# Critical Thinking Quiz 1. Do they have a 4th of July in England? Yes No Maybe I don't know 2.

How many birthdays does the average man have? 78 65.5 one per year None 3. Some months have 31 days, how many have 28? One month and that is February February, every 4 years. All months have (at least) 28 days None of the above 4. A woman gives a beggar 50 cents, the woman is the beggar's sister, but the beggar is not the woman's brother. How come? The beggar is the woman's sister! Not possible. The beggar is an in-law. The woman is the beggar. 5. Why can't a man living in the USA be buried in Canada? The Canadian Government does not allow Americans to be buried in Canada. The man is not dead yet! It is a trick question and the man is a Canadian living in America. The man is living between the border. 6. How many outs are there in an inning? There are 3 outs. There are 6 outs. There are 4 outs. None of the above 7. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister? Yes, as long as she is alive. Yes, if the man is from California. You can't marry like this in California. No, the man would be dead. 8. Two women play five games of checkers. Each woman wins the same number of games. There are no ties. Explain this.

What color is the bear? Why? (This one could drive you nuts and should only be attempted by those with high selfesteem.. Women don't wear ties.. If you are seeing a therapist..) all the way into the woods half way into the woods... .black... You don't actually run "into" woods.Because they aren't wearing ties! The women are not playing each other.brown. ... What are the coins? I have no idea.. A fifty cent piece and a nickel No answer 100 Yen 13.... How far can a forester run into the woods? (Most foresters don't run.. I have two U. but if they did run.. If you have only one match and you walked into a room where there was an oil burner. what would you light first? . a kerosene lamp.the oil burner..Three..the house is on a steep slope There is no answer and this is a stupid question.. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS QUESTION!) .. There are 3 apples and you take away 2.. .white.. the thing in my hand 14. One is not a nickel. 11.Four 12. How many do you have? One. A bear walks by the house.S.. the wood burning stove.. What is the answer? 25 50 65 70 10. I don't know .....the kerosene lamp because it is easier .. Two. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. coins totaling 55 cents. These two women are playing men.. and a wood burning stove...bears are black .. 9. All sides have southern exposure. A man builds a house rectangular in shape.

The carbon dioxide from utility power plants. The young monk is wide eyed at this miracle. Time passes and the young monk makes up an excuse to go ashore so he steps out of the boat. vents in our earth's crust. Excess carbon dioxide due to the loss of tropical forests. The young monk is stunned at this sight. How many are left? 8 trees 9 trees the first 8 I don't know 17. 20. A short while later the other monk needs to recover a fishing cork he has dropped into the lake.15. knowing full well that what he thought impossible can be done. and returns shortly with his hook. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark? None Two I'm not sure. How many 2 cent stamps are in a dozen? Six Twelve Eighteen Twenty-four 19. While tredding water and feeling quite humiliated he asks the two old monks." The first monk replied. Think critically and objectively about this issue. Here is an interesting question. What was the president's name in the 1950? Harry Truman John Kennedy President Eisenhower Bill Clinton 16. walks across the water about 15 feet. and returns to the boat. "you are not holy enough". A forester has 17 trees. "How did you do that? The walking on the water. Which might be the major factor responsible for the rise in carbon dioxide ("greenhouse gases") in our atmosphere?? (There is not likely to be much consensus as to the 'correct' answer. He gets out of the boat. A young monk goes fishing with two other much older and experienced monks. While out in the boat one of the older monks realizes he has forgotten his favorite hook. . and all but 9 die. walks across the water. the oceans. picks up the cork. The major source of carbon dioxide is likely coming from volcanoes. I don't know 18. gets out of the boat.) A hole in the ozone layer. sinks over his head in the very cold water. and comes bobbing and sputtering to the surface. and weathering of the earth's crust.

What two words could you say to him to save yourself for eternity? God.and indeed it hinders the creative work of the mind . You can walk on water or you can't. The vanishing points of any three spheres will converge at the horizon. Prove that the tangent lines of any three circles a. 21. None of the above 26. in the constraint which your intellect imposes upon your imagination. help! get lost! 23. "it is easy if you know where the rocks are. A 4 x 4 planting density per acre is twice as many trees as an 8 x 8 spacing. How many ways is it possible to color the faces of a six sided black cube white? ( This is a neat "critical thinking" problem because it makes you re-think how you might 'normally' think of a cube.The second monk replied.Apparently it is not good . it seems to me.In the case of the creative mind....that first step is a killer isn't it?" Neither monk had an explanation for their skill.. help! Spirit. That is the way it is. as it were a gates. This has never been done! It can not be done.) Seven Nine Eleven Thirteen 25. You die and The Devil (the one of Biblical proportions) comes to you with the expressed purpose of making your after-life an infinite visit to Dante's Inferno. Tangent lines can not converge in a three dimensional world. When do you think this passage was written? "The reason for your complaint lies. True False True or False I don't know 22.if the intellect examines too closely the ideas already pouring in. help! Jesus. the intellect has .and c will converge along a straight line. Accident Gertrude Stein Einsten Alexander Graham Bell 24.. it seems to me. "." The first monk chuckled.. Name the greatest of all inventors.b. The Devil enjoys your fear so much he decides to give you one chance to save yourself.

Hence your complaints of unfruitfulness. and only then does it review and inspect the multitude.." Bill Gates said this to Apple executives in 1996. Freidrich Schiller in 1788. are ashamed or afraid of the momentary and passing madness which is found in all real creators. for you reject too soon and discriminate too severly. Thomas Jefferson in 1812 to the British. Einstein in the 1930s. and the ideas rush in pell-mell. or whatever you may call yourselves.. Your worthy critics. .withdrawn its waiters from the gates.