Thursday, March 28, 2013

How About A Little Spring Quiz...?

Since most of us are into gardening, or at least reading about it, I thought this would be the perfect time to have a short quiz.

Even though it's not all about garden stuff, there are enough questions about fruits and veggies to make it interesting. Let's see just how much we really know, OK? OK!

Quiz for Bright People

There are only nine questions.

This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in a hurry that I didn't. 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.

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'.

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: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, 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, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

The first time I took this, I just knew I would ace it! WRONG! Guess I wasn't as smart as I thought! Sort of a shock, ya know?

Coffee out on the patio this morning! How about some fresh cantaloupe?


Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

Boy am I dumb! I should have gotten those! (guess it's too early in the morning - yeah, I'll use that excuse!)
Coffee on the patio sounds wonderful!

Momlady said...

Neat quiz! I'm stealing it. I did not do well but it's early in the morning. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

linda m said...

Fresh cantaloupe sounds good this morning. Never realized how much I didn't know until I took your quiz. Makes a person think.

JO said...

Like Phylis and Momlady, lady its to early but interesting.

Fresh cantaloupe sounds delightful.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Believe me, I know just how you feel! I thought I would get all of them.

Guess there is always room for improvement.

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Momlady...
Steal away! Not many of us got the answers correct!

Sounds like a good excuse to me!

Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey Linda...
Cantaloupe makes for a good breakfast item . Good for ya, too!

Beats having to cook something!

I sure appreciate you coming by today!

Hey Jo...
Don't worry, I won't tell anyone the score!

We all probably all did about the same!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Now I feel really dumb!!

Marica said...

That was fun! Thanks. Q3 has another possible answer: artichoke. And also-- I think-- mirliton (vegetable pears) in deep south climates.

Syrbal/Labrys said...

I always find it impossible to recall that rhubarb is a veggie! Which reminds me, I need to see if mine is coming up where I transplanted it.

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
Don't feel bad. I didn't get them right either!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Marcia...
Thanks for the info. I love learning new stuff!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Syrbal...
I know what you mean! Way too many of them to remember, especially if you don't grow them!

Many thanks for the visit today!

Anonymous said...

Don't dwaddle, we will be late.


Hermit Ladee said...

I should have had one more cup of coffee before I tried this! Thanks for making me feel less intelligent! LOL :-)