Monday, May 29, 2006
Humor: English Language Quiz
My friend, Rita Haehnlein, sent this to me and most of them had me stumped. I therefore felt entirely justified to foist these annoying questions on all the rest of you! I hope you can answer more of them than I did, and enjoy them in any case. Make it a great week, and for everyone celebrating Memorial Day, have fun and be safe!
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. (Don't try the name DWIGHT...it doesn't work...hahaha)
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
8. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?
9. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
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 is... Boxing
2. North American landmark constantly moving backward is... Niagara Falls. (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the water that rushing over it every minute.)
3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons are... Asparagus and Rhubarb
4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside is... 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, the 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 are... dwarf, dwell and dwindle.
7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar are... the period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8. The original lakes referred to in Lakers is in Minnesota. (The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name when they moved west.)
9. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh is... Lettuce