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Monday, 8 September 2008

Brain Test

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important that we keep mentally alert. The saying: "If you don't use it, you will lose it," also applies to the brain.

According to the "Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary" (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/):

"dementia": is a medical condition that affects especially old people, causing gradual worsening of the memory and other mental abilities, and leading to confused behaviour.

Below is a very special test to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence. Take the following test and determine if you are losing it or are still "with it."

OK, relax, clear your mind and.... Begin (but please "Don't Cheat"):

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Question 1:
What do you put in a "toaster"?









Answer: "bread."
If you said "toast," then give up now and go do something else. Try not to hurt yourself.

If you said, "bread," go to Question 2.

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Question 2:
Say "silk" five times.
Now spell "silk."
Say "silk" one more time.
What do cows drink?










Answer: Cows drink water.
If you said "milk," please do not attempt the next question.
Your brain is obviously over stressed and may even overheat.
It may be that you need to content yourself with reading something more appropriate, such as "Children's World".

If you said "water," proceed to Question 3.

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Question 3:
If a red house is made from red bricks, and a blue house is made from blue bricks, and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?











Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass.
If you said, "green bricks," what the devil are you still doing reading these questions?!

If you said "glass," then go on to Question 4.

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Question 4:
Thirty years ago, a plane was flying at 20,000 feet over Germany. If you recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines failed. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the third engine fails before he has time to attempt an emergency landing, and the plane crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany.

Where would you bury the survivors?
in: East Germany, West Germany or in "no man's land"?












Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you are a real .........!!! and you must NEVER try to rescue anyone from a plane crash. Your efforts would not be appreciated.

If you said, "Don't bury the survivors," proceed to the next question.

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Question 5:
If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60 of a degree every minute how many degrees will the hour hand move in one hour?










Answer: One degree.
If you said, "360 degrees" or anything other than "one degree," you are to be congratulated on getting this far, but you are obviously out of your league. Turn in your pencil, and exit the room.

Everyone else proceed to the final question.

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Question 6:
Solve this question "Without using a calculator"!

You are driving a bus from "London" to "Milford Haven" in Wales. In "London", 17 people get on the bus. In "Reading", six people get off the bus, and nine people get on. In "Swindon", two people get off and four get on. In "Cardiff", 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In "Swansea", three people get off and five people get on. In "Carmarthen", six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at "Milford Haven".

The question is: What was the name of the bus driver?











Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember? It was YOU!!



Please leave a comment how good you were. Thanks.

2 comments:

Day4plus said...

Too funny--too funny. I couldn't even remember i was driving. I better stay home today. LOL MB

Saleh said...

Thanks for taking the test and I'm happy you liked it. It is not really as easy as one may expect.

BTW: the other post is a composition of some funny proverbs in Arabic.