Know It All Test

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  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Know It All Test:

    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. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

    5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

    6. 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?

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

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

    9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?

    10. There are 7 ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way. Name the other 6.

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

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



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    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 only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball . . . baseball.

    5. The fruit with its seeds on the outside . . . strawberry.

    6. 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.)

    7. Three English words beginning with dw . . . dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

    8. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar . . . period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

    9. The original lakes referred to in Lakers . . . in Minnesota. (The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name when they moved west.)

    10. Seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit . . . taking a base on balls (a walk) . . . batter hit by a pitch, passed ball, catcher interference, catcher drops third strike, fielder's choice, and being designated as a pinch-runner.

    11. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh . . . lettuce.

    12. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s" . . . shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
     
  2. Philo T.

    Philo T.

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    As a one-time vegetable farmer and botanist, I must argue with a few of your answers:

    "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?"

    What about Artichokes?

    "5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?"

    The cashew qualifies, I believe.

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

    Don't forget the paw-paw!

    I don't mean to nit-pick. Yours was a very thought provoking quiz. Keep it up!
     

  3. vafish

    vafish

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    Skis and Snowshoes are not worn on the feet. Skis and snow shoes are straped or clamped to boots (which are worn on the feet). Stilts aren't worn on the feet either, you stand on the stilts.

    But that still leaves 6: Shoes, Socks, Sandals, Sneakers, Slippers, and Stockings.
     
  4. Adams454

    Adams454

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    I got 1,4,5,6,7,8,10,11, and 12. Does that make me a know it all or a smart *****?
     
  5. Ulysses

    Ulysses

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    There are numerous recipes for Lettuce soup.

    See Fanny Farmer cookbooks for the last 100 years.
     
  6. Sm0key369

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    10. Get on base by error also. :)
     
  7. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    I saw that too...



    7. dwarves, dwarven, and dwelling all begin with dw also.
     
  8. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    Same root words...you have added suffixes. Would be like me saying "dwindling" begins with a dw also.
     
  9. milkdud

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    Man, there sure are a lot of know-it-alls, thank goodness! And where would we be without them? I DON'T know.;f
     
  10. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    How do you get to 1st base on a passed ball???? Wouldn't that be a dropped 3rd strike, which would be considered a dropped 3rd strike?
     
  11. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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

    Doesn't say that they can't be root words. It just simply says words.

    Besides, the word dwell is an verb. The word dwelling is a noun. The word dwarf is a noun, dwarves might of been cheating, but the word dwarven is a verb.

    Those aren't the same as just adding "s" or "ing". The function of the words changed.
     
  12. gr81disp

    gr81disp Bushbot v1.0

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    Actually, dwarven is an adjective.
     
  13. txleapd

    txleapd Hook 'Em Up

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    You're right. I feel sheepish... ;J