Know It All's Test
This is a quiz for people who know everything! These are not trick
questions. They are straight questions with straight answers.
"L Foss" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
participants knows the score or the leader until the contest ends.
What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for
several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every
year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the
team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the
What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear
inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is
genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside
Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and
they are all common words. Name two of them.
There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at
least half of them?
Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?
There are 7 ways a baseball player can legally reach first base
without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way.
Name the other 6.
Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned,
processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with
the letter "S."
Answers To Quiz:
The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants
know the score or the leader until the contest ends . . . boxing
North American landmark constantly moving backward . . . Niagara
Falls (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because
of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)
Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for
several growing seasons . . asparagus and rhubarb.
The only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team
on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball
. . . baseball.
The fruit with its seeds on the outside . strawberry.
How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the
bottle. (The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and
are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the
entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at
Three English words beginning with dw . dwarf, dwell and dwindle.
Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar . . . period, comma,
colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation
point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.
The original lakes referred to in Lakers . . . in Minnesota. (The
team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers, and kept the name
when they moved west.)
Seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without
getting a hit . . . taking a base on balls (a walk) . . batter hit by a
pitch, passed ball, catcher interference, catcher drops third strike,
fielder's choice, and being designated as a pinch-runner.
The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed,
cooked, or in any other form but fresh . lettuce.
Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s" . .
. shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes,