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• 1.

A rooster sitting on the roof of a barn lays an egg. Should the egg always roll down the shortest path?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The answer is false because roosters are male chickens, and male chickens do not lay eggs. Therefore, the premise of the question is incorrect, and there is no egg to roll down any path, let alone the shortest one.

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• 2.

You got to take 3 pills, one every half an hour. When shall you take the last pill?

• A.

2 hours later

• B.

1.5 hours later

• C.

1 hour later

• D.

2.5 hours later

C. 1 hour later
Explanation
To take one pill every half an hour, you would take the first pill immediately. Then, after 30 minutes, you would take the second pill. Finally, after another 30 minutes, you would take the third and last pill. Therefore, the correct answer is to take the last pill 1 hour later.

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• 3.

You have an analog alarm clock. It is currently showing 6pm. You want to fix your alarm for next day 7am. The alarm shall ring exactly after 13 hours.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
True. If it is currently 6pm and you want the alarm to ring after exactly 13 hours, it would ring at 7am the next day. Therefore, the statement is True.

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• 4.

Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son. Who am I?

• A.

Son

• B.

Father

• C.

Grandmother

• D.

Cannot deduce

A. Son
Explanation
The person in the riddle is the son. The statement "that man's father is my father's son" means that the person's father has a son, which is the person themselves. Therefore, the person is the son.

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• 5.

In Great Britain calendar, there is a 4th of July.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
In the Great Britain calendar, there is a 4th of July. This is because Great Britain uses the Gregorian calendar, which is the same calendar used in many other countries including the United States. In the Gregorian calendar, July 4th is recognized as a date. Therefore, it is true that in the Great Britain calendar, there is a 4th of July.

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• 6.

Some months have 30 days and some have 31. How many have 28?

• A.

5

• B.

1

• C.

10

• D.

12

D. 12
Explanation
Every month has at least 28 days, so all 12 months have 28 days. The question is a play on words, trying to trick the reader into thinking that only one month has 28 days. However, this is a trick question as all months have 28 days or more.

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• 7.

A plane crashes on the border of Canada and the USA, 60 people die. Where do they bury the survivors?

• A.

• B.

USA

• C.

Wherever they belong from

• D.

Neither

D. Neither
• 8.

I have 10 apples and I give all but 4 away, how many do I have left?

• A.

6

• B.

10

• C.

4

• D.

0

C. 4
Explanation
If you have 10 apples and give all but 4 away, it means you are keeping 4 apples for yourself. Therefore, you have 4 apples left.

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