Brain Exercises – November 14

  1. In what year did the Soviet Union invade Czechoslovakia and stay for 20 years after that?
  2. What year was the original Woodstock festival?
  3. How many gold medals did Mark Spitz win, the last two won in 1972?
  4. What year did the fall of Saigon take place, ending the Vietnam War?
  5. What year did both Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever show in theaters for the first time?
  6. In what year did Apple launch the Macintosh with a mouse and graphical user interface, revolutionizing the computer industry?
  7. How long ago was the disaster at Chernobyl?
  8. What year was the Berlin Wall finally taken down?
  9. Nelson Mandela was released in 1990 after how many years in prison?
  10. When was Dolly the Sheep, the first animal cloned from the cell of an adult animal born?
  1. Forward I’m heavy, backwards I’m not. What am I?
  2. What has 8 legs, 3 heads, 2 arms and wings?
  3. What has 20 legs, one head and 4 backs?
  4. Though I am the third
    I am called the second
    Though I am not old
    I do not sound new. What am I?
  5. I am one of five identical brothers
    The others go around in all weather
    I follow them around
    Asleep in the dark
    Waiting until called upon
    In times of trouble. What am I?
  6. Tied up we wander all day
    At night we are let loose
    And lie still with our tongues hanging out. What are we?
  7. Gold I am or silver
    With a big head and thin body
    All day long I walk about on my head What am I?
  8. I am male. Add a letter and I am female. Add another letter and I am male again. Add three more letters and I am female again. What am I?
  9. Start with the word STANDARD. Remove two letters then add three consecutive digits to leave a simple logical sequence.
  10. Take away my first letter and I am unchanged. Take away my second letter and I am unchanged. Take away my remaining letter and I am still unchanged. What am I?
  1. 1968
  2. 1969
  3. 7
  4. 1975
  5. 1977
  6. 1984
  7. 1986
  8. 1989
  9. 1990
  10. 1997
  1. Ton
  2. A falconer on his horse with a falcon on his wrist (that was a hard one!)
  3. A dining table and four chairs
  4. The second hand of a watch
  5. A spare tire
  6. A pair of shoes
  7. A thumbtack stuck in a shoe (ugh)
  9. Remove both A’s to give ST ND RD. Now add 1,2, and 3 to get 1 st,    2 nd, and 3 rd
  10. A postman