Can You Get More than 10 Correct on Our Challenging Skills Test?

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There are certain skills that every human should have. Skills that make life that much easier. They include everything from knowing how to respond to an invitation to understanding how to solve mathematical equations. Do you have what it takes to pass this skills test - let alone the test of life!? Find out in this quiz.

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1. If your mom has $58 and she gives you $23, how much does she have left?

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  1. $23
  2. $35
  3. $58
  4. $0
This is a simple subtraction math problem. When you remove 23 from 58, the answer is 35.
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2. In the kitchen, what is a mallet used for?

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  1. Killing bugs
  2. Tenderizing meat
  3. Decoration
  4. Bending pots and pans back into shape
A mallet is a special kind of culinary hammer used for tenderizing meat.
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3. Which of the following words is a verb?

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  1. Flame
  2. House
  3. Walking
  4. Peaceful
The easiest way to describe a verb is to say that it is an action word. Of the options, the only action word is 'walking.'
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4. What's the next step that should be taken after being formally invited to an event?

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  1. Invite other guests
  2. Choose an outfit
  3. R.S.V.P
  4. No further steps are needed
After being formally invited to an event of any kind, the next step is to R.S.V.P. You should send in a response even if you aren't planning on attending.
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5. What is the maximum legal blood alcohol level when driving in the USA?

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  1. 25%
  2. 0.08%
  3. 75%
  4. 100%
In the United States, having a blood alcohol concentration of over 0.08 is grounds for being arrested.
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6. If you purchase a stove for $1500 and have to pay $75 a month, with no inital payment, how many months will it take to pay the stove off?

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  1. 1500
  2. 75
  3. 100
  4. 20
To solve this problem, one must divide the total cost ($1500) by the monthly payments ($75) - the result of which is 20 months.
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7. Which spelling is the correct one?

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  1. February
  2. Febuary
  3. Febyouairy
  4. Februaury
The second month of the year is one of the most mispelled words in the English language. It is spelled, February.
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8. Which of these is the French word for "hello"?

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  1. Hallo
  2. Bonjour
  3. Ciao
  4. Hola
The French word for "hello" is none other than "bonjour." It can be used both formally and informally.
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9. How should a man greet the Queen?

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  1. With a wave
  2. With a hug
  3. With a bow
  4. They should not greet the Queen
While women have to curtsy, men have to bow. No person in the public is ever allowed the touch the Queen, even for a handshake, unless she allows it.
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10. Every day, you are allowed to pick seven apples. What's the maximum amount you can pick in one week?

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  1. 49
  2. 14
  3. 7
  4. 28
The answer to this question is 49. You get this by multiplying each day by the number of apples picked. Since there are seven days and the maximum number of apples picked per day is seven, you would get 49.
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11. What kind of damage does parking in the shade prevent?

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  1. Heat/UV damage
  2. Kryptonite damage
  3. Nothing
  4. Radiation damage
It may be difficult to believe, but yes, vehicles are at risk of heat and UV damage. Parking yours in the shade prevents direct sunlight from hitting the vehicle, preventing it from getting discolored and out of shape over time.
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12. How often should food be cleaned out of your fridge?

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  1. Every three years
  2. Never
  3. Once a year
  4. Every week
It is recommended that food be cleaned out of your fridge once a week. Doing this eliminates the risk of eating spoiled food and allowing bacteria/mold to start growing.
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13. What is 13 x 25?

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  1. 325
  2. 1500
  3. 12
  4. 38
This is a simple multiplication problem; 13 x 25 equals 325.
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14. At a formal dinner, where should you put your napkin?

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  1. On the table
  2. Under your chair
  3. On your lap
  4. Tucked into your shirt
Movies and television have given people the idea that a napkin should be tucked into one's shirt. But this is incorrect. The proper place is on one's lap.
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15. What's the name of the undercoat that is placed on a wall or house before the paint goes on?

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  1. Primer
  2. Spray paint
  3. Top coat
  4. Concealer
Primer is a base coat that helps your actual paint of choice last longer and look more vibrant. Some brands have primers built right into their paint, so the two don't need to be bought separately.
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16. What is the plural form of the word "goose"?

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  1. Geese
  2. Geeses
  3. Gooses
  4. Goose
The plural of "goose" is "geese." It is incorrect to say "gooses." The words "foot" and "tooth" follow the same rule.
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17. You live with five other people whom you split the cost of electricity with every month. If this month's bill is $650.82, how much does each person have to pay?

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  1. $0.00
  2. $167.16
  3. $229.68
  4. $108.47
It is incorrect to split the bill five ways as you have forgotten to include yourself (you and five other people). Therefore, the correct answer can be found by divinding the bill by six. The correct answer is $108.47.
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18. When you're done eating, where should you place your knife and fork?

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  1. On the ground
  2. By your neighbor
  3. On the plate
  4. Wherever the wait staff is standing
After you have finished eating, the correct place to set your fork and knife down are on the plate. It signals to the wait staff that you have completed your dish.
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19. Which of the following items can be sifted?

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  1. Red beans
  2. Flour
  3. Lentils
  4. Rice
Of the options, flour is the only one thin enough to pass through a sifter. Doing this removes any lumps before cooking or baking.
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20. At a formal dinner, in what direction should food be passed?

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  1. To the left
  2. Diagonally
  3. In any direction you want
  4. To the right
In a formal dinner setting, food is passed in a counter-clockwise direction, which means that it is passed to the right.
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21. Which of these words is the adjective?

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  1. Hairy
  2. Fan
  3. Spain
  4. Park
An adjective describes a place, thing, action or person. None of the words fit this criteria except "hairy."
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22. Which of these is not necessary to change a tire?

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  1. Lug wrench
  2. Hammer
  3. Wheel lock
  4. Jack
A jack, lug wrench and even a wheel lock can be used to change a tire. A hammer, however, is not required.
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23. What is the correct answer to 508 - 325?

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  1. 29
  2. 478
  3. 183
  4. 305
The answer to this subtraction question is 183. Subtracting the last two digits of each number should clue you in to the fact that the answer should end with a three.
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24. What's the first step in fixing a leaky pipe?

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  1. Unscrewing the pipe
  2. Leaving it be
  3. Getting your tools out
  4. Turning off the water
Most people would assume that it's to lay out your tools. But you can't really get anything done with water spraying or leaking everywhere. Your first step should be to cut off the water supply.
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25. How long is a soccer game ?

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  1. 90 minutes
  2. 100 minutes
  3. 32 minutes
  4. 190 minutes
A typical soccer game is 90 minutes long. To account for all the time lost to fouls, injuries and delays, stoppage time is added at the end of each half.
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26. How long do dentists recommend brushing your teeth for?

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  1. 15 minutes
  2. Seven minutes
  3. 30 seconds
  4. Two minutes
Contrary to popular belief, dentists do not require us to brush our teeth for five minutes or more; only two minutes are recommended.
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27. How many degrees celsius qualifies as a fever in human adults?

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  1. 150
  2. 231
  3. 189
  4. 37
Most people know that a temperature of over 100.4 is a fever, but what some don't realize is that this temperature is in Fahrenheit. When converted to Celsius, it is 37 degrees.
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28. What is the adverb here?

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  1. Shoe
  2. Wobbly
  3. Extremely
  4. Unfriendly
An adverb is a word or phrase that can modify other words like adjectives and verbs.
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29. Where should you put your napkin if you need to leave the dinner table, for any reason?

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  1. In your neck
  2. On the chair
  3. On your food
  4. In the center of the table
Leaving the table, for any reason, requires you to leave your napkin on the chair. It's not good etiquette to leave it on the table, where other people are eating.
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30. In which direction should your compass needle point?

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  1. West
  2. Northeast
  3. Southwest
  4. North
A compass needle should always point north. It has to do with the magnets in the compass being attracted to the magnetic poles of the Earth. This enables us to use this device for navigation.
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31. Which of these is not an ingredient in a traditional Moscow mule?

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  1. Grenadine syrup
  2. Lime Juice
  3. Vodka
  4. Ginger Beer
A Moscow mule is an incredibly popular cocktail - but one that doesn't require many ingredients. All it needs is ice, ginger beer, vodka and lime juice.
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32. At how many degrees should a glass be held when pouring a beer?

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  1. 360 degrees
  2. 90 degrees
  3. 45 degrees
  4. 180 degrees
When a beer is being poured, the glass should be tilted at 45 degrees. Once the glass is filled about halfway, it should be straightened and the beer poured in the center.
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33. How many $20 bills would you need to make $1000?

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  1. 500
  2. 10
  3. 50
  4. 1000
This problem can be solved many ways. The first and easiest is to divide 1000 by 20. The second is by reasoning. If there are 5 $20 bills in $100, and ten $100s in $1000, then the answer must be 5 x 10, which is 50.
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34. What is the name of the part of the needle the thread goes into?

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  1. Eye
  2. Lung
  3. Heart
  4. Arm
The part of the needle where the thread goes into (the hole) is known as the needle's eye. Other parts of this tiny instrument include the butt, shank and blade.
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35. What is the name of the hard end of a shoelace?

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  1. It doesn't have a name
  2. Thing-a-ma-jig
  3. Twist-o-matic
  4. Aglet
This fun fact is not something that many people know. The tip of a shoelace is called an aglet. It is believed to have been derived from the Old French word, aiguillette.
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36. What does an adjective describe?

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  1. Adverbs
  2. Colors
  3. Adjectives
  4. Nouns
An adjective describes (or modifies) a noun. It gives more information about the noun in question, telling us anything from its shape to its size and even its color.
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37. At what temperature should you wash clothes that are likely to lose or transfer some of their color?

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  1. Hot
  2. Cold
  3. Boiling
  4. Room temperature
It is advised that clothes that are are known to bleed (bright colors and darks) be washed in cold water. Doing this also helps save on electricity.
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38. How long should you wash your hands for?

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  1. 5 seconds
  2. 20 seconds
  3. 4.9 minutes
  4. 5 minutes
According to the CDC, you should wet your hands, turn off the pipe and use soap. Lather your hands for 20 seconds, including the front and back, between the fingers and under the fingernails, then rinse.
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39. What is the smallest fork at the dinner table for?

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  1. Salads
  2. Soup
  3. Steak
  4. Smoothies
The small fork at the dinner table is called the salad fork. As the name suggests, it is used for eating salads, but can also be used for other appetizers.
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40. How many numbers are usually on the front of a credit/debit card?

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  1. 25
  2. 1
  3. 16
  4. 7
Typically, a credit or debit card is supposed to have 16 digits or numbers. Early cards had as little as 8 or 9, while some cards today can have as many as 19.
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41. There are 152 pieces of fruit and 19 people. How much does each person get?

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  1. 34
  2. 44
  3. 8
  4. 4
This fruit problem requires us to do some division. The number of fruit, 152, should be divided by the number of people, 19. Our answer should be 8.
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42. When is Thanksgiving in the United States?

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  1. The fourth Thursday in November
  2. The last day in October
  3. The first Sunday in July
  4. The 14th of February
Abraham Lincoln was the man responsible for making Thanksgiving a federal holiday. Under his presidency, it was held on the last Thursday in November. However, in 1942 Congress changed the rules and made Thanksgiving the fourth Thursday of November.
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43. Which month has the highest chance of not having a full moon?

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  1. Odin's March
  2. April
  3. March
  4. February
A day on the moon, which is an entire moon cycle to us, takes 29.5 days. February is the only month which has less than 29.5 days and therefore the only month likely to go without a full moon.
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44. Which of these words is a conjunction?

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  1. Not
  2. Cheerfully
  3. But
  4. Abroad
A conjunction is a word that joins two thoughts, ideas or sentences. Those words include 'and,' 'but,' 'so,' 'yet' and 'or.'
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45. After how many miles should a car's oil be changed?

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  1. 8000-11,000
  2. 3000-5000
  3. 20,000-23,000
  4. 14,000-17,000
A car's oil should be changed every 3000 to 5000 miles, although some can be pushed further. However, if the oil is not changed within that mileage, your car's engine will run less efficiently and eventually shut down.
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46. Which part of a hammer is used for pulling out nails (by the head)?

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  1. Grip
  2. The claw
  3. Handle
  4. Cheek
The part of the hammer that was made for prying and removing nails is called the claw. It is a curved extension on the head of a hammer that has a split in the middle, in the shape of a V.
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47. Each row in a closet can hold six pairs of shoes. Julie has 78 pairs. How many rows does she need?

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  1. 32
  2. 65
  3. 13
  4. 25
This shoe problem requires us to do some division. In order to figure out how many rows are needed, we need to divide 78 by six. The answer you should get is 13.
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48. In a formal setting, what should be done if your food is too hot to be consumed?

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  1. Send it back to the kitchen
  2. Blow on it loudly
  3. Wait for it to cool
  4. Eat it while it's hot
Blowing on your hot food or eating it and making noises could result in you getting strange stares from other diners and the wait staff. The correct thing to do would be to wait for it to cool.
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49. On which side of the plate should the forks be placed?

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  1. The bottom
  2. The left
  3. The top
  4. The right
The rule of thumb when setting a table is to place the forks on the left of the plate, and the knives on the right. To get even more technical, the plate should be one inch from the edge of the table.
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50. Which of these is not a step in the Heimlich technique ?

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  1. Abdominal thrusts
  2. Positioning the fist
  3. Checking the pulse
  4. Back blows
Performing the Heimlich does not require you to check the pulse of the patient, because the person is actually conscious and choking. You do, however, need to do abdominal thrusts, back blows and position your fist.
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