Saturday, June 04, 2011

Maxine's Yearly Dementia Test


It's that time of year for us 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 how your memory compares to the last test. Some may think it is too easy, but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty. Take this test to determine if you're losing it or not.

Questions first, then scroll down for the answers.

Ok, relax, clear your mind and begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?
2. Say "silk" five times. Now, spell "silk". What do cows drink?
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?
4. Now, 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 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 (finally!) arrive at Milford Haven.

Without scrolling back to review the information, how old is the bus driver?


1. Bread. If you said "toast" give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. Stay away from electricity and sharp objects.
2. 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. Or maybe Highlights?
3. Greenhouses are made from glass. Are you sure you want to go on to the next answer?
4. Don't you remember your own age? It was YOU driving the bus!


Aren't you glad no one else knows how you did on this test?
Kitten, here. I made a few changes to the email I got this from, but the questions and answers are the same. As per usual, italics are the original, plain text is me.
Personally, I did well on this test, but then, I've seen it before.
And actually remembered it.

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