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Location: Cross Plains,Tn. zone 6
Posted: Mar/22/2007 3:45 AM PST
This is a quiz for people who know everything! I found out in
a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are
straight questions with straight answers.
1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor
the participants know the score or the leader until the
2. What famous North American landmark is constantly
3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their
own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables
must be replanted every year. What are the only two
4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a
real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and
the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How
did the pear get inside the bottle?
6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters
"dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.
7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
Can you name at least half of them?
8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen,
canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet
beginning with the letter "S."
Answers To Quiz:
1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
participants know the score or the leader until the contest
ends . . Boxing
2. North American landmark constantly moving backward.
Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half
feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water
that rush over it every minute.)
3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own
for several growing seasons. Asparagus and rhubarb.
4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside.........Strawberry.
5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew
inside the bottle. (The bottles are placed over pear buds
when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree.
The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season.
When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)
6. Three English words beginning with dw.
Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.
7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar...........
Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe,
question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets,
parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned,
processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh Lettuce.
9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s".
Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates,
snowshoes, stockings, stilts.
Location: The Garden State
Posted: Mar/22/2007 12:03 PM PST
well I guess I don't know as much as I thought I did.LOL I got boxing #1 #2#4#5 a few of #6 that was as easy as looking at the key board but I still don't know what the ellips is and what it is used for. #9 I got some of them.
But what I want to know is what are the names of the clouds. I guess I have to start watching " are you smarter then a 5th grader".
Location: PA, USA
Posted: Mar/22/2007 1:27 PM PST
I, too, am not as smart as I thought, nor am I smarter then a 5th grader. Its a fun show!
I thought #1 would be racing, but I was wrong. I still think it could be tho. I got #4, 2 of #6, 7 of #7 (6 without looking at the keyboard and I, too, would like to know what an ellips is), 5 of #9. The rest I was either way off or had no clue. Interesting about Niagara Falls and I don't think I've ever seen frozen or canned watermelon. However, the pear in the bottle amazed me. I don't drink much alcohol, but it makes me want to get a bottle, just to be able to tell how it gets in there...tee hee. Thanks for sharing the quiz!
Location: NE Ohio, deck chuckin' fool
Posted: Mar/22/2007 3:51 PM PST
Watermelon can be pickled or preserved in other ways though.
I got 4, 6, 7, 9.
Location: Cross Plains,Tn. zone 6
Posted: Mar/23/2007 2:43 PM PST
"Ellipsis": A punctuation character consisting of three dots, or periods in a row, it indicates that a word or phrase has been omitted.
ellipsis ( , ... )
Location: The Garden State
Posted: Mar/24/2007 11:42 AM PST
Thanks Maggie , now how about the names of the clouds?
Location: east coast..Connecticut at the sound !
Posted: Mar/31/2007 4:52 AM PST
This is one way to find out what you don't know that you thought you knew !
Location: Northern, NJ
Posted: Mar/31/2007 7:34 PM PST
Meteorologists name clouds by how high in the sky they form and by their appearance. Most clouds have two parts to their name. Usually the first part of the name has to do with the height and the second part refers to the appearance.
If clouds form at the highest levels, they get the prefix “cirro” as the first part of their name. Middle clouds get the prefix “alto.” Low clouds don’t get a prefix.
There are two cloud appearance types: cumulus and stratus, which are also the basic names of the low clouds. Sometimes they appear higher in the atmosphere and get a combination name with a prefix. For example, middle cumulus clouds are called “altocumulus” and high stratus clouds are “cirrostratus.” If a cloud produces rain or snow it gets either “nimbo” at the beginning or “nimbus” at the end.
Cumulus clouds are low individual billowy globs that are low, have flat bases and look a little like cauliflower. They are at least as tall as they are wide and form on sunny days from pockets of rising air. Their constantly changing outlines are fun to watch because they can take the shapes of almost anything, including animals and faces. Cumulus clouds usually signal fair weather. If they build into the middle or high part of the atmosphere they get the name cumulonimbus. A cumulonimbus cloud is tall, deep and dark and can bring lightning, heavy rain and even severe weather such as hail, damaging winds or tornadoes. It is a sign of rapidly rising and sinking air currents.
Stratus clouds are layered and cover most of the sky. They are much wider than they are tall. If you see them in broken or puffy layers, they are stratocumulus clouds. If you see them in thin high layers that turn the sky solid white, they're cirrostratus clouds. The tiny prisms of ice in a cirrostratus layer can bend the sun's light. As a result, often you can see a halo or veil of rainbow colors around the sun. When stratus clouds are very thick, they become dark nimbostratus clouds, which can produce rain, drizzle or snow.
Cirrus clouds are high and thin and made entirely of ice crystals. Forming above 20,000 feet in the atmosphere, they often look like wisps of white hair. Cirrus clouds, which are a sign of warm moist air rising up over cold air, are sometimes an early signal that thickening clouds could bring light rain or snow within one or two days.