Common sense they say is not always common, but if you think you have enough common sense to answer these common sense questions then you can try these.

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Common Sense Questions That Will Challenge You

1. A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. How is this possible? (Ever heard of gravity? She kicked it up.)

2. A 10-foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung on the surface of the water. The rungs are one foot apart, and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long will it be until three rungs are covered?(Never. The boat rises as the tide goes up.)

3. A is the father of B. But B is not the son of A. How’s that possible? (B is the daughter you MCP’s!)

4. What has a head and a tail but no body? (A coin)

5. How can you lift an elephant with one hand? (It is not a problem since you will never find an elephant with one hand.)

6. How much dirt is there in a hole 3 feet deep, 6 ft long and 4 ft wide? (None, or else it wouldn’t be a hole. )

7. If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it take before all the pills had been taken? (1 hour! Take the 1st pill right away, half an hour later take the 2nd and half an hour after that the 3rd. Total time spent: 1 hour! )

8. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it? (No time at all it is already built.)

9. If there are 12 fish and half of them drown, how many are there? (12, fish don’t drown!)

10. Imagine you are in a sinking row boat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive? (Stop imagining!)

11. How many times can you subtract 10 from 100? (Once. Next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.)

12. How many times does the alphabet ‘a’ appear from 0-100? (None).

13. A man dressed in all black is walking down a country lane. Suddenly, a large black car without any lights on comes round the corner and screeches to a halt. How did the car know he was there? (It was day time.)

14. A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll? (It didn’t roll – since when did roosters start laying eggs?)

15. A truck driver is going down a one-way street the wrong way, and passes at least ten cops. Why is he not caught? (Because he was not driving! He’s walking on the sidewalk.)

16. An electric train is moving north at 100mph and a wind is blowing to the west at 10mph. Which way does the smoke blow? (There is no smoke with an electric train.)

17. How can a man go eight days without sleep? (By sleeping during the night time)

18. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it? (The Egg won’t crack the concrete floor!)

19. How can you lift an elephant with one hand? (It is not a problem since you will never find an elephant with one hand.)

20. How much dirt is there in a hole 3 feet deep, 6 ft long and 4 ft wide? (None, or else it wouldn’t be a hole. )

21. If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it take before all the pills had been taken? (1 hour! Take the 1st pill right away, half an hour later take the 2nd and half an hour after that the 3rd. Total time spent: 1 hour! )

22. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it? (No time at all it is already built.)

23. If Mr. Smith’s peacock lays an egg in Mr. Jones’ yard, who owns the egg? (Peacocks don’t lay eggs, just peahens.)

24. If there are 6 apples and you take away 4, how many do you have? (The 4 you took.)

25. If you had only one match and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some newspaper, and some kindling wood, which would you light first? (The match.)

26. Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister? (No, but since he’s dead it would be kind of difficult.)

27. Some months have 31 days, others have 30 days. How many have 28 days? (All months have 28 days.)

28. Larry’s father has five sons named Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty…Guess what would be the name of the fifth? (Larry! He would be the fifth son)

29. There was an airplane crash, every single person on board died, but yet two people survived. How is this possible? (The two were married.)

30. What goes up and down, but still remains in the same place? (Stairs! )

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More Common Sense Questions

31. How far can you walk into the woods? (Half way. After that you are walking out of the woods.)

32. Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister? (No, but since he’s dead it would be kind of difficult.)

33. Some months have 31 days, others have 30 days. How many have 28 days? (All months have 28 days.)

34. Larry’s father has five sons named Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty…Guess what would be the name of the fifth? (Larry! He would be the fifth son)

35. There was an airplane crash, every single person on board died, but yet two people survived. How is this possible? (The two were married.)

36. What goes up and down, but

37. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become? (It will become Wet. Duh :P)

38. What can you never eat for breakfast? (Dinner)

39. What gets wetter & wetter the more it dries? (A towel)

40. Name the most recent year in which New Year’s came before Christmas. (This year. New Year’s always comes before Christmas of the same year.)

41. What goes up and never comes down? (Age!)

42. Which is heavier, 100 pounds of rocks or 100 pounds of feathers? (They both weigh the same – 100 pounds)

43. What has a head and a tail but no body? (A coin)

44. If there are 12 fish and half of them down, how many are there? (12, fish don’t drown!)

45. Imagine you are in a sinking row boat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive? (Stop imagining!)

46. How many times can you subtract 10 from 100? (Once. Next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.)

47. How many times does the alphabet ‘a’ appear from 0-100. (None).

48. A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. How is this possible? (Ever heard of gravity? She kicked it up.)

49. A 10 foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung on the surface of the water. The rungs are one foot apart, and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long will it be until three rungs are covered?(Never. The boat rises as the tide goes up.)

50. A is the father of B. But B is not the son of A. How’s that possible? (B is the daughter you MCP’s!)

51. A man dressed in all black is walking down a country lane. Suddenly, a large black car without any lights on comes round the corner and screeches to a halt. How did the car know he was there? (It was day time.)

52. A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll? (It didn’t roll – since when did roosters start laying eggs?)

53. A truck driver is going down a one way street the wrong way, and passes at least ten cops. Why is he not caught? (Because he was not driving! He’s walking on the sidewalk.)

54. An electric train is moving north at 100mph and a wind is blowing to the west at 10mph. Which way does the smoke blow? (There is no smoke with an electric train.)

55. How can a man go eight days without sleep? (By sleeping during the night time)

56. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it? (The Egg won’t crack the concrete floor!)

57. If Mr Smith’s peacock lays an egg in Mr Jones’ yard, who owns the egg? (Peacocks don’t lay eggs, just peahens.)

58. If there are 6 apples and you take away 4, how many do you have? (The 4 you took.)

59. If you had only one match, and entered a dark room containing an oil lamp, some newspaper, and some kindling wood, which would you light first? (The match.)

60. What goes up and never comes down? (Age!)

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