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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:23 am 
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Here's ten questions that youhave to answer. Please- No dictionaries science books or other reading material to assist you- or peeking at your neighbours answer sheet!!!!!!! Cheaters will be punished!

Make sure you skim quickly over everyone elses post so you don't see their answers- or if you do- may your eyes fall into the bowl of a thousand kittens lapping up milk. Remember no cheating. The winner gets a free DVD of the Grey Cup classic 2006 BC thumping of les Alouettes- the greatest game in football- the CFL.


1) "A P is W 1,000 W." When this common English phrase is spelled out, what does the 1st W stand for?

Walker
window
words
worth
Wordsworth
willow
William
wax
win
None of the above are correct

2)Abstemiously and facetiously are two words that are interesting because they share an unusual feature. What does this feature involve?

synonyms
anagrams
antonyms
homonyms
homophones
rhyming
vowels
syllables
consonants
None of the above are correct

3)You are playing a new board game that uses two dice. However these are not six-sided cube dice. Each of the dice has eight sides. What are the chances that you will roll an 8 (total on the "up" faces of both dice)?

1 out of 32
3 out of 64
1 out of 16
5 out of 64
3 out of 32
7 out of 64
1 out of 8
9 out of 64
5 out of 32
None of the above are correct

3)You have just walked into a vespiary. Where are you?

a temple
a library
a commune
a tavern
a blacksmith's shop
a butcher's shop
a cobbler's shop
a nest of bees
a nest of wasps
None of the above are correct

4) What is most unusual about the following sentence?

"I am not sure every turtle paddles upstream naturally."

quotation marks
punctuation
vowels
The fact that turtles can't swim
hidden name
hidden phrase
1-9 letters
9-5 letters
The lack of certainty in the author
None of the above are correct

5) There are 13 D in a BD. What does the 'D' stand for?

days
dimes
diners
decks
doors
differences
donuts
domains
doctors
None of the above are correct

6)What is the meaning of the word "somerset"?

monkey
muffin
swing set
somersault
summer sausage
flower
pond
ocean
wind
None of the above are correct

7) What is the branch of science that deals with the classification of plants and animals?

biology
zoology
morphology
etiology
taxonomy
anthropology
embryology
physiology
histology
None of the above are correct

8) If I gave you the names tierceron, quadripartite, barrel, fan, and underpitch or Welsh, could you tell me to what these refer?

mathematics
physics
chemistry
psychology
athletics
architecture
ceramics
fishing
culture
None of the above are correct

9) Below is an incomplete list of the noble gases. Which one is missing? HINT: It has been in the news in recent years.

helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, ?

helium
hydrogen
actinium
nitrogen
radon
boron
oxygen
nobelium
bromine
None of the above

10) You probably know that melting is when a solid turns to liquid and freezing is when a liquid turns to a solid. What is it called when a solid turns to a gas?

sublimation
veneration
avidity
lividity
dichroism
polenta
chervil
cytochemistry
cytodifferentiation
None of the above are correct


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:00 am 
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OK - here goes. I am going to show my ignorance in some areas. BTW there were 2 #3's, and a smiley for #8 (was this part of the test? Do I get a sticker for being observant?). :D

1. worth
2. vowels
3. 1 in 8
3. none of the above
4. 1-9 letters
5. donuts
6. pond
7. biology
8. fishing
9. radon
10. none of the above

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I hope I got at least a few right. :oops:


1) "A P is W 1,000 W." When this common English phrase is spelled out, what does the 1st W stand for?

worth


2)Abstemiously and facetiously are two words that are interesting because they share an unusual feature. What does this feature involve?

vowels

3)You are playing a new board game that uses two dice. However these are not six-sided cube dice. Each of the dice has eight sides. What are the chances that you will roll an 8 (total on the "up" faces of both dice)?

I don't even get stats, so this is my best guess:
9 out of 64


3)You have just walked into a vespiary. Where are you?

a nest of wasps


4) What is most unusual about the following sentence?

"I am not sure every turtle paddles upstream naturally."


1-9 letters


5) There are 13 D in a BD. What does the 'D' stand for?

donuts

This one tricked me because at first I thought both d's had to be the same word, but baker's dozen is the only thing I can think of...so who knows if I am correct.

6)What is the meaning of the word "somerset"?


somersault


7) What is the branch of science that deals with the classification of plants and animals?

biology


8) If I gave you the names tierceron, quadripartite, barrel, fan, and underpitch or Welsh, could you tell me to what these refer?


athletics


9) Below is an incomplete list of the noble gases. Which one is missing? HINT: It has been in the news in recent years.

helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, ?


radon


10) You probably know that melting is when a solid turns to liquid and freezing is when a liquid turns to a solid. What is it called when a solid turns to a gas?

sublimation


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Sadie, lefty- great answers and well done. Sadie got 4 wrong and lefty got only 2 wrong. Now the next part is a logic game - Which answers are wrong? As for the smiley face- that came up on its own, But you do get 1 point for mentioning the mistake and the smiley face. 2#3's-oops sorry- meant for 10 questions but got a teachers dozen- 11.

Have you typed in disgust and sent it in to see what comes up? Wonder how many items come up different than what was typed.

lefty- 9/11= 82%

sadie- 7+1bonus/11= 73%

Bonus 10 points for whomever gets the right answer here first-one guess only- no cheating. Ready..................................................GO :wink:

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I have put the answers in bold that I think we each got wrong.

Sadie............................................Lefty

1. worth........................................1. worth
2. vowels......................................2. vowels
3. 1 in 8.........................................3. 9 out of 64
3. none of the above ...................3. a nest of wasps
4. 1-9 letters....................................4. 1-9 letters
5. donuts.........................................5. donuts
6. pond ..........................................6. somersault
7. biology.........................................7. biology
8. fishing .......................................8. athletics
9. radon...........................................9. radon
10. none of the above...................10. sublimation

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OOPs- I'd make a horrible teacher. Good thing you listed them sadie, because it turns out you had one more wrong than I thought! Have to remark this again. Teach you to bring your paper back for remarking! :lol:

Sadie............................................Lefty

1. worth........................................1. worth
2. vowels......................................2. vowels
3. 1 in 8.........................................3. 9 out of 64
3. none of the above ...................3. a nest of wasps
4. 1-9 letters....................................4. 1-9 letters
5. donuts.........................................5. donuts
6. pond ..........................................6. somersault
7. biology.........................................7. biology
8. fishing .......................................8. athletics
9. radon...........................................9. radon
10. none of the above...................10. sublimation

3(The first 3)- is wrong for sadie, right for lefty(?) :?:
3(#2?)- is wrong for sadie, right for lefty
6- is wrong for sadie, right for lefty
7- is both wrong
8- is both wrong
10- sadie is wrong

See! See what being a brownnoser does to one ? Now I have to remark your paper.

Lets see--- five wrong from ten, no eleven, times something- divided by....... aw heck, I'd never be a teacher. Whoever gets the two wrong answers right wins a free custom t-shirt or a custom bumper sticker.

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Ok I am working on it but the first number three is wrong for both of us. The answer is 7/64. I can't believe I missed that one to begin with. I love stats but couldn't get a 6 sided dice out of my head.

You could get a 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 2-6, 2-7, 2-8, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7, 3-8, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7, 4-8, 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6, 6-7, 6-8, 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4, 7-5, 7-6, 7-7, 7-8, 8-1, 8-2, 8-3, 8-4, 8-5, 8-6, 8-7, 8-8.

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Illustrated like a true teacher sadie. Well done- Gold star.

The other answers were;
7) is zoology and
8) was architecture.

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