Brainteaser answers

Brainteaser answers

01/04/2019

What number comes next?

Q: 9, 14, 11, 8, 16, 7, 19, 3, 17, 2, 15, ?

A:  10, these are numbers in order around a dartboard

25/03/2019

Explain the order

Q: 2018, 2024, 2027, 2026, 2016, 2021, 2019, 2023, 2020, 2017, 2025, 2022

A: Dog/2018, Dragon/2024, Goat/2027, Horse/2026, Monkey/2016, Ox/2021, Pig/2019, Rabbit/2023, Rat/2020, Rooster/2017, Snake/2025, Tiger/2022

18/03/2019

Fill in the gap

                         Harrison          Johnson       Jackson     Washington

Singers             George             Holly             Janet            Geno

US Presidents  Benjamin          Andrew         Andrew         George

Actors                Rex                  Don              Gordon         DENZEL

 

11/03/2019

Where next?

Q: What follows:

Vienna, Brussels, Prague, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki, Athens ?

A:  The answer is Budapest.  The European countries of which these are the capitals begin with A, B, C, ... Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary

04/03/2019

Underground

Q: What follows:

MORDEN, MILE END, MOORGATE, MONUMENT, MAIDA VALE, MANOR HOUSE, MOOR PARK, MANSION HOUSE, MARYLEBONE, MILL HILL EAST, MARBLE ARCH, ?

A: The answer is Mornington Crescent.  The list is of London Underground stations beginning with M in order of Scrabble score then alphabetically.  Morden/9, Mile End/10, Moorgate/11, Monument/12, Maida Vale/15, Manor House/15, Moor Park/16, Mansion House/17, Marylebone/17, Mill Hill East/17, Marble Arch/19, Mornington Crescent/25.

25/02/2019

Odd one out

Q: Which is the odd one out?

February 2nd, April 4th, June 6th, August 8th, October 10th or December 12th?

A: February 2nd, February 2nd is a Saturday where all the other dates are a Thursday.

18/02/19

Replace the Stars

Q: What is missing?

Picture Menance, Khan Clones, * * , Home Hope, Frontier Back

A: Spock Sith.  The sequence is formed from the last words in the titles of Star Trek/Star Wars films, in order.  The Third films in each series are The Search for Spock and Revenge of the Sith.

11/02/19

Q:  What completes the list?

SORE

KEEL

COSH MARK

A: The words are anagrams of ROSE, LEEK, SHAMROCK and THISTLE, which are the symbols of the parts of the UK.  THE LIST is an anagram of THISTLE.

04/02/19

Q: What's the final member of this sequence?  Central, Circle, District, Bakerloo, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City and ????

A: The answer is NORTHERN.  The colours of the tube lines are red, yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black and these are the order of the colours in snooker.

28/01/19

Q: Which of the following words is the odd one out?

CHAT, COMMENT, DIRE, ELF, FORT, MANGER, PAIN, POUR

A: The answer is ELF.  This is German, the rest are French

21/01/19

Q: What links: D, X, 4th, Y?

A: They are British rivers: Dee, Exe, Forth, Wye

14/01/19

Q: What is the only number in English that, when spelled out, has all its letters in alphabetical order?

A: Forty

07/01/19

Q: Gary has friends in countries all around the world including Argentina, Denmark, Russia, Sudan and the United States.  Which country is Gary in?

A:  Gary is in hunGARY.  His friends are in argenTINA, denMARK, RUSSia, suDAN and the uniTED states.

 

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