Golden Years Quiz

As we all get a little bit older, it is not uncommon that we might become little more forgetful.

After leaving a meeting, a lady discovers that she can’t find her car keys. She quickly gave herself a personal “TSA Pat Down” to no avail.

Suddenly she realized she must have left the keys in the car.  Frantically, she headed for the parking lot.  In the past her husband has scolded her many times for leaving my keys in the car’s ignition. He’s afraid that the car could be stolen.

As she looked around the parking lot, she realized he was right.

The parking lot was empty. She immediately called the police. She gave them her location and a detailed description of the car as well as the license plate number. She confessed that she had left the keys in the car and that it had been stolen.

Then I made the most difficult call of all to my husband, all the while knowing the conversation would not go well. “I left my keys in the car and it’s been stolen” she confessed.

There was a very long moment of silence. She thought the call had been disconnected, but then heard his voice. “Are you kidding me?” he barked, “I dropped you off at the meeting!”

‘Oh no’ she thought and now it was her turn to be silent.

Embarrassed, she said, Well, can you please come and get me.”
He retorted, I will, as soon as I can convince this cop that I didn’t steal your car!”
Ok, now let’s see how sharp your thinking is today.

You are a participant in a race and you overtake the second person. What position are you in?

ANSWER:  if you answered that you are first then you are incorrect. If you overtake the second person, then you take his place. You are in second place.

Okay let’s try another one but don’t over think it so much.


If you overtake the last person in the race, then you are in what position?

ANSWER: if you answered that you are second to last then unfortunately you are wrong again.

The devil is in the details. How can you overtake the last person?

Okay let’s try moving on to some math.
THIRD QUESTION: (Note this must be done in your head, no using pencil and paper or a calculator!)

Take 1000 and add 40 to it.

Now add another 1000.

Now add 30.

Add another 1000.

Add 20.

Add another 1000.

Add 10

What is the total?

Did you get 5000?

OOPs! Almost correct. The correct answer is 4100.

I’ll admit, this question drove me crazy until I proved on a calculator.

Well let’s hope you can get the last one right.

Mary’s father has five daughters,

  1. NANA,
  2. NENE
  3. NINI,
  4. NONO,

AND ???      What is the name of the daughter?

Do you answer NuNu? The correct answer is Mary. Read the question again.

Nice try, using all the vowels.

Ok please don’t feel too badly. Most people only get one answer correct.

Here are some ideas to keep both your memory and your brain sharp:

  • Enjoy playing cards with friends
  • Playing a board game with the grandkids
  • Working on a tabletop puzzle or a crossword puzzle
  • Doing something new and different
  • Searching the Internet for free brain games for seniors and using them
  • Most important of all, get up, get moving, and get out


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