I scored 19 – how will you do?

May 16, 2007 at 7:11 am 5 comments

Here are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you answer correctly? The average person gets 7, which shows how little we pay attention to the commonplace. Write down your answers as you go along. The correct answers are provided at the bottom of the post. Good luck.

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don’t laugh, some people don’t know.)

3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

4. What 6 colors are on the classic Campbell’s soup label?

5. What 2 numbers on the telephone dial don’t have letters by them?

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? (Don’t get up to see!)

7. How many matches are in a standard pack?

8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?

9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

11. Which way does a “no smoking” sign’s slash run?

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

13. On which side of a women’s blouse are the buttons?

14. Which way do fans rotate?

15. How many sides does a stop sign have?

16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who is missing?

20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

21. On which playing card is the card maker’s trademark?

22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?

23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?

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1. Bottom

2. 50

3. Right

4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, and gold

5. 1, 0

6. Right

7. 20

8. Red

9. 87.7

10. Clockwise (north of the equator)

11. Towards bottom right

12. 12 (no number 1)

13. Left

14. Clockwise as you look at it (actually depends on the fan)

15. 8

16. Left

17. 5

18. 6

19. Bashful

20. 8

21. Ace of spades

22. Left

23. * and #

24. 3

25. Counter

To continue the meme, post this on your site with the number of correct answers in your subject line, and trackback to this post.

Entry filed under: fun, learn, meme.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dailypiglet  |  May 16, 2007 at 10:50 am

    i got 12, and i was very surprised that i missed that much 🙂

  • 2. travelingmedicineshow  |  May 16, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    13 correct. I’m above average! My mother always said so. It’s good to be back from my hiatus. What I miss?

  • 3. PrettyInTheCity  |  May 17, 2007 at 12:34 am

    I told your blog to my friend who lives in USA, and she only got 9 correct. ^o^

  • 4. icedmocha  |  May 21, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Isn’t it amazing how many things we just don’t pay attention to, even though we see them all the time?

  • 5. Nicola  |  May 21, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    I blame my embarrassing total on being English!


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