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Riddles & Trick Questions!

November 22, 2010 16:32 by Barbara Shelby

Q: If a plane crashed on the border of England and Scotland, where would they bury the survivors? A. You don’t bury survivors.

Q: Twelve pears hanging high, twelve men passing by, each took a pear and left eleven hanging there. How can this be? How can eleven pears be left?
A. ‘Each’ is a man’s name!

Q: If there’s a frog, dead in the center of a lily pad which is right in the middle of the pond, which side would it jump to?
A. Neither, the frog is dead!

Q: You’re a bus driver. At the first stop 4 people get on. At the second stop 8 people get on, at the third stop 2 people get off and, at the forth stop everyone got off. The question is what color are the bus driver’s eyes?
A. The same as yours, you’re the bus driver.

Q: What never gets any wetter, no matter how much it rains?
 A. The sea

Q: A man went outside in the pouring rain with no protection, but not a hair on his head got wet…how come?
A. He was bald.

Q: David’s father has three sons: Snap, Crackle and _____?
 A. David

Q: What has a mouth but doesn’t eat? A bank with no money? A bed but doesn’t sleep - and waves but has no hands? 
A. A river
 
Q: A cowboy rode to an inn on Friday. He stayed two nights and left on Friday. How could that be?
A. His horse was called Friday

Q: If the red house is on the right side and if the blue house is on the left side where’s the white house?
A. Washington DC

Q: What two words, when combined hold the most letters?
 A. Post Office

Q: What word when written in capital letters is the same backwards, frontwards & upside down?
A. NOON

Q: What the exact middle of America?
A. The letter “r”

Q: What gets wetter & wetter the more it dries?
A. A towel

Q: How far can a dog run into the woods?
A. Halfway-when it gets there, he’s on his way ‘out’.

Q: In baseball, how may outs are there in an inning?
 A. Six-each team has three

Q: Ten copycats were sitting in a boat. One jumped out. How many were left? 
A. None---they were ‘copycats’So they all jumped out!

Q: What’s the longest word in the English language?
A. sMILEs---Because there’s a mile between the beginning and the end

Q: If there are three apples & you took away two, how many do you have?
A. Two---because YOU took two.

Q. There was a red bungalow. Everything in it was red – the walls, the carpets, the furniture.What color were the stairs?
A. There weren’t any stairs. It was a bungalow!

Q. What is Rupert the Bear’s middle name?
A. The!

Q. What has a head and a tail but no body?
A. A coin!

Q: If the red house is on the right side and if the blue house is on the left side where’s the white house?
A. In Washington DC

Q: How can you make the letters in NEW DOOR, make one word?
A. ONE WORD!

Q: What happened in 1961 and will not happen again until 6009?
A. The year will again be the same upside down

Q: Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
A. Mt. Everest was still the highest mountain-even BEFORE it was discivered

Q. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
A. Dinosaurs laid eggs long before there were chickens!

Q. How could the 22nd and 24th U.S. Presidents have the same parents, but weren’t brothers?
A. Grover Ceveland was elected twice to become the 22nd and 24th President.

Q: Name the most recent year in which New Year's preceded Christmas.
A. This year, New Year always precceds Chrismas of the same year.

Q: If you had only one match, and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some newspaper, and some kindling wood, which would you light first?
A. The match

Q. If Mr Smith's peacock lays an egg in Mr Jones' yard, who owns the egg?
A. No one. Peacocks don't lay eggs; peahens do.

Q. Why are 1968 pennies worth more than 1967 pennies?
A. Because 1998 pennies are one more than 1997 pennies

Q. Start with three coins: a penny, a nickel and a quarter. Say, "Tommy's mother has three children. The first child's name is Penny." (Hold up the penny while saying this.) "The second child's name is Nick." (Hold up the nickel.) What is the third child's name? (Hold up the quarter.)
A. Tommy

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TAKE THIS EASY QUIZ!
1
.   How long did the Hundred Years War last?
2.   Which country makes Panama hats?
3.   From which animal do we get catgut?
4.   What color is the black box on a commercial airplane?
5.   In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
6.   What is a camel's hair brush made of?
7.   The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
8.   What was King George VI's first name?
9.   What color is a purple finch?
10. Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

All done, then check your answers! Passing requires 4 correct answers…

ANWERS
1.    116 years
2.    Ecuador
3.    Sheep and Horses
4.    Orange of course!
5.    November
6.    Squirrel fur
7.    Dogs
8.    Albert
9.    Crimson
10. New Zealand

What do you mean you failed???

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Along with Riddles...consider the following...

Have a ______ (Blank) of the Day--Each Day!

It's fun to have a "daily program or classroom feature" where there is a "_______ (blank) of the Day! "
This could be a doodle, riddle, trick question, joke, definition of a word or quote.

Brains crave variety and incorporating activities such as this, will certainly go towards some cognitive variety!

Each month or week, change out  "What the _____(Blank) of the Day" will be!  As mentioned above, it could be a word definition, riddle, trick question, or quote. Great for all school ages to high school! Just put the _______on a black board or white board near the room entrance. By the end of the day---discuss guesses and answers.

When working with older youth in a classroom, "Quotes" could be used daily as part of literacy/language development.

  ....if you're taking the time to look at the sample board --the answers are: Period in History, Reading between the lines, Long underwear, Eggs over easy, I understand, Down town, Paradise or Pair of dice! .

It's fun to see how many more ideas of your own that you and the kids can come  up with!  Board by KidActivities...

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Along the same lines...HOW MANY PALIDROMES CAN YOU THINK OF?
A palindrome is a word or phrase, like "mom"...
It reads the same in either direction. Mom is an easy one.

The sentence, "He was, was he?" is a word palingram, because the words can be placed in reverse order and still read the same. The sentence, "I did, did I?" is not only a word palingram but a letter palingram (or palindrome) as well.

Start with words and then move onto phrases.
Examples: dad, level, reviver, pull-up, race car, a Toyota, never even,  rotator, civic, deified, deleveled, detartrated, devoved, dewed, evitative, Hannah, kayak, kinnikinnik, lemel, level, madam, Malayalam, minim, murdrum, peeweep, racecar, radar, redder, refer, repaper, revive, Otto

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