Test for Dementia

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  1. Mainiac

    Mainiac TPF Noob!

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    Test for Dementia …

    Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of your wits.
    The spaces below are so that you don't see the answers until you've thought of your answer yourself.
    SCROLL SLOWLY to give yourself time to think of the answer before seeing it.
    OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.
    1. What do you put in a toaster?
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    Answer: Bread. If you said "toast," give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

    2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?
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    Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't attempt the next question. Your brain is too stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading something more appropriate, such as Dick and Jane. However, if you said "water", proceed to question 3.

    3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?
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    Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green bricks," why are you still reading these???
    If you said "glass," go on to Question 4..

    4. It's twenty-five years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany). Anyway, during the flight, TWO engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he can land and the plane crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany. Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany, West Germany, or "no man's land"?
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    Answer: You don't bury survivors. If you picked any of the three options, you really should stop here. If you said, "You don't bury survivors," proceed to the next question.

    5. No calculators for this one, please - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea , three people get off and five people get on. In Carmathen, six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven. What is the name of the bus driver?
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    Answer: Good grief! Don't you remember your own name?!? Reread the first line - the driver is YOU!
     
  2. cherrymoose

    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

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    I got them all right. :mrgreen:
     
  3. Mainiac

    Mainiac TPF Noob!

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    No way! When I played it I only got 1 and that was beause I had seen it before.
     
  4. cherrymoose

    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

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    ...I've seen it before too. Haha. :p
     
  5. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    it was all going well until this question, do you honestly believe 6 people would get off the bus in Reading!!! pull the other one. And besides if I was driving said bus there would be more chance of Satan ice skating to work than me letting people on the bus who are from Swindon :greenpbl:
     
  6. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Have to say, it was #5 that got me too. I was doing so well too. Like LP, I struggle with the initial premise - who in their right mind would risk driving a vehicle into Wales? Surely the terminus for the bus in question must be on the English side of the Severn estuary, where anyone who wanted to take the risk could walk across that bridge thing they put in there a few years back - actually, IIRC, it's still wired for demolition just in case those Celts shows signs of wanting invade again! ;)

    >;o))
     
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    I answered them all correctly...but #5 I answered with 'that's me!' and then I couldn't remember my own name...:confused: (it's the thought of me having a real job that shuts down my brain)









    pascal
     
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    clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member

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    I missed 2 (last night when I did it) but in my defense, it was 2:30 AM...
     
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    PNA TPF Noob!

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    When I got to the last question, I forgot the reason I was taking the test.......

    Ahhhh....
     
  10. [JR]

    [JR] TPF Noob!

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    I got them all right, except the green house (I figured you used green as an adjective, not the noun greenhouse, therefore that question isn`t really valid) and the last one.
     
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    lol JR.

    I got em all right.
     

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