# lateral thinking skills1

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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!)

1.

One month has 28 days. Of the

remaining 11 months, how many have 30

days?

2.

Two fathers and two sons shot three

pigeons. Yet each took home one pigeon.

How is that possible?

3.What can you hold in your

right hand, but not in your left?

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?

5.Raja's mother has 3

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

one named?

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?

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?

8.

Which side of a cat contains the most hair?

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?

10.

Why can't a man living in Meenambakkam airport

quarters cannot be buried west of Adayar River ?

11.

Divide 40 by half and add ten. What is the

answer?

12.To the nearest cubic

centimeter, how much soil is there in

a 3m x 2m x 2m hole?

13.

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

sister?

14.

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

have left?

15.

The band of stars across the night sky is called the

"...... Way”

16.

Yogurt is made from

fermented ........

17.

What do cows drink?

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?

19.

A horseman rode into town on Friday, spent

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

account for this?

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?

The Answers

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

months, how many have 30 days?

All the 11 months have 30 days

2.Two fathers and two sons shot three

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

Grandfather, father and son

3.What can you hold in your right

hand, but not in your left?

Your left hand, forearm or

elbow.

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!

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

What is the third one named?

Raja

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

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!

8.Which side of a cat

contains the most hair?

The outside

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!

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

the Adayar River ?

Because he is still alive.

11.Divide 40 by half and add ten.

What is the answer?

90. Dividing by half is the same as

multiplying by 2.

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

2m x 2m hole?

None - it's a hole!

13.Is it legal for a man to

marry his widow's sister?

No - because he's dead

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

How many does he have left?

8

15.The band of stars across the night

sky is called the "...... Way”

Milky Way

16.

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

Milk

17.

What do cows drink?

Water. After the previous two questions,

did you answer milk?

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!

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

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