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Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are at record
rep Linda Mann forwards us a valuable questionnaire to test our mental
acuity. Go ahead and take the exam... better to be forewarned if
you're losing it....
TEST FOR DEMENTIA
Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we
grow older, it's important that we keep mentally alert. The saying; "If
you don't use it, you will lose it" also applies to the brain, so...
Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence.
So, take the following test presented here and determine if you are losing it or
are still "with it."
The "Answer" links below are so you don't see the answers until you have made
your own.... OK, relax, clear your mind and.... begin.
1. What do you put in a toaster?
If you said, "bread," go to Question 2.
2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?
3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue
bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from
black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?
4. Twenty years ago, a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany. If you
will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and
East Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines fail.
The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on
a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he has
time and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land"
between East Germany and West Germany. Where would you bury the survivors?
East Germany or West Germany or in "no man's land"?
5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60 of a degree every minute then how many
degrees will the hour hand move in one hour?
6. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford
Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six
people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get
off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get in.
In Swansea, three people get off and five people get on. In Carmathen, six
people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven.
What was the name of the bus driver?
Now pass this along to all your "friends" and hope they do better than you did!
- Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," then
give up now and go do something else. Try not to hurt yourself.
- Answer: Cows drink water. If you
said "milk," please do not attempt the next question. Your brain is
obviously overstressed and may even overheat. It may be that you need
to content yourself with reading something more appropriate such as
Children's World. If you said "water" then proceed to question 3.
- Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass.
If you said "green bricks," what the devil are you still doing here reading
these questions????? If you said "glass," then go on to Question 4.
- Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you are a real dunce and you must NEVER try to
rescue anyone from a plane crash. Your efforts would not be
appreciated. If you said, "Don't bury the survivors" then proceed to
the next question.
- Answer: One degree. If you said "360
degrees" or anything other than "one degree," you are to be congratulated on
getting this far, but you are obviously out of your league. Turn your
pencil in and exit the room. Everyone else proceed to the final
- Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember?
It was YOU!!