# Thread: Common Sense Test , see how you do ...

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## Common Sense Test , see how you do ...

Came across this earlier and thought it was rather fun, especially slapping myself thinking doh! Why didn't I think of that ...

Anyway give it a go - I'll post the answers later for all to see, post your answers below, and remember, no cheating!!

1) Some months have 30 days, and other months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?

2) If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it be before you had taken all of the pills?

3) How much soil is there in a hole measuring one metre by one metre by one metre?

4) Divide 50 by half and add ten. What do you get?

5) A farmer had 19 sheep. All but 9 died. How many live sheep were left?

6) If you had only one match and entered a COLD and DARK room, where there was an oil heater, an oil lamp and a candle, what would you light first?

7) A fishing boat is lying in the dock. There is a rope ladder hanging over the side with its end touching the water. The rungs of the ladder are 1 metre apart and the tide is rising at 30 centimetres an hour. At the end of 3 hours, how many of the rungs will be covered?

8) Take 2 pears from 3 pears. What do you have?

9) How many animals of each species did Jesus take with him in the Ark?

10) If you drove a bus with 43 people on board from Chicago and stopped at Pittsburg to pick up 7 more people and drop off 5 passengers and at Cleveland to drop off 8 passengers and pick up 4 more and eventually arrive at Philadelphia 20 hours later, what's the name of the driver?

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1.) 1 per year, unless it's a leap year

2.) 1 hour if you start immediately

3.) 1 cubic meter assuming it's a cubic hole

4.) 110

5.) 9

6.) Candle

7.) 1 or 2 depending on where the last rung is

8.) 2 pears

9.) None

10.) My name

not really a test of common sense... but still entertaining
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1. All of them.

2. One hour.

3. None.

4. 35

5. 9

6. The match.

7. None.

8. 2

9. None.

10. Debbie (my name)

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## Re: Common Sense Test , see how you do ...

1. All months have 28 days in them.
2. 1 and a half hours.
3. None, unless if it is a hole in the ground or something.
4. (50/2)=25+10 = 35
5. 9 are left... Wool anybody?
6. Match. With that I could light the rest...
7. 1 unless if there is a rung on the bottom of the rope, else 0 (zero).
8. 2 Pears.
9. 0 (zero)
10. The driver was MGCJerry

Edited: to correct spelling of "hole"

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50/.5 = 100 +10 =110 Hiccups

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Originally posted by Mark L
50/.5 = 100 +10 =110 Hiccups
Yeah, after I posted I figured that was the "catch" in that question, but I figured I'd be cheating to go back in and change the answer. I'm not the only one who got it wrong so far though - and I'm sure a lot more people will get it right now. (Thought about posting the reasons for my answers too, but wanted to let others answer for a while without any extra clues.)

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1. All of them.
2. An hour.
3. None.
4. 110.
5. Left where?
6. The match.
7. None.
8. 2.
9. None.
10. Matt.

I knew these had to be trick questions.

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1. All of them

2. 1 hour

3. None

4. 110

5. 9

6. Candle (D'oh!--edit)

7. Assuming the last rung is touching but not covered, none.

8. 2 pears

9. No record of Jesus being on the Ark.

10. I suppose whoever has to cover that route in 20 hours would be known as Disgruntled.

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1) 12 months
2) 1 hour
3) None, it's a hole
4) 35
5) 9 sheepies
6) The candle
7) One (the very bottom rung)
8) Either 3 pears or five messy pears
9) 2
10) I'm the driver

Edit: Damn, got number 4 wrong. I knew there was a trick!!
Edit 2: Damn, got number 9 wrong - I know nothing about religion.
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## Re: Common Sense Test , see how you do ...

1)1
2)1.5 hrs
3)1 sq. meter
4)35
5)9
6)Oil Lamp
7)1
8)2 pears
9)Err....
10)Fred

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4) Divide 50 by half and add ten. What do you get?
50/25+10=12

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1. All of them. Some have a few extra too.
2. 1 hour
3. None. It's a hole.
4. 110
5. 9
6. The match. Duh!
7. None. The boat floats!
8. Two pears.
9. None, and this riddle works better when you use Moses instead.
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How'd I do? I've seen a couple of these before, like the ark one.

Here's a riddle for you:

Two men are playing checkers. They play a total of five games. They both win the same number of games. There are no ties, stalemates or unfinished games. How is this possible?

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## Re: Common Sense Test , see how you do ...

1) 12
2) 1 hour
3) No soil. It is a hole.
4) 110
5) 9
6) The match
7) None because the boat rises with it.
8) 2 pears
9) None. It was Noah.
10) Rich

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Originally posted by the_pm
Two men are playing checkers. They play a total of five games. They both win the same number of games. There are no ties, stalemates or unfinished games. How is this possible? [/B]
They are not playing against each other.

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Adrianne has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown gloves in her drawer. In complete darkness, how many gloves must she take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a pair that match?

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1) All of them

2) 1 hour

3) ?

4) 110

5) 9 live sheep

6) The match

7) 0

8) 2

9) None. It was Noah, not Jesus.

10) <insert my name here> you are the driver

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1. All of them. Some have a few extra too.
2. 1 hour
3. None. It's a hole.
4. 110
5. 9
6. The match. Duh!
7. None. The boat floats!

8. Noah did it and It was 2 of each unclean animal and 7 of each clean animal. ()

9. None, and this riddle works better when you use Moses instead.

All my answers were stolen from the_pm to save time except 8.

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Originally posted by The Islander
Adrianne has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown gloves in her drawer. In complete darkness, how many gloves must she take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a pair that match?
3, assuming they are all the same style brown and same style black.

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12) A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction, each side having a southern exposure. A big bear comes along. What color is the bear?

13) I went to bed at eight o'clock in the evening and wound up my clock and set the alarm to sound at nine o'clock in the morning. How many hours sleep would I get before being awoken by the alarm?

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For the gloves, I think the answer is 13. But it depends on what you mean by a "match".

Also, you would only get one hour of sleep.

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Originally posted by the_pm
3, assuming they are all the same style brown and same style black.
3 is wrong.

Edited to say yes 13 is correct for the glove question.

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Originally posted by sid007
12) A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction, each side having a southern exposure. A big bear comes along. What color is the bear?

13) I went to bed at eight o'clock in the evening and wound up my clock and set the alarm to sound at nine o'clock in the morning. How many hours sleep would I get before being awoken by the alarm?
12) White. You're at the North Pole.
13) 1 hour. You wound your clock.

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Originally posted by sid007
12) A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction, each side having a southern exposure. A big bear comes along. What color is the bear?
White

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There are 5 houses that are each a different colour.
There is a person of a different nationality in each house.
The 5 owners drink a certain drink. They each smoke a certain brand of cigarettes and also have a certain pet. No owner has the same pet, smokes the same brand of cigarettes nor drinks the same drink.
The question is. “Who has the pet fish?”

CLUES

1. The British man lives in the red house.
2. The Swedish man has a dog for a pet.
3. The Danish man drinks tea.
4. The green house is to the left of the white house.
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
6. The person that smokes Pall Mall has a bird.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The person that lives in the middle house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The person that smokes Blend, lives next to the one that has a cat.
11. The person that has a horse lives next to the one that smokes Dunhill.
12. The one that smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to a blue house.
15. The person that smokes Blend, has a neighbour that drinks water.

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Originally posted by The Islander
3 is wrong.

Edited to say yes 13 is correct for the glove question.
If you take out three gloves, at least two will be brown or black, and the third might be brown or black, but you'll have a match. But I was assuming all six pairs of each were the same style of glove.

If you're talking about six pairs of brown gloves, all completely different styles, and six pairs of blacks gloves, all different styles, then the answer is 13. But going by the information given in the original question, I'm just not seeing how the answer is anything other than three.

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This quiz is ridiculously easy; I've seen it before, also.

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All the gloves are the same style, but a pair is one left handed glove and one right handed glove, that's the trick to the question, so it's not until the 13th glove that a pair must exist.

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Originally posted by The Islander
All the gloves are the same style, but a pair is one left handed glove and one right handed glove, that's the trick to the question, so it's not until the 13th glove that a pair must exist.
Ah ha - we have a winner!

You got me on that one

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Originally posted by The Islander
The question is. “Who has the pet fish?”

CLUES

1. The British man lives in the red house.
2. The Swedish man has a dog for a pet.
3. The Danish man drinks tea.
4. The green house is to the left of the white house.
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
6. The person that smokes Pall Mall has a bird.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The person that lives in the middle house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The person that smokes Blend, lives next to the one that has a cat.
11. The person that has a horse lives next to the one that smokes Dunhill.
12. The one that smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to a blue house.
15. The person that smokes Blend, has a neighbour that drinks water. [/B]
Way too hard. I quit. One more clue. Who has the aquarium?

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1. 1 except leap years
2. 1 and half hours
3. none
4. 110
5.9
6. candle
7. none
8. 2 pears
9. noahs ark
10. george

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I don't think there are polar bears at the north pole. To feed they need for the arctic ice to have enough gaps for access to fish or fish-eating mammals.

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1) All months

2) An hour

3) None

4) 110

5) 9

6) the match

7) none

8) 2 pears

9) none

10) alex

yes! i got them all and still remember them

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The German Has the Fish

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Originally posted by The Islander
There are 5 houses that are each a different colour.
There is a person of a different nationality in each house.
The 5 owners drink a certain drink. They each smoke a certain brand of cigarettes and also have a certain pet. No owner has the same pet, smokes the same brand of cigarettes nor drinks the same drink.
The question is. “Who has the pet fish?”

CLUES

1. The British man lives in the red house.
2. The Swedish man has a dog for a pet.
3. The Danish man drinks tea.
4. The green house is to the left of the white house.
5. The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
6. The person that smokes Pall Mall has a bird.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The person that lives in the middle house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The person that smokes Blend, lives next to the one that has a cat.
11. The person that has a horse lives next to the one that smokes Dunhill.
12. The one that smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to a blue house.
15. The person that smokes Blend, has a neighbour that drinks water.
The German has the Fish.

We used to do puzzles like this back in Odyssey of the Mind (when I was in Middle School). we had a grid pattern to use to help solve the riddle. So I had to make my own for this one.

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1) All the months have 28 days, some have a few more, duh!

2) 1 Hour, NOT 1 and 1/2 hours! Because ... you take one at 1:00, then one at 1:30, then one at 2:00

3) It's a hole fool, theres not going to be any soil in it!!

4) Dividing by a half is the same as multiplying by two, so it's 110, remember to read the question

5) 9, not 10, think everyone got that ... well done to the intelligent person that said "left where...", could have been a twist, but unfortunately it wasn't!

6) Light the match, duh!! You can't light anything else until you've lit the match...

7) Incase you hadn't realised, boats rise with the water ... so there would only be 1 rung touching the water, just as before ...

8) You have two, because you took two ....

9) Jesus didn't have anything to do with the ark ...

10) You are the driver!!

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