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An Intelligence (?) Test


1. Do they have a 4th of July in England?  (Answer)


2. How many birthdays does the average man have?  (Answer)


3. Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?  (Answer)


4. A woman gives a beggar 50 cents; the woman is the beggar's sister, but the beggar is not the woman's brother. How is this possible?  (Answer)


5. Why can't a man living in the USA be buried in Canada?  (Answer)


6. How many outs are there in an inning?  (Answer)


7. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister? Why?  (Answer)


8. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same number of games. There are no ties. How can this happen?  (Answer)


9. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?  (Answer)


10. A man builds a rectangular house, in which all four sides face south. A big bear walks by. What color is the bear?  (Answer)


11. If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?  (Answer)


12. I have two US coins totaling 55 cents. One is not a nickel. What are the coins?  (Answer)


13. If you have only one match, and you walked into a room where there was an oil burner, a kerosene lamp, and a wood burning stove, which one would you light first?  (Answer)


14. How far can a dog run into the woods?  (Answer)


15. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour. How long would the pills last?  (Answer)


16. A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?  (Answer)


17. A clerk in the butcher shop is 5' 10" tall. What does he weigh?  (Answer)


18. How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?  (Answer)


19. What do you put in a toaster?  (Answer)


20. If a red house is made with red bricks, a blue house is made with blue bricks, a pink house is made with pink bricks, a black house is made with black bricks, what is a greenhouse made with? (Answer)


21. Imagine yourself inside a solid steel box. You have no tools, and no way of communicating with anyone else. How do you get out? (Answer)







1. Yes. (They also have a 3rd of July, a 5th of July, etc.)  (Return to top)























2. One a year.  (Return to top)























3. All months have (at least) 28 days.  (Return to top)























4. The beggar is the woman's sister.  (Return to top)























5. Because he is living.  (Return to top)























6. Six.  (3 per side.)  (Return to top)























7. No. The man would be dead.  (Return to top)























8. They are not playing each other.  (Return to top)























9. 70. (30 divided by .5 is 60.)  (Return to top)























10. White. (The bear would be a polar bear, because the house must be at the North Pole.)  (Return to top)























11. Two. (You just took 2 apples.)  (Return to top)























12. A fifty cent piece, and a nickel. (One is not a nickel, but the other one is.)  (Return to top)























13. The match, silly.  (Return to top)























14. Half way (then he would be running out).  (Return to top)























15. One hour. (The first one, a half hour later, and another one more half hour.)  (Return to top)























16. Nine. (All but 9 die.)  (Return to top)























17. He weighs meat.  (Return to top)























18. Twelve.  (Return to top)























19. Bread.  (If you said "toast," give up before you hurt yourself.  (Return to top)























20. Glass. (Green bricks don’t let in a whole lot of light!)  (Return to top)























21. Do I really need to explain this one?  (Return to top)