The Ultimate Trick Question Quiz! Are You Smart Enough?

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Are you ready for one of the trickiest quizzes you will ever take? Rhymes, riddles, math problems, and a lot of convoluted thinking, that's what it's going to take to battle our ultimate trick question quiz! Put your thinking hat on and see how many trick questions you can get right!

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1. What travels around the world but stays in one corner?

sirtravelalot /
  1. A Stamp
  2. A Suitcase
  3. A Glasses Case
  4. My Uncle Fred
Letters travel all around the world, from Hong Kong to Dubai, London to Lagos, and what is on every letter, a humble stamp.
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2. What has a head and a tail, but no body?

Natali_ Mis /
  1. A Bottle Opener
  2. A Coin
  3. A Siamese Poodle
  4. A Manx Cat
A coin has a head side, and a tails side! Fun fact, the Manx cat has no tail, but still has a head!
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3. 20 pigeons sat on the branches of a tree. A man shot 1 pigeon with his gun. How many were left on the tree?

Maksimilian /
  1. 0
  2. 12 Beagle Birds
  3. I Don't Know
  4. 4,600,635.65
The rest flew away when they heard the blast, and saw what happened to their poor friend!
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4. What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you don’t want to use it?

isarescheewin /
  1. Day Old Milk
  2. Bread
  3. A Japanese Puzzle Box
  4. An Anchor
An anchor of course! You throw an anchor out to see to stop the movement of a boat, and pull it back in when you need to go!
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5. Who will become the president if the vice president dies?

Maxx-Studio /
  1. The Prime Minister
  2. No One
  3. I Will
  4. The King Of Denmark
Why would anyone new become the president? The ‘vice’ president died, not the president!
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6. Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

tamayura /
  1. Neither
  2. Bricks
  3. Feathers
  4. Feathers Weigh Nothing
This is a classic case of misdirection! They both weigh a pound!
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7. Before Mount Everest was discovered, which was the highest mountain in the world?

Travel Stock /
  1. Cho Oyo
  2. Mount Blackburn
  3. K2
  4. Mt. Everest
It was still Mount Everest, it just wasn't discovered yet! Ah, did we get you?
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8. How many months have 28 days?

Africa Studio /
  1. 9
  2. 6
  3. 12
  4. 1
It’s true, some months have 30 or 31 days, but they all have 28!
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9. Which building has the most stories?

Sanchai Kumar /
  1. A Hospital
  2. Stephen King’s House
  3. A Library
  4. A Nursery
The house of stories and knowledge itself! In this question, the word ‘stories’ has a double meaning!
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10. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?

Mikhail Leonov /
  1. A Dream
  2. The letter M
  3. A Free Pen
  4. A Supernova
This question gets you thinking quite philosophically, but it’s actually quite simple! Minute - one letter M, moment - two letter Ms, and ‘a thousand years’ - zero letter Ms!
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11. The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?

Syda Productions /
  1. A Chocolate Bar
  2. A Window Frame
  3. A Coffin
  4. A Gardener
The inventor, has no use for a coffin, the man who bought the coffin clearly isn’t dead yet, and the man who needs the coffin isn’t aware he’s dead!
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12. What has one eye but can’t see?

polygraphus /
  1. A Tiger
  2. A Horse
  3. A Carpet
  4. A Needle
Think about it, a needle has one eye - and definitely can’t see! It’s quite simple really...
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13. How many bricks does it take to complete a building made from bricks?

bogdanhoda /
  1. There Is No Brick
  2. Several Billion
  3. 1
  4. I Don't Use Bricks
Did we get you here? To complete a building, you only need the last brick, sure, you needed a couple thousand beforehand...
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14. If a plane crashes on the border between the United States and Canada, where do they bury the survivors?

Artindo /
  1. Mexico
  2. Canada
  3. US
  4. Neither
You don’t bury survivors, they survived! How are you doing so far, are we tricking you?
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15. What is the most poisonous snake in the world?

Worraket /
  1. Stone Cold Steve Austin
  2. None Exist
  3. A Python, Definitely A Python
  4. The Black Widow
There’s nothing like some sneaky wordplay to trick you! Snakes are venomous, not poisonous! Venoms must be injected to be effective, whereas poisons have to come into contact with skin, or be inhaled, eaten or touched!
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16. How was it possible that every single person in an airplane crash died, but two people survived?

phloxii /
  1. They Used A Parachute
  2. The Plane Never Crashed
  3. The Two Survivors Were Married
  4. It Was A Dream
Here is another double meaning word to throw you off! ‘Single’ in this question means ‘without a partner!’ Sorry single people...
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17. How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?

siam.pukkato /
  1. One Hundred Times
  2. Once
  3. Twice
  4. Nine Times
Once! The next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90!
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18. If you divide 30 by half and add ten, what do you get?

wutzkohphoto /
  1. I Don't Know, 2
  2. 70
  3. A Half
  4. 1,943
This one is a little more complicated, but still easy! 30 divided by half is 60, plus 10 is 70! Most people will divide 30 by 2, giving them 15, then plus 10 which equals 25, which is not correct!
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19. If an electric train is traveling south, which way is the smoke going?

Serjio74 /
  1. East
  2. South
  3. North
  4. None Of The Above
This is one of our favourites! There is no smoke, it's an electric train!
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20. How many fingers do you have?

stockfour /
  1. 8
  2. 10
  3. 2
  4. Fingers?
An oldie but a goody! You have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs, no more, no less!
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21. Which letter comes next? O.T.T.F.F.S.S...

OlgaLis /
  1. E
  2. 4
  3. X
  4. 99
This one is a little tricky! O - One, T - Two, T - Three, F - Four, F - Five, S - Six, S - Seven… that means the next letter is E - Eight!
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22. What is the maximum number of times a single page of a newspaper can be folded in half by hand?

Photo Kozyr /
  1. 1
  2. 5
  3. 4
  4. 14
Only once, because after that you will be folding it into quarters, eighths, etc.
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23. A boy and a doctor go fishing. The boy was the doctor's son, but the doctor wasn't the boy's father. Who is the doctor?

Esteban De Armas /
  1. The Fish
  2. His Mother
  3. His Uncle Brian
  4. Sorry, what?
Well obviously! The boy has a mother and a father, both of which can be doctors!
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24. If you were running a race and passed the person in second place, what place would you be in now?

Pavel1964 /
  1. 2nd
  2. 1st
  3. 5th
  4. 3rd
You would be in second place! If you passed the person in first place, then you’d be in first place!
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25. 4 fathers, 2 grandfathers and 4 sons went to watch the movie. What is the minimum number of tickets they need to buy?

withGod /
  1. 89
  2. 12
  3. 4
  4. 9
This one’s tricky, alright! The answer is 4! You can be a father, a grandfather and everyone is a son or daughter - who said they had to be related!
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26. If there is a bowl with six apples, and you take away four, how many do you have?

French cat /
  1. 0
  2. 6
  3. 10
  4. 4
Most people will say 2 here, but remember ‘you’ took 4! So ‘you’ have 4! The other 2 are still in the bowl!
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27. Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?

vhpicstock /
  1. In some states
  2. Before 1976
  3. No
  4. It's a grey area
Legal, illegal, who cares! If the man has a widow, then that man is dead! He won’t be marrying anyone’s sister!
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28. A farmer has 10 cows, all but six die. How many are left?

Ewa Studio /
  1. 0
  2. 6
  3. 4
  4. 8
To answer this one, you have to pay attention to the wording of the question! All ‘but six’ die, the important part here is the ‘but six!’ So 6 survive!
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29. Which president is on the U.S. $100 bill?

Anatoly Vartanov /
  1. Bill Clinton
  2. None
  3. Thomas Edison
  4. Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
This is a common misconception, there isn’t one. Benjamin Franklin was never president of the USA!
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30. Which one is correct: 'A Penguin Flies', 'Penguins Fly' or 'Penguin Flys?'

vladsilver /
  1. Penguin Flys
  2. A Penguin Flies.
  3. None Of The Above
  4. Penguins Fly.
None are correct, because penguins don’t fly! They are however, excellent swimmers!
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31. What is the answer to this sum? 1 x 0 (25 + 55)

Yuganov Konstantin /
  1. 30
  2. 0
  3. 1
  4. 5
Remember people, whenever you multiply something by 0, it always equals 0!
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32. What is the next letter in the following sequence? J, F, M, A, M, J, J...

photosync /
  1. C
  2. A
  3. B
  4. D
In this question the letters represent months of the year! J - January, F - February, M - March, A - April, M - May, J - June, J - July, then finally, A - August!
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33. A woman shoots her husband. She then puts him underwater for 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. 5 minutes later, they both go and enjoy a nice dinner. How is this possible?

  1. Amazing Medical Skills
  2. Time Travel
  3. Magic
  4. She's A Photographer
Don’t worry, the husband is fine! The woman is a photographer that ‘shoots’ a camera, uses liquids to develop photos and hangs the pictures in a frame!
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34. What is the speed of light measured in?

  1. Miles Per Hour
  2. Cosmic Weeks
  3. Kilometers Per Hour
  4. Light Years
This one tricks a tonne of people! When you measure the speed of light, you use the unit ‘light year’, which sounds like it should be a unit of time, but it’s not!
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35. I have to be broken down before I can be of any use! What am I?

Love the wind /
  1. An Egg
  2. A Sand Castle
  3. A Car
  4. An Axe
Well, you could use an egg without breaking it, but it wouldn't taste that great. We advise breaking your eggs to get maximum flavour!
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36. If there were 12 children in a class, and each child needed to shake hands with one another, how many total handshakes would there be?

Syda Productions /
  1. 1,239
  2. 4
  3. 134
  4. 66
This is some tricky math, that often catches a lot of people out! To find the total possibilities, you can use a fancy equation, or add 11 + 10 + 9 which equals 66!
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37. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Maridav /
  1. Food
  2. Footprints
  3. Money
  4. Water
Take a footstep, leave a footprint! The more you walk, the more footprints you leave behind! Simple!
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38. As I was going to St Ives, Upon the road I met seven wives; Every wife had seven sacks; Every sack had seven cats, Every cat had seven kits: Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St Ives?

Antonio Guillem /
  1. 1
  2. 209
  3. 2802
  4. 58
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39. John’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name?

altanaka /
  1. June
  2. Edward
  3. John
  4. March
John’s mother… John! You assume she would have continued the pattern, but she did not!
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40. How long was the 100 Years' War?

Combatcamerauk /
  1. It never happened
  2. 99
  3. 999
  4. 116
History buffs love this one! The question hides a trap, since the war actually lasted 116 years.
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