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9 QUESTIONS - ***ANSWERS POSTED***
« on: June 18, 2010, 01:35:24 am »
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Here are 9 questions for you to answer.

They are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.

Cut and paste the questions, along with your answers, and send them to me in a PM. I will send a PM back to you, with your score.

Next week I will post the correct answers and present a super-duper, stunning prize to the person with the highest score.


 
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Here are the questions:

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.'
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 12:31:31 am by Kerry »
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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 01:40:07 am »
I've had a drink or two honey! :laugh:

Rough day.

I'll come back and take a look at it again tomorrow, if you don't mind. These look HARD and the whiskey ain't helping! :-*

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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 01:46:59 am »

I've had a drink or two honey! :laugh:

Rough day.

I'll come back and take a look at it again tomorrow, if you don't mind. These look HARD and the whiskey ain't helping! :-*


Sorry to hear you've had a rough day, David.  :'(

Enjoy your drink!  ;D

Looking forward to getting your PM tomorrow!   :D
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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 10:34:00 am »
I can only answer a few of these, but I'll jump in anyway:

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. I have no clue!

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? They all are if you consider that the earth is rotating constantly.

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? Fennel and lettuce?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside? I should know this but I seem to have forgotten it!

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? The bottle is placed over the branch just as the pear starts forming on the tree.

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them. Dwell, dwezil, dwip...

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them? period, comma, semicolon, colon, hash mark, question mark, exclamation mark, virgule (slash), tilde, asterisk, footnote mark, quote marks (double and single), ellipses, dot-dot-dot...

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh. Melon?

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.' slippers, slip-slaps, shoes, sling-backs, ...

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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 11:45:18 am »
Fun quiz, Kerry!  :D

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
Guessing how many beans there are in a jar?  :laugh:

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
Niagara Falls

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?
No clue.

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
Strawberry

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?
Couldn't say.

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them.
Dwarf and dwindle

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them?
Comma, period, dash, semi-colon, colon, parentheses, asterisk, exclamation point, question mark, slash, backslash, quotation marks

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
Banana

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'
Shoes, sandals, socks, slippers, skates, skis, snowshoes
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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 12:07:21 pm »
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
Boxing


2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? 
no idea

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?
no idea

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
no idea


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?
I know this one! :D They attach the bottles to the branch and put the fruit into it, as long as it's still small enough to fit through the neck. Then the fruit grows in the bottle.


6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them.
There must be more than three words, because I already know three: dwarf, dwell, dweeb



7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them?
full stop, comma, semicolon, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, quotation mark


8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
I had an idea, but now I forgot. :laugh:


9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'
shoes, sandals, socks, stockings, snowshoes, ski,

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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 01:04:50 pm »
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?  NIAGARA FALLS!!


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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 03:58:23 pm »
I have answered these as well, but I PMed my answers to Kerry!  ;) 8)

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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010, 06:35:07 pm »
I have answered these as well, but I PMed my answers to Kerry!  ;) 8)

Oops, I didn't read the instructions.  Oh well, nobody look at my answers!  :-X  ;D
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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2010, 12:22:10 am »
And the winner is . . . . . .














Drum-roll, Maestro, please . . . . . .














The First Prize goes to . . . . . .














Gasp, 3 participants all got the highest score of 5 correct answers. They each win the First Prize of a beautiful Fairy Glitter Globe (luckily I had 3 in stock). They are . . . . . .




SONJA
(Sason)




MERYL




CHRISSI
(Penthesilia)



Winning a lovely glittery red rose in 2nd place, with 4 correct answers, is . . . . . .




LEE
(Front-Ranger)



And in 3rd place, winning a pretty pink star for correctly answering Niagara Falls  to Question 2 . . . . .




tforster



And as a special thank-you gift to everyone for entering, each participant gets a big basket of cherries, to make their very own yummy cherry cake . . . . . .



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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2010, 12:30:06 am »
Oops, I almost forgot, here are the correct answers:

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

Answer: Boxing.

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

Answer:  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. 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?

Answer: Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

Answer: Strawberry.

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?

Answer: 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. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them.

Answer: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them?

Answer: Period/full-stop, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, ellipses.

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

Answer: Lettuce.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'

Answer: Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts, scuffs, slingbacks.
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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2010, 12:40:25 am »

I can only answer a few of these, but I'll jump in anyway:

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. I have no clue!

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward? They all are if you consider that the earth is rotating constantly.

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? Fennel and lettuce?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside? I should know this but I seem to have forgotten it!

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? The bottle is placed over the branch just as the pear starts forming on the tree.

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words.  Name two of them. Dwell, dwezil, dwip...

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.  Can you name at least half of them? period, comma, semicolon, colon, hash mark, question mark, exclamation mark, virgule (slash), tilde, asterisk, footnote mark, quote marks (double and single), ellipses, dot-dot-dot...

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh. Melon?

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.' slippers, slip-slaps, shoes, sling-backs, ...


 :laugh:  I couldn't find "dwezil" or "dwip" in my dictionary, so only awarded you ".33" of a point for "dwell."   :)

I couldn't find "slip-slaps" on Google, but did award you ".50" of a point for getting 3 correct.  :)

I added these .33 and .50 scores to your 3 correct responses, Lee, giving a total of 3.83, which was rounded out to the nearest full number of 4.   ;)  :D


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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2010, 12:59:18 am »
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Re: 9 QUESTIONS - ***ANSWERS POSTED***
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2010, 09:12:02 am »
Those are great prizes, thank you very much!!  :-*

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Re: 9 QUESTIONS - ***ANSWERS POSTED***
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2010, 09:55:54 am »
Those are great prizes, thank you very much!!  :-*

You're welcome, Lee. Enjoy your rose!  :D
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Re: 9 QUESTIONS
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2010, 11:29:58 am »
Glad you enjoyed it, Meryl. I felt like a real heel for not giving you a "Correct" mark for Question 1. "Guessing how many beans there are in a jar" is probably just as correct as "Boxing." When a friend emailed this to me, I answered "Chess" to Question 1, and was peeved when my friend marked it as "Incorrect." I argued that "Chess" was correct, but he said that "Boxing" was the correct answer that had been sent to him, and he had marked my responses strictly only with the answers that had been sent to him. Sheesh, he's such a spoilsport! I gave myself an extra point for "Chess" anyway (I didn't tell him!), so feel free to give yourself an extra point (Unofficially, of course!) for "Counting beans in a jar."  ;)  ;D

*Bows modestly as one of the three winners*

Thank you, Kerry!  8)

No worries about the beans in a jar answer.  It's hardly a sport, but I listed it for fun.  ;D

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Re: 9 QUESTIONS - ***ANSWERS POSTED***
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2010, 11:41:44 am »

Woo-hooo, I'm one of the winners!!!!!    ;D

Thank you Kerry!

I love my  Fairy Glitter Globe! 


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Re: 9 QUESTIONS - ***ANSWERS POSTED***
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 06:05:40 am »
Thank you Kerry for the glittery globe! :-*

Cherries? Oh my. A good week ago, we harvested the cherries from our tree and made jam from them. It's an awful lot of work, and awfully messy. But I think I can handle one more cherry, especially if it's a glittery one :laugh:.