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Are You Smart Enough To Ace This Truly Confusing Quiz?

Don't let the questions deceive you!

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  1. If you are running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in now?

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    Fourth
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    Incorrect
    Third
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Second
    Correct
    Incorrect
    First
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    If you pass the person in second place, you are then in second place.

  2. What number comes next?

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    213121
    Correct
    Incorrect
    11211211
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    Incorrect
    1121121
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    Incorrect
    312211
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Say each term out loud: There is one 1, and thus 11. Next, there are two 1's, and thus 21. Next, there are one 2 and one 1, and thus 1211. Next, there are one 1, one 2, and two 1's, and thus 111221. Said aloud, that number is three 1's, two 2's, and one 1

  3. Starting at 12 a.m., how many times do the minute and hour hands on a clock overlap in a 24-hour period?

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    22
    Correct
    Incorrect
    12
    Correct
    Incorrect
    32
    Correct
    Incorrect
    24
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    12:00 a.m., 1:05 a.m., 2:06 a.m., 3:17 a.m., 4:22 a.m., 5:27 a.m., 6:33 a.m., 7:38 a.m., 8:43 a.m., 19:49 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:05 p.m., 2:06 p.m., 3:17 p.m., 4:22 p.m., 5:27 p.m., 6:33 p.m., 7:38 p.m., 8:43 p.m., 9:49 p.m., and 10:55 p.m.

  4. How many triangles are in this image?

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    9
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    Incorrect
    10
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    12
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    Incorrect
    13
  5. Rose's mother Mary has four children. The eldest is June, followed by July and August. What is the name of Mary's youngest child?

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    September
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    Incorrect
    October
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    May
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    Incorrect
    Rose
  6. What is the missing number?

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    Correct
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    2
    Correct
    Incorrect
    4
    Correct
    Incorrect
    5
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The numbers correspond to the holes in each number (e.g. 8 has two holes).

  7. When is Cheryl's birthday?

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    Correct
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    May 15
    Correct
    Incorrect
    May 16
    Correct
    Incorrect
    May 19
    Correct
    Incorrect
    June 17
    Correct
    Incorrect
    June 18
    Correct
    Incorrect
    July 14
    Correct
    Incorrect
    July 16
    Correct
    Incorrect
    August 14
    Correct
    Incorrect
    August 15
    Correct
    Incorrect
    August 17
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Check out the reasoning here: http://puzzles.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/fortyeight.htm.

  8. When I was 2 years old, my brother was half of my age. Now, I'm 100 years old. What's the age of my brother right now?

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    1
    Correct
    Incorrect
    25
    Correct
    Incorrect
    50
    Correct
    Incorrect
    99
  9. What is the next letter in this sequence?

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    E
    Correct
    Incorrect
    N
    Correct
    Incorrect
    O
    Correct
    Incorrect
    B
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The letters are the first letters of the numbers 1-9.

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