## Saturday, August 9, 2008

### Check your prescence of Mind

Try answering the following few questions as fast as you can.. They are easy but be careful, this will check your presence of mind.

 : The problems are not straight forward, sometimes its the figure of speech that gives the answer or its the common way of talking that corresponds to the answer and similar things. So lateral thinking is required, like being cryptic...

1. Some months have 30 days, some have 31; how many months have 28 days?
2. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?
3. If you had only one match and entered a room in which there was a kerosene lamp, an oil heater, and a woodburning stove, which would you light first?
4. There is a house with four walls. Each wall faces south. There is a window in each wall. A bear walks by one of the windows. What color is the bear?
5. Is half of two plus two equal to two or three?
Take a breath.... Ready.. next 5 -->
6. Do they have a 4th of July in England?
7. How many animals of each species did Moses take aboard the Ark with him?
8. How far can a dog run into the woods?
9. What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978, thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th.
10. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add ten. What is the answer?
Take a breath.... Ready.. next 5 -->
11. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the center field?
12. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?
13. I have in my hand only 2 U.S. coins which total 55 cents in value. One is not a nickel. What are the coins?
14. A farmer has 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many did he have left?
15. Is it legal in California for a man to marry his widow's sister?

The answers are there in the blog. To avoid spoilers, they are not kept here. Use the Search box at the blog to find the answers if you must.

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1. 1. All months have 28 days
2. 11:08 AM
3. The matchstick
4. White (polar bear)
5. 3
6. Yes, after the 3rd of July
7. 0. It was Noah, not Moses
8. No dog can run INTO wood
9. 12:34, 5-6-78 (12345678)
10.70
11.1
12.Temperature
13.Half dollar and nickel
14.9

2. Can you explain second answer?

3. can you explain 2nd question

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5. The problems are not straight forward, sometimes its the figure of speech that gives the answer or its the common way of talking that corresponds to the answer and similar things. So lateral thinking is required, like being cryptic...

For the answer 2 : the man gave a total of a "quarter to two" persons

6. can u explain 14 answer

7. Divya, its the usage English language. "All but nine" means all except nine. Hence 9 remained alive.

8. 8. halfway, cuz the other half he's running out

9. good questions

10. In the second question you just need to answer the present time.

11. Good questions but aren't tough enough...