Friday, May 8, 2009

Am I Dementia?

My wonderful friend HH sent this to me and I love it! Then I sent it to some friends and I got back lots of feedback which make me laugh.

I failed questions number 2, 3, 4 and 5 so.......What? I still remember who Robins is.....My husband! Who Shan son! Who is's me, my sister in Law and my wonderful friend HH!! See I am still very very normal.

Enjoy the test and forget about the answer if you can't figure them out!

Your Yearly Dementia Test

It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test.

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence.

Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not. The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk." What do cows drink?

Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto World. However, if you said "water", proceed to question 3.

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 green house made from?

Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green bricks," why the heck are you still reading these??? If you said "glass," go on to Question 4.

4. It's twenty years ago, and 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 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 can do so 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 , West Germany , or no man's land"?

Answer: You don't bury survivors. If you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must stop. If you said, "You don't bury survivors", proceed to the next question.

5. 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 on. 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?

Answer: Oh, for crying out loud! Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!! Now pass this along to all your friends and pray they do better than you.

PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Helen, What an interesting Test. Following the trend of thoughts, I made a mistake on #3 because the question is "What is a green house made from?", not "What is a GREENHOUSE made from?". There is a great difference between Green house(two words) and Greenhouse(one word). What do you think? On #5, I did not read carefully that I was the Driver, busy counting the numbers of persons on/off bus!! All is well here. We have been out of town quite a lot. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Take care. Love, Margaret

Anonymous said...

I got 4 ~~~ not too good, eh???

Anonymous said...

Lol i stop at the 1st !! Cause this test is for associate thoughts and allways i answer before thinking , this test is for analyse your rationality ( being material and primal ) and ability to associate ( creativity imagination)

Anonymous said...

Few months ago i have an emaim with this kind of stuff but more vicious!
I dont forward it to u cause it was in french language
I will try to translate some and you can see ...
One was: how can you put a girafe in a fridge( the frozen cupboard)?
Answer you open the door and put it in
Second: how can you put an elefant in the same fridge?
Answer you open the door, take the girafe out and put it in!
Etc... Others with an elevator blablabla
In fact this pne can show you exactly tyat isnt about intelligence but just be attentive at the primal function of words! Litteraly ! But our imagination is running cause we want to escape a trap and care about all the weird side of informations ( trying to remember stuff or manipulate it!) so this show only that we are not rationaly but too much creative and show another thing !! Much more important that we are on the defensive, we are afraid to be a fool , to down in a trap ... Our mind is < on> this function and this is too bad!!!
So i did the test and fail totally except last abt accident and the driver , cause my mind finally changed its way of thinking and i dont follow the stuff and stay focus on firts words that is in fact the most importants no??
I dont lnow that a greenhouse is something different , is it a place with plants ? In fact in france we dont use so much colors as english people in walls of walls so i thought a blue or green is a really green house. I thought this one is not truely regular question cause you have 2 real way
To consider it... No ??

Anonymous said...

So helen u still have same intelligence and dont worry you just lost some memory... And this is life ! Imagine you at 70 years old!!! Lol

Anonymous said...

And a test cant be on loss of intelligence! Intelligence never change, you just can work pn memory and knowledge... Knowledge is a quantity and intelligence is a way to handle it !! Lol

Helen said...

I am glad that you all enjoying the test!!