the ____________(8).
    The CREWE (5) was made up of Scots, Irish and others of the CELTIC_ (6) race. The exception was the cabin boy named Roger whose job it was to STOKE (5) the boilers. He was illiterate, but won our HEARTS(6) with his ___________ (8) efforts to improve his ____________ (7). He was sent to COVENTRY (8) by the other villains who had brought their ARSENAL(7) of weapons on board. They were a rowdy lot and after a bout of drinking they did in fact ____________ (7) furniture.
    The voyage made my MOTHERWELL (10). She had not had a holiday ________ (6) too long and the sea ______ (3) did her ____________ (7) lot of good. We landed one day on the ___________ (8) of an island, just a few yards from where the natives BURY (4) their dead. We __________ (7) even though we could hear the sound of howling WOLVES (6). We eventually met a group of __________ (7) dressed in LINCOLN (7) green and wearing cowboy hats and SPURS(5).
    After a days journey we caught some dirty fish in a _____________ (9) and tried to get milk from a herd of cows but they did not like having their HUDDERSFIELD (12). At last we came to the home of the Hawaiian monarch, the _QUEEN/OF/THE/SOUTH (5, 2, 3, 5). She greeted us with a friendly ________ (5) but was clearly very upset as her CRYSTAL PALACE (7, 6) had been destroyed when the __________ (7) fell down. While her NEWCASTLE (9) was being built she had to live in a sumptuous VILLA (5).
    When we found treasure, someone suggested we put the LUTON (5) the ship in a cabin with a BOLTON (6) the door. We decided to put it all in the _________ (7) when we got home.
     
  9. Ref question 8. What about cucumber?
     
  10. Cucumbers can be pickled
     

  11. In an ideal and,.. non profit making betting world this may be the case...so my answer would be Russian Roulette!
     
  12. Fair one
     
  13. you can buy pickled lettuce too,asian supermarkets sell it!
     
  14. [​IMG]

    Pickled Lettuce is available in both jars and tins and used in Chinese and Jewish cooking... ;-)
     
  15. trooper914 - not bad at all - 21/35!

    IRELAND is wrong.