TWENTY QUESTIONS

by Don Woods

Instructions:

- Answer all 20 questions (each with a letter from A to E).

- Wherever a question refers to an answer or answers, it means

YOUR answers, not some hypothetical "best" or "right" answers.

- Your score is the number of questions whose answers are correct.

- Your goal is to achieve as high a score as possible.

1. The first question whose
answer is A is:

(A) 1

(B) 2

(C) 3

(D) 4

(E) 5

2. The next question with
the same answer as this one is:

(A) 4

(B) 6

(C) 8

(D) 10

(E) 12

3. The number of questions
whose answer is D is:

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 4

(D) 5

(E) 6

4. The answer to this question
is the same as the answers

to questions:

(A) 6 and 13

(B) 11 and 16

(C) 7 and 20

(D) 1 and 15

(E) 9 and 12

5. The answer to question
14 is:

(A) B

(B) E

(C) C

(D) A

(E) D

6. The answer to this question
is:

(A) A

(B) B

(C) C

(D) D

(E) none of the above

7. The answer that appears
most often is:

(A) A

(B) B

(C) C

(D) D

(E) E

8. Ignoring those that occur
equally often, the answer that

appears least often is:

(A) A

(B) B

(C) C

(D) D

(E) E

9. The other questions with
the same answer as this one, not counting

any whose answers are wrong, have numbers whose sum is in the range:

(A) 39 to 43, inclusive

(B) 44 to 48, inclusive

(C) 49 to 53, inclusive

(D) 53 to 57, inclusive

(E) 54 to 58, inclusive

10. The answer to question
17 is:

(A) D

(B) B

(C) A

(D) E

(E) wrong

11. The only two consecutive
questions with identical answers

are questions:

(A) 15 and 16

(B) 16 and 17

(C) 17 and 18

(D) 18 and 19

(E) 19 and 20

12. The number of OTHER questions
with the same answer as this

one is the same as the number of questions with answer:

(A) B

(B) C

(C) D

(D) E

(E) none of the above

13. The number of questions
whose answer is E is:

(A) 5

(B) 4

(C) 3

(D) 2

(E) 1

14. No one answer appears
exactly:

(A) two times

(B) three times

(C) four times

(D) five times

(E) none of the above

15. The only odd-numbered
question with answer A is:

(A) 7

(B) 9

(C) 11

(D) 13

(E) 15

16. The answer to question
8 is the same as the answer to

question:

(A) 3

(B) 7

(C) 13

(D) 18

(E) 20

17. The answer to question
10 is:

(A) C

(B) D

(C) B

(D) A

(E) correct

18. The number of prime-numbered
questions whose answers

are vowels is:

(A) a prime number

(B) a square number

(C) an odd number

(D) an even number

(E) zero

19. The last question whose
answer is B is:

(A) 14

(B) 15

(C) 16

(D) 17

(E) 18

20. The maximum score that
can be achieved on this test is:

(A) 18

(B) 19

(C) 20

(D) indeterminate

(E) achievable only by getting this question wrong

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(c) Copyright 2000 by Donald R. Woods

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