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Jesus Shuttlesworth
06-25-2005, 06:14 PM
See how many you can get right. The average American can only get 7 out of 27. Not cheating (looking around your desk, at the phone, etc.)


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

2. How many states are there in the USA?

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 numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?

7. How many matches are in a standard pack?

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

9. What is the lowest number on the FM radio dial?

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? (In
North America)

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

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

13. On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?

14. Which way do fans rotate?

15. What is on the back of a Canadian dime?

16. How many sides does a stop sign have?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the centre?

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

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

27. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise (as a rule)?

Jesus Shuttlesworth
06-25-2005, 06:15 PM
and now the answers...





1. Bottom
2. 50
3. Right
4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, &gold
5. 1, 0
6. Right
7. 20
8. Red
9. 88
10. Clockwise (north of the equator)
11. Towards bottom right
12. 12 (no #1)
13. Left
14. Clockwise as you look at it
15. The Bluenose
16. 8
17. Left
18. 5
19. 6
20. Bashful
21. 8
22. Ace of spades
23. Left
24. Loon
25. *, #
26. 3
27. Counter

MSA2CF
06-25-2005, 06:57 PM
14/27 (although the questions could be more specific...I could have counted a few more)

Harmonica
06-25-2005, 07:20 PM
16, but it seemed like a memorization test. And what does knowing what's on the back of a Canadian $1 coin got to do with being observant? I can't remember the last time I've even seen a Canadian coin.

SoupIsGood
06-25-2005, 07:29 PM
Got 12, although I missed some because I never had the chance to observe some of them, as in the foriegn money, for one example.

Jesus Shuttlesworth
06-25-2005, 07:30 PM
I didn't make it up. I got it off another site

MSA2CF
06-25-2005, 08:55 PM
Yeah, of course Americans wouldn't do that well when it's Canadian money. :crazy:

Will Galen
06-25-2005, 09:36 PM
[QUOTE=Jesus Shuttlesworth]See how many you can get right. The average American can only get 7 out of 27. Not cheating (looking around your desk, at the phone, etc.)


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

2. How many states are there in the USA? [49]

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

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

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

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? [right]

7. How many matches are in a standard pack? [20]

8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white? [white]

9. What is the lowest number on the FM radio dial?

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? (In
North America [counter]

11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run? [top to bottom]

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial? [12]

13. On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons? [left]

14. Which way do fans rotate? [counter]

15. What is on the back of a Canadian dime?

16. How many sides does a stop sign have? [8]

17. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side? [left]

18. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel? [6]

19. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?[6]

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

21. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package? [8]

22. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark? [joker]

23. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats? [left]

24. On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the centre? [1]

25. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits? [# and *]

26. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip? [4]

27. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise (as a rule)? [counter]
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I got 13 right. Could have had 20 if the questions weren't so ambiguous.

Funny I missed number two because I thought it a trick question, I think everyone knows there are 50 states. I reread it and thought it was asking how many states were in North America.

I also think someone could come up with 6 curves on a paper clip. For instant racetracks have 4 curves in them, the way this is counted a racetrack would have two.

As for fans, it depends on whether you have them pulling or pushing air.

Some of the questions could thus have more than one answer. It just depends on how you are counting.

MagicRat
06-25-2005, 10:26 PM
22

indytoad
06-26-2005, 12:10 AM
I got 13... Like other people have said there are a few of those that I almost never see (Canadian money, matches, women in blouses). And I accidentally skipped 19 - I guess that in itself is not an endorsement of my observational abilities.

IndyToad
Don't die on me

Harmonica
06-26-2005, 12:12 AM
And what does this have anything to do with observation?

2. How many states are there in the USA?

Hicks
06-26-2005, 12:25 AM
1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

Bottom.

2. How many states are there in the USA?

50.

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

Right.

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

I can only think of red, white, black, gold. I'd guess green is there too. Beyond that, silver?

*Edit* I got this wrong.

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

1 and 0

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?

Right.

7. How many matches are in a standard pack?

No clue.

*Edit* I got this wrong. Too bad I didn't guess; I was going to say 20.

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

Red.

9. What is the lowest number on the FM radio dial?

87.9

I'm going to mark this as *Edit* I got this wrong., but I'm pretty sure it's 87.9; there are no even digits (like XX.0 XX.2 XX.4, etc)

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? (In
North America)

Counter-Clockwise.

I'm also going ot mark this as *Edit* I got this wrong., but I'm pretty sure it's the other way around.

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

Down from the right.

*Edit* I got this wrong.

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

No idea.

*Edit* I got this wrong.

13. On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?

No idea. Her right?

*Edit* I got this wrong.

14. Which way do fans rotate?

Clockwise.

15. What is on the back of a Canadian dime?

No idea.

*Edit* I got this wrong.

16. How many sides does a stop sign have?

8.

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

Left.

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

No idea.

*Edit* I got this wrong.

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

I'll guess 5.

*Edit* I got this wrong.

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

Bashful.

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

8.

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

Huh?

*Edit* I got this wrong.

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

Right?

*Edit* I got this wrong.

24. On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the centre?

Aren't they hollow in the center?

*Edit* I got this wrong.

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

The # and the... hell, I never pay attention. Is it a period?

*Edit* I got this half wrong.

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

3.

27. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise (as a rule)?

Counter-Clockwise.

I missed either 11 1/2 or 13 1/2, so my score is either 15 1/2 out of 27, or 13 1/2 out of 27.

Not bad.

grace
06-26-2005, 10:11 AM
16

sweabs
06-26-2005, 10:59 AM
Yeah, of course Americans wouldn't do that well when it's Canadian money. :crazy:

:laugh: That one was so easy!

I got 17.

Zesty
06-26-2005, 12:16 PM
19/27

Suaveness
06-26-2005, 01:27 PM
17

Had no clue about the Canadian stuff. And Ive never changed a car tire, never watch the 7 dwarfs, never seen a venetian blind, etc etc/ Interesting tho

PHC Fan
06-27-2005, 04:47 PM
See how many you can get right. The average American can only get 7 out of 27. Not cheating (looking around your desk, at the phone, etc.)


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

2. How many states are there in the USA?...50

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

4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?...gold, red, white, black

5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?...1 and 0

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?...right

7. How many matches are in a standard pack?...20

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

9. What is the lowest number on the FM radio dial?...88

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? (In
North America)..counter

11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?...upwards from left to right

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?...69

13. On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?...left

14. Which way do fans rotate?...counter

15. What is on the back of a Canadian dime?...queen victoria

16. How many sides does a stop sign have?...8

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

18. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?...5

19. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?...6

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

21. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?...8

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

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

24. On the back of a Canadian $1 coin, what is in the centre?...?

25. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?...pound & asterisk

26. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?...3

27. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise (as a rule)? counter
I got 20 correct. I couldn't remember that blue and yellow are on the campbells label, so I awarded myself no points.

SycamoreKen
06-27-2005, 06:40 PM
I got 18 correct. I couldn't remember there was blue on the label.