Monday, May 14, 2007

I failed. Miserably.

Here are 4 questions.
Don't take your time - answer them all instantly.

Ready? GO!!!(scroll down)

First Question:
You are participating in a race.
You overtake the second person.
What position are you in?

If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong!
If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

Try not to mess up in the next question.
To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first question.

Second Question:
If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again.
How can you overtake the LAST Person?

Third Question:
Note: This must be done in your head only.
Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 30.
Add another 1000.
Now add 20.
Now add another 1000.
Now add 10.
What is the total?

Scroll down for answer.


Did you get 5000?
The correct answer is actually 4100.

Don't believe it?
Check again!

Fourth Question:
Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono.
What is the name of the fifth daughter?


NO! Of course not.
Her name is Mary.
Read the question again.

So how did you do?

I got .... zero.
Oooops ...


Anonymous said...

d*** it. i got zero too. and i call myself a teacher!

i like this! :)

Unknown said...

I am very proud to announce that I got one right! Ta-da - Mary Nunu. Other than that I completely and utterly dim.

Unknown said...

I got the first one right and the rest are just nasty silly badly written questions. You see CS as I pointed out to a student today if the majority of the class have been able to follow the instructions are the instructions at fault or is it the student? In this case it has to be the questions; right?

Anonymous said...

Nope its 5000 -don't be silly

Anonymous said...

rightly so, Miss V!

The Wandering Author said...

Uh, well, I applied my full and sparkling intellect to these problems and was rewarded with the resounding score of.... zero! Almost caught the first one, though; if the instructions hadn't said to take no time to answer, I would have had it. Maybe some of the rest, but #1 was the one that had me saying "Wait a minute!" in the back of my mind even as I answered.

Jan said...

I think I just passed the ElevenPlus.
This means a new leather satchel.
I think I shall pass on the 2-wheeler bike..

Anonymous said...

Hold on, if you overtake the last, doesn't that actually mean you're first? On a round track, it is quite possible to overtake the last, you're simply got one lap on him/her ...

Anonymous said...

If you lap the last person you can be anywhere from first to second to last.

However, the correct answer to the question is "someone else".

Debi said...

Ah anonymous and laconian ... that's interesting. My children also brought up the lapping thing.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. Someone's going to have to explain the 4100 thing to me.

Anonymous said...

Ok. Duh. I never realised I was THAT stupid.

Anonymous said...

Four out of four.

If you let me off with assuming that if you overtake the last runner in a race you have just lapped them and you are the first

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