BY TEMITOPE OLUBIIRE
We really can’t deny the fact that we found “quantitative reasoning” in primary school difficult. Test your brain and improve your cognitive ability. Here’s a round of brain teasers to test your wit!
1 What is unusual about the following words: revive, banana, grammar, voodoo, assess, potato, dresser, uneven?
2 A man takes his car to a hotel. Upon reaching the hotel, he is immediately declared bankrupt. Why?
3 In 1990, a person was 15 years old. In 1995, that same person was 10 years old. How did it happen?
4 What makes this number unique — 8,549,176,320?
5 Put a coin into an empty bottle and insert a cork into the neck. How can you remove the coin without removing the cork or breaking the bottle?
6. I can’t be bought, but I can be stolen with a glance. I’m worthless to one, but priceless to two. What am I?
7. Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me in half and I am nothing. What am I?
8. No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?
9. How can 8 + 8 = 4?
10. What has cities but no houses; forests but no trees; and water but no fish?
Are you sure you got it right? Now see for yourself and grade your performance.
1.Take the first letter of each word and place it at the end. It will spell the same word backwards.
2. The man is playing Monopoly. He lands on a property with a hotel and doesn’t have enough money to pay the rent.
3. The person was born in 2005 B.C.
4.The said number has all the numbers from 0-9 exactly once and what is special is they are in lexicographical order of their English words.
5. Push the cork down into the bottle. Then shake the coin out.
7. The number 8
8. A Calendar
9. When you think in terms of time. 8 AM + 8 hours = 4 o’clock.
10. A map
How many teasers did you get correctly?