Sunday, March 3, 2013

A New Senior Citizen Exam

With the baby boomer generation now invading the realm of the senior citizen, it's not surprising that a new test has been devised to determine their mental acuity.

Below are ten questions. In order to pass the test, you only need to get four of them correct. Answer the questions without scrolling down to the answers listed at the bottom of this post…and no fair asking Google to give you the answers.

Remember…you must answer four of the ten correctly to pass the test. Pencils ready?  You may begin now!

1)  How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2)  Which country makes Panama hats?

3)  From which animal do we get cat gut?

4)  In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5)  What is used to make the type of brush called camel's hair?

6)  The Canary Islands in the Pacific Ocean are named after what animal?

7)  What was King George VI's first name?

8)  What color is a purple finch?

9)  Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10)  What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

Okay…there's your list of questions. Have you finished writing down your answers for all ten questions? Great! Now you can move on to the answers.

Remember…you must have answered a minimum of four correctly to pass this test.
1)  One hundred and sixteen years
2)  Ecuador
3)  Sheep and horses
4)  November
5)  Squirrel fur
6)  Dogs
7)  Albert
8)  Crimson
9)  New Zealand
10)  Orange

So…how did you do?


Lilly Gayle said...

I must be a genius. I got all 10. ROFL! Thanks for the Sunday laugh.

Samantha Gentry said...

Hi, Lilly: Genius is always good!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Harlie Reader said...

I got 7 out of 10.

Great post and test.


Samantha Gentry said...

Hi, Marika. 7 is almost double the number needed to pass. Thanks for playing our game. Tell her what parting gifts she's won, Johnny.

Oh...ooops. Sorry, no parting gifts this week. :)

Thanks for your comment.

Maddy said...

Eek. I might as well climb into my coffin now!

Grace Elliot said...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
Where do I sign up to get my pension?
G x

Samantha Gentry said...

Maddy: Don't do anything foolish. Here's a thought...if you don't pass, you aren't allowed to be a senior citizen no matter how old you are! :)

Thanks for your comment.

Samantha Gentry said...

Grace: I remember the first time I was in England and encountered that O.A.P. terminolgy...there's something about Old Age Pensioner that sounds so much older than Senior Citizen. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

charmainegordon author said...

I quit!-an adorable senior who writes romance/suspense. Thanks for a good laugh.

Samantha Gentry said...

Charmaine: My theory says if you can't answer 4 of them correctly then you're obviously not old enough to be a senior citizen. :)

Thanks for commenting.