# RIDDLES

Riddle 0001 -
What number is one more than twice one-fifth of one-fifth of one-seventh of 1400?

Riddle 0002 -
What phrase does the following arrangement represent?
GREENNV

Riddle 0003-
How much is a million divided by a quarter?

Riddle 0004-
Situation: Man found dead in an empty room, hanging with a rope around his neck. There was a puddle of water on the floor. What happened?

Riddle 0005 -
Examine the following rows:
C 1 V 10
100 I 5
What is the next value?

Riddle 0006 -
The word "hungry" ends in "-gry". The word "angry" also ends in "-gry". There are three words in the English language that end in "-gry". Everyone knows what the third word means and what it stands for. Everyone uses it everyday and if you listen very carefully, I'll give you a clue about the third word. It ends with "-gry".

Riddle 0007 -
Situation: A man leaves home jogging, then turns left, after making two more left turns, on his way home, he sees two masked men. Why is he not worried?

Riddle 0008-
What two English words contain all six vowels, once each, in alphabetical order?

Riddle 0009-
What 6 letter word would be a real challenge on Wheel of Fortune because it would have no vowels?

Riddle 0010 -
What is the only English word that starts with the letters "gry"?

Riddle 0011 -
There is history in the answer to the enigma phrased below, for it is something that has played a burning part in the lives of Americans since the days of the earliest Virginia colonists. You can solve it with a pencil by drawing out the answer.

A cross, a circle complete,
An upright where two semi-circles do meet,
A triangle standing on two feet,
Two semi-circles, a circle complete.

There's a single word for it. What?

Riddle 0012 -
Imagine three horizontal lines an inch apart, with one directly under another. Then imagine three vertical lines also an inch apart, each cutting all three of the horizontal lines. How many squares do these lines form?

Riddle 0013 -
If a chicken weighs two pounds plus three-fourths of its own weight, how much does it weigh?

Riddle 0014 -
It's between 11 and 12 a.m. In 13 minutes it will be as many minutes short of 1 p.m. as it was past 11 a.m. just 7 minutes ago. What time is it now?

Riddle 0015 -
Get your pencil ready, see if you can determine how it is possible to put 9 pigs in 4 pens so that there is an uneven number of pigs in each of the 4 pens. There's a trick to it.

Riddle 0016 -
"Well, what do you think of our new Army searchlight? It makes a complete revolution in 10 seconds and covers a 5-mile circle." said the general.
"In the Navy, we have a searchlight that covers a 10-mile circle." replied the admiral.
Revolving at the same rate of speed as the Army light, how long would it take the Navy light to make a complete revolution.

Riddle 0017 -
Mr. Slicker took a five-dollar bill to a pawnshop and pawned it for three dollars. Then he sold the pawn ticket for three dollars to a friend. He was now one dollar ahead. His friend took the ticket to the pawnshop and redeemed the five-dollar bill. Someone must have lost money. Who was it and what did he lose?

Riddle 0018 -
There was a girl in our town,
Silk an' satin was her gown,
Silk an' satin, gold an' velvet,
Guess her name, three times I've telled it.

Riddle 0019 -
In marble walls as white as milk,
Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
Within a fountain crystal clear,
A golden apple doth appear.
No doors there are to this stronghold,
Yet thieves break in and steal the gold.

Riddle 0020 -
Little Nanny Etticoat,
In a white petticoat,
And a red nose;
The longer she stands,
The shorter she grows.

Riddle 0021 -
Lives in winter,
Dies in summer,
And grows with its root upwards.

Riddle 0022 -
Formed long ago, yet made to-day
Employed while others sleep;
What few would like to give away,
Nor any wish to keep.

Riddle 0023 -
Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye,
And a long tail which she let fly;
And every time she went over a gap,
She left a bit of her tail in a trap.

Riddle 0024 -
As I went through a garden gap,
Who should I meet but Dick Red-Cap!
A stick in his hand, a stone in his throat,
If you'll tell me this riddle, I'll give you a groat.

Riddle 0025 -
As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?

Riddle 0026 -
Two legs sat upon three legs,
With one leg in his lap;
In comes four legs
And runs away with one leg;
Up jumps two legs,
Catches up three legs, And makes him drop one leg.

Riddle 0027 -
If I had as many again, half as many again and two and a half, I would have 20 coins in my hand. How many coins have I in my hand?

Riddle 0028 -
When I saw Madder, he was part way up a ladder. He went up 4 rungs, down 7 rungs and up 10. That put Madder at the top of the ladder.
Then he went down 9 rungs, up 3 rungs and down 10. That put him at the bottom of the ladder, that is, with his feet on the ground.

Riddle 0029 -
What is the longest word in the English language which has no repeated letters?

Riddle 0030 -
What is the longest word in the English language which has only one vowell?

Riddle 0031 -
Name some words for which there is no singular form. For example: clothes.

Riddle 0032 -
What name appears in the Bible the most often?

Riddle 0033 -
The letter "F" is the first letter of the number 4 when it is spelled out in English. But "F" is the sixth letter of the English language. Is there a number that begins with a letter that appears at its position in the alphabet?