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Can you answer these general knowledge quiz questions?

If you have the answers to any of these puzzle questions, then please post it as a comment along with the question number below. Our visitors have added the answers to most of the puzzle questions in their comments below. This is a very good brain exercise assignment as well as a quiz for general knowledge improvement.

General Knowledge Quiz - Puzzle Questions

S. No. Question
1 What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
2 You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
3 What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
4 What can you catch but not throw?
5 I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?
6 What’s black and white and red all over?
7 What goes around the world but stays in a corner?
8 I have holes in my top and bottom, my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?
9 Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?
10 The 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?
11 I 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?
12 Throw it off the highest building, and I’ll not break. But put me in the ocean, and I will. What am I?
13 What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
14 No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?
15 A certain crime is punishable if attempted but not punishable if committed. What is it?
16 You use a knife to slice my head and weep beside me when I am dead. What am I?
17 I’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?
18 I am mother and father, but never birth or nurse. I’m rarely still, but I never wander. What am I?
19 I 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?
20 I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I’ll make it lighter. What am I?
21 I 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?
22 I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for much more than a minute. What am I?
23 I 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?
24 Pronounced 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?
25 At night they come without being fetched, and by day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?
26 If we say MUMMY, they come together & go apart when we say DADDY. What are they?
27 What goes up & never comes down?
28 Patches over patches but no stitches; What is it?
29 What is that we cannot see, but is always before you?
30 What goes up & down a hill, but never moves?
31 You can never wet it. What is it?
32 What belongs to You, but used by your friends more often you do?
33 I 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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Please forward this useful information to all your friends and family members especially those with kids as these questions are generally asked by kids to their parents.

  1. The answer to quiz question number 31 is "Your Shadow". You can never wet a shadow. By the way, all these quiz questions are very helpful for anyone participating in a quiz.

  2. Here are the answers. 1. A Towel 2. Corn 3. The Railing 4. A Cold 5. Your Nose 6. A Newspaper 7. A Postage Stamp 8. A Sponge 9. A Fire 10.A Coffin 11. Shoes 12. Paper 13. A River 14. Silence 15. Suicide 16. Onion 17. Bird’s Shadow 18. A Tree 19. A Splinter 20. A Hole 21. Oxygen 22. Breath 23. Smoke 24. Eye 25. The Stars 26. Your Lips 27. Age 28. A Cabbage Patch 29. The Future 30. A Road 31. water 32. Your name 33. letter ’e’

  3. Quite challenging and thought provoking general knowledge questions.

  4. excellent and outstanding

  5. These are riddles rather than general knowledge questions.

  6. The 33rd answer is letter "d". You see it once in a day, not in a week, not in a year but twice in decade.

  7. 26. Lips

  8. Hi, I am Amit from India. All the answers have been given except question no. 31 which is answered wrongly. 31. Shadow (correct one)


  10. Please give the answers also.

  11. Answer of Question 27 is Age.

  12. The answer to question 33 is the letter E!

  13. Question 5: shadow

  14. All this knowledge is amazing and I have got much from it.

  15. The letter ’e’ is the answer for question number 33.

  16. 16. Onion

  17. No. 1 - Towel

  18. 31. Water

  19. 2. corn 6. newspaper 4. cold

  20. it was good

  21. 9. Fire, 10. Coffin, 13. River, 26. Lips, 31. Water. I tried to answer those which have not been answered. I hope these are right answers.

  22. 1. A Towel 2. Corn / Mealies 3. The Railing 4. A Cold 5. Your Nose 6. A Newspaper 7. A Postage Stamp 8. A Sponge 9. A Fire 10. A Coffin 11. Shoes 12. Paper 13. A River 14. Silence 15. Suicide 16. Onion 17. Bird’s Shadow 18. A Tree 19. A Splinter 20. A Hole 21. Oxygen 22. Breath 23. Smoke 24. Eye 25. The Stars 26. Your Lips 27. Age 28. A Cabbage Patch 29. The Future 30. A Road 31. The only one I couldn’t figure out. 32. Your name If anyone has the answer to No. 31, please share.

  23. 8. Sponge 25. Stars 26. Lips 30. Road 31. Water 32. Name

  24. 27.age

  25. The answer for 26 is lips.

  26. This exercise is very helpful to increase my brainpower. Answer to 26 is lips.

  27. 32) my name & mobile no.

  28. Quite refreshing yet challenging.


  30. absolutely fantastic

  31. 3. Escalator. I want to know the answers of those questions.

  32. i think the ans for 22 is breath

  33. 8. Sponge

  34. Here are the answers.<BR> 1. Towel<BR> 2. Corn on the Cob<BR> 3. Railing <BR> 4. Cold <BR> 6. Newspaper (Red means Read)<BR> 7. A Postage Stamp<BR> 9. Fire<BR> 10. Coffin<BR> 11. Shoes/Boots<BR> 12. Paper Napkin or Tissue Paper<BR> 13. River<BR> 14. Silence<BR> 15. Suicide<BR> 16. Onion<BR> 17. Bird’s Shadow<BR> 18. A Tree<BR> 20. Hole<BR> 21. Oxygen<br> 22. Breath<BR> 23. Smoke<BR> 24. Eye<BR> 25. Stars in the Sky.

  35. 19. a splinter!

  36. Question 1. Ice

  37. 1: A Towel

  38. Please give the answer. It is very hard to find.

  39. 7 Stamp

  40. 21.oxygen

  41. this is all I’ve got: 1. Towel 2. Corn on the Cob 3. Railing 4. a Cold 6. Newspaper (red = read) 11. Shoe 12. Wave 14. Secret 15. Suicide 16. an Onion? 20. Hole 22. a Breath 25. the Stars

  42. 2. corn on the cob 3. the railing 4. a cold 5. your nose (thought = brain) 12. a tissue 14. silence 15. suicide? not sure 17. the birds shadow 19. an idea?? not sure bout this one either 22. fire ~~hope that helps!

  43. 17 - The bird’s shadow

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