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These little simple questions are harder than you think--it just shows you how little we pay attention to the common place things of life. Put your thinking caps on.


Mind teasers of COMMON KNOWLEDGE. No cheating! No looking around! No using anything on or in your desk or computer!


Can you beat 18?? (The average is 7)


Write down your answers and CHECK answers (highlight the dark area at the bottom) AFTER completing all the questions.




1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

2. How many states are there? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)

3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

5. What two letters don't appear on the telephone dial? (No cheating!) (Dial as-in Rotary)


6. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?

7. When you walk does your left arm swing w/your right or left leg?

8. How many matches are in a standard pack?

9. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?

10. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?


11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

12. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?

13. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

14. Which side of a women's blouse are the buttons on?

15. On a NY license plate, is New York on the top or bottom?


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17. Whose face is on a dime?

18. How many sides does a stop sign have?

19. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

20. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?


21. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

22. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?

23. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

24. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?

25. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?


26. On the back of a $1 bill, what is in the center?

27. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

28. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

29. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?



Spoiler (Highlight to Read):
You're a cheater if you didn't answer all the questions first!

1.  Bottom
2.  50 (please tell me you got this one!)
3.  Right
4.  Blue, red, white, yellow, black & gold
5.  Q & Z

6.  1 & 0
7.  Right
8.  20 - and if you know because you smoke, then shame on you!
9.  Red (same for the bottom)
10.  87.7 (some say 88, but it really does go as low as 87.7)

11.  North of the equator: Counter clockwise (unless you swish it the other way!)
12.  Left to right is top to bottom
13.  12 (2 to 13)
14.  Left
15.  Top

16.  Clockwise as you look at it
17.  Roosevelt
18.  8 (who doesn't know this?)
19.  Odd->Right, thus Even->Left (where is the first page when you open the book? Thats how ya know!)
20.  "5" is the right answer, but many cars have 4, and a few have 6.

21.  6
22.  Bashful (so Bashful that he didn't want to be in the list with the others)
23.  8 (and hot dogs come 10 to a package - go figure)
24.  Ace of spades
25.  Left

26.  ONE
27.  * (star) and # (pound)
28.  3
29.  Counter clockwise

Now reply to this and tell how many you got right.

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