Here’s A Tough Quiz

1.  Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2.  What famous North American landmark is constantly moving  backward?

3.  Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.   All other vegetables must be replanted every year.  What are the only two perennial  vegetables?

4.  What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you  can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the  bottle.  The pear is whole and ripe, and  the bottle is genuine; it hasn’t been cut in any way.  How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6.  Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’, and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9.  Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter ‘S.’

Answers in comments…don’t peek.

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  1. oldsalt1942

    1… The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.

    2. North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls.
    (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

    3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.

    4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.

    5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle.
    The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

    6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle…

    7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe,question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces and ellipses.

    8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

    9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with ‘S’: Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

  2. This was fun!

    I knew the asparagus and rhubarb because those were in the garden in Iowa.

    Never heard of braces and ellipses, but I got the other punctuation marks.

    Got a few others, too, but didn’t know about boxing, Niagara, the pear or the strawberry. That’s one of those obvious ones, once you think about it. 😉

    I did just HORRIBLE on this one. I’ve been a boxing fan since I was a kid and don’t know why that one stumped me. I got a few of the S questions right but fell flat on my face with pretty much everything else.

    I’m also a huge fan of asparagus. It used to grow wild all around our town on Cape Cod. I’d take a paper bag with me on my paper route during the growing season and it would be full by the time I got back home. We’d pig out on it a couple of times a week. We also used to have rhubarb in our back yard and I love eating it raw. Probably why sweet tarts were so appealing to me when they came out.