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Pre-Opening Activity

Aptitude Test


1. If you went to bed at 8:00 at night and set the alarm to get up at 9:00 the next morning, how many hours of sleep would this permit you to have? (one hour)

2. Do they have a 4th of July in England? (yes)

3. Why can't a man living in Winston-Salem, N.C. be buried west of the Mississippi? (He has to be dead first.)

4. How many birthdays does the average man have? (one)

5. If you have only one match and enter a room in which there is a kerosene lamp, an oil heater and a wood burning stove, which do you light first? (the match)

6. Some months have 30 days; some have 31. How many have 28? (all of them)

7. If a doctor gave you three pills and told you to take one every half hour, how long would they last? (one hour)

8. A man built a rectangular house. Each side has a southern exposure. A big bear comes wandering by. What color is the bear? (white)

9. How far can a dog run into the woods? (halfway)

10. What four words appear on every U's. coin? (United States of America or In God We Trust)

11. In baseball, how many outs are in each inning? (six)

12. I have in my hand two US coins which total 55 cents. One is not a nickel. What are the two coins? (A half dollar - which is not a nickel - and a nickel.)

13. A farmer had 17 sheet. All but nine died. How many did he have left? (nine)

14. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer? (70)

15. Take two apples from three apples and what do you have? (two apples)

12 correct -- genius; 8 correct -- normal; 5 correct -- not so good; 3 correct -- back to school!