[Misc/Humor] The World's Easiest Quiz

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I recently received this from an acquaintance.
The World's Easiest Quiz

(Answers at the bottom. Hey - NO Cheating!)

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get catgut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What color is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) How long did the Thirty Years War last?

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Answers To The Quiz

1) 116 years, from 1337 to 1453.

2) Ecuador.

3) From sheep and horses.

4) November. The Russian calendar was 13 days behind ours.

5) Squirrel fur.

6) The Latin name was Insularia Canaria - Island of the Dogs.

7) Albert. When he came to the throne in 1936 he respected the wish of Queen Victoria that no future king should ever be called Albert.

8) Distinctively crimson.

9) New Zealand.

10) Thirty years, of course. From 1618 to 1648.

-- David L (bumpkin@dnet.net), September 13, 2000


I guess no one saw that one when the following was created, David.

Take the New Texas Achievement Test! by Dave Gibbons

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 (AmpolNS) -- Governor Dubya has produced astonishing improvements in Texas students' test scores, particularly among minorities. Confused by critics' charges that the tests have been dumbed down ("Dubya'd down") to artificially increase scores, Bush released this copy of the new test. Can you out-think the Texas students whose pollution-addled brains have to deal with this test? Try it!

Words 1. How is "Texas" spelled? a. Texas b. Wyoming c. Tzpht

Counting 2. If Juan has 2 burritos and Juanita has 1 burrito, and each burrito costs $1, what is 2+1? a. 3 b. Wyoming c. 21

3. How many boots does the average man wear? (assume no farming or industrial accidents) a. 2 b. Chevrolet c. 9

Science 4. What color is air? a. kind of see-through brown b. bagel c. 9

5. If a mosquito bit a dinosaur and got trapped in amber, then they used the DNA in the blood to make a dinosaur today, wouldn't it be cool? a. yes b. Wyoming c. fish

6. If a tornada comes, which of these things should you hide under? a. the desk b. Wyoming c. a giant glass-and-razorblade sculpture

History 7. President John F. Kennedy was shot to death in Texas. Isn't that cool? a. yes b. avocado c. Ralph Lauren

8. Which of these states was purchased as part of the Louisiana Purchase? a. Louisiana b. Norway c. April

Places 9. Where is Texas? a. Texas b. North Dakota c. Africa

10. If you live and work in Texas but the law requires you to live somewhere else, where do you pretend to live? (assume "Mexico" is not an answer) a. Wyoming b. Wyoming c. Wyoming

Special AmPol Bonus: Name two famous political families where three brothers were very successful, two brothers were embarrassing, and one brother was really embarrassing? a. Bush and Kennedy b. Bush and Wyoming c. Bush and Menendez

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), September 13, 2000.

So, what are the correct answers?

-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), September 13, 2000.


I think Anita's giving us until tomorrow to figure 'em out. So, I don't know about you, but I've just made a fresh pot of coffee, sharpened a dozen pencils, and this'll be my last post for the evening. And, just between you 'n' me, I bet she'll give me bonus points since I'm at a disadvantage -- I'm not a Texan. Really...you should go for it too.

Anyway, somehow I feel on fire with knowledge right now, and here's my chance to show it. Wish me luck.

-- eve (eve_rebekah@yahoo.com), September 13, 2000.

You know that if I reveal the answer key, 100% of students in Texas will study that and pass the test. Oh well, here it is:

Answer Key

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), September 14, 2000.

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