With an unexpected busy day tomorrow it's best I now post the answers before I go to bed.

These were the answers given when I read about this "Test".

The Answer Key(a) Is there a Fourth of July in England?

Yes, it comes after the third of July!

(b) How many birthdays does the average man have?

1 Just one!

(c) Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?

12, all of them!

(d) How many outs are there in an inning?

6, three per side! ....

See comment below.

(e) Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister?

No - because he is dead!

(f) Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?

70, 30 divided by 1/2 equals 60! Takes some thinking.....

(g) If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?

2, you took them, remember?

(h) A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half

hour. How many minutes would the pills last?

60, Start with the 1st pill, 30 minutes later take the second

pill then 30 minutes later take the third pill.

(i) A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?

9...

see comment below(j) How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?

0. Moses didn't have an ark, Noah did!

(k) How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?. There

are

12 two cents stamps in a dozen.

These are my thoughts on "contentious" answers....(d) I suspect Keith's answer of "1" assumed, as I did, that the question related to the innings of a cricket match - I initially answered "1" also but didn't know the rules of baseball. Keith of course had the option of reconsidering his answer as was suggested by me earlier.

usoduk wrote:9 living sheep are left. But if you count dead ones then 16 are left...

Yes..the question is ambiguous but where's the 17th sheep?

usoduk wrote:(j) Moses (the Biblical one) didn't take any animals onto the ark. Unless a modern man also named Moses decides to build an ark and takes some animals onto it, in that case the answer could be arbitrary

OK.. You obviously picked the flaw that Noah built the ark and not Moses.

usoduk wrote:.About (d), in cricket we use "innings", in baseball we use "inning". Since the question specifically mentioned "inning" I think it's pretty clear baseball is the sport talked about. ..."

Yes, I eventually acknowledged that baseball was the implied question but, as mis-spelling is not unusual, both in the forum and in other external posts, I did have initial reservations IMHO.

underquark wrote:"If (d) refers to life as in "had a good innings".....

This won't get past

usodukThanks for the overall co-operation in waiting for the published answers.

Cec