Sunday, October 19, 2008

Answers to Quiz

Due to the obvious popularity of the recent quiz, I left the post up longer. :( If you haven't taken the Quiz yet, don't cheat. Go to the post before this one and take it! What else in the world do you have to do?

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 backwards:
> 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.


Eileen and Sue said...

well, I got one right..the one about the pear in the bottle.. do I win a prize ;)

Dale said...

Even with cheating I probably would have gotten a couple wrong. I knew Niagara Falls, guessed they might grow the pear in there and got 2 out of 3 'dw' words (missed dwindle). Punctuation I would have gotten but only because I pretend to have full control over my punctuation.