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Marshall


As Long As There Are Tests, There Will Be Prayer In Public Schools. ;- )

Joined: Sep 16, 2002
Points: 7730

Test for dementia
Original Message   May 23, 2005 11:07 pm
Don't ask me how many I got right, you'll force me to lie.



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, so...
Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of
intelligence.
So, take the following test presented here and determine if you are
losing
it or are still "with it."
The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you have made
your
own OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.



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.
 

            2. Say "silk" five times. Now
spell "silk" What do cows drink?

 





















      Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," please
do not attempt the next question. Your brain is obviously overstressed
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" then proceed to question 3.







  3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blu! e 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 green house made from?



















 
 

    Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green
bricks," what are you still doing here reading these questions? If you
said "glass," then go on to Question 4.
    




     4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is
flying at 20,000 feet over Germany. (If you will recall, Germany at the
time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany.)
Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines fail. The pilot, realizing
that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash
landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he has the time
and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land"
between East Germany and West Germany Where would you bury the
survivors? East Germany or 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 dunce 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" then proceed to the next question.





5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60 of a degree every minute then
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 your pencil in and exit the
room. Everyone else proceed to the final question.
 
      





6. 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 in. In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on.
In Carmathen, six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at
Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver?
    
 




















 

    Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember? It was
YOU!
This message was modified May 23, 2005 by Marshall
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Highwind


Despite the high cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular.

Joined: Jan 13, 2004
Points: 985

Re: Test for dementia
Reply #1   May 24, 2005 5:52 am
Only got 1 wrong.

But its early in the morning and the brain is totally relaxed. By the end of the work day, I won't even remember doing this at 6 am , and I'll get most of them wrong.

In fact I won't even remember posting this reply before I do them all wrong and post that I did.  

PS: Marshall, do you even remember how many you got right?

<<edited for PS>>

This message was modified May 24, 2005 by Highwind


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Marshall


As Long As There Are Tests, There Will Be Prayer In Public Schools. ;- )

Joined: Sep 16, 2002
Points: 7730

Re: Test for dementia
Reply #2   May 24, 2005 12:08 pm
Do I remember how many I got right? About what?
Highwind


Despite the high cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular.

Joined: Jan 13, 2004
Points: 985

Re: Test for dementia
Reply #3   May 24, 2005 6:44 pm
Darn, I didn't get any right.

But its like deja vu. I feel I've seen this one before. Most perplexing. 

Honda stable: HS 724 snowblower;  HRS216 lawnmower; BF2 UWWW; 5 HP, 2200 psi/2.9 GPM pressure washer.

Electric: BV2500 B&D Leaf Hog/snow duster; old 12" Weedeater.

tlmurray


Joined: Jun 13, 2005
Points: 0

Re: Test for dementia
Reply #4   Jun 13, 2005 2:29 pm
There is an error on the clock item, I believe...
In 12 hours the hour hand spins 360 degrees, and 360 divided by 12 is 30, so it moves 30 degrees in one hour. 30 degrees divided by 60 minutes is 0.5 degrees, so it should have said "if the hour hand on a clock moves one-half degree every minute..." and the answer should have been 30. That is, unless the point was that the clock is broken.
tlmurray


Joined: Jun 13, 2005
Points: 0

Re: Test for dementia
Reply #5   Aug 7, 2005 5:06 pm
tlmurray wrote:
There is an error on the clock item, I believe...<BR>In 12 hours the hour hand spins 360 degrees, and 360 divided by 12 is 30, so it moves 30 degrees in one hour. 30 degrees divided by 60 minutes is 0.5 degrees, so it should have said "if the hour hand on a clock moves one-half degree every minute..." and the answer should have been 30. That is, unless the point was that the clock is broken.

Oh, yeah, and if the original should have said minute hand, then it's still wrong. The minute hand moves 6 degrees a minute.
mrmom


Joined: Sep 19, 2003
Points: 345

Re: Test for dementia
Reply #6   Aug 7, 2005 6:03 pm
Tim..... it's been almost 2 months now.....
tlmurray


Joined: Jun 13, 2005
Points: 0

Re: Test for dementia
Reply #7   Aug 7, 2005 9:34 pm
mrmom wrote:
Tim..... it's been almost 2 months now.....

I have SO got to get a life .....
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