Scholar - Trivia & Brain Teasers
Posted On: 2019-07-11

Trivia
1. With which had does the Statue of Liberty hold her torch?
2. Which is larger, a dime or a penny?
3. How many keys are there on a piano?
4. How many stars are in the big dipper?
5. How many legs does a spider have?
6. Whose picture is printed on a one dollar bill?
7. If you have only one match and enter a room in which there is a kerosene lamp, an oil heater, and a wood burning stove, which do you light first?
8. Two cars drive from Denver to Colorado Springs, a distance of 80 miles. They are both the same make of car, and both are being driven at the same speed. One of the cars makes the trip in 80 minutes, while it takes the other an hour and 20 minutes. Can you explain why?

Brain Teasers


Toes and Feet
Write down the number of toes on both feet.
Multiply this by the number of pints in a quart.
Add the number of months in half of a year.
Subtract the number of thumbs on two hands.
Divide by the number of oranges in a dozen.

Money Number
Write down the number of pennies in a dollar.
Multiply this by the number of thirds in a circle.
Divide by the number of inches in a foot of string.
Subtract the number of nickels in a quarter.

Professor Mumbles
Professor Mumbles held up a vial of bubbling liquid and said "Class, I have a substance in this bottle that will dissolve any solid it touches. I intend to ..." A student from the back of the room interrupted the Professor and said, "You have the wrong bottle!" How did the student know?

My Three Sons
Here in my hand I have a penny, a nickel and a dime. Johnny's mom has three sons. One is named Pen for penny; one is named Nick for nickel. What is the other son's name?

 

 

Answers:

Trivia
1. With which had does the Statue of Liberty hold her torch? (right)
2. Which is larger, a dime or a penny? (penny)
3. How many keys are there on a piano? (88)
4. How many stars are in the big dipper? (7)
5. How many legs does a spider have? (8)
6. Whose picture is printed on a one dollar bill? (George Washington)
7. If you have only one match and enter a room in which there is a kerosene lamp, an oil heater, and a wood burning stove, which do you light first? (the match)
8. Two cars drive from Denver to Colorado Springs, a distance of 80 miles. They are both the same make of car, and both are being driven at the same speed. One of the cars makes the trip in 80 minutes, while it takes the other an hour and 20 minutes. Can you explain why? (80 min = 1 hour and 20 min)

Brain Teasers


Toes and Feet
Write down the number of toes on both feet.
Multiply this by the number of pints in a quart.
Add the number of months in half of a year.
Subtract the number of thumbs on two hands.
Divide by the number of oranges in a dozen.
(Answer = 2)

Money Number
Write down the number of pennies in a dollar.
Multiply this by the number of thirds in a circle.
Divide by the number of inches in a foot of string.
Subtract the number of nickels in a quarter.
(Answer = 20)

Professor Mumbles
Professor Mumbles held up a vial of bubbling liquid and said "Class, I have a substance in this bottle that will dissolve any solid it touches. I intend to ..." A student from the back of the room interrupted the Professor and said, "You have the wrong bottle!" How did the student know?
(Answer - the bottle would have dissolved)

My Three Sons
Here in my hand I have a penny, a nickel and a dime. Johnny's mom has three sons. One is named Pen for penny; one is named Nick for nickel. What is the other son's name?
(Answer - Johnny. 3 sons: Johnny, Pen, Nick)
 
 

 

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