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Yvette

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Quiz Thread
« on: 23 Apr 2013 01:31PM »
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 fruits and 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. 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: full stop, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation mark, 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, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

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Re: Quiz Thread
« Reply #1 on: 26 Apr 2013 05:38PM »
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.

hmm that is hard bit all I can think of is something like the Isle of Man TT (time trial)

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

The thingum monument where faces are cut into a roaky hillside?

3. Of all fruits and 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?

rhubarb and horseradish

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

Strawberries

5. 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?

optical illusion?

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

dwell and  >erm< dwelling  >biggergrin<

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

comma, question mark, colon, semi colon, exclamation mark, full stop, speak mark, yay 7

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

>erm< lettuce?

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'

slippers, socks, shoes, sandals, snowshoes, and  >erm< strappy sandals?

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Re: Quiz Thread
« Reply #2 on: 26 Apr 2013 05:42PM »
Ooh, I think I know number 5 - the pear is grown from seed to full-size inside the bottle  >biggrin<

Another couple of 'dw' words to chuck in for no 6 - 'dwindle' and 'dwarf' (no, I didn't peek in the dictionary!)

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Re: Quiz Thread
« Reply #3 on: 26 Apr 2013 05:43PM »
Very difficult to score but I guess I got

1/2+1 +1/3 +6/14 +1+5/6 out of 10 but what is the answer to that sum?

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Re: Quiz Thread
« Reply #4 on: 26 Apr 2013 05:44PM »
Kizzy,

Brighter than me then  >thumbsup<

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Re: Quiz Thread
« Reply #5 on: 26 Apr 2013 06:26PM »
But, erm, girls, erm, the answers were given!
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Re: Quiz Thread
« Reply #6 on: 26 Apr 2013 09:40PM »
 >yikes<  I truly, honestly didn't notice as I wasn't looking for them  >blush<  >doh<

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Re: Quiz Thread
« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2013 10:27PM »
Hello SunShine Medows

About the sum. I think change to coman denomaters 1/2 becomes 3/6 1 becomes 6/6 and 1/3 becomes 3/6 then I'm lost