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Lateral Thinking Quiz The following questions will test your ability to think laterally. If you get more than 50% of these right, like Sherlock Holmes, you're certainly strong on your lateral thinking skills (or maybe you're just good at quizzes!)

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Lateral Thinking Quiz

The following questions will test your ability to think laterally. If

you get more than 50% of these right, like Sherlock Holmes,

you're certainly strong on your lateral thinking skills (or maybe

you're just good at quizzes!)

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1.

One month has 28 days. Of the

remaining 11 months, how many have 30

days?

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2.

Two fathers and two sons shot three

pigeons. Yet each took home one pigeon.

How is that possible?

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3.What can you hold in your

right hand, but not in your left?

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4.

If you have two coins totaling Rs.6, and one of the coins is not a 1 Re coin, what are the

two coins?

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5.Raja's mother has 3

children, one is named April, another is named May. What is the third

one named?

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6.If a red house is made

of red bricks, and a blue house is made of blue bricks, what is a

green house made of?

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7.If you were alone in a

deserted house at night, and there was an oil lamp, a

candle and firewood and you only have one match,

which would you light first?

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8.

Which side of a cat contains the most hair?

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9.If you drove a bus leaving

Kanniyakumari with 35 passengers, dropped off 6 and picked up 2 at

Madurai, picked up 9 more at Trichy, dropped off 3 at Villupuram,

and then drove on to arrive in Chennai 16 hours later, what would

the name of the driver be?

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10.

Why can't a man living in Meenambakkam airport

quarters cannot be buried west of Adayar River ?

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11.

Divide 40 by half and add ten. What is the

answer?

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12.To the nearest cubic

centimeter, how much soil is there in

a 3m x 2m x 2m hole?

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13.

Is it legal for a man to marry his widow's

sister?

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14.

A farmer has 15 cows, all but 8 die. How many does he

have left?

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15.

The band of stars across the night sky is called the

"...... Way”

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16.

Yogurt is made from

fermented ........

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17.

What do cows drink?

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18.If an Indian aeroplane hit a mountain along

the Indo-Pakistan border and fell into the Pakistan area, where will the survivors be

buried?

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19.

A horseman rode into town on Friday, spent

one night there, and left on Friday. How do you

account for this?

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20.A farmer has 4 7/9

haystacks in one corner of his land and 5 2/9

haystacks in another corner of his land. If he puts them all together,

how many haystacks will he have?

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The Answers

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1.One month has 28 days. Of the remaining 11

months, how many have 30 days?

All the 11 months have 30 days

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2.Two fathers and two sons shot three

pigeons. Yet each took home one pigeon. How is that possible?

Grandfather, father and son

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3.What can you hold in your right

hand, but not in your left?

Your left hand, forearm or

elbow.

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4.If you have two coins totaling Rs.6, and one of the coins is not a 1 Re

coin, what are the two coins?

Rs 5 and Re 1- the other coin can be a

Re 1 coin!

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5.Raja's mother has 3 children, one is named April, another is named May.

What is the third one named?

Raja

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6.If a red house is made of red bricks, and

a blue house is made of blue bricks, what is a green house made of?

Glass

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7.If you were alone in a deserted house at

night, and there was an oil lamp, a candle and firewood and you only have one match,

which would you light first?

The match!

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8.Which side of a cat

contains the most hair?

The outside

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9.If you drove a bus leaving Kanniyakumari with 35

passengers, dropped off 6 and picked up 2 at Madurai, picked up 9 more at Trichy, dropped off 3 at Villupuram, and

then drove on to arrive in Chennai 16 hours later, what would the name of the driver be?

YOU are the driver!

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10.Why can't a man living in Meenambakkam airport quarters cannot be buried west of

the Adayar River ?

Because he is still alive.

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11.Divide 40 by half and add ten.

What is the answer?

90. Dividing by half is the same as

multiplying by 2.

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12.To the nearest cubic centimeter, how much soil is there in a 3m x

2m x 2m hole?

None - it's a hole!

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13.Is it legal for a man to

marry his widow's sister?

No - because he's dead

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14.A farmer has 15 cows, all but 8 die.

How many does he have left?

8

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15.The band of stars across the night

sky is called the "...... Way”

Milky Way

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16.

Yogurt is made from fermented ........

Milk

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17.

What do cows drink?

Water. After the previous two questions,

did you answer milk?

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18.If an Indian aeroplane hit a mountain along the Indo-Pakistan border and

fell into the Pakistan area, where will the survivors be buried?

You don't bury survivors!

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19.A horseman rode into town on Friday,

spent one night there, and left on Friday. How do you account for this?

His horse was named Friday

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20.A farmer has 4 7/9 haystacks in one corner of

his land and 5 2/9 haystacks in another corner of his land. If he puts them all

together, how many haystacks will he have?

ONE