Thursday, March 16, 2006

March Madness

I figure all of you have succumbed to March Madness by now so you might not do too well on this quiz. But try it anyway because it is fun, and I promise I won’t call you a big dumb doodie head.

This is based on U.S. info, so use all lobes of your brain. This can be more difficult than it looks - it just shows how little most of us really see! There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think -- it just shows you how little we pay attention to the commonplace things of life. Can you beat 20?? (the average is 7) Write down your answers as you go. Check your answers at the bottom after completing all the questions.

LET'S JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE.
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?
7. How many matches are in a standard pack?
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?
14. Which way do fans rotate?
15 How many sides does a stop sign have?
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?













ANSWERS
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? BOTTOM
2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don't know) 50
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? RIGHT
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label? BLUE, RED, WHITE, YELLOW, BLACK & GOLD
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them? 1, 0
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? RIGHT
7. How many matches are in a standard pack? 20
8. On the United States flag ! is the top stripe red or white? RED
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? 88
10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? CLOCKWISE (NORTH OF THE EQUATOR)
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? TOWARDS BOTTOM RIGHT
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? 12 (no #1)
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? LEFT
14. Which way do fans rotate? CLOCKWISE AS YOU LOOK AT IT
15. How many sides does a stop sign have? 8
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side? LEFT
17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? 5
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? 6
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? BASHFUL
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? 8
21. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark? ACE OF SPADES
22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats? LEFT
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits? *, #
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip? 3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise? COUNTER

18 comments:

Design Goddess said...

I missed 2 :( Does this mean no gold star for me???

Pollyanna said...

I totally smoked my husband on this one. Fun quiz!

the_mrs said...

I got 14 right...not too shabby for a girl who went to public schools :P lol

And BASHFUL!!!!! Gah!!! I could not think of that! LOL

missy said...

I missed all the American-related Qs. Actually, I missed quite a lot!

:-/

missy said...

PS. I got Arrested Development because you recommended it! Good one!

leo myshkin said...

i think the real test is whether or not you take the test.

the only time i take a test is when the cops make me.

angel, jr. said...

Fun quiz. I took it before and did pretty well. I guess I'm pretty observant. Wish I could remember my medical information as well as I remembered these things.

Jane said...

I'm with Leo... you can't make me take the test!!
Yes, I have now turned harassing telemarketers into a new and exciting hobby!!

Phats said...

Great now my head hurts thanks alot! I have had a long day and you made me think :)

Okeh for real, I have seen this before it's been forwarded to me, so I knew the answers from that and the first time I took it I didn't do so well d'oh!

coloradohurricane said...

OK. I missed one: the one about which stripe is first on the American flag. Does that make me unAmerican ?

The Phoenix said...

hot dog buns come in packages of 8...don't hot dogs come in packages of 10 though?

Also, I've seen some hot dog buns in packages of 12. WTF?

LBseahag said...

you keep making me think, and stuff...

meghansdiscontent said...

I was with Design Goddess. I missed two. :( Sad, sad.

none - ya said...

I got 20 correct.

Go Duke!

I know....you hate me.

nicole said...

I took this one not even three weeks ago and scored...

Well, let's just say I sucked at it and leave it at that, shall we? ;)

Rocky (Racquel) said...

I think that the answer to #10 is wrong. I did a post on this a while back around the time all those hurricanes were hitting the gulf coast.

Nathan said...

I missed 7. Huzzah!

Luke said...

How many states are in the USA? The answer is actually 46. 4 units of the 50 are commonwealths and not states. ;)