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    hippychick's Avatar Memo, what memo? BT Rep: +5
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    How Observant Are You?

    Get a piece of paper to write down your answers to 30 questions and then check them at the end!! DON'T CHEAT!

    1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?
    2. How many states are there? ( don't laugh, some people don't know)
    3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?
    4. What 6 colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?
    5. What 2 letters don't appear on the telephone dial? ( no cheating)!
    6. What 2 telephone #'s don't have letters by them?
    7. When you walk does your left arm swing w/your right or left leg?
    8. How many matches are in a standard pack?
    9. On our flag, is the top stripe red or white?
    10. What is the lowest # on the FM dial?
    11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?
    12. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?
    13. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?
    14. Which side of a women's blouse are the buttons on?
    15. On a NY license plate, is New York on the top or bottom?
    16. Which way do fans rotate?
    17. Whose face is on a dime?
    18. How many sides does a stop sign have?
    19. Do books have even # pages on the right or left side?
    20. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?
    21. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?
    22. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?
    23. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?
    24. On which card is the cardmaker's trademark?
    25. On which side of a venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?
    26. On the back of a one dollar bill, what is in the center?
    27. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?
    28. How many curves are in a standard paper clip?
    29. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?
    30. How many birthdays does the average person have?

    Scroll down for the answers...


    1. Bottom
    2. 50
    3. Right
    4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black, and gold
    5. Q, Z
    6. 1, 0
    7. Left
    8. 20
    9. Red
    10. 88
    11. Counter (unless you happen to be south of the equator)
    12. Towards bottom right
    13. 12 (no #1)
    14. Right
    15. Top
    16. Clockwise as you look at it
    17. Roosevelt
    18. 8 What about the front side and back side? I think it also could be.
    19. left
    20. 5
    21. 6
    22. Bashful
    23. 8
    24. Ace of spades
    25. Left
    26. ONE
    27. *, #
    28. 3
    29. Counter
    30. 1, which is your birthdate.


    30-28 Mensa is calling, genius
    25-27 Not too shabby
    20-24 You could do better
    16-19 McDonald's is calling (would you like fries w/ that)?
    15-00 Shucks! Being blind wouldn't affect you one bit!

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  3. Funny S**t   -   #2
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    A bit unfair on us non-Americans (well, I mean the quiz, not because we're not Americans (which is actually a good thing))
    On a given day or given circumstance, you think you have a limit.
    And you then go for this limit and you touch this limit and you think "Ok, this is the limit".
    As soon as you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.
    With your mind power, your determination, your instinct and the experience as well, you can fly very high.

    - Ayrton Senna, R.I.P.

  4. Funny S**t   -   #3
    100%'s Avatar ╚════╩═╬════╝
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    UM.....How Observant Are You? (to american propoganda and consumerism?)

    10 correct and proud of it

  5. Funny S**t   -   #4
    tesco's Avatar FST Programmer
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    20 correct some were very obvious that i got wrong lol...and didnt get ANY of teh american ones

    9. On our flag, is the top stripe red or white?
    my flag doesnt have a top stripe (canada)

  6. Funny S**t   -   #5
    Over here the green is on the middle left in alot of places nearby me...

  7. Funny S**t   -   #6
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    A womans blouse buttons are on the left, not the right.

    Life should come with backround music
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    Why stand when you can lean, why lean when you can sit, why sit when you can lounge, why lounge when you can lie
    -Dwight Fry-

  8. Funny S**t   -   #7
    Illuminati's Avatar Simple Bystander BT Rep: +7BT Rep +7
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    Pretty interesting to see an observation one for a change instead of the standard IQ tests but the fact that a lot of the questions were biased towards American culture doesn't make it a good exam to use on an international board.

    This seems very similar to the IQ test set to both american & foreign soldiers by Gould in the early 20th century.

  9. Funny S**t   -   #8
    Keikan's Avatar ........
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    I thought there were 51 states
    Ohh noo!!! I make dribbles!!!

  10. Funny S**t   -   #9
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    lol ummm 52 last i heard or has bush go to war with one of them

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    Autumn Fox's Avatar n00b
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    50 states and 1 district*; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia*, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.



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