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The following test will provide an indication of whether you are sufficiently bright to qualify for induction into the world-recognized intellectual society--Densa. Answers follow the questions (no fair peeking), and a scoring scale follows the answers. If you don't like the questions, answers, or scoring scale, I don't want to hear from you. If you think you have a better answer, I still don't want to hear from you.
- The maker doesn't want it; the buyer doesn't use it; and the user doesn't see it. What is it?
- A child was born in Boston, Massachusetts to parents who were both born in Boston, Massachusetts. The child is not a United States citizen. How is this possible?
- Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
- Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?
- Captain Frank and some of the boys were exchanging old war stories. Art Bragg offered one about how his grandfather led a battalion against a German division during World War I. Through brilliant maneuvers, he defeated them and captured valuable territory. After the battle he was presented with a sword bearing the inscription "To Captain Bragg for Bravery, Daring and Leadership. World War I. From the Men of Battalion 8." Captain Frank looked at Art and said, "You really don't expect anyone to believe that yarn, do you?" What's wrong with the story?
- What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their religion or politics, agree is between heaven and earth?
- In what year did Christmas and New Year's fall in the same year?
- A woman from New York married ten different men from that city, yet she did not break any laws. None of these men died, and she never divorced. How was this possible?
- Why are 1990 American dollar bills worth more than 1989 American dollar bills?
- How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?
- How could you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer.
- Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's egg. Why not?
- Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white" or "The yolk of the egg is white?"
- In Okmulgee, Oklahoma, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?
- There were an electrician and a plumber waiting in line for admission to the International Home Show. One of them was the father of the other's son. How could this be possible?
- After the new Canon Law that took effect on November 27, 1983, would a Roman Catholic man be allowed to marry his widow's sister?
- How many outs are there in an inning?
- How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the Ark?
- A clerk in the butcher shop is 5' 10" tall. What does he weigh?
- A farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 die. How many are left?
- A coffin.
- The child was born before 1776.
- Mount Everest (it just hadn't been discovered).
- Clara lives in the southern hemisphere.
- World War I wasn't called "World War I" until World War II.
- The word "and."
- They fall in the same year every year. New Year's Day just arrives very early in the year and Christmas arrives very late in the same year.
- The lady was a Justice of the Peace.
- The question did not mention "One thousand nine hundred and ninety dollar bills are worth one dollar more than one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine dollar bills."
- Only once, and then you are subtracting it from 20.
- "one word."
- Penguins live only in the Antarctic.
- Neither. The yolk of the egg is yellow.
- You have to take a picture of a man with a camera, not with a wooden leg.
- They were husband and wife.
- No. A dead man can marry no one.
- Six to a complete inning.
- Noah had the Ark, not Moses.
18-20 correct = Genius+ + + + + + + +
14-17 correct = Above Average
10-13 correct = Average
6-9 correct = Weak Potential...get back to the basics
2-5 correct = Non-Academic...work on social skills
0-1 correct = Brain Dead
A man was chosen for jury duty who very much wanted to be dismissed from serving. He tried every excuse he could think of but none of them worked. On the day of the trial he decided to give it one more shot. As the trial was about to begin he asked if he could approach the bench.
"Your Honor," he said, "I must be excused from this trial because I am prejudiced against the defendant. I took one look at the man in the blue suit with those beady eyes and that dishonest face and I said 'He's a crook! He's guilty, guilty, guilty' So your Honor, I could
not possibly stay on this jury!"
With a tired annoyance the judge replied, "Get back in the jury box. That man is his lawyer."
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