Friday, August 24, 2007

Old Timer's Quiz

It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercise of
the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older,
it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it!
Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of
intelligence.
Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not. The
spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your
answer. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.


1. What do you put in a toaster?



Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," give up now and do something else.

Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.




2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?




Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't attempt the next
question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content
yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World.
However, if you said "water", proceed to question 3.



3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from
blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is
made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?




Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green bricks," why
are you still reading these??? If you said "glass," go on to Question 4.


4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over
Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided
into West Ge rmany and East Germany ) Anyway, during the flight, two
Engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails
before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany , West Germany , or no man's land"?


Answer: You don't bury survivors. If you said ANYTHING else, you're a
dunce
and you must stop. If you said, "You don't bury survivors", proceed to the
next question.



5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to
Milford Haven in Wales In London , 17 people get on the bus. In Reading ,
six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two
people get off and four get on. In Cardiff , 11 people get off and
16 people get on. In Swansea , three people get off and five people get on
In Carmathen, six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at
Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver?


Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!!

Thanks John G.

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