Friday, July 31, 2015

Mr. B's Brain-O Quiz # 18


Mr. B’s “BRAIN-O” Quiz

Guaranteed to unclog clogged up brains!

NAME:__________________ DATE:____________ PERIOD:___

Directions: Carefully read and answer the following questions.  Print you 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.


What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?


A horse is tied to a 30 ft long rope.  Its hay is 45 feet away, but it still manages to eat.  How is this possible?


Using any combination of parentheses and the operation symbols (+, -, x, and ÷), how can you arrange the numbers 6, 6, 6, 6, and 6 into a mathematical expression equal to 77?


Study this paragraph.  Can you find anything odd about it?  Go through it assiduously.  It has no particular grammatical flaws, although I admit that it contains occasional combinations of words that sound a bit funny or artificial.  But that is not what is most unusual about it.  (Hint: To work this out, you must know a basic fact arising from orthographic statistics.)


You are in a math class in the year 1900 and your teacher gives you a set of “Napier’s Bones”.   What mathematical operation can you perform with them?

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it
is committing another mistake.

- Confucius

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

Answers will be posted on Monday.


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