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Mental Test

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mudhog, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Mental Test

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    >>Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of

    >>the muscles. As we grow older, it's important that we

    >>keep mentally alert. The saying: "If you don't use it,

    >>you will lose it" also applies to the brain, so.........

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    >>Below is a very private way to gage your loss or

    >>non-loss of intelligence. So take the following test

    >>presented here and determine if you are losing it or

    >>are still a MENSA candidate.

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    >>OK, relax, clear your mind and....... begin.

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    >>1. What do you put in a toaster?

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    >>The answer is bread. If you said "toast", then give up

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    >>yourself. If you said, "bread", go to question 2.

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    >>2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk". What do

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    >>Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk", please

    >>do not attempt the next question. Your brain is

    >>obviously overstressed and may even overheat. It may

    >>be that you need to content yourself with reading

    >>something more appropriate such as "Children's World".

    >>If you said, "water" then proceed to question three.

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    >>3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue

    >>house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is

    >>made from pink bricks and a black house is made from

    >>black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

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    >>Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said

    >>"green bricks", what the heck are you still doing here

    >>reading these questions????? If you said

    >>"glass", then go on to question four.

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    >>4. Twenty years ago, a plane is ; flying at 20,000 feet

    >>over Germany. If you will recall, Germany at the time

    >>was politically divided into West Germany and East

    >>Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines

    >>fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining

    >>engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing

    >>procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he

    >>has time and the plane crashes smack in the middle of

    >>"no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany.

    >>Where would you bury the survivors - East Germany or

    >>West Germany or in "no man's land"?

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    >>Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors. If you

    >>said ANYTHING else, you are a real idiot and you must

    >>NEVER try to rescue anyone from a plane crash. Your

    >>efforts would not be appreciated. ...... If you said,

    >>"Don't bury the survivors" then proceed to the next question.

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    >>5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60th of a

    >>degree every minute then how many degrees will the

    >>hour hand move in one hour?

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    >>Answer: One degree. If you said "360 degrees" or

    >>anything other than "one degree", you are to be

    >>congratulated on getting this far, but you are

    >>obviously out of your league. Turn your pencil in and

    >>exit the room. Everyone else proceed to the final question.

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    >>6. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus

    >>from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17

    >>people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off

    >>the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people

    >>get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off

    >>and 16 people get on. In Swansea, three people get off

    >>and five people get on. In Carmathen, six people get

    >>off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford

    >>Haven. What was the name of the bus driver?

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    >>Answer: Oh, for heaven sake! It was YOU, you dummy.

    >>Read the first line!!!
     
  2. backyardbuilt

    backyardbuilt 1/2 ton status

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    Made it all the way to the last one then I screwed up.
     
  3. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I don't get the clock ?, shoudn't it be 5, all the others were easy... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  4. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    I have to say, #s one and two got me!
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    It's just math...looking at a clock won't get you the answer 1/60 of a degree x 60 is one full degree.

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  6. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I guess it's just the way it's worded, because I still don't get it and no amount of reasoning is gonna help with this one....hahahahahaha, I re-read it and came out with 60 this time, I know the answer to be 1 but I can't get the ? to come out right in my head.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Try it in decimal then. 1/60 is 0.016666667. Multiply that by 60 and see what you get./forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  8. Donna

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    I got them all right except the last one. I was figuring out how many people were on the bus and never even needed too. DUH...blonde moment i guess.
     

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