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General Knowledge Quiz - Puzzle Questions

S. No. Question
1What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
2You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
3What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
4What can you catch but not throw?
5I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?
6What's black and white and red all over?
7What goes around the world but stays in a corner?
8I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?
9Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?
10The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it. What is it?
11I run over fields and woods all day. Under the bed at night I sit not alone. My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning. What am I?
12Throw it off the highest building, and I'll not break. But put me in the ocean, and I will. What am I?
13What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
14No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?
15A certain crime is punishable if attempted but not punishable if committed. What is it?
16You use a knife to slice my head and weep beside me when I am dead. What am I?
17I'm the part of the bird that's not in the sky. I can swim in the ocean and yet remain dry. What am I?
18I am mother and father, but never birth or nurse. I'm rarely still, but I never wander. What am I?
19I went into the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn't find it. What is it?
20I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I?
21I never was, am always to be, No one ever saw me, nor ever will, And yet I am the confidence of all to live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. What am I?
22I'm light as a feather, yet the strongest man can't hold me for much more than a minute. What am I?
23I am the black child of a white father, a wingless bird, flying even to the clouds of heaven. I give birth to tears of mourning in pupils that meet me, even though there is no cause for grief, and at once on my birth I am dissolved into air. What am I?
24Pronounced as one letter, And written with three, Two letters there are, And two only in me. I'm double, I'm single, I'm black, blue, and gray, I'm read from both ends, And the same either way. What am I?
25At night they come without being fetched, and by day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?
26If we say MUMMY, they come together & go apart when we say DADDY. What are they?
27What goes up & never comes down?
28Patches over patches but no stitches; What is it?
29What is that we cannot see, but is always before you?
30What goes up & down a hill, but never moves?
31You can never wet it. What is it?
32What belongs to You, but used by your friends more often you do?
33I am the beginning of the end. You can see me twice in a week but not in a day, once in a year but twice in a decade. What am I?

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