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Trivia Quiz

I did not write this so if you have a beef with any of the questions, not my fault. I got 17, BTW.

The average person only gets 7 right. This is based on U.S. info, so use all lobes of your brain. This can be more difficult than it looks -it just shows how little most of us really see!

There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think. It just shows how little we pay attention to the commonplace things of life.

Can you beat 20?? (The average is 7) Write down your answers and check answers (on the bottom) AFTER completing all the questions.

  1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

  2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don’t laugh, some people don’t know.)

  3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

  4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell’s soup label?

  5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don’t have letters by them?

  6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?

  7. How many matches are in a standard pack?

  8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?

  9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

  10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

  11. Which way does a “no smoking” sign’s slash run?

  12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

  13. On which side of a women’s blouse are the buttons?

  14. Which way do fans rotate?

  15. How many sides does a stop sign have?

  16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

  17. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

  18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

  19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who’s missing?

  20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

  21. On which playing card is the card maker’s trademark?

  22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?

  23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

  24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

  25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?


  1. Bottom
  2. 50
  3. Right
  4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black & gold
  5. 1, 0
  6. Right
  7. 20
  8. Red
  9. 87.7
  10. Clockwise (north of the equator)
  11. From lower right to upper left
  12. 12 (there is no #1)
  13. Left
  14. Clockwise as you look at it from the front.
  15. 8
  16. Left
  17. 5
  18. 6
  19. Bashful
  20. 8
  21. Ace of spades
  22. Left
    • and #
  23. 3
  24. Counter

HA! I got them all right plus a few more so there! :slight_smile:

Just kidding. I actually missed 6.

I have way too much free time on my hands…

I got 14 and I’m fom the UK, which I hope lets me off some.


Damn, only got 13. Those clockwise counter clockwise kept getting me.

I got 14. My car only has 4 lugs but what can I say it’s a Jap car. Who the heck nows the soup can one.

I missed 8.

19 right (and I’m Canadian) woot woot!

I got 21 right, but I am an old fart that can remember VHF channel knobs and Cambell soup cans.

Missed 5.

Got 5 out of 6 colors on the Campbells can though, so give me 1/2 credit on that one.

I got 18. Very similar to the Arrow in FedEx logo.

I don’t eat campbell’s soup…i like progressive better.


Scary thing. I printed out the quiz and let my 9 yr old son take it.

He got 15 right.

I got 17 right (including campbells). This is a classic example of why early IQ tests were considered invalid. They were biased toward upperclass whites who were “exposed” to these kinds of experiences. A lot of great observational questions though.