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So how well did you do in our brainteaser quiz?


Six to ten: Go straight to the top of the class.

Two to five: Not bad, but you may need a few more early nights before you step back into the classroom.

Less than two: Dear, oh dear, the holidays really haven’t been kind.


Question 1

What appears once in every minute, twice in every moment, but not once in a thousand years?

Answer - The letter M

Question 2

Which city is sinking at an average rate of 10cm a year, 10 times faster than Venice?

Answer - Mexico City

Question 3

The more you take away, the bigger I become. What am I?

Answer - A hole

Question 4

Where are the world's 5 smallest countries?

Answer - Vatican City, Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu & San Marino

Question 5

Can you find the 8 letter word using all of the letters in the wheel? How many other words with 5 or more letters can you make? each word must include the hub letter 'e'

Answer - The 8 letter word is learning. Other words containing 5 letters or more & the letter 'e' include: earning, leaning, nearing, reginal, realign, angler, regain, linger, linear, agile, angel, anger, angle, glare, glean, large, learn, linen, reign, inner, range.

Question 6

Add me to myself and multiply by 4. Divide me by 8 and you will have me once more. What number am I?

Answer - Any number

Question 7

Can you find the odd one out amongst these words? Trap, Straw, Noon, Desserts, Live, Star

Answer - Noon - all the other words make a different word when read backwards

Question 8

Why is a river rich?

Answer - it has two banks

Question 9

What goes up but never comes down?

Answer - your age

Question 10

There is one road in London where you have to drive ont he wrong side of the road (the right), where is this?

Answer - entering and leaving The Savoy Hotel