THE quiz for people who know everything.

1: Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2: What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3: Of all vegetables and fruit, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennials?

4: What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5: You can buy pear brandy with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6: Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them.

7: There are, give or take, 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

8: Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9: Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'


1: Boxing.

2: Niagara Falls. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the water flow.

3: Asparagus and rhubarb.

4: Strawberry.

5: The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small and wired to the tree. The pear grows inside the bottle and when ripe they are snipped off at the stems.

6: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

7: Full stop, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation mark, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8: Lettuce.

9: Shoes, socks, sandals, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.