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Prasanthhere

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Interesting Quiz
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The average person only gets 4 right. This is based on U.S. & CDN info, so use all of the lobes of your brain. This can be more difficult than it looks - it just shows how little most of us really see! There are 20 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-- it just shows you how little we pay attention to the common place things of life.
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>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! Can you beat 15?? (The average is 4) Write down your answers and then check your answers (on the bottom) only AFTER completing all the questions.
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>REMEMBER - NO CHEATING!!! --- BE HONEST!!!
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>That means no looking at your phone or anything on your desk...Then, before you pass this on to your friends, change the number on the subj ect line to show how many you got correct. Forward to your friends and also back to the one who sent it to you. LET'S JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE.
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>Here we go!
>1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
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>2. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
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>3. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
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>4. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?
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>5. How many matches are in a standard pack?
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>6. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
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>7. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
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>8. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
>9 If every player is out on first ball in cricket. I.e. fist batsman out on first ball ,second batsman out on second ball and so on Which batsman will remain not out if there 11 players?
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>10. Which way do fans rotate? 11. How many sides does a stop sign have?
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>12. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
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>13. How many lug nuts are on a stand ard car wheel?
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>14. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
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>15. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy,Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
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>16. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?
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>17. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord to turn them up and down?
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>18. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
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>19. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
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>20. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?
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>ANSWERS 1. Bottom
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>2. Right
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>3. 1, 0
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>4. Right
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>5. 20
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>6. Red
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>7. Clockwise (north of the equator)
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>8. Towards bottom right
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>9. 8th player
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>10. Anti-Clockwise as you look at it
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>11. 8
>12. Left
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>13. 5
>14. 6
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>15. Bashful
>16. Ace of spades
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>17. Left
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>18. *, .
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>19. 3
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>20. Counter
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject:
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nasser_tice

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply to: Intresting Quiz
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Hi,

Fine. However doesn't the quiz is culture related? There are questions which you can see related to a particular geographical location(US). I am sorry to say these quiz is only to be enjoyed but nothing to do with IQ measuring.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject:
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Hi,

I guess 10............................... icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:02 pm    Post subject:
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i got 4
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:16 am    Post subject:
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i got 14
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: I got 9
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I tried and got only 9 ar correct
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:16 am    Post subject:
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15.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply to: Intresting Quiz
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17.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject:
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Hi all,
I have a question about question number 9. It says "If every player is out on first ball in cricket. I.e. fist batsman out on first ball ,second batsman out on second ball and so on Which batsman will remain not out if there 11 players? and the answer given is 8. I have difference in opinion.

First batsman out in first ball, second batsman is non striker then. Next ball he will get out (not one-down). 3-rd is one-down, similar way 8th player will get out as 8th wicket (considering side change after over.. it does not mean that he cannot be out that time.. it can be a run out, right? ). So last batsmen remaining should be 11th player.

This answer is only because how we are considering who is the second batsman .I am sure the question is based on the assumption that second batsman is who faces the second ball and first batsman never changed his end while getting out. So thought of giving my view point on this.

Pls correct me my view point, if I am wrong.
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject:
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Batsmen ! & 2 go in. 1 faces and is out. 3 comes in. We now have 2 and 3 at the crease. 2 is still at the non-strikers end so 3 faces and is out and so it continues. First 6 balls 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. Second over: 2, 4, 6, 8 - 10 wickets down - all out. Last out: 8.

However - he question is badly worded as it does not take into account run outs of the non-striker and the phrase 'second batsman is out on second ball' is totally wrong (unless the first was out having 'crossed'.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject:
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I took the test again and only got 19. I still don't understand the cricket question.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply to: Intresting Quiz
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Me neither. I find it hard to believe that the average person would only get 4 right. Seems that even a logical guess would give you at least half of the answers correctly.
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Bill Woodger

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:58 am    Post subject:
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To make the cricket question work, let's say that each batsman who is out is bowled out (otherwise, in the situation of a "catch" or a "run-out" the pair of batsmen may have "crossed" (changed ends) and you would never be able to answer the question - it could be batsman number one who was last out).

Batters are always in pairs (ie there are two of them).

One is the "striker" and one is the "non-striker".

The role of the striker/non-striker is revesed when an odd number of runs are scored , or at the end of an "over". In the question, this only happens at the end of the over, after six balls have been bowled.

An "over" consisters of six "deliveries". That means that a bowler bowls the ball six times.

There are two sets of "stumps" (three sticks set in the ground with two little sticks joining them together at the top).

The striker stands in front of one set of stumps and defends them with his bat.

The non-striker is to the side of the other set of stumps.

The bowler delivers the ball from the non-striker's end, attempting to "break" the wicket behind the striker (to at least dislodge one of the little sticks on the top of the stumps).

Play then continues from the other end. A different bowler bowls. In the case of the question, he only bowls four balls.


Batsman 1 (striker ) and 2 (non-striker) appear for start of play.

Batsman 1 is bowled, 2 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 1")

Batsman 3 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. 2 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 2")

Batsman 4 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. 2 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 3")

Batsman 5 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. 2 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 4")

Batsman 6 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. 2 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 5")

Batsman 7 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. That is the end of the over. Batsman 2 has yet to receivea dlivery. (The score is "Nought for 6")

Because it is the end of the over, play recommences with the new bowler bowling from the other set of stumps, Batsman 8 has appeated, but he is now the non-striker and batsman 2 is the striker for the first time.
Batsman 2 is bowled. 8 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 7")

Batsman 9 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. 8 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 8")

Batsman 10 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. 8 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought for 9")

Batsman 11 appears and becomes the striker. He is bowled. 8 remains the non-striker. (The score is "Nought all out"). Batsman 8 remains "non out" at the end of the completed innings.

The order in which the batsmen were out is 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (end of the first over) 2, 9, 10, 11 (end of the innings, with batsman number 8 not out, having not even faced a ball).

How such a question can be included in an "observation" quiz I don't know.

Are all the questions by the same author? Where does he live, if so? Which cricket-playing nation has a "pack" of 20 matches (not the UK/England, there it is boxes and books for matches, and I'd expect "average contents 56 matches" or "10" to be the answer). Brits also don't talk of "counter-clockwise" but "anti-clockwise".

Problem is, northern hemisphere. Which leaves the Carribean Islands (West Indies in cricketing speak). Lug-nuts (not wheel nuts) points to a north American influence, as does Liberty and the flag. Merry-go-round is a bit British (I think "over there" you'd call it a Carousel?). A lot of British influence in various Carribean islands. So, although heavily influenced by the cricket and merry-go-round, I'm saying former-colonial Carribean source if single author, so mostly US/CAN influenced, but not entirely.

Oh, and I got 15. I'm looking for "extra credit" for the cricketing answer.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject:
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Good one Bill.

The cricketing question is all about knowing the 'change of ends' for the batsmen at the end of first over (in this case).

The 2nd batsman would watch 1,3,4,5,6 & 7 getting out and the 8th man would see 2,9,10 & 11 getting out.

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