Friday, October 10, 2014

Mr. B's "Brain-O" Quiz Number 1

Mr. B’s “BRAIN-O” Quiz
Guaranteed to unclog clogged up brains!

NAME:___________________ DATE:________ PERIOD:___________

Directions: Carefully read and answer the following questions.  Print your answer clearly in the box next to each question.  Questions are worth one zillion nano bonus points each.  However, if you get all five correct, we will double the points for a total of ten zillion nano bonus points.


You are on a hunting trip.  On Monday you don’t see any bears.  On Tuesday, you don’t see any bears.  But, on Wednesday, you get up early and go out hunting alone, and you still don’t see a bear.  However on Thursday, you get up early and leave the cabin to go bear hunting - alone.  You walk 1 mile South, and still no bear.  Then you walk two miles East, and you see a bear.  You reach for your gun - no bullets - so you run back to your cabin (which is one mile north).  What color is the bear?


Using any combination of parentheses and the operation symbols +, -, x, and ÷, how can you arrange the numbers 7, 7, 7, 7 and 7 into a mathematical expression equal to 10?


What is the next number in this series:
1, 3, 6, 10, 15, ...?


If it takes a clock 25 seconds to strike 6 o’clock, how long will it take to strike 12 o’clock?


There are 12 dollars in a dozen.  How many dimes would be in a dozen?

“Do it, fix it, try it”  is our favorite axiom.  Karl Weick adds that “chaotic” action is preferable to orderly inaction.  The most important and
visible outcropping of the action bias in the excellent
companies is their willingness to try things out,
to experiment.

- Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Watterman Jr.

WARNING: For Educational Purposes Only.
Please do not attempt to answer any of these questions
unless you are willing to learn something.

Mr. B’s “Brain-O” Questions, Volume 1, page 1
Solutions will be posted on Monday


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