1036. The following definitions require some thought. The explanation
includes all the relevant facts. Example: To study; twisted rope. Pore. (the word "rope" twisted into "pore.")
A fairy-tale heroine who bore the hallmarks of pyromania, perhaps.
1039. Andy, Brian, Cedric, and Dave are an architect, a barber, a caseworker,
and a dentist, but not necessarily in that order. Given the following facts, determine what each man's occupation is:
A. At least one, but not all of the men's names begin with the same first letter as their occupation.
B. The architect's name does not contain an r.
C. The barber and dentist each have names that share exactly one letter.
1040. Two years ago, Jim was one-half his father's age. At that time, adding all the digits in their ages would give you a number that is one-seventh of the father's age now. (Hint: Jim's father is not yet 50.)
1042. A man went into his local post office, walked up to the lady behind the counter, proffered a dollar, and said, "Give me some 2˘ stamps, ten times as many 1˘ stamps, and the balance in 5˘ stamps." How was this puzzling request met?
1043. Having just picked some apples from my tree, I placed them in a basket, & took them around to my friends. I ate one, & then gave a third of the remaining apples to my friend Mike. I then drove to Joe's home, but ate two apples along the way. I gave Joe half of the remaining apples. After Joe's, I met Christy, & gave her 10 of the remaining apples, which left one apple. I ate this one later. How many apples started out in the basket?
1044. Each group of 3 words below have one thing shared by all three items in that group. Can you
name what each of the 3 words in a group have in common?
A: a cow, a shoe, a baby
B: a doctor's office, a post office, music
C: a zipper, a shark, a comb
D: restaurant patron, a bird, the Senate
E: a potato, a hurricane, a target
F: a river, a person, a cave
1045. Complete each of the following statements by filling in each ____ with a
word. Don't use reference materials on this one!
A. New York is the big ____
B. An ____ a day keeps the doctor away
C. George Washington cut down the ____ tree
D. As American as ____ pie
E. They say that rabbits have excellent vision because they eat ____
1048. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same eight letters,
can be used to complete the sentence below?
The visitors went to the ________ of a world-famous church, but the admission charge was ______ than they had expected.
1050. Answer the following question with a simple “yes” or “no”: If the day before the day after the day before today was hotter than the day after the day before today, was the day before today hotter than today?