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GAC
12-27-2005, 09:53 AM
This a quiz for people who think that they know everything. I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions.

They are straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward.

3. Of all the vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

6. In many liquor stores you can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

8. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least seven of them?

9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?

10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way. Name the other six.

11. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "s".

RBA
12-27-2005, 10:18 AM
10. hit by ptich, catcher's interfence, strike out on wild pitch/pass ball, fielder's choice, error, pinch runner

Jpup
12-27-2005, 10:26 AM
This a quiz for people who think that they know everything. I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions.

They are straight questions with straight answers.

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward.

3. Of all the vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

6. In many liquor stores you can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

8. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least seven of them?

9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?

10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way. Name the other six.

11. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "s".

1.
2.
3. cucumber and spinach?
4. baseball
5.
6.
7. Dwayne and dwell.
8. APOSTROPHE (2); BRACKETS; COLON; COMMA (1); DASH; DOUBLE HYPHEN; ELLIPSIS (3); EXCLAMATION POINT; HYPHEN; PARENTHESES; PERIOD (1); QUESTION MARK; QUOTATION MARKS; SEMICOLON; VIRGULE. (yeah, I cheated)
9. Superior and Huron, i think.
10. passed ball on 3rd strike, fielder's choice, error, sacrifice, hit by pitch, and ? I can't recall the last one.
11. lettuce?
12. socks, shoes, sandals, and I don't know the rest.

Those are my guesses, I only cheated on one of them. :laugh: I don't know everything, but I think I did ok.

LincolnparkRed
12-27-2005, 10:36 AM
1.
2. Mt Rushmore, (faces Weather)
3.
4.
5.
6.
7. Dwarf ....
8. ,.!?;:"
9.
10 Hbp, Catcher Interference
11. Banana
12. Sock, Shoe, Slipper, Sandal And I Don't Know

Dom Heffner
12-27-2005, 10:39 AM
2. Niagara Falls (?) I believe it is constantly eroding and was at one time at the other end of that large river it has created (though that may be the Canadian side...)

4. I really want to say tennis here. You're either defending your serve or defending a shot. And an unforced error is a way to score without touching the ball.

7. All I can come up with is dwindle. (Dwight and Dweezle are proper nouns LOL)

8. Comma, apostrophe, semicolon, colon, dash, hyphen, quotation mark, ellipses, exclamation point, question mark, parentheses, period, slash (?)....

Not sure what the remaining ones are, but I'm not going to cheat. :)

12, Shoes, sandals, socks, stockings, slippers, slip-ons, and..someone help me out here...this is driving me crazy....

macro
12-27-2005, 10:44 AM
In addition to what's already been said...

4. strawberry
5. it was grown inside the bottle
6. dwarf dwindle
9. Minnesota
12. slippers

EDIT: Okay, more posts were made while I was thinking. :laugh:

Jpup
12-27-2005, 10:46 AM
In addition to what's already been said...


9. Minnesota



Lake Minnesota? :lol:

MrCinatit
12-27-2005, 10:51 AM
1) poker (?)
2) Mount Rushmore faces East. I think.
3) potato and...i don't know. Onion.
4) yeah, baseball.
5) the strawberry
6) the bottle is tied around the pear when it is very young. the pear literally grows inside the bottle.
7) Dwight and Dweeb
8) period, comma, quotation mark, question mark, dash, parentasies (sp?), hyphen, semi-colin.
9) one or a few of the billion or so lakes in Minnesota.
10) hit by pitch, pinch runner, catcher's interference, error, passed ball, fielder's choice
11) yeah, lettuce
12) shoe, sandle, sock, slipper, sneaker, see-through toe-nail polish.

okay...i answered them all. i may not have answered them correctly, but i answered them.

chicoruiz
12-27-2005, 10:57 AM
1. I'm tempted to say "figure skating" because of its funky "ordinal" system of judging, but I think it's been changed.

12. Snowshoes, Stiletto heels

Dom Heffner
12-27-2005, 11:00 AM
1. Actually, this might be boxing. The judges cards are not announced until the end.

And you can add skis and skates to #12.

4. Definitely baseball now that I read the question more thoroughly.

macro
12-27-2005, 12:02 PM
Lake Minnesota? :lol:

Uhhh...the question was "Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?"

The Lakers were formed in Minnesota, which is known for its many lakes. It has over 15,000 of them. Despite your previous guesses of Superior and Huron, The Great Lakes had nothing to do with the naming of the Lakers. :)

Reds Nd2
12-27-2005, 12:26 PM
1. ?
2. The North Pole/Arctic Cap
3. Asparagus & Strawberries
4. Baseball
5. Kiwi
6. The pear is small enough to fit into the jar. It gets larger by absorbing the brandy.
7. ?
8. Exclamation point, period, question mark, comma, quotation marks, hyphen, semicolon, apostrophe, colon, parenthesis, brackets
9. Minneapolis
10. HBP, FC, Error, PB/Dropped 3rd strike, catcher's interference, sacrifice bunt, pinch runner (7)
11. Lettuce
12. shoes, socks, slippers, sandals, snow shoes, skis,

gonelong
12-27-2005, 01:10 PM
1. boxing
2. Niagra Falls
3. Asparagus, Cauliflower
4. Baseball
5. Pineapple
6. Grown there.
7. dwarf
8. !?.;:,'
9. Minneapolis, MN
10. Catchers Interference, pinch run, HBP, K3/dropped, error, FC
11. Potato
12. Shoes, socks, sunblock, sandals, skis, slippers, skates & snowshoes

My guesses.

GL

Blimpie
12-27-2005, 02:20 PM
1. Long jump (track and field)
9. Minneapolis
12. Socks, shoes, slippers, support hose, sandals, skis, snowboots, and of course...stink

Jpup
12-27-2005, 03:07 PM
Uhhh...the question was "Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?"

The Lakers were formed in Minnesota, which is known for its many lakes. It has over 15,000 of them. Despite your previous guesses of Superior and Huron, The Great Lakes had nothing to do with the naming of the Lakers. :)

Told you I didn't know everything. :D

SteelSD
12-27-2005, 03:10 PM
Me not Bizarro. Me not like to answer questions wrong. Me not give you answers below.


1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

National high school cheerleading competition. I saw Bring it On. I know.


2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward.

Kirstie Ally's ass.


3. Of all the vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

George Bush and Dick Cheney.


4. Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?

Kill the carrier.


5. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

Inside-out apples.


6. In many liquor stores you can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

Magic.


7. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters "dw" and they are all common words. Name two of them.

Dweeb and Dweezil.


8. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least seven of them?

No. (Technically, I gave the correct answer. Think about it.)


9. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the Los Angeles Lakers?

The players are "Lakers". You can spell "lakes" by removing the "r" from "Lakers". Thus, the lakes exist on the player jerseys.


10. There are seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit. Taking a base on balls (a walk) is one way. Name the other six.

Talking sweet to a girl, buying her nice stuff, taking her out to dinner, telling her you love her, watching a romantic movie, or buying her porn (if she's a freak).

There are more ways for a baseball player to get to "first base" but many of them are illegal.


11. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

Captain Crunch Berries.


12. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter "s".

This IS a trick question because you can wear virtually anything on your feet including soup.

Heath
12-27-2005, 03:21 PM
This guy here got none of them since he knows nothing.....

http://cmoore.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/sgtschultz.jpg

Dom Heffner
12-27-2005, 06:16 PM
This IS a trick question because you can wear virtually anything on your feet including soup.

Although if someone spills ketchup on themself, I usually tell them they have it "on them" rather than "hey, you're wearing ketchup..."

I think the answer is trickier than the question. ;)

ghettochild
12-27-2005, 06:20 PM
. Boxing.

2. Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year
because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.

3. Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. Baseball.

5. Strawberry.

6. The pear grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds
when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left
in place for the whole growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are
snipped off at the stems.

7. Dwarf, dwell, and dwindle.

8. Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question
mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and
ellipses.

9. In Minnesota. The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers
and kept the name when they moved west.

10. Batter hit by a pitch; passed ball; catcher interference; catcher drops
third strike; fielder's choice; and being designated as a pinch runner.

11. Lettuce.

12. Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, snowshoes, stockings.

SteelSD
12-28-2005, 03:34 AM
Although if someone spills ketchup on themself, I usually tell them they have it "on them" rather than "hey, you're wearing ketchup..."

I think the answer is trickier than the question. ;)

Shudduuuuuup! First off, "ketchup" does NOT being with an "S"! Secondly, I've had suds on my hands and I can guaran-darn-tee that I could wear suds on my feet. I could wear a stapler (only if pointed in the right direction), a sarong, a saxophone, or sealskin on my feet if I really wanted to! GAH!!!

I do believe that ghettochild and I have posted the only absolutely correct answers to question #3. And I'm the only one on this thread who has anwered question #8 correctly.

In all seriousness, there are only two correct answers to question #8, folks. What is question #8 asking you for? It's a "straight question" with a "straight answer" just as GAC said it was. THINK!

SO THERE! :mooner:

GAC
12-28-2005, 04:16 AM
Congratulations! Most of you guys would all qualify for the Red's GM job. Send in you applications. ;)

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.....Boxing.

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward.....Niagara Falls. (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons.....Asparagus and Rhubarb.

4. The only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense and the offensive team can score without touching the ball.....Baseball.

5. The fruit with its seeds on the outside.....The Strawberry.

6. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. (The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)

7. Three English words beginning with "dw".....Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

And all this time I thought "dweeb" was a word - GAC

8. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Apostrophe, braces, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipses, exclamation point, hyphen, parenthesis, period, question mark, quotation marks and semicolon.

9. The original lakes referred to in Lakers.....are in Minnesota. (The team was originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers and kept the name when they moved to Los Angeles).

10. Seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit.....(taking a base on balls (a walk), batter hit by a pitch, passed ball, catcher interference, catcher drops third strike, fielder's choice, and being designated as a pinch-runner.)

11. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked or in any other form but fresh.....Lettuce.

12. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with "s": shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, skippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings and stilts.

MrCinatit
12-28-2005, 06:19 AM
is it too late to change my answers? :p:

Dan
12-28-2005, 09:54 AM
11. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked or in any other form but fresh

Would being cut up (as in premade salad packages) be considered processed?

I'm thinking the correct answer here is banana.

GAC
12-28-2005, 09:55 AM
Would being cut up (as in premade salad packages) be considered processed?

I'm thinking the correct answer here is banana.

But you can buy bananas in other forms. ;)

Reds Nd2
12-28-2005, 03:17 PM
10. Seven ways a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit.....(taking a base on balls (a walk), batter hit by a pitch, passed ball, catcher interference, catcher drops third strike, fielder's choice, and being designated as a pinch-runner.)

I still think a player can reach first safely on a sac bunt without it being ruled a hit, error, or fielders choice. I could also be wrong, still kicking myself for the stupid kiwi answer.

Boss-Hog
12-28-2005, 03:52 PM
Help me out here, but what's the difference between a batter reaching first base via a passed ball and the catcher dropping the third strike?

Danny Serafini
12-28-2005, 04:10 PM
I'm thinking the correct answer here is banana.

Nope. Haven't seen them in awhile, but they used to sell chocolate covered frozen bananas around here.

ochre
12-28-2005, 04:12 PM
Nope. Haven't seen them in awhile, but they used to sell chocolate covered frozen bananas around here.
not to mention those little mini-hockeypuck dehydrated ones.

Nugget
12-28-2005, 07:02 PM
Actually one other sport qualifies besides baseball - that's cricket - same philosophy.

As for the sac bunt, isn't a sacrifice by definition an out, which means that if a bunt is laid down and the batter could have reached base and did its just a bunt hit, if the runner is thrown out it's a fielder's choice, if an out is not made it's and error and if the batter is out, runner is moved over its a sac bunt.

Reds Nd2
12-28-2005, 10:30 PM
http://baseball-almanac.com/rule10.shtml

SACRIFICES
10.09(b) Score a sacrifice bunt when, before two are out, the fielders handle a bunted ball without error in an unsuccessful attempt to put out a preceding runner advancing one base.

EXCEPTION: When an attempt to turn a bunt into a putout of a preceding runner fails, and in the scorer's judgment perfect play would not have put out the batter at first base, the batter shall be credited with a one base hit and not a sacrifice.

Reds Nd2
12-28-2005, 10:37 PM
Help me out here, but what's the difference between a batter reaching first base via a passed ball and the catcher dropping the third strike?

I don't think there is a difference. The batter becomes a runner when the third strike isn't caught for whatever reason, wild pitch, passed ball, or dropped pitch. I don't believe the rules distinguish between the three.

Reds Nd2
12-28-2005, 10:44 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/official_rules/batter_6.jsp

6.09
The batter becomes a runner when_ (b) The third strike called by the umpire is not caught, providing (1) first base is unoccupied, or (2) first base is occupied with two out;

GAC
12-29-2005, 05:07 AM
I still think a player can reach first safely on a sac bunt without it being ruled a hit, error, or fielders choice. I could also be wrong, still kicking myself for the stupid kiwi answer.

Man, I don't see how. It would have to be ruled or fall under the classification of one of the three you mention.

a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit

I was thinking that an error though would be on that list. You are safely reaching 1B, and it's not ruled a hit. But maybe that doesn't fall under the "legal" definition.

chicoruiz
12-29-2005, 08:52 AM
Help me out here, but what's the difference between a batter reaching first base via a passed ball and the catcher dropping the third strike?

I'd say the third strike doesn't necesarily have to be a passed ball. If the pitcher throws an 0-2 pitch 20 feet ovet the catcher's head and the batter swings, he reaches first base but you can't really charge a passed ball.


a baseball player can legally reach first base without getting a hit

I was thinking that an error though would be on that list. You are safely reaching 1B, and it's not ruled a hit. But maybe that doesn't fall under the "legal" definition.


I may be wrong, but I think the last time I saw this question asked, it was phrased as "without hitting the ball" rather than "without getting a hit".