Here are 29 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think--it just shows you how little we pay attention to the common place things of life. Put your thinking caps on.

No cheating! No looking around!

No using anything on or in your desk or computer!

Can you beat 20?? (The average is 7)

Write down your answers, then click Answers (on the bottom of the page) AFTER completing all the questions.


  1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

  2. How many states are there? (Don't laugh, some people don't know)

  3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

  4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

  5. What two letters don't appear on the telephone dial? (No cheating!)

  6. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?

  7. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg?

  8. How many matches are in a standard pack?

  9. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white

  10. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

  11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

  12. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?

  13. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

  14. Which side of a women's blouse are the buttons on?

  15. On a NY license plate, is New York on the top or bottom?

  16. Which way do fans rotate?

  17. Whose face is on a dime?

  18. How many sides does a stop sign have?

  19. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

  20. How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

  21. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

  22. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc. Who's missing?

  23. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

  24. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?

  25. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?

  26. On the back of a $1 bill, what is in the center?

  27. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

  28. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

  29. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?

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