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You have 3 minutes to complete this test

1. Write your name in the brackets provided.(David Redmond) or (your name)

2. Do they have a 4th of July in England?    Yes (David Redmond)

3. Some months have 30 days some have 31,
   how many have 28?       12 (David Redmond)

4. If a doctor gave you three pills and told you take one 
   every half hour, how long would they last?         1 hour   (David Redmond)

5. If you had only one match and you entered a dark room
   where there is:
   a. an oil lamp
   b. an oil heater
   c. kindling wood

   Which would you light first?               The match  (David Redmond)

6. A farmer had 17 sheep, all but 9 die, how many did
   he have left?        9 (David Redmond)

7. Divide 30 by a half and add 10.     70 (David Redmond) 

8. Write down with no corrections - eleven thousand eleven hundred and eleven        
   12,111    (David Redmond)

9. Take two apples away from three apples, what do you have?  3 apples (David Redmond)

10. If you drove a bus with 38 people on it from Dublin to Maybooth, picked up 
    7 more there, drove on to Kinnegad And dropped off 6 there, picked up another 4,
    and arrive At Mulligan 3 hours later, what is the bus driver's name? 
    Your name (David Redmond)

11. An Argentinian plane with 8 crew and 83 Argentinian passengers crashed exactly 
    on the border of Paraguay and Brazil killing all but 5 of the people on board.  
    Would the survivors be buried in Paraguay or Brazil?

    No   (David Redmond)
   (Why would you bury survivors anywhere?)
 

You have 3 minutes to complete this test

1. Write your name in the brackets provided.  (.........................)

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

3. Some months have 30 days some have 31,  how many have 28? (........................)

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

5. If you had only one match and you entered a dark room
   where there is:
   a. an oil lamp
   b. an oil heater
   c. kindling wood

   Which would you light first?      (...............................)

6. A farmer had 17 sheep, all but 9 die, how many did
   he have left?         (................................)

7. Divide 30 by a half and add 10.    (..................................)

8. Write down with no corrections - eleven thousand eleven hundred and eleven 
  (..................................)

9. Take two apples away from three apples, what do you have? (..............................)

10. If you drove a bus with 38 people on it from Dublin to Maybooth, picked up 7 
    more there, drove on to Kinnegad And dropped off 6 there, picked up another 4, 
    and arrive at Mulligan 3 hours later, what is the bus driver's name? 
    (...............................)

11. An Argentinian plane with 8 crew and 83 Argentinian passengers crashed exactly on the 
    border of Paraguay and Brazil killing all but 5 of the people on board.  Would the 
    survivors be buried in Paraguay or Brazil or Argentina?  (............................) 

 

Here is a very simple little test comprising of four questions to determine the level of your intellect. Your replies must be spontaneous and immediate, with no deliberating or wasting time. And no cheating!!

Q1. You are competing in a race, and overtake the runner lying in second place. In which position are you now?

Answer: If you answered that you're now coming first then you're completely wrong. You overtook the second runner and took their place, therefore you're coming second.

For the next question try not to be so dim.

Q2. If you overtake the last runner, what position are you now in?

Answer: If you answered second-last, once again you're completely wrong. Think about it...How can you over take the person coming last? If you're behind them then they can't be last.

The answer is IMPOSSIBLE, It would appear that thinking is not one of your strong points. You would make a good weak link!!!

Anyway, here's another to try, don't take any notes or use a calculator, and remember your replies must be instantaneous.

Q3. Take 1000. Add 40. Add another 1000. Add 30. 1000 again. Plus 20. Plus 1000. And plus 10. What is the total ?

Answer: 5000??? Wrong again!!!! The correct answer is 4100. Try again with a good calculator. Today is clearly not your day!! Although you should manage to get the last question right...

Q4. Marie's father has five daughters:

  1. Chacha
  2. Cheche
  3. Chichi
  4. Chocho
  5. ????

Question: What is the fifth daughter's name? Think quickly...you'll find the answer below...

Answer: Chuchu??? WRONG! It's obviously Marie! Read the question properly!

You are clearly the weakest link.... GOODBYE

   

Push a large ball bearing, or large marble or round stone down the neck of a round balloon before hand, ask a child to catch it, but shake the ball around in the balloon first before throwing.

 

You need to practice this well before hand. Place 5c coin on the edge of a table with about an eighth sticking out, place a saucer with water in it about 10 to 15 centimetres away, bend down and blow the coin into the saucer. Blow just above the coin with a sharp puff, but do it quickly.

 

Place a saucer with a little water in it on the table and ask the kids to get the water into a glass without moving the saucer or sucking the water up and spitting it out or siphoning it. Crumple a piece of paper, light it and when it is well lit put it into the glass which you then turn upside down into the water.

 

Make a tiny hole in the side of a beaker, hold your finger over the hole, fill it with water to the brim and place a piece of card over the beaker. Twirl it round in a full circle over arm, and the water stays in the beaker even when upside down. Give it to one of the children to try and tell them to do it quickly before they see water leaking out, SPLASH!!! I suggest you try this outdoors.

 

Place a sheet or cloth cover on the floor and a newspaper sheet on that, have the kids sit in a circle, fill a small basin with flour and place a plate on top then turn it over so you have a flour castle. Place a 5c coin carefully on top of the flour. Take it in turns to slice away the flour with a table knife. Whoever is cutting the flour when it falls in has to get it out with their mouth.

 

Have the kids sit in a circle, a large slab of chocolate on a plastic plate in the middle and a knife and fork, and gloves, hat and scarf. Go round the circle throwing a dice if you get a 6 put the scarf , hat and gloves on and cut a square of chocolate off with the knife and fork and eat it before cutting another one. Immediately another 6 is called remove the clothes.

 

Make up a questionnaire of ten questions starting with easy moving on to difficult. The last question says 'Do not answer any questions sit still and wait until we finish, this is an obedience test'.

The instructions say 'You have 5 minutes to complete this test, answer the questions in order follow the instruction after number 5, read all questions before you start answering, write your name in the top right hand corner.

After question 5 instruct - When you have completed number 5 stand up and shout "I am up to number six six six" run and touch the (nearest) wall and back again.

Leave the test till the end of the lesson and tell them that they cannot have 5 minutes, as it is late, they will have to do whatever they can in two minutes. Don't worry about the time at all.

 

Place three coins a little way apart on table, hold one magnet above another disc magnet and drag it through the coins without it jumping together.

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