Can you answer these 5 basic questions?

Who comes up with these Facebook quizzes? You know, the ones that ask you to answer a list of “basic” questions, and then reward you with a title such as “PhD Level Botanist!” for knowing that grass is green.

Don’t get me wrong. I get sucked into quizzes as much as anyone else, but some of the answers to these questions are so obvious, I wonder if they’re churning them out in an overseas call center from the glossary of a second grade text book.

Here is an actual example that I swear I did not make up from a quiz I took yesterday called, “Can You Answer 11 Basic Medical Questions?”

Which of the following is not a blood type?




And yet, when I got to the end and received my score, I felt a swell of pride at being deemed “Dr. Know It All.”

The relationship quizzes have really evolved since I used to take them in Seventeen Magazine. What Type of Man is Your Husband? Or this one: Are You and Your Partner Made for Each Other? The answer, of course, is determined by questions like: “It is your turn to pick the movie for date night. Do you choose: Bridesmaids, Rambo, or An Inconvenient Truth with Al Gore? Makes perfect sense. I hear marriage counselors are very concerned with husband’s and wive’s movie choices.

And what about the parenting quizzes? I once took a quiz in which I answered that I believed in potty training kids when they’re ready instead of by a particular age, and for that I was issued the title of “Sexy Mom.” Well, hey, I’m not complaining about that one. I don’t get it at all, but I’ll take it.

Since it seems like you don’t need an ounce of brains or expertise to evaluate Facebook users’ relationships, personalities, or scientific knowledge, I decided to write my own quiz. Are you ready? Your score will determine your entire future for the next three minutes. Here it is:

1. How will I know if he really loves me? And why am I asking you?

A. Only if you fall in love whenever we meet.

B. Cause you know about these things.

C. I believe the children are our future.

2. Pick an alter-ego:

A. Clark Kent

B. Peter Parker

C. Princess Consuela Bananahammock

3. What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

A. 25 MPH

B. 11 m/s

C. An African swallow, or a European swallow?

4. Where is Tupac hiding?

A. With Biggie Smalls in an underground Vegas mansion

B. In a spider hole in Iraq

C. In your mom’s basement

5. What is the smallest integer such that if you rotate the number to the left you get a number that is exactly one and a half times the original number?

A. 1,176,470,588,235,294 x 1.5 = 1,764,705,882,352,941

B. 536X10 to the 12 power

C. eenie meanie jelly beanie

Did you answer all 5 correctly? Congratulations! You just wasted five minutes. You’re welcome. 😉

3 thoughts on “Can you answer these 5 basic questions?

  1. “eenie meanie jelly beanie”—Ha! I think every test question should have that answer as a choice.

    Those quizzes on FB are so dumb, and yet, like you, I get sucked into some of them. As for blood types, I believe LOL is the universal donor and OMG the universal receiver…

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    1. Wow! I’m soooo late responding to this! Thanks for your comment! You know, I got sucked into another FB quiz maybe 5 minutes after I posted this. “What Disney Couple are You and Your Spouse?” LOL!


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