A little more learning ….. ??? Come on now, we need to keep the grey matter going ….


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.’

 

Now, let us see ….

 

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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 marks, 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 person who wrote this should be PRESIDENT! – BRILLIANT!

Dear President Zuma,

Please find below our suggestion for fixing South Africa ‘s economy.

Instead of giving billions of rands to the government that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.

You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan :

There are about 10 million people over 50 in the work force.

Pay them R2 million each severance for early retirement with the following stipulations :

1) They MUST retire.
Ten million job openings – unemployment fixed

2) They MUST buy a new car.
Ten million cars ordered – Car Industry fixed

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed

4) They MUST send their kids to school/college/university – Crime rate fixed

5) They MUST buy R100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week….. And there’s your money back in duty/tax etc

It can’t get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances

Also….. Let’s put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.

This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.

They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance.

Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.

They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.

They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.

Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.

Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.

Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.

There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.

The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.  Live in a tiny room and pay R1,000.00+ per week and have no hope of ever getting out.

Think about this (more points of contention) :

COWS
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Rivier-sonder-End almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept?

And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 200,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.
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