Below are four (4) questions. You have to answer them instantly. You can't take your time, but must answer all of them immediately.

OK? Let's find out just how clever you really are.

First Question: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?

Answer: If you answer that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!

Try not to screw up in the next question.

To answer the second question, don't take as much time as you took for the first one.

Second Question: If you overtake the last person, then you are...?

Answer: If you answered that you are second to last, then you are wrong again. Tell me, how can you overtake the LAST person?! You are in first place, you lapped the field.

You're not very good at this are you?

Third Question: Very tricky math! Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Try it.

Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10.

What is the total?

Did you get 5000?

The correct answer is actually 4100.

Don't believe it? Okay, check with your calculator! Today is definitely not your day. Maybe you will get the last question right?

Mary's father has five daughters: 1. Nana,2. Nene, 3. Nini, 4. Nono.

Quick, what is the name of the fifth daughter?

Answer: Nunu? NO! Of course not. Her name is Mary. Read the question again.


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Just a rectification for the second question : if you overtake the lastperson, you can also be second if the first person has already overtaken the lastperson.. you can also be thrid and so and so... you just can't be the last person since you overtook him.
What do you think ?

Brk... I haven't got a single word of what you explained! There is no question of being second or third or so on...How can you overtake the last person???
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Thanks for your opinion, but to my way of thinking the answer is correct...But wait..!! I've got it now!! The reason of the complexity is that; it isn't mentioned how many people there are in that race/competition...For instance; if there are 2 people in that race..when you pass the last one you'll be the first..if there are 3 people and if you pass the last one you'll be the second. and if there are 4,as you pass the the last one you'll be the third..yeah you're right..thank you for your rectification! Emotion: wink
ok.. hum, you didn't understand what I meant.. let me explain :

The answer said : The only way to overtake the lastperson is to lapped the field, which means that you have caught up with the last rider in the race.
The Conclusion : to be able able to cacht up with the last rider, you must be the first one !

My answer : The only way to overtake the lastperson is to lapped the field, which means that you have caught up with the last rider in the race.
My Conclusion : If the first rider had already lapped the field, then you caught up with the last rider but you're only second and not first. In fact, if the first and the second had already lapped the field when you caught up with the last, you're only third.. etc.. !

So, the point of my explanation was : the answer is wrong, you're not first. You can be first, second or third or whatever depends on how many people have already lapped the field !!

Do you get it ??

Ps DjBueno : your example : if there are 4. You pass the last one. The only way to be third is that the first and the second have already passed the last one too. Logic !
Ohh.. I got it now...

I had read these question/answers earlier and they were all same except the lapping thing... So I thought it was the same quiz and answered accordingly...

The 2nd question was: If you overtake the last person, you are...?

and the answer: How can you overtake the last person?
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there must be different quizzes with some little differences lol.. I just found funny that this quiz was wrong cause you CAN actually overtake the lastperson as I explained before lol..
Take it easy
Emotion: hmm that's right brk..And one more thing; I also said that it was about how many people there were in that race..Didn'T I?? [H]
well, it isn't really about how many people in the race.. the only consequence would be that you can't be the third one if you're only two racers which seems understable enough ;-) but in some aspects you're right ! ;-)
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