Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dumb Test Questions

I just found this site with the Dumb Test. Here are the first seven questions.

1. In Baseball, how many outs are in a inning?
2. If there are five apples and you take away three, how many do you have?
3. Lee's parents emigrated from China. They have five children. The first four are named La, Le, Li, and Lo. What did they name the fifth?
A red house is made from red bricks, a blue house is made from blue bricks, a pink house is made from pink bricks, and a black house is made from black bricks. What is a greenhouse made from?
5. The Spanish Civil War, which began July 17 of 1936, was fought between:

6. Do they have a Fourth of July in England?
7. Are girls dumber than boys? Or is it the other way around?

Here's a sample SAT Question for the day, if you're taking the SATs

Writing > Improving Sentences (taken from collegeboard.com)

Part of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.

British author Charles Dodgson, best known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, is renowned for when he wrote two of the most famous and admired children’s books in the world, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass.

Answer Choices

Some of these may require thinking.


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