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Test for Dementia

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Tropo, 14th Dec, 2006.

  1. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    >Test for Dementia
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    >Below are
    >four (4) questions and a bonus question. You have to answer them
    >instantly. You can't take your time, answer all of them immediately. OK?
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    >Let's find out just how clever you really are....
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    >Ready? GO!!! (scroll down)
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    >First Question:
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    >You are participating in a race.
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    >You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
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    >Answer: If you answered that you are first, then you are absolutely
    >wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are
    >second!
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    >Try not to screw up next time. Now answer the second question, but don't
    >take as much time as you took for the first question, OK?
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    >Second Question:
    >If you overtake the last person, then you are...? (scroll down)
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    >Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong
    >again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?
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    >You're not very good at this, are you?
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    >Third Question:
    >Very tricky arithmetic! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do
    >NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.
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    >Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000 . Now add 30. Add
    >another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the
    >total?
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    >Scroll down for answer.....
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    >Did you get 5000?
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    >The correct answer is actually 4100.
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    >If you don't believe it, check it with a calculator! Today is
    >definitely not your day, is it? Maybe you'll get the last question
    >right... Maybe.
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    >Fourth Question:
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    >Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana, 2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono.
    >What is the name of the fifth daughter?
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    >Did you Answer Nunu? NO! Of course it isn't.
    >Her name is Mary. Read the question again!
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    >Okay, now the bonus round:
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    >A mute person goes into a shop and wants to buy a toothbrush. By
    >imitating the action of brushing his teeth he successfully expresses
    >himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done.
    >Next, a blind man comes into the shop who wants to buy a pair of
    >sunglasses; how does HE indicate what he wants?
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    >He just has to open his mouth and ask...
    >It's really very simple.

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  2. Leandro

    Leandro Well-Known Member

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    If you are first and you overtake them in a lapped race.
     
  3. Mark Laszczuk

    Mark Laszczuk Well-Known Member

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    BAH BOW! You're not overtaking them, you're lapping them.

    o·ver·take –verb (used with object) 1. to catch up with in traveling or pursuit; draw even with:
    2. to catch up with and pass, as in a race; move by: He overtook the leader three laps from the finish.

    If you lap someone in a race, you're not catching up with them, you are then one lap ahead.

    Mark
     
  4. Leandro

    Leandro Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough. :)
     
  5. MichaelWhyte

    MichaelWhyte Well-Known Member

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    Disagree...

    That's a relative question not an absolute one. I answered "it depends where you are placed to start with". i.e. If I am placed 7th, then once I overtake the second person I would be placed 5th provided I haven't been overtaken in the same period.

    Had they asked "You are participating in a race. You overtake the person placed second. What position are you in?" then that would have been a completely different question...

    :D
    Michael.