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# Test for Dementia

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

1. ### TropoWell-Known Member

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>Test for Dementia
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>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
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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
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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. ### LeandroWell-Known Member

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

3. ### Mark LaszczukWell-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. ### LeandroWell-Known Member

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Fair enough.

5. ### MichaelWhyteWell-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...

Michael.