Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Answers to the Test!

Here is a list of answers to the Common Sense Test.

Q1. You are in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove, and a gas lamp. If you only have 1 match, what do you light first?
A1. The Match
Explanation:The match must be lit before anything else can be lit.


Q2. You answer me although I never ask you questions. What am I?
A2. Your Telephone
Explanation: When your telephone rings, you answer it.
 


Q3. The capital of Turkey is a strange word. Would you please spell "it"?
A3. I-T
Explanation: The question asks you to spell the word, "it".
 


Q4. Your mother's brother's only brother-in-law is asleep on your couch. Who is asleep on your couch?
A4. Your Father
Explanation: You mother's husband (aka your father), is your mother's brother's (aka your uncle's) brother-in-law.
 


Q5. Bob's father has 4 children. Momo, Meme, and Mumu are three of them. Who's the fourth?
A5. Bob
Explanation: BOB's father. In other words, Bob is also his kid.

Q6. Some months have 31 days. Some have 30. How many have 28?
A6. 12
Explanation: All months have at least 28 days.


Q7. I have three apples. If you take away two from me, how many do you have?
A7. 2
Explanation: If YOU take 2 apples, YOU have 2 apples. 


Q8. Which is greater: six dozen dozen or half a dozen dozen?
A8. Six Dozen Dozen
Explanation: Six Dozen Dozen = 6 x 12 x 12 is greater than Half a Dozen Dozen = 0.5 x 12 x 12

Q9. An electric train is traveling SW at 60mph. The wind is blowing from the NE at 10mph. Which way is the smoke blowing?
A9. It's not blowing OR What smoke?
Explanation: Electric trains don't give off smoke.


Q10. A plane crashes on the United States/Canada border. Where are the survivors buried?
A10. They aren't
Explanation: You don't bury survivors.


Q11. What is the farthest state in the United States to the North, the East, and the West?
A11. Alaska
Explanation: Alaska is definitely the state farthest North. It is also the state farthest West. It actually extends so far West that it crosses the International Date Line, making it also the farthest state East.

Q12. How can 2 and 2 make more than 4?
A12. Place them side by side
Explanation: If you place 2 and 2 next to each other, you get 22 (twenty-two).

Q13. If I dig 3 feet by 10 feet by 20 feet holes at a rate of 5 holes per day, how much dirt will be in the holes on the 3rd day of digging?
A13. 0 feet cubed
Explanation: Holes have nothing inside them.


Q14. What would you have to add to the Roman Numeral, IX, to make "six"?
A14. Add on an S
Explanation: Adding an S to the front of IX gives you SIX.


Q15. The day before yesterday, Suzie was 17. Next year, she will be 20. What day is her birthday?
A15. December 31
Explanation: You're speaking on January 1st. On December 30th, she was 17. The next day was her 18th birthday. She's turning 19 on the last day of THIS YEAR, so she's turning 20 on the LAST DAY of NEXT YEAR.

Q16. I am greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have me, the rich need me, and if you eat me you will die. What am I?
A16. Nothing
Explanation: Nothing is greater than God and nothing is more evil than the devil. The poor have nothing, the rich need nothing, and if you eat nothing you will die.


Please check out my other fun test, The Fantasy RPG Class Test.

15 comments:

  1. "Q3. The capital of Turkey is a strange word. Can you spell "it"?
    A3. I-T
    Explanation: The question asks you to spell the word, "it"."

    This is either a badly worded question or a wrong answer. The correct answer should be "None of the above" because it is phrased as a "Yes" or "No" question.

    It asks "Can you" and does not ask you "To spell it"

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  2. Regarding question #1 about the "stairs"; you used an idiomatic expression to bias the answer; i.e. stairs don't "go" at all, neither up or down - people or animals may 'walk' up or down stairs, but to state that "stairs go up or down" is an idiomatic expression.

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  3. @Sean - You're absolutely right. The question has been fixed! :)

    @Asher - I agree. The question has been changed! :)

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  4. Q4. Your mother's brother's only brother-in-law is asleep on your couch. Who is asleep on your couch?
    A4. Your Father
    Explanation: You mother's husband (aka your father), is your mother's brother's (aka your uncle's) brother-in-law.


    This assumes an active marriage, or that your father isnt dead.

    Could also be your uncle's wife's brother.

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  5. Sorry to say this but to a logical person Time is an exceptional answer to the last question...

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  6. @Jason

    Actually, no:
    1) Time is not evil
    2) It is not possible to eat time (arguably eating time could mean wasting time, but you'll die whether or not you waste time. "Nothing" is a much more logical answer as the act of eating nothing will directly cause death)

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  7. The answer for question 7 (two apples) is wrong. "I have three apples. If you take away two from me, how many do you have?" -- For all we know, the other person could've already had apples. Without this information, one cannot correctly state how many apples the other person has. One of the answer options (and the correct answer) should be "I don't know."

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  8. A flight from Karachi to Lahore takes 1 and half hour
    or come back in 90 Mint's
    How is this possible?????????????

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    1. 1 hour equals to 60 minutes and half hour 30 minutes..
      so 90 minutes to go and 90 to come back...

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    2. you must be a pakistani. isn't it ? Don't mind bro/sis (whoever you r) but its such a simple question.

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  9. A Horse face in East side
    So where is the horse tail side ???????????

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