Christmas Quiz 2020

15th December 2020

Hi there,

I hope you’ve had a great year, and that you have a wonderful Christmas break.

Thanks for subscribing to my Tips. I trust you’ve found them helpful. And here’s the most helpful one of all… the Christmas Quiz!

I’ll post the answers tomorrow.

All the very best,

Question 1
Jim’s parents have four children. The first was born on Monday, and they named her Monday. The second was born on Tuesday, so they called him Tuesday. The third was born on Wednesday, and they called her Wednesday. Their fourth was born on a Thursday. What did they call him?

Question 2
I’m driving a bus. Currently, I have five passengers. At the first bus stop, two people get off and a family of three get on. At the second bus stop, one person gets off and a pregnant woman gets on. At the third and final bus stop, everyone gets off. What colour is the driver’s hair?

Question 3
8,549,176,320 is a unique number. Why’s that?

Question 4
When you have me, you immediately feel like sharing me. But when you share me, you no longer have me. What am I?

Question 5
Imagine you’re on an inflatable dinghy, sailing in deep water. Suddenly, your dinghy gets a puncture, and all the air gushes out of it. As this happens, several man-eating sharks are attracted to the thrashing around and circle your deflating boat. There’s no way you can swim past them. They’re all hungry, and start swimming towards you. How can you put an end to this?

Question 6
I disappear as soon as you say my name. What am I?

Question 7
You’re in a bicycle race. Just before the finish line, you overtake the person in second place. What place do you finish?

Question 8
You have two measuring jugs. One holds exactly four litres; the other, three litres. There are no markings up the side of either jug. You want to measure exactly five litres. How do you do this?

Question 9
What words are pronounced differently just by capitalising the first letter?

Question 10
A boat is floating on the sea. There is a ladder hanging down the side of the boat. You can see five rungs above the water’s surface – each rung is 50cm apart.

The tide is rising 20cm per hour. In five hours, how many rungs will you be able to see above the water’s surface?

Question 11
Guess the next three letters in this series – G T N T L __ __ __

Question 12
For security purposes, a company resets their computer passwords every month. One month, an employee couldn’t log in to his computer. He tried twice, but his password didn’t work. So he called his boss and said “Hi boss, my password is out of date”.

She replied “Yes, that’s right. The password is different. Listen carefully – I’m sure you can figure out the new one. It has the same number of letters as your old one, but only four of the letters are the same”.

With that, he could correctly work out his new password and log in to his computer.

What are the new and old passwords?

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed it.


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