Monday, August 07, 2006

Brain Test: Functioning at 40%, Even with Sympathy Points

I'm still laughing at how poorly I did on this quiz, emailed to me earlier today. See the comments for the answers, and for my pathetic score. But first, try it for yourself:

Okay clear your mind.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

2. Say "silk" 5 times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?

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?

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 Germany 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"?

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?


Nancy said...


1. Bread.
My first thought was toast, but I quickly corrected myself. 1/2 point conceded.

2. Water.
My first thought was milk, but I also caught that soon enough to merit 1/2 point.

3. Glass.
At this point I was on to their tricks. 1 point.

4. You don't bury survivors.
My answer was "there were no survivors" because it crashed fatally. Hmmmm... I think I blew this one. 0 points.

5. You're driving the bus, therefore it's your name.
I am embarrassed to say that after years of hearing this one I never got it until today. 0 points.

Total score = 2 points. Ack!!!

daisy said...

Don't feel bad my score was 2. I got 3 and 4 right.

Stidmama said...

I got # 1 and # 4... LOL

EDW said...

i got three points! #1, #2, and #4.

Nancy said...

edw has the best brain power so far...

windella said...

I got two right and so did my friend Pat. We're in good company.
I had seen this test before but could not remember the answers - so I am in worse shape than you all.