Thursday, September 15, 2005

observation test

I received the following from a friend who scored 15. I scored 17 and think a few of the answers are bunk. - How well do you think you can do? (I will put the answers in the comment section - good luck)

The average person only gets 7 right. This is based on
U.S. info, so use all lobes of your brain. This can be
more difficult than it looks -it just shows how
little most of us really see!

There are 25 questions about things we see every day
or have known about all our lives. How many can you
get right? These little simple questions are harder
than you think. It just shows how little we pay
attention to the commonplace things of life.

RULES: Put your thinking caps on. No cheating! No
looking around! No getting out of your chair! No using
anything on or in your desk or computer!

Can you beat 20?? (The average is 7) Write down your
answers and check answers (in the comment section) AFTER
completing all the questions. REMEMBER-NO CHEATING!!!

not, just have fun!

Here we go!

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 six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup

5. What two 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 you dare 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

9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial(including decimal)? (Don't
look at that dial!)

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or
clockwise? (Get out of the bathroom!)

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(no looking!)?

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's

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

21. On which playing card is the card maker's

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

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



Lisa said...

1. Bottom
2. 50
3. Right
4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black & gold
5. 1, 0
6. Right
7. 20
8. Red
9. 87.7
10. Clockwise (north of the equator)
11. >From lower right to upper left
12. 12 (there is no #1)
13. Left
14. Clockwise as you look at it from the front.
15. 8
16. Left
17. 5
18. 6
19. Bashful
20. 8
21. Ace of spades
22. Left
23. * and #
24. 3
25. Counter

Dave Bacon said...

Whoop 20!

I am suspicious of the 87.7 on the FM dial.

The clockwise toilet flush thing only north of the equator is bogus. It's an urban ledgend.

How am I supposed to know who the seven dwarves are?

Lisa said...

I agree - the toilet answer was totally bunk. And, I think that bashful and sleepy are actually the same dwarf.

Brad said...

Wha?!! No partial scores for the soup can question?

I scored 17.

Why aren't these the kind of questions offered on trivia night???!!!

Lisa said...

Maybe we need to come up with our own trivia night : )

frank said...

um, actually to the person who said the toilet water was urban legend and the person who agreed with him, its coriolous effect, proven fact. snipers have to battle this element in extreme long distance shots because of the spin of the earth. its sience dude.

Anonymous said...


joe b said...

Frank, you may want to check your science.

Anonymous said...

Well, i got 21 right. I got what side the buttons on a women's blouse were on wrong. I got which way fans rotate wrong. I got how many lug nuts on a car wheel wrong (i'm a girl... how am i suposed to know this!!!???)I got the card maker's trademark thing wrong, and i got the thing about blinds opening wrong.