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Midweek Difficult Quiz

Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:49 am

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score,nor the leader until the contest ends?

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

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? CORRECT

5. In some shops 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? CORRECT

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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Re: Midweek Difficult Quiz

Postby Kladivo » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:18 am

poohcarrot wrote:1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score,nor the leader until the contest ends?

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


Ad 1. Well... If that included not only score but also rules, and not just till the end of contest but at all then it would have to be cricket :twisted:

Ad 2. I'd say all of them. Thanks to the fact that the North American Plate is constantly moving away from us :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:24 am

No and no.
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Re: Midweek Difficult Quiz

Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:40 am

poohcarrot wrote:1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score,nor the leader until the contest ends?

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


1. Horseracing

2. The Statue of Liberty. But only relatively, as she faces outwards (and the plate is moving).
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Re: Midweek Difficult Quiz

Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:42 am

poohcarrot wrote:4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In some shops 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?


4. Strawberry

5. The bottle is put over a very young pear, and attached to the branch. The pear grows inside the bottle.
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:11 am

4 & 5 correct only.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:00 pm

6. DWelling and DWarf (called Cheery - or Glod or Cuddy )
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:08 pm

poohcarrot wrote:4 & 5 correct only.


One is correct. It's just not the answer you're thinking of :P

As for two, my answer is better than yours (some waterfall maybe?). Waterfalls don't have a front or back! The Statue of Liberty does :P :P
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Re: Midweek Difficult Quiz

Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:10 pm

poohcarrot wrote:9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "S."


Shoes, socks, slippers, sling-backs, slip-ons, spikey heels :D
(And technically, they're in pairs, so just the first three should do :wink: )
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Re: Midweek Difficult Quiz

Postby MattK » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:22 pm

poohcarrot wrote:1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score,nor the leader until the contest ends?

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

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? CORRECT

5. In some shops 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? CORRECT

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."


I didn't look at any of the answers yet. I want to see if I can get the ones that are already marked correct.

1.

2.

3. Asparagus

4. Strawberries

5.

6. Dwell, dwindle, dweeb (?)

7. Period, colon, semicolon, comma, question mark, exclamation point, ellipse.

8.

9. Shoe, stiletto, sandal, sock, sneaker, snowshoe

Ok, I can't figure out the rest right now. It's too early. :)
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:26 pm

With No1 - is it Mount Rushmore as that's literally moving being a part of the Black Hills (rather than just sitting on something that's moving like Liberty etc)?
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:45 pm

No 2 is Niagara Falls. (Dotsie said waterfall)

Every year it's receding by 2 feet (or something like that)

No 3 Matt got half right

Nos 6, 7, 9 are correct

Nos 1, 3 (half) & 8 to get.
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Re: Midweek Difficult Quiz

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:04 pm

poohcarrot wrote:1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score,nor the leader until the contest ends?



Boxing?
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Postby Kladivo » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:05 pm

poohcarrot wrote:No 2 is Niagara Falls. (Dotsie said waterfall)


AMERICAN? Niagara is in Canada :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:15 pm

Boxing is correct.

I'm going to ignore Kladivo coz he's splitting hairs (that's my job! :lol: )
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