9 Question Quiz

This is a quiz for people who know everything!   These are not trick questions. Struggle a bit trying.
They are straight questions with straight answers.

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 are in the comments
 Thanks Ronnie

45 thoughts on “9 Question Quiz”

  1. Answers To Quiz:

    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. We have a lima bean plant that is 3 years old. My daughter planted it at the beginning of school 3 years ago and it’s still producing beans in a pot in our kitchen window. My son accidentally broke it completely off and stuck it back in the pot 2 years ago and it grew new roots.

      • The fruit is the ‘meat’ which feeds the seed to grow, and also the part that we eat. Everything that surrounds a seed is the fruit.

        I got some of those… didn’t know 1, 3, or 8, and 2 took me a while.

        • Ok, and even though a bean isn’t a ‘vegetable’, I pretty much use it as any other vegetable. So let’s say a bean is a vegetable that typically has to be replanted every growing season like most other vegetables and a strawberry is a fruit with seeds on the outside. I won’t go to court to demand that like New York did in 1947 to call rhubarb a fruit and not a vegetable. If we go with strict man-made classifications, there are very few vegetables. Probably better to skip the classifications and just enjoy the food.

  3. Missed 3,6,8

    #3 – I missed the implied “if you harvest them” aspect of it, so I had plants that would simply survive and create more year by year if left alone.

    #6 – I’m with Spiff, I got Dweeb too, so I’m going to count that as OK.

    #8 – What about Bananas? Unless you’re counting prepared meals as “sold as”, then what about “Wilting” lettuce over heat?

    And Johns, I thinks spats are OK. I also had Stirrup in my list.

    • There are some cultures like the creole one that cooks Bananas … and I have to admit it’s suprisingly delicious.

      • Aren’t those plantains? I got fooled into eating one as a banana when I was down in New Orleans the first time. Not bad but WAAAAAYYY different than a banana if that’s what you’re expecting.

        I’ve only ever seen bananas “cooked” in banana’s foster, which is awesome, but the’re really just fresh bananas heated up in a butter, cinnamon, and alcohol mix… Does that count?

  4. #7 – What about the tilde, the slash and the solidus?
    #4 – Raspberries and Blackberries also have their fruit on the outside.

    • Blackberry/Raspberry seeds are inside the little spheres of fruit, while the strawberry seeds are directly on the outside ๐Ÿ™‚

    • +1 exactly what I thought too but I guess there’s some culture that used it in an sofisticated manner ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • You can buy tinned watermelon – well, lots of types of melon. And processed, as in, peeled, de-seeded and cubed is also quite popular. Well, here in England anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Some of the objections have some merit (viz. “Strawberry”), but Tilde and so forth are not in English Grammar.


  6. 2. Mt. Rushmore? since mountains rise over time, the faces may be receding from their previous locations albeit slowly.
    6. sandwich?

  7. #1 Chess. Actually there is a score kept in boxing and players can see it in between rounds.

    Banana cannot be an answer for #8 as Banana chips are not fresh (they are like potato chips).

  8. In boxing, most of times it’s easy to know who’s leading the match. Unless a KO occurs, it’s generally possible to guess who wins way before the match ends.

  9. Some of these I knew because of the tv show The West Wing. The president asked his staff a few of these. And isn’t Kim chi cabbage as well? Not lettuce.

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