Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Pop Quiz

This is a cool little quiz. It's based on U.S. info, and the average person only supposedly gets 7 correct. The questions are all based on average, ordinary things you see often, but demonstrates how little most of us really notice about life.

How many can you get right? These simple questions are more difficult than you think. No cheating, no looking around, or using anything on or in your desk or computer. My answers are in the first comment, correct answers in the second.

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

2. How many states are there in the USA? (This troubles me if you're a U.S. resident and you can't answer this...)

3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

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 leftleg? (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 white?

9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

10 Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?(obviously this will be a different answer for those down under)

11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? (i.e. toward the top of the circle from left to right or the bottom)

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? (I've never seen a t.v. with a VHF dial, so yeah.. I got it way wrong)

13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? (Don't look down and check)

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 missing?

20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? (this has always irked me)

21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?

22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the device that adjusts theopening 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 clip?

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

12 comments:

julia said...

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? - Bottom
2. How many states are there in the USA? 50
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? - Right
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label? - Red, white, black, yellow, gold and....I don't know.
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them? - 1 and 0
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or leftleg? Left w/right
7. How many matches are in a standard pack? - 20 (ex-smoker)
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white? - Red, I think
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? - 87.9
10 Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? - Clockwise?
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? (i.e. toward the top of the circle from left to right or the bottom) Bottom L to top R
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? - 13?
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? - Right?
14. Which way do fans rotate? - Clockwise?
15 How many sides does a stop sign have? - Eight
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side? - Right?
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? - 5
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? - 6
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? - Bashful
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? - 12
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark? - Ace of spades
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the device that adjusts theopening between the slats? - Right
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits? # and *
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip? - 3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise? Counterclockwise

julia said...

ANSWERS

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? BOTTOM

2. How many states are there in the USA? FIFTY

3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? RIGHT

4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label? BLUE, RED, WHITE,YELLOW, BLACK & GOLD

5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them? 1 and 0.

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or leftleg? RIGHT

7. How many matches are in a standard pack? 20

8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white? RED

9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? 88.1

10. Which way does water go down the Drain, counter or clockwise?CLOCKWISE ! (NORTH OF THE EQUATOR)

11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign' s slash run? TOWARDS BOTTOM RIGHT

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? 12 (no #1)

13. On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? LEFT

14. Which way do fans rotate?CLOCKWISE AS YOU LOOK AT IT

15. How many sides does a stop sign have? 8

16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side? LEFT

17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? 5

18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? 6

19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? BASHFUL

20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? 8

21. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark? ACE OF SPADES

22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the device that adjusts theopening between the slats? LEFT

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 clip? 3

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

julia said...

I got six wrong. How'd you do?

Scott K. Johnson said...

I cheated and went right to the answers....

Shame on me.

And I don't know why I thought there were more than 50 states in the US (Aren't there 52 or something? What about Puerto Rico and the like?)

I would have certainly missed the following:

#'s 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 13 (They're on MY right when I'm unbuttoning them...), 17, 18, 20, & 21.

Man, I feel really "not so smart" after that. Thanks a lot Julia.

Megan said...

The water spinning different ways on different sides of the equater is actually a myth.

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? - Bottom
2. How many states are there in the USA? 50
3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? Left
4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label? - Red, white, gold, black...uhm...
5. the telephone dial don't have letters by them? - 1 and 0
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or leftleg? Left arm, right leg
7. How many matches are in a standard pack? no idea
8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white? - Red
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? - 83?
10 Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? it goes clockwise everywhere
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? (i.e. toward the top of the circle from left to right or the bottom) Comes from right on top to left on bottom
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? huh?
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? left
14. Which way do fans rotate? - my fan you can switch which way it rotates...
15 How many sides does a stop sign have? - Eight
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side? - Can I cheat?
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? - 5
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil? - 6
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing? No idea
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? - 12
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark? - I dunno
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the device that adjusts theopening between the slats? - Right
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits? I dunno
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip? - 3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise? Counterclockwise

Jen said...

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom? bottom

2. How many states are there in the USA? 50

3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch? right

4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
red, white, black, gold, silver, yellow??
5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?
O and 1?
6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or leftleg? right

7. How many matches are in a standard pack? I have no idea, 100?

8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?
red
9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?
87?
10 Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
counter
11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? (i.e. toward the top of the circle from left to right or the bottom)
left to bottom
12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? No idea.
13 On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? left...maybe
14. Which way do fans rotate?
clockwise
15 How many sides does a stop sign have?
6
16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?
Doesn't it matter when they start numbering? Most don't start on the true first page, but it they did, it would be on the left.
17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
Are you kidding me? Do you really think I know that? umm... let's say 6.
18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
6
19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
Ahh. I don't know! This is sad!
20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? (this has always irked me)
12?
21 On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?
I'm not sure what this means, so I'm going to guess....Ace
22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the device that adjusts theopening between the slats?
left
23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
# and *
24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?
3
25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise? clockwise
Hurray! I got 17 right! I'm sad I got 15 and 20 wrong though. I feel like I should know those...

terrilynn said...

I missed seven, without cheating I might add. Stupid Campbell soup label.

Vivian said...

That was so fun to take. Thank you. I missed 8 without cheating.

Nicole P said...

I missed 6, no cheating.

Ellen said...

Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? -

http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/coriolis.html

Angela said...

I missed 6 or 7.

Angela said...

Kenny missed 5. the smart ass.