# Can You Get To The End Of This Common Sense Quiz?

- by Kath Sparks
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Are you that friend that seems to always know how and what plans should be made in your friend circle? Do a lot of people like your friends and family often come to you for advice? Do you feel like you have a pretty good head on your shoulders. Then why not put that brain to the test with this common sense based quiz. This will be testing your ability to think outside the box and how to be logical even when asked a seemingly easy question. But be forewarned, just because the answer may seem simple at first you may want to think twice before answering. In fact, that is good advice for everything in life. Always question your first response. You'll never know if you're being fooled until you really ponder something before taking action.

Just remember you only have to get more than half of these questions right in order to get a good result. So even if you think you are doing poorly make sure you answer all the questions because you never know. You might even surprise yourself with your intelligence. Now get comfortable and get ready to test just how clever you really are!

Here's a quick tip: try to answer the question first before looking at the questions. It'll make this common sense a lot more accurate for you.

## If you hold up your right hand in the mirror, which hand will your image appear to be holding up?

Okay so this one will test your spatial intelligence. In fact, that should give you a hint right then and there. Literally try to imagine you holding up your right hand. You've probably had to do this exercise many times in the past without realizing it. If so, then great because that means you can do it effortlessly. It takes me a second to get it. If you hold up your right hand in the mirror, which hand will your image appear to be holding up?

## How many faces does a square based pyramid have?

Okay so this one is pretty dang easy. I think you will agree with me. If not then I'm sorry for demoralizing you a bit. Also, I'm sorry for that weird picture of people shaking hands. It seemed extra weird to me but whatever. You probably didn't even notice it anyway. Okay so do you think you have the brains to answer this one and get it exactly right? Let's see! How many faces does a square based pyramid have?

## I am my father’s child, mother’s child, yet nobody’s son ….who or what am I?

This is like one of the previous ones we did. So if you can get this one then you can definitely get this one, too. I kind of get these, sometimes. I don't too often though. But that's not my area of expertise. I'm not sure what kind of intelligence this is quizzing you on. I guess it's verbal intelligence. I can't imagine what else it would be. I am my father’s child, mother’s child, yet nobody’s son ….who or what am I?

## Can you figure this one out?

I got this one right, but I think it's because I've seen it before. You might be scratching your head at first but maybe you should take some time to think about the definitions of the words 'mother' and 'daughter'. Here's the question: Two mothers and two daughters were fishing. They managed to catch one big fish, one small fish, and one fat fish. Since only three fish were caught, how is it possible that they each took home a fish?

## Can you figure this one out?

I felt so silly not getting this one right. There's no pun or hidden meaning in this question. It really is a matter of common sense. So do you think you are clever enough to figure this one out? If you can then you should start calling yourself Rick Sanchez. Here's the question: If you were to put a coin into an empty bottle and then insert a cork into the neck, how could you remove the coin without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle?

## What is worth more a trunk full of nickels or a half trunk full of dimes?

There are many different kinds of intelligence. There's verbal intelligence, logical intelligence, mathematical intelligence, and many more. These questions aren't going to be knowledge based because I don't believe how much or what you know is what intelligence really is. To me, intelligence is what you pay attention to, how you synthesize that information (how you make connections), and how you apply that information to other things. What is worth more a trunk full of nickels or a half trunk full of dimes?

## Mary is two times as old as Nancy. Nancy is 1/3 Lucy's age. Who is the oldest?

Here's the question! Do the best you think you can and good luck! Mary is two times as old as Nancy. Nancy is 1/3 Lucy's age. Who is the oldest? Questions like this always pop up. You can use pen and paper if you want, but you might want to try doing it in your head first. It's basically just an algebra problem which would be your mathematical intelligence. So do you think you have this one figured out yet?

## "If Jody doesn't pay her ticket, she will go to jail." Which other statement must be true?

Okay here's the question: "If Jody doesn't pay her ticket, she will go to jail." Which other statement must be true? If Lucy is anything like me then she got her ticket for driving 12 miles over the speed limit or cutting it too close with a red light. I've never gone to jail over anything like this. My sister, on the other hand, has. She was only there for a day though. So has this question stumped you yet?

## Can you figure this one out?

You might want to get a pen and paper for this one. Unless you are able to picture what this looks like in your head. Percentages can be pretty tricky. On another note, why is dave working so much? I guess he's an American, you know because they work a lot compared to European countries. Dave is offered a raise if he can increase his weekly productivity by 24%. If Dave works a six day week, how much does he need to increase his productivity each day?

## Word is to Language as what is to what?

Okay so here's an analogy. Personally, I love word play except when they are way too overdone. For example, saying I am so punny after making a pun is getting real old. I can only fake laugh so much. So do you think you can handle answering this question and prove you're a real quiz kid? There, that was my shot at a pun. So do you think you can get this question right? Word is to Language as what is to what?

## If 2x = 3, then what does 6x equal?

Here's another algebra problem, but it's pretty dang easy. This is sixth grade material right here. But it's no big deal if you can't get this one. There's plenty more ahead of you. Hopefully this is encouraging and not too daunting. To me, math is just super condensed speaking language. It's rhetoric looked at on a microscopic scale. That's why when people prove something in math, then that means something physically tangible for whatever applied science it was about. If 2x = 3, then what does 6x equal?

## Can you figure this one out?

Do you think you can figure out this story problem? I'll give you a hint. Every SUNDAY she bikes two miles and two miles only. Just make sure you take that into account when you are adding up all the miles. I got this wrong because I didn't use a pen and paper. Every Sunday Julie bikes 2 miles. For the rest of the week, she bikes 1 mile more than the previous day. How many miles does Julie bike in 2 weeks?

## What number comes next? 2, 3, 5, 9,___?

Can you figure out the next number in this sequence? Here's a hint: try not to think of what could produce each new number in the sequence. Instead try to think about what all these numbers have in common. You should be able to get this question right knowing that piece of advice. What number comes next? 2, 3, 5, 9,___? If you don't get this one right, then don't feel bad. I got it wrong to be honest.

## Ralph is four times as old as Frank. In 20 years, Ralph will be twice as old as Frank. How old are Ralph and Frank?

This is pretty similar to the one asked previously. So if you got that one right then you'll get this one right. It might be easier if you use a pen or pencil and some paper. However plugging in random numbers that make the first statement true and then testing it against the second statement will work too. Ralph is four times as old as Frank. In 20 years, Ralph will be twice as old as Frank. How old are Ralph and Frank?

## If Jenny hits a home run, her team will win. Given that this is true, what else also must be true?

These ones tend to stump me, but maybe you are better than me at these types of questions. I believe these check your verbal intelligence which comes in handy a lot whereas mathematical intelligence doesn't come up too often unless that's your job. Everyone could use a healthy amount of verbal intelligence. So do you think you can solve this one? If Jenny hits a home run, her team will win. Given that this is true, what else also must be true?

## Can you figure this one out?

This one may seem pretty challenging at first but try to take each sentence at a time and see what makes sense. There's only one option below that makes sense. So can you find it? Taking the below statements as a group, which statement is the true one? The number of false statements here is one. /The number of false statements here is two. / The number of false statements here is three. /The number of false statements here is four.

## Can you figure this one out?

This is another question that will test your verbal intelligence. Hopefully you did pretty well on the previous two and will do fine on this one, too. Neko will go to the movies, only if she can drive. Given that this is true, what else also must be true? If Neko went to the movies, then she drove. / If Neko didn't drive, she didn't go to the movies. / Both of the above statements./ If Neko drove, then she went to the movies.

## Can you figure this one out?

If you're wondering why the Spock picture all of a sudden, it's because Spock is very very logical. That's why he is Captain Kirk's right hand guy. I wish I was as logical as him, but I guess we can't have everything, can we? Your room is completely dark. You have eight shoes of four different colors, and fifty socks of five different colors. How many shoes and socks must you grab to make sure you have a matching pair?

## Can you figure this one out?

Here's another verbal intelligence question. If you have been getting the last ones then this one should be a cinch. They're pretty easy to pick up on once you have the hang of it. Can you figure out the answer to this verbal intelligence question? No musicians are chefs. No chefs are teachers. Given that these are true, what else also must be true? No teacher is a musician. / Some teachers are chefs. / Some musicians are teachers. / None of the above.

## If QUIZ is written as UYMD, how do you write HEAD?

Okay so this is a pretty interesting question, at least to me it is. It's pretty easy if you know your ABCs and if you can count. Okay that's enough hints. I think you can get this on your own if you think about it for a moment. And I provided you with a cute picture of Mark Foster while you think about the answer to this question. You're welcome. If QUIZ is written as UYMD, how do you write HEAD?

## Some tigers are not lions. All lions are mammals. Given that these are true, what else also must be true?

Yet again another verbal intelligence question. You should be able to do these, hopefully. There's been a lot of them so far. Here is a picture of some kind of animal I found on reddit to help you think. They are cute, aren't they? Hopefully they don't distract you too much. So can you figure out the answer this question? Some tigers are not lions. All lions are mammals. Given that these are true, what else also must be true?

## Desert is to oasis as ocean is to:

I got this one wrong. I don't know if me admitting the ones I got wrong helps your morale or not. But in case it does, I'll let you know when I screw up. Honestly even after looking at the answer I still don't get it. So I don't think I can give you a good enough hint since I don't know what's going on either. But hey, good luck. Can you figure it out? Desert is to oasis as ocean is to:

## Which number should come next in the series? 1,4,9,16,25, ___

Here's another numeral sequence question. This one is pretty easy if you know your math...properties? I don't know what to call it. Math terms? I think operations works the best actually. So hopefully that didn't give away too much. I don't really see how it could. That was probably the broadest, most general hint I think conceive of. But if helps you out, then that's great. Good for you! Can you figure this out? Which number should come next in the series? 1,4,9,16,25, ___

## Can you figure this one out?

Okay here's a verbal intelligence question. I like this one because it gives me an excuse to give you a cute kitten picture. If you're stumped on this one, then try drawing a picture, like a venn diagram or whatever. Draw circles for the most general and then draw circles inside it for more specific things. I hope that made sense. Choose the conclusion that validly follows from the argument below. All kittens are playful/ Some pets are kittens/ Therefore...

## Can you figure this one out?

Here's a story problem. We haven't had too many of these yet. It's one of those problems that you think you have the right answer right away but usually there's a catch. Always think twice before selecting an answer. It might seem obvious but most times there's a hidden caveat. A rancher is building an open-ended (straight) fence by stringing wire between posts 25 meters apart. If the fence is 100 meters long how many posts should the rancher use?

## Rearrange the following letters to make a single word and then choose the category in which it belongs. R A S P I

This question is interesting to me. It's pretty unique I haven't seen too many like it. There's going to be at least one more like this so hopefully you like these types of questions. It might seem really hard at first but take a moment or two to unscramble the letters. Do you think you know what it is? Rearrange the following letters to make a single word and then choose the category in which it belongs. R A S P I

## A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. Is this even possible?

This one is pretty easy if you simulate what happens in your head and consider all possibilities but I guess considering all possibilities is the hard part, right? This is a good skill for just about anything in life, especially for an engineer or a software developer. How do I know this? I used to be an engineer. Can you get this one? A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. Is this even possible?

## Can you figure this one out?

This one turned me off right away because I thought they were talking about sports. I know absolutely nothing about sports so I thought I'd get it wrong for sure, but it turns out that you don't need to know a thing about sports. Real Madrid is first in the league and Real Betis is fifth while Osasuna is right between them. If Barcelona has more points than Celta Vigo and Celta Vigo is exactly below Osasuna then who is second?

## Joe was both 5th highest and 5th lowest in a race. How many people participated?

This one is pretty easy. I hope it is easy for you as well. If you haven't already noticed, none of these questions are asking you what you already know. You don't have to know the capital of Spain or Florida to get any of these right. You can live under a rock and still get all these right, as long as you can read English. Joe was both 5th highest and 5th lowest in a race. How many people participated?

## If the day before yesterday is two days after Monday then what day is it today?

Okay so perhaps I'm a big dork but I thought this question was kind of fun. It's pretty different from all those verbal intelligence questions I had you do. (Sorry about that. Hopefully there aren't too many more.) As long as you know your days of the week, you can do great on this one. So do you think you can solve this question? If the day before yesterday is two days after Monday then what day is it today?

## Which number should come next in the series? 3, 9, 6, 12, 9, 15, 12, 18, ___

Here's another series question. Hopefully these aren't series-ly too hard for you. Yeah I tried to make a pun. Hopefully it made you smile. Anyways this one took me a few minutes to figure out. Luckily you don't need a pen or paper to figure it out. Do you think you can find the solution to this mathematical series question? Try to time yourself, too. Which number should come next in the series? 3, 9, 6, 12, 9, 15, 12, 18, ___

## If two typists can type two pages in five minutes, how many typists will it take to type twenty pages in ten minutes?

This one is pretty cool too. It requires a little bit of thinking and...you guessed it...common sense. Try not to concentrate on the math too much otherwise you might miss the catch. If I am making this too complicated then just ignore this. I hope it helps you in any way shape or form. So do you know the answer? If two typists can type two pages in five minutes, how many typists will it take to type twenty pages in ten minutes?

## Rearrange the following letters to make a single word and then choose the category in which it belongs. FARE FIG

Not gonna lie, this took me about five minutes. I really didn't think I was going to get it and I almost gave up but then the answer struck me. If it helps then look at the answer choices. I think that's what helped me figure out the answer. But I don't know maybe the answer if already obvious for you. Rearrange the following letters to make a single word and then choose the category in which it belongs. FARE FIG

## Which letter logically follows? T, Q, N, K, H,___

I believe we have already seen a similar question to this one. This one is an eensy bit tougher, but don't let that discourage you. It's pretty easy still as long as you know your ABCs. I know earlier I said that you could know absolutely nothing and still get these right, well..., you need to know some things. The things you need to know are pretty basic if you ask me. Which letter logically follows? T, Q, N, K, H,___

## Which number should come next in the series? 4,5,8,17,44, ___

I said I don't know for this question since I wanted my IQ test to be accurate. If I picked a random one and gotten it right then it would have given me a score that I didn't necessarily deserve. But you're probably smarter than me and can answer this question. If so, then sweet! Take as long as you need for this. I think I took about seven minutes before calling it quits. Which number should come next in the series? 4,5,8,17,44 ___

## There are four equally spaced beads on a circle. How many straight lines are needed to connect each bead with every other bead?

Now here's a tricky one or at least a pretty different one from what we've been seeing. Compared to the other questions it is quite unique. Now I can't really give a hint here because I got it wrong, but hey maybe you can get it I think half the battle is trying to visualize what's going on. There are four equally spaced beads on a circle. How many straight lines are needed to connect each bead with every other bead?

## How many straight lines are needed to divide a regular hexagon into 6 identical triangles?

Here's another one that will require you to visualize something. I think the hardest part is keeping the image in your head right will you draw lines across it. I know some people are better at it then others, but it's definitely a skill everyone can get better at. The trick is to never ever give up. There aren't really any special talents, just hard work. How many straight lines are needed to divide a regular hexagon into 6 identical triangles?

## How many times you can subtract the number 5 from 25?

I sort of don't like this question because I feel like it's set up for people to fail. So my advice? Take the question very literally. If you answered on a math test you would get it wrong. It's like when the question asks you find x and you circle the x and say "there it is". That what this question is kind of like, but props to you if you get it. How many times you can subtract the number 5 from 25?

## If a doctor gave you three pills with instructions to take one every half hour, when will you take the last one?

Here's my hint. Do not think about this question too hard. I swear some questions are trick trick questions because you expect them to have some sort of obscure answer but in actuality the question is pretty straightforward. So do you think you can get this question right? I did not but hopefully that doesn't ruin your morale. If a doctor gave you three pills with instructions to take one every half hour, when will you take the last one?

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

This is another one that threw me for a loop. I guess a pen and paper would have helped me but I don't like to do that. Plus I'm too lazy to get up from where I'm sitting. I don't think I have the type of mind that can get these easily. I have more spatial intelligence than anything. Do you know this one? Brothers and sisters I have none, but that man's father is my father's son. Who am I?

## Can you figure this one out?

You've probably seen this question before. At least I have. This question might be a bit too nit-picky but it's not as nit-picky as some of the others one I have seen. Some of them are just irritating. So I'm trying to pick the ones that actually require common sense. A doctor walks into an operating room and after looking at a patient says, "I can't operate on him, he's my son." The doctor is not the patient's father. Is this possible?

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

This one made me laugh a bit, on the inside at least. I didn't lol or anything. Make sure you read this question carefully. The answer if plain as day if you take your time and not rush to answer it. One of the answer choices is especially funny to me. So, do you think you can get this one? A plane crashes on the border of Canada and the USA, 60 people die. Where do they bury the survivors?

## I have 10 apples and I give all but 6 away, how many do I have left?

I feel like this question is as old as time. I have seen this one many times. If you don't get it that's okay. I don't think anyone gets it when they read a question like this for the first time. Same as always, read the question carefully and give it your best shot. Do you think you can figure the answer to this one out? I have 10 apples and I give all but 6 away, how many do I have left?

## Who makes it has no need for it, who buys it has no use for it. Who uses, can’t see it or feel it. What is it?

Okay I don't know I'm not 100% on board with this question. I think you could argue one of the answers, but I digress. I think this is still a worthy question to ask because it's kind of interesting. Lets see if you can figure this one out. I wouldn't worry too much if you can't get it. Who makes it has no need for it, who buys it has no use for it. Who uses, can’t see it or feel it. What is it?

## At the party, 10 people shake hands with each other and they all get to shake everyone's hand once. How many total handshakes are there?

Okay I really like this one. It is a combination of the skills you had to use previously. You need visualize (or write down) what's going on and then make sure you thinking critical as you go through the problem. I think you can get this. I would write down what's going on to help you think more clearly. At the party, 10 people shake hands with each other and they all get to shake everyone's hand once. How many total handshakes are there?

## Can you figure this one out?

Ah, another excuse to use a kitty picture. This is a question that I thought I would have to grab a pen and paper for, but really you don't need to. If you can visualize the first few iterations of kittens then you got it. Your cat gave birth to two kittens. Two years later, those two kittens each gave birth to two kittens. On the fourth year, every cat in the house all gave birth to one kitten. How many cats do you have in total?

## What is the missing letter? E C O / B A B / G B N / D B ___

Alright so these are the last few questions so they are going to be a bit harder than the ones before. I'll give you a hint for this one: try assigning numerical values to each letter and try to find a pattern. Don't feel bad if you don't get this one. It's pretty challenging. So do you think you have what it takes? What is the missing letter? E C O / B A B / G B N / D B ___

## Which number should come next in this series? 3,5,8,13,21, ___

Yup here's another sequential problem. This one is a bit easy. In fact, I almost always try this on every sequential question. I'm not sure why my brain gravitates to that kind of pattern. It just does. I think you'll be able to get this one. It's not too too hard. I mean if I can get it then surely you can get it too. Alright so go ahead and give it a shot! Which number should come next in this series? 3,5,8,13,21,__

## Which letter is least like the others? Z M F N H K

You should approach this question as if you are a five year old. I'm serious that's probably the best hint I can give you. Take as long as you need. If you figure it out I know you'll be pretty proud of yourself. You can give yourself a much deserved pat on the back. You earned it. So can you figure out which letter it is? Good luck! Which letter is least like the others? Z M F N H K

## Which number does not belong? 4 32 144 / 17 28 122 / 18 64 188 / 322 14 202

I could not get this one, but hopefully you can. I have approached it from numerous ways but none of them give me a solid answer. If you can then you must be way smarter than me which is awesome. This world needs bright people. So do you think you can figure this one out? I think this might be the hardest one of them all. Which number does not belong? 4 32 144 / 17 28 122 / 18 64 188 / 322 14 202