A Quiz For People Who Know Everything

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    A QUIZ FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW EVERYTHING



    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...'
     
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    LOL Warren! I MUST say, I don't know THAT much of the US. BUT, regarding these questions - my general knowledge is REALLY leaving me FAR behind. Are we allowed to google the questions/answers? ;)
     
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    Go for it, took me ages to find the answers.

    PS: You know this place in the US ;)
     
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    Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S...'

    Shoes
    Slops
    Sandles
    Slippers
    Sneakers
     
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    Only three words in standard English begin with the letters 'dw' and they are all common words.. Name two of them.

    Dwarf
    Dwindle
    Dwelling
     
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    Well done

    Here some others: socks, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup:

    I found dwell ;)
     
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    LOL! Cool! I found some! Very interesting! I won't post them - because I googled them.... ;)
     
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    1. Boxing

    2. Polar ice cap

    3.

    4. strawberry

    5.

    6.

    7. comma, full stop, colon, semi-colon, hyphen

    8.

    9. slops, socks, shoes, slippers, sandals, stockings
     
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    1. Boxing :thumbup:

    2. Polar ice cap - nope :(

    4. strawberry :thumbup:

    9. slops, socks, shoes, slippers, sandals, stockings :thumbup:
     
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    There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least

    Half of them?

    Oh boy, school again ..
    Full stop
    Comma
    Hyphen
    colon
    semi colon
    apostrophe ..

    Is that half :p
     
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    Warr7207 Thread Starter

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    Here are all the rest
    Period, dash,apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point,quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses
     
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    What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

    Must be something with water .. ??
     
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    A glacier perhaps?
     
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    :thumbup: Right - Niagara Falls

    The rim is worn down about two and a half feet (750mm) each year because of the millions of litres of water that rush over it every minute..
     
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    Wow, that's a lot.
     
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    Gees that is a lot. I was thinking Glacier as well, but couldn't place a landmark.
     
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    Eish, we have some clever people here.

    Here are the rest of the 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?
    Asparagus and Rhubarb

    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 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.

    8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
    Lettuce
     
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    1.chess
    2.statue of liberty?
    3 pumpkin and gem squash (sp and it was a wild guess)
    3. strawberry
    5. bottle made around the pear?
    6.?
    7. fullstop.
    commer ,
    dash the longer -
    hyphen-
    colon:
    semicolon;
    exclamation mark !
    question mark ?
    brakets ()
    8. peas- my bad thought it said not sold fresh
    9. socks shoes stilitoes (sp?)
    sandles slops slippers
     
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