# 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?

Fourth
Third
Second
First
Correct!
Wrong!

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

2. ### What number comes next?

213121
11211211
1121121
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?

22
12
32
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.

9
10
12
13

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

2
4
5
Correct!
Wrong!

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

7. ### When is Cheryl's birthday?

puzzles.nigelcoldwell.co.uk
May 15
May 16
May 19
June 17
June 18
July 14
July 16
August 14
August 15
August 17
Correct!
Wrong!

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

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

E
N
O
B
Correct!
Wrong!

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

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