1) My host thinks I'm an irritation, a bother, a pain. But he can't evict me, so here I will remain. Then one day I'm taken and ranked among my peers. Can you guess just what I am? Then you might call me dear.
2) I start with the letter e, I end with the letter e. I contain only one letter, Yet I am not the letter e!
What am I?
3) Here is a quotation with all the spaces and vowels removed. What is the quotation?
4) High above the lowly earth, and yet I flourish for all I'm worth. I hang between the earth and sky, green or brown as the seasons pass by. As around me all the birds do fly, and just before winter, away go I. Tell me true, What Am I?
5) These fictitious names are all rearrangements of the names of famous people. For example, if Sheila O'Norton were on the list, you would discover that this is really Horatio Nelson in disguise. See if you can discover who everyone really is. A) Frank Cardise B) Fred Colatis C) Alfie Dondee D) Fidel Haltor E) Jon Hasket F) Fred Hyron G) Mark Larx H) Helmut Tarrin I) June Seatan
6) Caesar and Brutus are playing a game in which each says the next number from a well-known sequence. The first 20 terms of the sequence are given below:
1 2 3 2 1 2 3 4 2 1 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 5 3 2
The fortieth term is 2. If Caesar began the game, who will be the first to say 10?
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ANSWERS TO RIDDLES:
1) A pearl. 2) ENVELOPE 3) TO ERR IS HUMAN, TO FORGIVE DIVINE (Alexander Pope). 4) Leaf
5) A) Francis Drake B) Fidel Castro C) Daniel Defoe D) Adolf Hitler E) John Keats F) Henry Ford G) Karl Marx H) Martin Luther I) Jane Austen
6) The series is generated by counting the number of characters in the corresponding Roman numeral, as shown for the first ten numbers below:
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 4 2 1
The first term to equal 10 is the 288th in the series: CCLXXVII. Thus the answer to the question is Brutus.