Don’t you just love “Maxine’s” humor…and she has an Open Book test with 4 questions for us today…
First a little background about how the cartoon, “Maxine”, originated. Maybe most of you know this, but if not…please look at the below history from Hallmark Cards.
In the mid 1980s, John was working on Hallmark’s newly launched Shoebox card line when he got the idea for a character who was a composite of his mother, aunts
and grandmother. The character appeared on a couple of cards and was known in-house as “John Wagner’s Old Lady.”
The cards quickly grew in popularity. And because the name “John Wagner’s Old Lady” didn’t exactly roll off the tongue, Shoebox soon decided to have a little naming contest. Artists, writers and a few other Hallmarkers were asked to submit a name that fit the character. “Maxine” showed up over and over, and since there was no real evidence of anyone having stuffed the ballot box, it was declared the winner.
Now lets talk about the test…When I was in school, I dreaded hearing the word “test”, although I did like the words “open book test”, which made the odds even better…and when you add the words “4 questions”, I am definitely in. 🙂
I thought it might be fun to take a four question test today!
This test is only 4 questions and they are easy questions and no one is keeping score….it is for fun only. So grab your cup of coffee or tea or your beverage of choice and look at these questions.
You don’t have to write anything down….(this is my kind of test) 😉
Your Yearly Dementia Test…
The spaces below are so you don’t see the answers until you’ve made your answer.
OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.
Answer: ‘bread.’ If you said ‘toast’, just give up now and go do something else.
And, try not to hurt yourself.
If you said, bread, go to Question #2.
Now spell ‘silk.’
What do cows drink?
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said ‘milk,’ don’t attempt the next question.Your brain is already over-stressed and may even overheat.Content yourself with reading more appropriate literature such as Women’s Weekly or Auto World. However, if you did say ‘water’, proceed to Question #3.
and a blue house is made from blue
and a pink house is made from pink bricks
and a black house is made
from black bricks,
what is a green house made from?
Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass.
If you said ‘green bricks’, why are you still reading this??? PLEASE, go lie down!
But, if you said ‘glass,’ go on to Question #4.
# 4. Do not use a calculator for this:
You are driving a bus from New York City to Philadelphia.
In Staten Island, 17 people got on the bus.
In New Brunswick, 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
In Windsor, 2 people get off and 4 get on.
In Trenton, 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
In Bristol, 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
And, in Camden, 6 people get off and 3 get on.
You then arrive at Philadelphia Station.
Without going back to review, how old is the bus driver?
Answer:Oh, for crying out loud!
Don’t you remember your own age?!?! It was YOU driving the bus!
How did you do? I am not going to tell you how I did on this test….I am pleading the 5th! 😉