The Quiz (Rerun)

This is an old quiz (to me, at least), but a good one.  Some might say a hard one.  Try not to cheat, and rely on what’s between your ears!

Brain

Here we go:

This test does not measure intelligence, your fluency with words, creativity or mathematical ability. It will, however, give you some gauge of your mental flexibility. In the years since the test was developed, few people have been found who could solve more than half of the 26 questions on the first try. Many, however, reported getting answers long after the testing had been set aside, particularly at unexpected moments when their minds were relaxed. Some reported solving all the questions over a period of several days. Take the test as your personal challenge.

Instructions: Each equation below contains the initials of words that will make it meaningful. Furnish the missing words. For example: 60 M in an H. – would be 60 minutes in an hour.

  1. 26 L of the A
  2. 7 W of the W
  3. 1001 A N
  4. 12 S of the Z
  5. 54 C in a D (with the J)
  6. 9 P in the SS
  7. 88 P K
  8. 13 S on the A F
  9. 32 D F at which W F
  10. 8 S on a SS
  11. 200 D for P G in M
  12. 3 B M (S H T R)
  13. 90 D in a R A
  14. 4 Q in a G
  15. 24 H in a D
  16. 1 W on a U
  17. 5 D in a Z C
  18. 57 H V
  19. 11 P on a F T
  20. 1000 – W that a P is W
  21. 29 D in F in a L Y
  22. 64 S on a C
  23. 40 D and N of G F
  24. A the W in 80 D
  25. 2  – # it T to T
  26. 101 D

I’ll supply the answers some time later.  Don’t cheat!!!

 

cheater

 

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43 Responses to The Quiz (Rerun)

  1. stella says:

    Trivia. Puzzles like this are called “ditloids”.

    A ditloid is a type of word puzzle, in which a phrase, quotation, date, or fact must be deduced from the numbers and abbreviated letters in the clue. Common words such as ‘the’, ‘in’, ‘a’, ‘an’, ‘of’, ‘to’, etc. are not normally abbreviated. The name ‘ditloid’ was given by the Daily Express newspaper, originating from the clue: 1 = DitLoID ≡ 1 Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

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  2. amwick says:

    As I was going to Saint Ives,
    I crossed the path of seven wives.
    Every wife had seven sacks,
    Every sack had seven cats,
    Every cat had seven kittens,
    Kittens, cats, sacks, wives,
    How many were going to Saint Ives?

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  3. Cetera says:

    I’m giving up. This is what I have so far. Two of my answers don’t make sense to me. What this has really done is illustrate how dirty my mind is. I see sex references everywhere. Too much internet culture, I guess…

    26 Letters of the Alphabet
    7 Wonders of the World
    1001 Arabian Nights
    12 Signs of the Zodiac
    54 Cards in a Deck (with the Jokers)
    9 P in the SS
    88 P K
    13 S on the A F
    32 Degrees Fahrenheit at which Water Freezes
    8 S on a SS
    200 D for P G in M
    3 Blind Mice (See How They Run)
    90 D in a R A
    4 Quarts in a Gallon
    24 Hours in a Day
    1 W on a U
    5 D in a Z C
    57 Heinz Varieties
    11 Players on a Football Team??? – false, but on the field at one time, sure
    1000 – Words that a Picture is Worth
    29 Days in February in a Leap Year
    64 Squares on a Chessboard
    40 Days and Nights of Global Flooding???
    Around the World in 80 Days
    2 – # it Takes to Tango
    101 Dalmations

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  4. amwick says:

    I got 90D, 8S, 13S, 1W,88P but I won’t squeal. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    • MaryfromMarin says:

      We’re ALL squealing, so why not you too?

      Liked by 1 person

    • amwick says:

      And I believe it was 40 days and nights of the great flood ( from the bible)

      Liked by 2 people

      • Cetera says:

        Yeah, that’s what I was going for, but it isn’t right. It rained for forty days and forty nights, but the flood lasted for 150 days.

        Liked by 2 people

        • stella says:

          Genesis 7

          Then YHWH said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation. Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate; and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate; and seven pairs of the birds of the air also, male and female, to keep their kind alive upon the face of all the earth. For in seven days I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground.”

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          • Cetera says:

            Genesis 7:11-24

            11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. 12And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights. 13On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark, 14they and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature. 15They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. 16And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the LORD shut him in.

            17The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. 19And the waters prevailed so mightily on the earth that all the high mountains under the whole heaven were covered. 20The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep. 21And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind. 22Everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died. 23He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens. They were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark. 24And the waters prevailed on the earth 150 days.

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            • stella says:

              The waters prevailed 150 days, but the rain continued for 40 days and 40 nights. Please don’t split hairs over a silly quiz. I didn’t write the questions.

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              • Cetera says:

                Right, I know, and I’m not nitpicking with you.

                It was one of the reasons I had issues with that question. The rain is not the flood. The flood waters having risen is the flood. There are several others that are poorly worded, too, if I got them right (the football one, particularly).

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        • amwick says:

          We used to sing a song about the flood.. in grade school…
          ……
          “It rained and rained for 40 daysies, daysies
          rained and rained for 40 daysies, daysies,
          Nearly drove the (clap) animals crazy, crazy.
          Children of the lord…
          The sun came out and dried up the landy, landy
          sun came out and dried up the landy, landy
          Every thing was (clap) fine and dandy, dandy
          Children of the lord!!!”

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    • Sharon says:

      Is 90D a bra size?

      Liked by 3 people

  5. Col.(R) Ken says:

    I have better open a case of Jameson’s…..and stoke the fire…….

    Liked by 4 people

  6. nyetneetot says:

    1.26 Lemmings of the Antarctic

    Liked by 2 people

  7. joshua says:

    5 coins in the fountain.
    3 stooges
    4 Marx Brothers
    two two the lilly white boys, clad all in green ho
    one is one and stands alone and evermore will be so.

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  8. amwick says:

    32 horses on a red hill
    chomping and chomping
    but always stand still.
    ??????????????????

    Like

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