10 questions to challenge your brain

Here is a quick test that appeared in Corriere.it to see if you pay attention and avoid the pitfalls, both old and new.

The Quiz

  1. The 3 children

The Mom of Paul has three children.  The first is named April, the second May.  The third?

  1. The butcher

A butcher is about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and has a 10 ½ shoe size.  What does he weigh?

  1. Record

Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain in the world?

  1. Cleanliness

How much dirt is there in a hole that measures 58 centimeters by 90 centimeters?

  1. Spelling

What word is always spelled “incorrectly”?

  1. Wishes

Ernest was born December 28 but his birthday is always in the summer.  How is that possible?

  1. Crutches

In Canada one cannot take a photo of a man with a wooden leg.  Why?

  1. Speed

You are running a race and you overpass the person in second place.  In what place are you?

  1. Eggs over easy

Do you say “gli albumi” are yellow or “le albume” are yellow?

  1. Harvest

A farmer has 5 piles of hay in one field and four in another.  How many would he have if he put them together in one field?

The Answers

1.The third child is named Paul.

  1. Meat
  2. Mount Everest
  3. There is no dirt in a hole
  4. “incorrectly”
  5. He was born in the southern hemisphere
  6. You need a camera or a cell phone to take a photo. You can’t take one with a wooden leg.
  7. Second
  8. Neither because the albumen is the white of the egg
  9. One, if he puts them all together in a huge pile


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1 Response to 10 questions to challenge your brain

  1. Anne LaRiviere says:

    these were great. I did not correctly answer as many as I hoped i would.

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