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Quick test(How clever you are?)

  1. Sep 16, 2005 #1


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    Below are 4 questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them instantly. Answer all of them immediately. I'll give you te answers later unless you heard it before.

    PS: Don't forget to write your answers in white

    First Question:

    You're participating in a race. You overtake the scond person. What position are you in?

    Second Question:(Don't take as much time as you took for the first question)

    If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

    Third Question:(very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. You're not allowed to use paper and pencil or a calculator)

    Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000 Now add 10.

    Fourth Question:

    Mary's father has five daughter: 1.Nana 2.Nene 3. Nini 4. Nono.
    What's the name f the fifth daughter?

    The Bonus round:

    There is a mute person who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one's teeth he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.

    Now if there's a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?
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  3. Sep 16, 2005 #2
    second, second-last, 4100 [i heard it today], nunu, why would he need it? he could simply say that he needs sunnies.

    edit by Evo: you loose, you didn't follow instructions.
    edit by me: :redface:
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  4. Sep 16, 2005 #3


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    answer: second

    answer:second to last, I'm assuming I was last but overtook the person ahead of me

    answer: 4,100

    answer: Mary

    answer: He should just ask for a pair of sunglasses.

    edit, yeah I missed #4 initially, just not paying attention
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  5. Sep 16, 2005 #4
    what instructions?
  6. Sep 16, 2005 #5


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    Perhaps writing in white!
  7. Sep 16, 2005 #6


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    You were supposed to write your answers in white. I changed your answers to white, they're still there. (you didn't really lose)

    We answer quizzes in white so that people that want to play don't accidently see the answers.
  8. Sep 16, 2005 #7
    oh!!! sorry
  9. Sep 16, 2005 #8


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    First question: You are in second place.

    Second question: It depends on the type of race. How can you overtake the last in a race unless it is a circle track? If so, then it could be any position.

    Third question: I got 4100. I seen this in an email one time and I got it wrong. I couldn't believe it. I probably got it wrong this time too.

    Fourth question: Ummmm, how about Mary?

    Fifth question: I suppose the smart thing to do would be to just verbally ask. Although I will admit it took me a minute to figure that one out.
  10. Sep 16, 2005 #9


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    1 second

    2 one lap ahead or last

    3 5000

    4 Nunu

    5 ask for pair of sun glasses
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  11. Sep 16, 2005 #10
    see, i'm not the only one :biggrin:
  12. Sep 16, 2005 #11


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    What you talking about Horsey :confused: :uhh:
  13. Sep 16, 2005 #12
    My first couple were different..

    First: What does "second person" mean? The person ranked second in the race, or the second person that you overtake?

    Second: To overtake the last person, you must be in last. Thus, it doesn't make sense.

    Third: 4100? Trick question?

    Fourth: Nunu, duh.

    Fifth: Ask.
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  14. Sep 16, 2005 #13
    second, any position, 4100, nunu, verbally
  15. Sep 16, 2005 #14
    u 2 forgot to make your answers white like me.:biggrin:
  16. Sep 16, 2005 #15


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    2.not possible
    3.4100 (still don't see the catch)
    4. mary
    5. He could walk into the store with his dog, pick it up, and start swinging it around. Surely, this will will the nearest store attendant to him, asking him what he's doing. To this the blind man could reply "Oh, I'm just looking around !".

    Or he could, being a ZZTop fan and all, ask for a pair of cheap sunglasses.

    I think I overshot the time-limit on that last question.
  17. Sep 16, 2005 #16
    the pattern of mary's daughter's names seem to go in the alphabetical order of sanskrit. i dont think that the person who made the question knwew sanskrit but the pattern looks familiar and matches others answers too.
    like ka , kaa, ki, kee, ku, koo, ke , kai, ko...
    thats why i got it wrong
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  18. Sep 16, 2005 #17
    It's the old establish a pattern trick, and see who sticks with the pattern even when it isn't appropriate. Despite knowing that, I got two wrong.
  19. Sep 16, 2005 #18
    Bah! I wrote nunu as well :cry:
  20. Sep 16, 2005 #19


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    2nd to last
    He should ask for a pair of sunglasses.

    kinda easy
  21. Sep 16, 2005 #20
    Nice to know you can't add :biggrin:
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