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Lockdown Quiz Answers

Please see below the answers to the lockdown quiz we posted last week. Comment on our social media profiles and let us know how you got on. We hope you enjoyed the quiz.

What two things can you never eat for breakfast?

Lunch and dinner.

What gets wetter the more it dries?

A towel.

What word is spelled incorrectly in every single dictionary?


What never asks a question but gets answered all the time?

Your cellphone.

What goes up but never ever comes down?

Your age.

A girl fell off a 50-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How come?

She fell off the bottom rung.

What starts with “e” and ends with “e” but only has one letter in it?

An envelope.

How can a girl go 25 days without sleep?

She sleeps at night.

You spot a boat full of people but there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?

Everyone on board is married.

How do you make the number one disappear?

Add the letter G and it’s “gone”!

A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How is that possible?

Friday was the name of his horse.

What two keys can’t open any door?

A monkey and a donkey.

What will you actually find at the end of every rainbow?

The letter “w.”

A young boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room, but the ER doctor saw the boy and refused to operate. “This boy is my son,” the doctor said. But the doctor wasn’t the boy’s father. How could this be?

The doctor was the boy’s mom.

What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?

A clock.

What can be caught but never thrown?

A cold.

I start out tall, but the longer I stand, the shorter I grow. What am I?

A candle.

How many seconds are there in a year?

Twelve. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc.

What can run but not walk?


How many months have 28 days?

All 12!

Thanks to me, you can see straight through the wall. What am I?

A window.

Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

Neither. They both weigh exactly one pound.

How can the pocket of your pants be empty, but still have something in it?

When the something is a hole.

What has a thumb and four fingers but isn’t actually alive?

Your gloves.

Imagine you’re in a room that’s filling up with water quickly. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?

Stop imagining.

Everyone in the world needs it, but they usually give it without taking it. What is it?


What can you hold without touching it at all?

A conversation.

I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?

Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).

I’m light as a feather, but not even the strongest girl can hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?


Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one slice of pizza, yet only three slices were eaten. How’s that possible?

The group included a grandmother, her daughter and her daughter’s daughter.

What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?


Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

What gets sharper the more you use it?

Your brain.

A man was outside taking a walk when it started to rain. The man didn’t have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat or a hood. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this be?

The man was bald.

What can you make that no one—not even you—can see?


What belongs to you but gets used by everyone else more than you?

Your name.

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?

The letter M.

I’m so fragile that if you say my name, you’ll break me. What am I?


If I drink, I die. If I eat, I’m fine. What am I?

A fire.

What’s full of holes but can still hold liquid?

A sponge.

I have teeth but can’t eat. What am I?

A comb.

First you throw away my outside and cook the inside. Then you eat my outside and throw away my inside. What am I?

Corn on the cob. Because you throw away the husk, cook the corn. Then you eat the kernels, and throw away the cob.

What runs, but never walks. Murmurs, but never talks. Has a bed, but never sleeps. And has a mouth, but never eats?

A river.

What bird can lift the most weight?

A crane.

What goes up as soon as the rain comes down?

An umbrella.

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?


I have all the knowledge you have. But I’m so small, you can hold me in your fist. What am I?

Your brain.

How much dirt is there in a hole that’s 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep?


What has three feet but can’t walk?

A yardstick.

If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what do four and five make?


What travels the world while stuck in one spot?

A stamp!

Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?

Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.

What has four eyes but can’t see?


What’s as big as an elephant but weighs absolutely nothing?

Its shadow.

What has a neck but no head?

A bottle.

What moves faster: heat or cold?

Heat. Because you can always catch a cold.

Forwards I’m heavy but backwards I’m not. What am I?

A ton.

Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?


What gets bigger and bigger the more you take away from it?

A hole.

I have one head, one foot, and four legs. What am I?

Your bed.

We see it once in a year, twice in a week, and never in a day. What is it?

The letter “e”

If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?

A secret.

What has one eye but can’t see anything at all?

A needle.

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