Bil Browning

Fun for Monday

Filed By Bil Browning | January 30, 2006 3:15 PM | comments

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My dad sent this to me over email. It was a fun quiz so I thought I'd share it. Click on "Continue Reading" to get the answers... I got 16 of them correct. Jerame got 14. Can you beat the score?

There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think! Put your thinking caps on. No cheating! No looking around! No getting out of your chair! No using anything on or in your desk or computer!

The average person only gets 7 correct... This is based on U.S. info and can be more difficult than it looks - it just shows how little most of us really see! Can you beat 20? Write down your answers as you go. Check answers after completing all the questions.

Remember! No cheating - be honest! That means no looking at your phone or anything on your desk... And leave me a comment to tell me how many you got right!

Ready? Let's begin!
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)
3.. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? (Don't you dare get up to see!)
7. How many matches are in a standard pack?
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?
14. Which way do fans rotate?
15 How many sides does a stop sign have?
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?

Answers
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? BOTTOM
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don't know) 50
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? RIGHT
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label? BLUE, RED, WHITE, YELLOW, BLACK & GOLD
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them? 1, 0
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? RIGHT
7. How many matches are in a standard pack? 20
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white? RED
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? 88
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? CLOCKWISE (NORTH OF THE EQUATOR)
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? TOWARDS BOTTOM RIGHT
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? 12 (no #1)
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? LEFT
14. Which way do fans rotate? CLOCKWISE AS YOU LOOK AT IT
15 How many sides does a stop sign have? 8
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side? LEFT
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? 5
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? 6
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? BASHFUL
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? 8
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark? ACE OF SPADES
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats? LEFT
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits? *, #
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip? 3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise? COUNTER


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I scored 18. I missed:
#4 Campbell's soup can, guessing green instead of yellow.

#7 I guessed 32 matches in a pack.

#10 I guessed counterclockwise (I need to move down under).

#12 I guessed 13, forgetting that there was no '1'.

#17 I guessed 4 lug nuts instead of 5.

#19 I just blanked and couldn't come up with Bashful.

#25 I guessed clockwise instead of counterclockwise for the merry-go-round.

That was fun, even though I only got 15 correct.

I scored 20. Missed 7, 9, 11, 12, 17.

Ellen Andersen | January 30, 2006 10:53 PM

Having a head full of trivia finally pays off! I got 21, though I've got a quibble with a question I got right.

I missed #4 (Campbell's soup), #7 (matches), #11 (slash sign), and #17 (lug nuts, which is embarrassing for a lesbian...) I got #22 "right", even though you can actually order the cord for Venetian blinds to come on either side.

I got 16-- I feel so underachieving today!

But it's sad that this got this many replies.. and the usual postings get none.

Margeaux May | January 31, 2006 11:59 PM

20/25 for me. I guess I'd be close to perfection if I stared at paperclips, soup can labels, and drain flows more carefully. One thing I will retain from this is the anticipation of watching Snow White with my 4 year old daughter someday.