Odd One Out
1. Green, yellow or black?
2. Oliver Twist, Barnaby Rudge or Uriah Heep?
3. Auk, guillemot or bustard?
4. Peseta, GB Pound or Guilder?
5. Nou Camp, San Siro or Twickenham?
6. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens or Jim Reeves?
7. Bronze, gold or silver?
8. Happy, Angry or Sleepy?
True or False
9. 100 degrees Centigrade is equivalent to 202 degrees Fahrenheit
10. Richard Burton never won an Oscar
11. 576 halved six times is 8
12. Turkey borders Afghanistan
13. A bantling is a songbird
14. Jaggery could be used in cooking
15. Washing soda is sodium carbonate
16. 97 doubled is more than 392 halved
Do You Know
17. the main ingredient of taramasalata?
18. the national airline of Portugal?
19. the alternative name for saxifrage?
20. what kind of fruit is Beauty of Bath?
21. the world’s smallest state?
22. how many books are in the Old Testament?
23. which city hosted the 1928 summer Olympics?
24. the common name of the star Sirius?
Opposite Attraction – unscramble the letters in the phrases to form two words that are opposites of each other
25. POLO SCENE
26. LEASE TURF
27. GROWTH RING
28. KNIT HITCH
29. CRAFT KNOB
Logical – See if you can solve the mini problems in your head before writing anything down.
30. QUIZ, VIXEN and JACKET are the words that have just been placed on the board by three Scrabble-playing friends. The word played by Robin was shorter than that of the player who currently has 115 points. If the player on 131 points played a longer word than Jamie, who is not the player currently scoring 102, then what word was played by Brian, and how many points does he have?
31. Phil, Chris and Allan are taking swimming lessons. Each one is in a different class: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Today all three boys exasperated their instructor by having a little too much fun. The boy (not Chris) who was told off for sitting on the bottom of the pool is a better swimmer than Phil, who is not the beginner whose misdemeanor was jumping in. Who got into trouble for splashing the other swimmers, and in which class is each boy?
32. Three hopeful visitors to the Antiques Roadshow threw their objets d’art in the bin on the way out, after discovering that the items, supposedly from the 17th, 18th and 19th century, were actually worthless. The 18th century painting was not the item dismissed as ‘fake’. If the ‘cheap reproduction’ vase had been claimed to be older than the object ruined by ‘vandalistic restoration’, then how old was the jewellery said to be, and what was wrong with it?